2 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route

Reach the summit in just 2 days: Discover the beauty and challenge of Kilimanjaro with a guided trek

Operator: BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD
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About 2 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route

The 2-day Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route offers a thrilling adventure with breathtaking scenery. On Day 1, the trek begins at Marangu Gate, passing through a lush rainforest teeming with wildlife. The trek to Mandara Hut takes 4-6 hours, offering basic accommodations for the night. On Day 2, the journey continues to Horombo Hut, showcasing changing landscapes from rainforest to moorland. After a break for lunch, the descent begins, taking around 5-6 hours to reach Marangu Gate. At the gate, trekkers receive summit certificates before bidding farewell to their guide and porters. It is important to be physically fit and well-prepared for this challenging trek.

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Day 1  :  Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut


Your trek begins at the Marangu Gate, located at an altitude of approximately 1,860 meters (6,100 feet). You'll register with the park authorities and meet your guide and porters. From the gate, you'll trek through a dense rainforest, which is rich in vegetation and wildlife. The trek to Mandara Hut takes around 4-6 hours, covering a distance of about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles). Mandara Hut is situated at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). It offers basic accommodation facilities, including bunk beds and communal dining areas. You'll have dinner and spend the night here.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Mandara Hut
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Mandara Hut Mandara Hut Mandara Hut Mandara Hut

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    Day 2  :  Mandara Hut to Marangu Gate


    After breakfast at Mandara Hut, you'll continue your trek towards the Horombo Hut. The trek covers a distance of approximately 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) and takes about 5-7 hours. As you ascend, the vegetation changes from rainforest to moorland. You'll have the chance to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon reaching Horombo Hut, situated at an altitude of 3,720 meters (12,204 feet), you'll have a short break for lunch. After lunch, you'll descend back to the Marangu Gate, which takes around 5-6 hours. At the gate, you'll receive your summit certificates and say goodbye to your guide and porters.

    Accommodation for day 2
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    Customizable
    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

    Website https://www.burigichatosafaris.com/

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    Tour offered

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 2 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking via Marangu Route

    Is the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route suitable for beginners?

    The 2-day trek via the Marangu Route is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. It's recommended for individuals with previous hiking experience and a basic understanding of high-altitude trekking.

    What is the best time of year to undertake the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek?

    The best time to embark on the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route is during the dry seasons, which are generally from January to March and June to October. These periods offer more favorable weather conditions and clearer views.

    Can altitude sickness be a concern during the 2-day trek?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. The 2-day trek involves a rapid ascent, and it's important to acclimatize properly. It's advisable to consult with a medical professional and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Are there restroom facilities available along the Marangu Route?

    Basic restroom facilities are available at the huts along the Marangu Route. However, it's recommended to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer for personal hygiene.

    What should I pack for the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek?

    Essential items to pack include appropriate clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and personal toiletries. It's important to pack light while considering the necessities for the trek.

    Are there age restrictions for the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek?

    While there is no strict age limit, it's important to consult with a medical professional, especially for older individuals or those with pre-existing health conditions. The trek requires physical exertion, and proper fitness is crucial.

    Can I rent trekking equipment along the Marangu Route?

    Can I rent trekking equipment along the Marangu Route? Yes, you can rent trekking equipment such as hiking poles and sleeping bags from the local tour operators or outfitters in Moshi or Arusha. It's advisable to book these items in advance to ensure availability.

    Are vegetarian or vegan meal options available during the trek?

    Are vegetarian or vegan meal options available during the trek? Yes, vegetarian and vegan meal options can be accommodated. It's important to inform your tour operator or guide about any dietary restrictions or preferences in advance.

    Do I need travel insurance for the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek?

    Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and evacuation in case of any unforeseen circumstances during the trek.

    Are there charging facilities available along the Marangu Route?

    Are there charging facilities available along the Marangu Route? Charging facilities for electronic devices are limited along the route. It's advisable to bring portable power banks or spare batteries to ensure your devices stay powered throughout the trek.

    Can I book the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek as a solo traveler?

    Yes, solo travelers can book the 2-day Kilimanjaro trek via the Marangu Route. However, it's important to join a reputable tour company and be prepared to join a group of fellow trekkers.

    What safety measures are in place during the 2-day trek?

    Safety measures are in place, and it is mandatory to have a licensed guide accompany you on the trek. The guides are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring your safety and well-being throughout the journey.

    Is it possible to extend the trek beyond 2 days?

    Yes, it is possible to extend the trek and spend additional days on the mountain. However, it's important to plan and prepare accordingly, considering factors such as acclimatization and physical fitness.