Kilimanjaro Day Hike to Mandara Hut

A great tour for beginners to explore this majestic mountain giant

Kilimanjaro hike to Mandara hut


You will be picked up in the morning at your hotel in Moshi and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (Marangu Gate, 1860m). The drive will take approximately 1 hour. Once the necessary gate registration has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense Kilimanjaro rainforest.


Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and various bird species. Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will inform you about Kilimanjaro and will explain the different species of plants and animals you will see. You will also meet mountain climbers descending from the top, and perhaps some of them will tell you of their experiences and you can start to dream about a climb of your own!


After a 3-4 hour hike, you will reach Mandara Hut (2700m), where you will have a well-earned rest and lunch. Your guide will then take you on a short hike (15 minutes walking distance) to the Maundi Crater, where you can enjoy wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Once you have thoroughly enjoyed the views, you will return to the Marangu Gate (2-3 hours walking distance), where your vehicle will be waiting for your transfer back to your hotel. On your return journey you can enjoy the sunset and the day‘s memories.

Altitude gain: 1860m to 2700m
Distance (one way): 8 km
Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours up / 2 - 3 hours down (total time 5 - 7 hours)
Habitat:  Mountain Forest 

Prices / included services

Pricing for the Kilimanjaro Day Hike to Mandara Hut (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons and more
230 USD 190 USD 180 USD 160 USD 150 USD

All prices are based on USD and include: English speaking guide, transportation from/to Moshi, all national park fees, lunch box, bottled water, all mentioned activities according to the itinerary.


This is a private trip and hence the group will only consist of the people you chose to travel with. For children the following discounts apply: 1 child under 5 years 100 % (further children under 5 years 50 %), 5-12 years 50%. Children with a 100% discount are not included in the total number of travelers. The stated children's discounts are limited to 2 children per private trip. If more children (up to and including 12 years) travel with the group, we are gladly prepared to make you an individual offer.


You may pay for this tour in USD or equivalent in TZS (Tanzanian Shillings) on the date of the tour in cash. Please be aware that USD minted in 2006 or prior will not be accepted.