Mount Kilimanjaro has official seven routes but only six are used for trekking which are Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Rongai, Lemosho and Shira. Mweka route is reserved for descending only to avoid overworking it. The below program can use and different route plus the wildlife program. Please check with the number of days that you will be spending in Kilimanjaro on the Kilimanjaro link to let you known how you can be flexible on designing your own itinerary.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route & Ngorongoro / Manyara / Tarangire – 8 Days / 7 Nights
The Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route offers accommodation in huts at every point you spend your night with solar lights and comfortable beds. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts.
Day 1: Marangu gate (1700m) – Mandara Hut 2740m – (5,500ft to 9,000ft)
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,740m) – Horombo Hut (3700m) – (9,000ft to 12,100ft)
Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m) – (12,100ft to 15,400ft)
Day 4: Kibo Hut (4700m) – (Summit and Horombo) – (5,895m) – (and down to 3,700m) – (and down to 12,100ft)
Day 5: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Mandara Hut (2,740m) – Marangu gate (1700m) – (12,100ft to 5,500ft)
Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8: Ngorongoro / Tarangire National Park
Climbing Mount Meru/ Arusha National Park/ Lake Manyara National Park/ Ngorongoro Crater/ Tarangire – 6 Days / 5 Nights
Day 1: After breakfast depart Moshi about 8:30 a.m drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).
Day 2: After breakfast we proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
Day 3: Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. Then short rest and leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba). On the way back you path though Momella Lakes for a game drive. In the afternoon you will have hot lunch at the designated lodge before starting a walking safari escorted by armed rangers. Arusha National Park is among the few parks in Tanzania that offers a walking safari within the parks and don’t try to miss it. In the late afternoon you will drive to Arusha for hot shower, dinner and overnight at the designated accommodation.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro / Tarangire National Park