Depart from Planet Lodge with picnic lunches and drive to Marangu via Moshi town; we will depart to the Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (It’s a 45–minute drive from Moshi town and 2hrs drive from Arusha to the Marangu gate). Upon arrival, we will register with the park authorities. Our climb will of-ficially commence with a four to five hours walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. You can have your lunch at the camp, thereafter descend to the gate and drive back for drop off at Planet Lodge.