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/98
  • Duration:  6 Days Climb, 2 Days in the Hotel
  • Category:   Trekking
  • Trekking Route: Rongai
  • 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 + 2 Days in Hotel Rongai Route
No. of pax

1 person

2-4 person

5-7 people

8-10 people

11+ people

Rate per pax

$1,750

$1,620

$1,550

$1,530

$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 Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp

Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

  • Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Simba Camp

Day 2: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

  • Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Walking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp

Day 3: Hike Second Cave to Third Cave

Today we continue our hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.

  • Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3880m/12,700ft
  • Distance: 9km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Third Cave Camp

Day 4: Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut

Hike to Kibo Hut at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and a very early day!

  • Elevation: 3880m/12,700ft to 4750m/15,600ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp

 

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 (elev 5700m/18,700ft). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at 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 encampment.

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 Camp

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

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping MATTRESS
  • 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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