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/5816
  • Duration:  5 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 5-Day Climb + 2 Days in Hotel Marangu Route
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2 pax

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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: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport transfer to Moshi

  • Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to booked hotel in Moshi.
  • Have short briefing about the trekking program and equipment check-up.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Registration at Marangu Gate and trek to Mandara Hut

  • Early morning, drive to Marangu gate for registration.
  • From the gate, ascend on a cleared ridge trail through the rainforest.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Mandara Hut.

Day 3: Trek from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

  • Start heading towards Horombo Hut after breakfast
  • Arrive at the Horombo Huts at approximately 3:00 pm and the afternoon can be spent relaxing
  • The Horombo Huts are exceptionally busy but they’re considered to be the finest huts on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Retire to bed early and get a last good night rest at Horombo hut

Day 4: Trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

  • After breakfast, hike through the moorland and the alpine desert region of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Hike for an hour and encounter a small mountain stream called the Maua River.
  • Traveling through a baron dessert is the breathtakingly stunning vista of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
  • Arrive Kibo hut in the afternoon.

Day 5: Trek from Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

  • The final point of the journey is the ascent to Uhuru Peak which has been awarded the title ‘The Roof of Africa’.
  • Leave shortly after midnight and begin with the strenuous five-hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim.
  • You will feel tired and this part will take longer due to the high altitude.
  • The crater rim hike will last about two hours.
  • Start descending to Horombo Hut.

Day 6: Trek from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Moshi

  • Finish the trek by descending to the Marangu Gate after breakfast.
  • The final hike is simply magical.
  • It is advised to watch your step as the trail can be fairly slippery.
  • Transfer to thebooked hotel in Moshi

Day 7: Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport

  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you will connect your flight



  • 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 dinning 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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