Peak Pursuits 1: Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb through Marangu Route.
About this Odyssey Package.
This is an awe-inspiring 8-day adventure that promises not only a climb to Africa’s highest peak but also a transformative experience of conquering personal limits.
Peak Pursuits 1: mountain climbing package beckons you to ascend the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro through the storied Marangu Route.
It’s an expedition that isn’t just about reaching the summit; it’s about embracing the trail’s enchanting beauty, forging unbreakable bonds with fellow climbers, and discovering the indomitable spirit within you.
As you traverse through lush rainforests, alpine moorlands, and breathtaking landscapes, you’ll find yourself amidst both natural wonders and the camaraderie of fellow adventurers.
Join us for a journey that tests your mettle, rewards your determination, and leaves you with memories etched against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro’s awe-inspiring summit.
You'll be picked from the airport or your designated point, and transferred to Keys Annex Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Enter Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park through Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
Distance: 8 km.
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours.
Habitat: Rain Forest After breakfast - we head to the National Park gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek.
The trail climbs through a tropical rainforest, near the upper edge of the forest line (keep an eye out for blue monkeys) reach Mandara Hut in the evening dinner and overnight.
Distance: 12 km.
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours.
Our third day on the trail begins with a steep, but not technical ascent through forest and opens into high moorland.
If weather allows, we may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut.
Distance: 10 km.
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours.
This is an extra day to acclimatize and can be spent day hiking to & fro the Mawenzi Ridge.
The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi.
Distance: 10 km hiking.
Time: 6-8 hours.
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Today we climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach our campsite which sits at the bottom of the Kibo creator wall.
Once at camp we rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the next day.
Distance: 22 km.
Hiking Time: 10-13 hours.
Leaving very early in the morning (around midnight), we continue our way to the summit in hopes of catching the sunrise.
The trail is a series of switchbacks up a steep scree slope, with climbers stretched into the darkness, visible only by headlamps. It is important to focus on breathing and foot placement.
The views from the summit are dramatic and immense.
After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut.
Distance: 20 km.
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.
Habitat: Rain Forest.
A long trek is in store for today, however it is mostly downhill.
Once at the park headquarters Marangu gate, we pick up our certificates and drive to Moshi town for dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Pickup from the hotel and drive to your next destination.
- Airport/Hotel Transfers.
- Accommodation, camping gear and meals.
- Transport in a safari 4 X 4 Vehicle.
- An English speaking driver/guide.
- Ambulance services.
- Entry fees.
- Visa & International Flights
- Drinks at hotels/lodges.
- Tipping and personal expenses.
- Items of personal nature.