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highlights
  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa
  • See Kibo Crater, one of the three volcanic cones, in Kilimanjaro
  • Receive a certificate of your successful ascent
  • Explore native wildlife in the area
Brace yourself to conquer the highest mountain in Africa. Our 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek will not only take you to the highest point in Africa but will also provide you with the opportunity to see some of the most important natural landmarks in the area.

Take the Marangu route to the summit. The route is popular among hikers mainly because it is the only route with travellers' huts along the way. Spend two days acclimatizing, including spending a day in Horombo.

Travel around the base of Maundi Crater, past moorlands, and take a detour to see Kibo Crater. See some unique natural fauna along the way, including the giant lobelia.

Enjoy our full-board service all the way to the top of Africa.
7 hours Sleeping huts
Drive from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park's entrance. Travel past the village of Marangu, located along the lower slopes of the mountain. Sign your name at the entrance and make final preparations for the climb.

Porters will be packing the food, water, cooking gas as well as most of your equipment. Make sure that you carry all your day-pack items, including drinking water, lunch packs and extra clothing, because the porters usually move a lot quicker than the hikers.

Talk to our guides if you have any doubt. Leave the park gate and travel to a cleared ridge trail through the rain forest. The forest, usually shrouded in mist and dripping with beards of moss, is also where most of Kilimanjaro's animal are found.
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6 hours Sleeping huts
Hike to Mandara. Three trails pass through a short stretch of forest at this point. Skirt the base of Maundi Crater, walk past the moorland and take a short detour to enjoy the view of Kibo Crater. On a clear day, Kibo will glimmer in the distance, its glacier majestically reflecting the first rays of the sun.

Get the chance to see some of Kilimanjaro's most spectacular plants, including the endemic Giant lobelia, which grows up to 3m in height, and the Giant groundsel, which can be as tall as 5m.

Reach your accommodation in Horombo Hut after 6 hours of hiking. Enjoy a hot-water shower, have your dinner and go to sleep.
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5 hours Sleeping huts
You will spend your whole day today in Horombo, acclimatizing for the ascent.

Horombo is an area with a group of huts perched on a small plateau and can provide accommodation for 120 climbers. It is always bustling with hikers, guides and porters, and the atmosphere is one of adventure and excitement.

Meet travellers ascending to and descending from the mountain summit. Share your experiences. Hike towards Mawenzi Hut, passing the Zebra Rocks en route, to get yourself acclimatized with the increasing altitude.

Remember to drink enough water and move slowly. All meals for the day are provided in your hut. Retire to bed early and get a good night's sleep.
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6 hours Sleeping huts
Continue your ascent through the alpine desert after breakfast. From Horombo, there are two trails running to the Saddle, the area between Mawenzi and Kibo craters. There is the upper route and the lower route to choose from.

The upper route will have been very familiar to you by now, as you have travelled through it on the previous day, while hiking towards Mawenzi Hut. The recommended lower route is much easier and nearly an hour shorter. Situated in a barren, alpine desert is Kibo Hut, located at the bottom of Kibo Crater at an elevation of 4750m.

Prepare your trekking gear and walking equipment. Make sure you have a spare set of mobile phone batteries available, just in case your phone battery freezes. The summit is just 1,195 m up from this point. We recommend you carry your water bottles inside your thermal clothes while climbing. Retire to bed at around 19:00 at night and try to get as much rest as possible.
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14 hours Sleeping huts
Wake up at around 11:30 pm. Have some tea and biscuits, or enjoy a bowl of hot soup. Start your trek to the summit. The first section of the trek consists mostly of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5,150m), a good resting spot. Then the path zigzags up to Gilman's Point (5,681m). This section is very steep, with lots of rock scree, and requires some physical and mental effort.This is probably the most demanding section of the entire route.

It gets snowy from Gilman's Point all the way up to the top of Kilimanjaro (5,895m), the highest point in Africa. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to stay there before starting the 3-hours descend back to Kibo Hut.

After a short rest, gather all your stuff you left behind before the ascent and head down to Horombo Hut (3 hours). Stay there overnight. The total amount of time you will spend walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for it. Later in the evening, enjoy your last dinner with soft drinks and beer, while can easily be bough at the camp office.
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6 hours Eco lodge
You have defeated the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro! After breakfast, continue your 6-hour descent, passing Mandara Hut, all the way to Marangu. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gears have reached Marangu. Sign your names and other details in a register book in Marangu. This is where successful climbers receive their summit certificates.

While climbers who reached Gilman's Point (5,685m) are issued a green certificate, those who reached Kilimanjaro Peak (5,895m) will receive a gold certificate. Drive back to Arusha or Moshi after that.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
1 hours
Today is your final day. Explore the city, snap some quick souvenirs and enjoy our transfer service to the airport to catch your flight back home.
what’s included
  • Airport transfers (pickups and drop offs)
  • Park entry and other fees
  • Hut fees along the route and accommodation throughout the trek
  • Guides, cooks and porters
  • All three meals a day along with bottled water
  • Rescue fees included
what's excluded
  • International flight
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Some of the mountain gear and sleeping bags (we can help you to rent them, though)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, french, german & spanish
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationWe kindly ask you to bring all your trekking gear. In case where by you don't have some, you can rent them from our office at reasonable prices
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