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1-day Tours

You love to get a glimpse of Kilimanjaro the top of Africa aka the highest free-standing mountain in the world, but your time, physical and financial ability don't allow you to get to the summit? Let Chief's Tours bring you this chance by offering you 1-day trek on a private basis which you can start on any day of the year.

A 1-day trekking to Kilimanjaro will bring you an excellent experience of contemplating the world highest free-standing mountain and passing through mountain forest...

...to get an amazing view from Mt. Kilimanjaro the top of Africa. 

The short treks are geared for people who like to hike but reaching the summit isn't a "must do", and allow one to experience the excitement of hiking on the highest peak on the African continent. All trekkings inside of the Tanzania National Park require the services of certified guides, and at the moment, the Marangu and Machame Route are the only two routes where short treks are allowed.

Below are itineraries and price for two options to get to Kilimanjaro through Marangu and Machame Route. 


After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your guide then have a one-hour drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, register and commence the climb by walking through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the lush rainforest, don't forget to look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, Colobus monkeys and many more! Mandara Hut will be your final point where you enjoy a stunning panorama of Kilimanjaro region's landscapes and where you enjoy your lunch in nature. After lunch time, you will hike back to the park gate and return to peaceful Moshi town. 

  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft

  • Distance: 8km/5mi

  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours up / 2-3 hours down

  • Habitat: Mountain Forest

  • Meal: Lunch


Your day after your breakfast in your hotel will be followed by a 45-minute drive from Moshi Town (910m) to the Machame Gate (1800m). Your guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies at the gate. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the lush mountain forest. There is a possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a soggy, muddy and slippery but memorable experience. You will finally reach the Machame camp where you enjoy a stunning panorama of the Kilimanjaro region's landscapes and where you enjoy your lunch in nature. After lunch time, you will hike back to the park gate and return to peaceful Moshi town. 

  • Elevation: 1800m/5942ft to 3021m/9911ft

  • Distance: 11km/6.8mile

  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

  • Habitat: Mountain Forest

  • Meals: Lunch



PRICE OF KILIMANJARO 1-DAY TREKKING (until 31st December 2019)

Number of pax

1 person

2 people

3 people

4-5 people

>6 people


$ 200

$ 180

$ 150

$ 130

$ 120




  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Experienced and professional mountain guides
  • All park fees and rescue fees
  • Large-portioned, nutritious lunch and purified drinking water
  • Guides, porters and cook salaries
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • International Flights & Visa &  Insurance
  • Tips to porters and guides (customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals while in Moshi town
  • Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
  • Optional Tours (for example, short safaris after your climb or Moshi day tour, etc.)


NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

Thank you for considering Chief's Tours. Let us guide you to the holy mountain Kilimanjaro!
Contact: +255 7555 49872 / + 255 676 549872
Email: info@chiefstours.com | Website: https://chiefstours.com
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