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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Price: From $1970 per person (5 hikers in a private 7 day, e.g. Machame trek, without add-ons),* see all prices
  • Summit Success: High chance of reaching the summit on 7+ day treks with the Lemosho, Machame or Rongai routes.
  • Difficulty level: Suitable for beginner to intermediate to advanced hikers with routes for all experience levels.
  • Scenery: Superb views through the rain-forest, heather & moorland, alpine desert and arctic zone.
  • Ethical climbing: Each and every trek externally monitored by 'KPAP' & 'KRTO' for the highest fair treatment standards.
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Overview

Climb Kilimanjaro: Africa's highest peak

Journey to the heart of Africa and experience more than just a climb - embark on an exploration of Mount Kilimanjaro, a symbol of challenge and discovery. Towering as the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is a beacon for adventurers from all walks of life. Its accessibility is unparalleled; it stands as the most approachable among the famed ‘7 summits’, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. This majestic mountain, rising over three miles above its surrounding plains, is not just a geographical marvel but a journey of personal transformation.

Kilimanjaro’s allure lies in its unique blend of simplicity and grandeur. It invites not just the seasoned mountaineers but also inspires the determined city-dweller, who with adequate preparation, can reach 'the roof of Africa'. The climb is a testament to the spirit of human endurance and willpower, making the journey to Kilimanjaro a potential milestone in your life. As you ascend through its varied landscapes, from lush rain-forests to the stark beauty of its summit, every step is a story waiting to be told. Climb Kilimanjaro, and write your own.

Route itinerary options

Click to expand the various itinerary options for this route. Itineraries indicated as * Recommended * are chosen for their duration, acclimatization and good route profile.

Price, includes & add-ons

Click to see price indication for the various group options and group sizes avaialble. You can always request a custom quote: contact us.

Price per person (USD $)

  • 8 day trek on the Kilimanjaro Lemosho route

  • 1 passenger (private trek)

    from $3155 per person*
  • 2 passengers (private trek)

    from $2725 per person*
  • 3 passengers (private trek)

    from $2495 per person*
  • 4 passengers (private trek)

    from $2335 per person*
  • 5 passengers (private trek)

    from $2330 per person*
  • 6-10 passengers (private trek)

    from $2200 per person*
  • 11-15 passengers (private trek)

    from $2180 per person*
  • 16+ passengers (private trek)

    from $2095 per person*
  • Scheduled group (shared departure)

    From $2450 per person*
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Private treks are with their own dedicated crew, equipment and transfers not shared with other hikers.
  • 7 day trek on the Kilimanjaro Machame route

  • 1 passenger (private trek)

    from $2475 per person*
  • 2 passengers (private trek)

    from $2245 per person*
  • 3 passengers (private trek)

    from $2090 per person*
  • 4 passengers (private trek)

    from $1985 per person*
  • 5 passengers (private trek)

    from $1970 per person*
  • 6-10 passengers (private trek)

    from $1895 per person*
  • 11-15 passengers (private trek)

    from $1875 per person*
  • 16+ passengers (private trek)

    from $1795 per person*
  • Scheduled group (shared departure)

    From $2080 per person*
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Private treks are with their own dedicated crew, equipment and transfers not shared with other hikers.
  • 6 day trek on the Kilimanjaro Marangu route

  • 1 passenger (private trek)

    from $2130 per person*
  • 2 passengers (private trek)

    from $1925 per person*
  • 3 passengers (private trek)

    from $1785 per person*
  • 4 passengers (private trek)

    from $1755 per person*
  • 5 passengers (private trek)

    from $1750 per person*
  • 6-10 passengers (private trek)

    from $1710 per person*
  • 11-15 passengers (private trek)

    from $1695 per person*
  • 16+ passengers (private trek)

    from $1630 per person*
  • Scheduled group (shared departure)

    Not available
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Private treks are with their own dedicated crew, equipment and transfers not shared with other hikers.
  • 6 day trek on the Kilimanjaro Rongai route

  • 1 passenger (private trek)

    from $2525 per person*
  • 2 passengers (private trek)

    from $2130 per person*
  • 3 passengers (private trek)

    from $1935 per person*
  • 4 passengers (private trek)

    from $1805 per person*
  • 5 passengers (private trek)

    from $1800 per person*
  • 6-10 passengers (private trek)

    from $1695 per person*
  • 11-15 passengers (private trek)

    from $1675 per person*
  • 16+ passengers (private trek)

    from $1605 per person*
  • Scheduled group (shared departure)

    Not available
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Private treks are with their own dedicated crew, equipment and transfers not shared with other hikers.
  • Green season discount

    5% off*
    For treks starting from 15 March 2024 to 31 May 2024
  • Mid season discount

    2.5% off*
    For treks starting from 01 November 2024 to 15 December 2024
  • Private portable camping toilet

    50% off*
    For treks starting from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 when booked with a ' * Recommended *' for acclimatization route
  • * Special offers are only applicable to new bookings and valid only at the time of confirming an itinerary. All numbers after discounts will be rounded to the nearest whole number. Please check with your sales consultant if offers can be combined.

