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.
2023 Route Pricing (thru Dec 31)
|Route||Days on the mountain||Prices for a 2 person private trek starting at:|
|Marangu Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,500 USD /per person|
|Machame Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,470 USD /per person|
|Machame Route||7 days on the mountain||$2,955 USD /per person|
|Rongai Route||6 days on the mountain||$2,565 USD / per person|
|Rongai Route||7 days on the mountain||$3,000 USD /per person|
|Lemosho Route||7 days on the mountain||$2,980 USD / per person|
- All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy
- Solo climbs incur additional costs. Please contact us for a quote.
- Additional Routes are available such as Shira and the Northern Route. please contact us for a quote
- Groups of 3 people and above incur group savings. Please inquire for custom quotes.
- Treks in April, May and November qualify for a $50 pp discount.
- Approx. $370/person for an extra night on the mountain for groups of 2+ (route dependant)
- Oxygen and hyperbaric pressure bags are available for an additional fee.
- Extra porters (for luggage that exceeds 15kg or for carrying an extra daypack) – $20/day
- Festive Season Supplements (24 Dec 2023 to 1st Jan 2024): US$40 per person per night
- All Kilimanjaro National Park fees
- Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
- All camp or hut fees
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
- Crew fees
- All guides (WFR qualified) and porters
- Rescue fees (as required by national park)
- All food on the mountain with services of dedicated cook
- Water proof kit bags to carry clients duffle bags
- High altitude mountain tents, foam sleeping pads, high altitude sleeping bags, cooking equipment, dining tents, aluminum chairs and tables and eating utensils
- Portable Toilets & tent (on all our camping routes)
- Water Filters
- Solar Lights
- All safety equipment (including oxygen)
- All communication techniques (Radio Call/mobile phones)
- Packed lunch on the first day and hot lunch on last day
- 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