• 5 Days
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21
  • Min Age : 10+


Embark on a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of Mt. Kilimanjaro without the need to conquer its summit with this private trek from Arusha or Moshi. Tailored for beginners or those constrained by time, this expedition covers the initial segment of the Marangu Route leading to the Mandara Huts.

Marvel at stunning views of Kilimanjaro’s peak as you traverse rainforest trails teeming with diverse wildlife, including birds, mongoose, and vibrant blue and colobus monkeys. Recharge with a delightful picnic lunch at the Mandara Huts before descending from this exhilarating taster of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This private day trek from Moshi or Arusha is ideal for individuals lacking the time or training required for a full summit ascent. Witness the majesty of the summit and encounter wildlife during a rainforest trek to and from the Mandara Huts. Conclude your adventure with a relaxing picnic lunch and convenient return transfers from Arusha or Moshi.


The trip begins with the convenience of a hotel pickup in Moshi or Arusha, followed by a leisurely drive to the Marangu gate for mandatory registration with the authorities. This marks the beginning of your highly anticipated hike, approaching Mt. Kilimanjaro from the southeast.

Our primary goal for the day is to reach the Mandara Hut, the initial point of a complete hike. As we traverse the lower altitudes, a delightful picnic lunch will be enjoyed en route to the Mandara Hut. Upon reaching our destination, a brief rest of approximately 30 to 45 minutes awaits before we commence our gradual descent back to the Main Gate.

Expect our driver to be ready and waiting for your return, providing a comfortable ride back to your hotel. Unwind to relaxing music and choose from a selection of cold or warm Kilimanjaro beer to alleviate any fatigue. Remember to bring your non-disposable water bottle for the journey — ensuring both a climb and a refreshing drink on this memorable adventure.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. Cancellation Policy You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.