Climbing Kilimanjaro to summit Africa’s highest peak
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. For some, the prospect of conquering the snow-capped peak of the summit is an irresistible challenge. For the best odds of summiting, you'll need a very good level of fitness—but technical climbing skills are not required.
There are several trails up the mountain, but we recommend the eight-day Lemosho Route. It’s one of the most scenic, offering panoramic views of almost all sides of the mountain, and enjoys less traffic than some others, especially during the first few days. It's also a longer climb, which allows more time for acclimatization, and thus, a high summit success rate.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: 10 days/9 nights
Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport, road transfer to Arusha, Rivertrees Country Inn
Start your climb, with an overnight in Lemosho Forest Camp
Overnight at Shira Camp 1
Overnight at Moir Camp
Overnight at Barranco Camp
Overnight at Karanga Camp
Overnight at Barafu Camp with an overnight summit bid to Uhuru Peak
Overnight at Mweka Camp
Descend to Mweka Gate, overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Return to Kilimanjaro Airport for your international departure
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro trip highlights
- We partner with one of the premier companies on the mountain, who train their guides bi-annually, look after their porters, provide proper safety equipment, and send a big enough team so that if one person needs to climb down early, the rest of the group can safely carry on.
- Food is plentiful and excellent, and comfort is a priority. Sleeping arrangements are two people per four-man tent, with three-inch foam pads, sleeping bags with thermal liners, camping chairs with proper backs, and toilet tents for privacy.
- Your climb starts on the western side of the mountain, passing through rainforest, before joining the Machame Route to the summit.
- You’ll cross the heathland to the Shira Plateau before ascending the Great Barranco Wall and hiking over glacial valleys to Karanga Camp.
- Around midnight the next night, you will make your bid for the summit, arriving at the top by dawn. Nothing beats the exhilaration of standing on the roof of Africa!
$6,900 per person sharing in 2024
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