Mt. Kilimanjaro

As the world’s tallest free-standing mountain (5895m / 19,341 ft), the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro is a stunning sight that can be seen throughout the surrounding plains of East Africa. Located in Kilimanjaro National Park on the border of Tanzania and Kenya, its slopes present an ever-present challenge to adventurous mountain climbers, creating an unforgettable climbing experience.

The climb takes you through the tropical cultivated farmland on the lower slopes, through a lush montane forest, where you might spot duiker, elephants, leopards or buffalos,  and then out onto open moorland. Finally, you will cross an alpine desert of mosses and lichen before reaching the snowfields at the summit.

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Choose one of four routes: Marangu, Machame, Rongai or Shira/Lemosho, and allow our trained mountain guides to lead you on this spectacular journey.  See our route maps below.

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Sample Kilimanjaro itineraries:

Marangu Route

5 Day / 4 Night
Marangu / Mandara / Horombo / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Marangu

6 Day / 5 Night
Marangu / Mandara / Horombo / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Marangu

7 Day / 6 Night
Marangu / Mandara / Horombo / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Marangu

8 Day / 7 Night
Marangu / Mandara / Horombo / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Marangu

Machame Route

6 Day / 5 Night
Machame / Shira / Barranco / Barafu / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

7 Day / 6 Night
Machame / Shira / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

8 Day / 7 Night
Machame / Shira / Lava Tower / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

9 Day / 8 Night
Northwestern Machame Route:
Machame / Shira / Moir / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Crater / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

Rongai Route

6 Day / 5 Night
Rongai / Cave / Mawenzi / School / Uhuru Peak / Horombo / Marangu Village

7 Day / 6 Night
Rongai Gate / Simba / Cave Two / Kikelelwa / Tan Hut / Kibo / Uhuru Peak / Horombo / Marangu Village

Shira Route

6 Day / 5 Night Safari
Londorosi / Shira / Lava Tower / Arrow Glacier / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

6 Day / 5 Night Safari
Lemosho / Shira / Barranco / Barafu / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

7 Day / 6 Night Safari
Lemosho / Shira / Barranco / Barafu / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

9 Day / 8 Night Safari
Lemosho / Shira / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Crater Camp / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

Umbwe Route

6 Day / 5 Night
Umbwe Cave / Barranco / Arrow Glacier / Mweka

Kilimanjaro Route Maps

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