Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Activity Duration: 5-8 days
At 5896m, snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, known as the ceiling of Africa, has the highest peak in Africa. It is one of the continent’s most magnificent sights. It rises through lush rainforest, alpine meadows and barren lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi. For most of the trekkers the goal is always to reach Uhuru peak, Kibo’s highest point. A person of average health and strong determination can reach the summit without ropes or technical climbing experience.
It usually takes five days (four nights) to climb to the summit and down through Marangu route, the most popular route. On the Marangu route, campers sleep in huts while they sleep in tents on all other routes. Other routes take a little longer but are often less-traveled and have more interesting scenery. The Machame route has a gradual ascent before approaching the summit via the top section of the Mweka route, while the Umbwe route is much steeper and a more direct way to the summit. Its upper section, which is often covered with snow and ice, is a serious undertaking.
A mountain guide accompanied by a cook and porters who carry the food, camping equipment and other supplies lead each climb. Our operation follows KPAP certification guidelines and is overseen by Access 2 Tanzania’s Climb Coordinator, Hamisi “Big” Musa.
2018 Route Pricing (thru Dec 31)
|Route||Days on the mountain||Prices for a 2-3 person private trek starting at:|
|Marangu Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,155 USD /per person|
|Machame Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,275 USD /per person|
|Machame Route||7 days on the mountain||$2,645 USD /per person|
|Rongai Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,315 USD / per person|
|Rongai Route||7 days on the mountain||$2,685 USD /per person|
|Lemosho Route||7 days on the mountain||$2,645 USD / per person|
- All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, double or triple occupancy
- Solo climbs incur additional costs, please contact us for a quote
- If there are others starting the same Kilimanjaro route on the same day, you will be combined to form a group
- Groups of 4 people and above incur group savings. Please inquire for custom quotes
- Treks in April, May and November qualify for a $50 pp discount.
- $370/person for an extra night on the mountain for groups of 2+
- Oxygen and hyperbaric pressure bags are available for an additional fee.
- Extra porters (for camera gear, etc.) – $20/day
- Private Portable Toilet (toilet equipment and two additional porters) – $50/day
- National Park gate fees
- Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
- Hut or camping fees
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
- Salaries for all crew members
- Rescue fees (as required by national park)
- All meals on the mountain
- High altitude mountain tents, foam sleeping pads, high altitude sleeping bags, cooking equipment, dining tents, aluminum chairs and tables and eating utensils
- Tips for guides and porters
- Mountain equipment
- Some equipment is available for rent
- Accommodation and meals in Moshi
- $300-400 +/- for tips (this depends on group size and length of trek)
Head guide – $20 to $30/day
- Assistant guide – $20 to $30/day (for groups of 2 or more trekkers)
Cook – $15 to $20/day
Porters – $10/day (estimate 3-4 porters per trekker)
The above tipping guidelines are per group sharing.
- $60-120 for 2 nights hotel in Moshi
- $30 for meals in Moshi