2 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek /Hike : This two-day hike is perfect for those who don’t have a strong desire to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but still want to enjoy hiking and camping there. It leads to the Mandara Huts at 2700 meters via the Marangu trail, which is a rather simple path. Here, before obtaining a restful night’s sleep to recover from the hike, you can take in the starry African sky and the sounds of the surrounding wildlife.
The following day, you have the option of continuing your trek to the 3700-meter Horombo Huts (only advised for seasoned hikers) or staying at the Mandara Huts to unwind and get ready for the descent. To proceed to Horombo requires getting up early to climb, take in the breathtaking views, and then descend to get to Mandara by lunchtime. You begin your journey back to the starting place to complete this amazing adventure after lunch.
Wear sturdy footwear because the mountain’s route is littered with sharp stones that could easily cause you to trip. Additionally, a sweater is advised because it can get chilly at high elevations. Additionally, be prepared with your camera because you won’t want to leave without capturing the breathtaking vistas on camera.
You can begin this tour at any day of the year on any of the short treks, which are all offered on a private basis. The short hikes give hikers the chance to experience the thrill of ascending Africa’s tallest peak but are designed for those for whom reaching the summit is not a “must do.” Short hikes are only permitted on the Marangu path, and all trekking inside the Tanzania National Park requires the assistance of a licensed Kilimanjaro guide. You will stay at the park huts if you go on an overnight hike.
Route Summary Based on This 2-Day Kilimanjaro Trek:
- Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Duration: 2 days
- Accommodation: In comfortable mountain huts on wood-bunk beds with thick foam mattresses covered with sheets. Note that a sleeping bag is missing here!
- The huts are fitted with solar system lights.
- Meals are served in dining halls.
- Bathrooms with cold showers
- Clean flush toilets
THE DETAILED ITINERARY FOR THE 2-DAY KILIMANJARO TREK
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,970m) to Mandara Huts (2,720m) for overnight
Following breakfast at your hotel or lodge, you will meet your guide, travel (about three hours) to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, register, and start the climb. To get to the Mandara huts, you must go through a rainforest. It is a good idea to take a side excursion to Maundi Crater to visit the area, which includes northern Tanzania and Kenya. Look for Colobus monkeys, tall trees, and birdlife in the rainforest.
- Elevation: 1,970m to 2,720m
- Hiking distance: 7 km
- Hiking time: 3–4 hours
- Habitat: Montane Forest
- Meals: Lunch, Diner
- Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut
Day 2: Hike from Mandara Hut (2,720m) towards Horombo, then down to the park gate and return to Arusha/Moshi.
Following a climbing trail over the open moorlands in the direction of the Horombo huts, you exit the rainforest glades. Amazing views can be seen from the top of Kibo and Mawenzi. Look for enormous grounsels and lobelia. After Mandara, climb back to the park gate and take a three-hour drive back to Arusha.
- Elevation: 2,720m to somewhere lower than 3,720m
- Hiking distance: about 5 km and 12km down via Mandara Huts to Marangu Gate
- Hiking time: 3–4 hours up and 5–6 hours down via Mandara Huts to Marangu Gate
- Habitat: Heathland/Moorland/Montane Forest
- Meals: breakfast, lunch
The tour price includes:
- All park entrance fees
- All transfers (pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation)
- Packed lunch while on Kilimanjaro
- Bottled water while trekking
- Knowledgeable English-speaking safari guide.
Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this two days trip. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!