About Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and highest free standing mountain in the world at 5,895meters above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.

Kilimanjaro Success Climbing Tips

Choose the suitable route

Acclimatize, acclimatize

Get mentally prepared

Make sure you have the right gears

Get hydrated always

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/61
  • Duration:  6 Days Climb, 1 Day in the Hotel
  • Category: Trekking
  • Trekking Route: Machame
  • Attraction: World tallest free-standing mountain at 5895M asl, The three peaks (Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo), The Snow, Five distinct climate zones. Cultivation, Forest, Heather-Moorland, Alpine Desert and Summit climate zones
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Moshi
  • End in: Moshi
  • Packing list: Camera set with enough zoom etc.
  • Extra info: Provide Porters and Cookers to accompany you while on the mountain.

Price for 6-Day Climb + 1 Days in Hotel Machame Route
No. of pax

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6+ pax

Rate per pax







Hotels Before and After Climbs


AccommodationHotel NameLink to the hotel
Accommodation we’ve quotedKey’s Hotelhttp://keys-hotel-tours.com/
Available for extra cost of $48Ameg Lodgehttp://ameglodge.com/
Available for extra cost of $60Sal Salinero Hotelhttp://www.salsalinerohotel.com/kilimanjaro.html
Available for extra cost of $45Kaliwa Lodge Machamehttp://www.kaliwalodge.com/category/lodge/


Extra budget for Tips

It is customary in Tanzania to tip the staffs that make the safari or trek so unforgettable.

As a general rule of tipping, the below should be used as a guideline:

  • Climbing Heard Guide: $15 – $20 USD per day (per group)
  • Climbing Assistant Guide: $12 – $15 USD per day (per group)
  • Climbing Cook: $10 – $15 USD per day (per group)
  • Porters: $7 – $8 USD per day (per porter per group)

Day 1: Transfer to Machame Gate for Trekking

  • Start climbing from Machame Gate (1,800 m) after walking through attractive banana and coffee farms of Machame village.
  • Climb through montanne forest enjoying the beautiful mountainous view.
  • Have lunch at ‘Halfway Clearing’, a small opening in the trees.
  • Continue walking till Machame Hut (3,000 m) for resting and spending the night.

Day 2: Trek Through Shira  Plateau To Shira Hut

  • Start climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Rock.
  • Enjoy the excellent views of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau.
  • The trail continues less steeply (4-6 hours walking) to reach Shira Hut (3,840m) with a view of Mt Meru floating on the clouds.
  • Rest and camp at the hut for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Climb through Lava Tower Junction to Barranco Camp

  • After an early morning breakfast, trek through semi-desert and rocky landscape to reach Lava Tower (4630m) after 5-7 hours of walking.
  • Packed lunch is served at the Tower.
  • After lunch and a bit resting, descend to the Barranco Campsite (3950m) for 2 hours walking.
  • Rest at the camp enjoying the sunset while dinner is served.

Day 4: Climb Through Ice fields To Karanga Camp (4000m)

  • Start climbing conquering the Great Barranco Wall to have a view of the Heim glacier.
  • Continue through lush vegetation to reach Karanga Camp (4000m) for about 4-5 walking hours.
  • Rest and have refreshments while waiting for dinner.

Day 5: Climb To Barafu Campsite(4600m)

  • Trek out of Karanga camp to reach Mweka junction (4150m).
  • Continue walking until Barafu campsite (4600m) about 2-3 hours.
  • The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night.
  • It is recommended to sleep as early before 19:30.

Day 6: Ascend To The Summit at Uhuru Peak (5895m)

  • Wake up at 23:00 for some tea and covering yourself with warm layers of clothes.
  • Start ascending to the summit at 00:00 where within 6 hours will reach Stella Point (5,735 m).
  • Rest enjoying the sunrise at Mawenzi.
  • Those who are still strong can make the two hour round trip along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m).
  • After some photographs and feeling accomplished, start descending to Barafu.
  • After 3 walking hours, you will reach Mweka Hut (3100m) for lunch and rest.
  • Spend the night recuperating at the hut.

Day 7: Retrace Through Forest to Mweka Gate

  • After breakfast and much celebrating, continue with the descend.
  • The trail through the forest takes 3 hours to arrive at the Mweka gate.
  • Its where climbers will be awarded with certificates according to the reached level. Stella Point hikers receive green certificates while Uhuru peak hikers receive golden certificates.
  • Retreat back to Mweka village about an hour walk where you will transfer to Moshi or Arusha for hot showers and rest.



  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi
  • Transport from Moshi to Departure point
  • Accommodation before climb bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation after climb on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 person sharing tent/huts on the mountain
  • All Park fees on Kilimanjaro
  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
  • 3 meals daily on the mountain
  • Sleeping and dining tents (all camping gears)
  • Guide and porters
  • Cooks and waiters
  • First aid kit
  • Service of mountain guide
  • Transportation to the mountain
  • Transportation from the mountain
  • All government taxes
  • Oximeter on the mountain


  • Extras at the lodges i.e. telephone, laundry etc.
  • Drinks rather than water
  • International flight
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Dinner on the first and last days in Moshi hotel
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles etc.
  • French/Spanish/Italian/German speaking guides – they are available
  • Private portable toilet (available for $80) it will need toilet porter for $10 per day
  • And all not listed above




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