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/5981
  • Duration:  6 Days Climb, 2 Days in the Hotel
  • Category:   Trekking
  • Trekking Route: Marangu
  • 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 Days Climb + 2 Days in Hotel Marangu Route
No. of pax

1 person

2-4 person

5-7 people

8-10 people

11+ people

Rate per pax

$1,750

$1,640

$1,600

$1,550

$1,500

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: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the trek. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

  • Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

  • Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 12km/7.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heathland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut

Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath-land but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
  • Distance: 9km/5.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Day 5: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable VIEWSat every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo Huts.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

  • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
  • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

Vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your HOTEL IN Moshi (about 1 hour).

  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: B

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • 2 nights Hotel in Moshi
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Huts
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Ox-meter
  • First Aid Kit Box

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • Private portable toilet (available for $70)

 

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