3 days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

The 3 days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek is one of the shortest tour packages we offer for clients who are not summit clients, clients with limited time, or clients on a tighter budget who might prefer a short journey up Kilimanjaro. This kind of package is created by Focus East Africa Tours, the top travel agency in Tanzania, to meet your needs. The tour begins as a regular tour but ends at the second hut. After arriving at Horombo Hut (3720m), we simply spend the night there before leaving. The next morning, we descended to the gate while others continued on to the base camp and finally the summit.

The Marangu route, also referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route, is a well-known journey up Mount Kilimanjaro. The oldest and most established route is this one. Due to its more moderate slope, the Marangu route is preferred by many since it is thought to be the simplest path on the mountain. Additionally, it is the only route that provides dormitory-style sleeping huts. Both Mandara and Kibo Huts have 60 bunk beds, and Horombo Hut has 120 bunk beds. Although beds and pillows are provided, sleeping bags are still necessary. The huts contain shared dining areas and simple restrooms, ranging from long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut to flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts.

On this journey, you’ll follow the Marangu Route, spending one night at Mandara Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut, having lunch there, and then climbing back. You won’t make it to the top. You can begin any day of the year on any of the short treks, which are all offered on a private basis. The quick hikes provide hikers with the opportunity to experience the thrill of ascending the highest mountain on the African continent without making it a “must-do.”


Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut (LD)

After breakfast and orientation, travel (approximately an hour) to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate, register, and start the climb. To reach the Mandara camp, through the rain forest. 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, soaring Eucalyptus trees, and other wildlife in the rainforest.

  • Elevation: 1860 m/6100 ft to 2700 m/8875 ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • Budget Accommodations: Mandara Hut


Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (BLD)

On the 2nd day of your 3 days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, After leaving the glades of the rainforest, you travel along a trail on the wide moorlands until you reach the Horombo camp. Amazing views can be seen from the top of Kibo and Mawenzi. Look for enormous grounsels and lobelia. The effects of the altitude can start to affect you.

  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5–6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Budget Accommodations: Horombo Hut
3 days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Horombo Hut

Day 3: Hike from Horombo Hut to the park gate; return to Moshi/Arusha (BL)

On the 3rd day of your 3 days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, After breakfast, we make our way through moorland on a slow descent to the Mandara Hut. Follow the trail that descends through the lush woodland until you reach the Marangu National Park gate. It could be muddy and damp at lower altitudes. Trekking poles and gaiters will be useful. It will probably be sufficient to wear shorts and t-shirts, but have warmer clothing and rain gear close at hand. You will be met by a vehicle in Marangu village, and it will take you an hour/three to return to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha.

  • Elevation: 3700 m/12,200 ft to 1700 m/5500 ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch

NOTICE: Prices are in US dollars per person and are based on double or triple occupancy. All prices are calculated using the most recent exchange rates, VAT, park fees, and other government taxes. Even if you have already paid for your trip, any of these fees may increase, or there may be a new tax established.


  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi/Arusha to the starting point on the mountain and return to Moshi/Arusha.
  • Hut fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by the national park)


  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single-room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleeping bags and personal items

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 three 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!


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