On this day trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route up to Mandara Hut for lunch. You will NOT reach the summit. All short treks are offered on a private basis, and you can start on any day of the year. After having your lunch you can simply have a simple rest and thereafter go a bit higher to Maundi crater take some pictures and thereafter you will descend to Marangu gate and leave to Moshi town.
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 trekking inside of the Tanzania National Park require the services of a certified Kilimanjaro guide, and the Marangu route and Machame Route are current route where short treks are allowed.