Kilimanjaro Treks

Kilimanjaro Treks

Moshi . Mt Kilimanjaro
Locally guided private trek
8 days from $3229 per person double occupancy*

Kilimanjaro Treks

Kilimanjaro Treks

Tanzania

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8 Days, 7 Nights

At 19,380 feet, the summit of Kilimanjaro is the rooftop of Africa. The snowy peaks of the mountain have given inspiration and challenge to creative minds and active adventurers for more than a century. 

The tallest free-standing mountain on earth, Kili looms over both Kenya and Tanzania, but all climbs start in Tanzania. Over 25,000 people per year attempt to summit Kili, and over 50% are successful.  Routes to the summit, though challenging, do not require technical climbing skills and equipment such as ropes and pitons. Good physical fitness and mental toughness play a large part, but success is sometimes attributable to the climbers ability to function at high altitude. Most climbers feel the affects of the altitude, and find the climb more challenging than they expected.

The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summiting. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied.

The Rongai circular route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. This route is far less populated. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. Rongai is considered the easiest route, and it avoids the notorious Baranco Wall.  It is recommended for those with less backpacking experience. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way, and because the descent is made via the Marangu route; no backtracking is involved.

On both routes, nights are spent in alpine tents, with two people sharing a three person tent, so that there is space to spread out. All supplies, camping equipment and personal gear are portered, and meals are prepared.  Climbers carry only a day pack. Food served on the mountain is generally plain and wholesome, including a lot of carbohydrates, stews and soups, vegetables and fresh fruit.  Special meal requirements are catered for, with advanced notice. 

An extra night on the mountain can be added for acclimatization purposes. Porta potties can be hired to avoid the public restrooms in campgrounds. Group climbs are available on select dates throughout the year for those who wish to join other trekkers.

Those who reach the summit consider this among their lifetime achievements.  Several Africa Answers team members have summited Kili and are happy to share their experience.

Highlights

  • Diverse mountain scenery and awesome views
  • Cameraderie with local Tanzanian crew
  • Climbing the world's tallest free standing mountain!


 

Inclusions

  • Round trip Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • 1 pre- and 1 post-climb nights accommodation at base hotel, including cooked breakfast 
  • Round trip transfers from base hotel to park gate 
  • 5 nights tented accommodation on mountain 
  • Porters and guides
  • All meals and beverages on the mountain
  • Park fees 
  • Mandatory mountain rescue insurance

 

Based on departures January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024
Price per person from Machame  Rongai 
Double/twin occupancy $3229 $3369
Single occupancy $4129 $4369

Excludes crew tips of $300 per trekker (recommended amount) 

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs daily on demand, year round.

Price

From $3229 /person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.  Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (12/27/23) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

Terms and Conditions

Complete Terms and Conditions will be provided with initial quotation.

Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Treks

Day 1: Moshi

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be transferred to your pre-climb accommodation. A climb briefing will be held.

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Day 2: Mountain

You will be transferred to the park gate. Hike to your first camp. (B,L,D)

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Days 3-5: Mountain

Continue to ascend the mountain from camp to camp. (B,L,D)

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Day 6: Summit

All going well, you will reach the summit at sunrise on Day 6, and descend to your base camp to overnight. (B,L,D)

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Day 7: Moshi

After hiking to the park gate, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B,L)

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Day 8: Depart

You will be transferred to the airport for departure. (B)

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Kilimanjaro Treks

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