Day 1: Hike to Mandara Hut and back to park gate
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your guide, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb.
Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including view of Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks, Underground water Lake Chala, Northern Tanzania and Kenya,. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Moshi.
Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours up / 2-3 hours down
Habitat: Montane Forest