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/139
  • Duration:  6 Days Climb, 2 Days in the Hotel
  • Category:   Trekking
  • Trekking Route: Umbwe
  • 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 Umbwe Route
No. of pax

1 person

2-4 person

5-7 people

8-10 people

11+ people

Rate per pax

$1,720

$1,620

$1,550

$1,500

$1,450

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: Machame gate for permit (1790m) – Umbwe gate (1800m) – Umbwe Cave (3000m)

The climb starts from Umbwe Gate, where the path follows a ridge between two deep valleys up through the dense montane forest. The camp is perched between huge trees and thick undergrowth. There is no water available at this campsite, so we must carry from the gate all the water needed for drinking, food preparation and cleaning.

  • Distance covered: 9.5km / 6.7mi
  • time taken: 6- 7hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Umbwe Cave (3000m) to Barronco Camp (3960m)

The path gets steeper on this section, as you get out of the forest along the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco camp situated in the valley. In this camp you will meet with other trekkers from Machame route and Lemosho route. Therefore the population will be bigger.

  • Distance covered: 7.5km / 4.9mi
  • time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
  • time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.

  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

  • Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi
  • time taken: 13hours – 15hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel.

  • Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles
  • time taken: 3 hours
  • Hotel: Bed &Breakfast

 

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • 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
  • 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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