Standard packages usually include

  • All taxes, VAT and National Park conservation, park entry, camping or hut and rescue fees as applicable.
  • Trained, certified, and experienced English-speaking Mountain guide/s at KINAPA minimum ratios.
  • Personal luggage allowance of 15kg per person carried by 1 x luggage porter between campsites.
  • Specialist tent crew to service and set-up campsites on camping based routes.
  • Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and Kilimanjaro Responsible Tourism Organization monitoring on Kilimanjaro treks for fair treatment standards. Learn More about fair treatment.
  • Trained and experienced personal mountain cook and waiter to prepare all meals on the mountain including eating utensils, cutlery, bowls, cups etc.
  • A carefully planned standard non-vegetarian or vegetarian or gluten-free or vegan or Hindu or Jain or Halal menu specially crafted for high altitude treks.
  • Pre-climb briefing / equipment check with the guide / tour consultant in Moshi (or optionally Arusha with a supplement).
  • 1 x transfer from a Moshi (or Arusha with a supplement) based lodge to park gates per group / 1 x transfer from park gates to Moshi (or Arusha with a supplement) per group.
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st camp onward).
  • 1 Emergency oxygen cylinder per 5 passengers and first aid kit.
  • Twice daily health checks with guides and a high-grade medical oximeter.
  • Hand washing station and small personal wash basin at campsites.
  • Shared public toilet facilities at campsites or at public huts.
  • 1 x approx. 100Ltr rubberized hold all bag / packsack.
  • Basic 1” foam sleeping pad per person.
  • Four season tent (sharing for even numbered groups + 1 single tent for odd numbers), chairs, tables, dining tent for camping routes.
  • Shared use of Mountain huts (sharing) for hut based routes.
  • A guaranteed participation medal and certificate from Shah Tours
  • A certificate from Kilimanjaro National Park (when you reach Stella Point, Gilman's Point or Uhuru Peak).

Optional extras, add-ons and comfort upgrades

Although our standard package can be more than enough for most, we appreciate many desire certain comfort upgrades and add-ons and our tours can be customized to include as much or as little as you need.

A comfortable mid-range pre and post climb lodge just outside of Moshi town, especially convenient for the Rongai and Marangu routes.

A comfortable and budget friendly mid-range lodge in Moshi town center, convenient for all ascent and descent routes.

A comfortable mid range lodge located just outside of Moshi town center, convenient for all ascent and descent routes.

A beautiful mid to high range post climb coffee lodge when descending via Mweka (Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe).

A western style high range lodge just outside of Moshi town centre and convenient for all ascent and descent hiking routes.

A superbly comfortable high range lodge near Arusha city center, for a luxury pre and post climb experience with a view of Mount Meru.

A recommended private portable camping toilet which will be setup near your sleeping tents and provide a much more comfortable option compared to public facilities.

A recommended insulated super warm folding bed rated R5 (for extreme cold) for the most comfortable sleeping experience on Kilimanjaro.

You can easily include your arrival and departure airport transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Airport or Moshi Airport with our reliable fleet.

We usually expect groups of 2 or more to share sleeping tents however if you prefer not to share your sleeping tent you can book your own single tent.

If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or other special occasion you can let us know in advance to prepare something special for your day.

A more premium hiking menu to include more fruit, meat, vegetables and complex dishes. A customized premium menu can be included for your hike.

We appreciate those without expereince may need a personal mountain guide or a ratio of 1 guide to 1 client and you can hire additional guides for your trek as required.

Those with more luggage can increase your allowed allowance on the trek by 15kgs for each additional luggage porter you hire for your expedition.

A personal assistance porter can help you carry your personal day pack (max 10kg) from the gate to the summit and back down to let you focus on your trek.

  • Anorak / Jackets

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Balaclava

    USD $5 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Boots - walking / trekking

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Duffel bag

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Hat

    USD $5 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Head Torch

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands, excluding batteries
  • Gaiters

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Gloves / warm mits

    USD $8 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Glove liners

    USD $5 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Mattres (self-inflatable)

    USD $50 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Neck warmer

    USD $7 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Raincoat / poncho

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Rain / wind / waterproof trousers

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Ruck sack / day pack

    USD $20 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Scarf

    USD $5 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Synthetic filled)

    USD $30 per trip
    Snugpak Softie 15 Discovery (-12.5oC comfort rating)
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Down filled)

    USD $50 per trip
    Marmot Never Summer (-12.5oC comfort rating)
  • Socks

    USD $5 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Sunglasses

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Sweater / fleece / jumper

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Travel pillow

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Walking poles (pair)

    USD $10 per trip
    Mixed brands
  • Water bladder / Water hydration system

    USD $15 per trip
    Mixed brands

Standard packages usually exclude

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about this route

Climbing Kilimanjaro is challenging but achievable for most people. The difficulty lies more in the altitude and the length of the trek rather than technical climbing skills. With proper acclimatization and physical preparation, climbers can successfully summit.

Yes, beginners can climb Kilimanjaro. No technical climbing skills are required, but a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation is essential. Beginners are advised to choose longer routes for better acclimatization.

People with serious medical conditions like heart disease, severe asthma, or uncontrolled diabetes should avoid climbing Kilimanjaro. Pregnant women and individuals with altitude sickness susceptibility should also consider other options. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before planning a climb.

Weather plays a pivotal role in deciding when to climb Kilimanjaro. Dry conditions ensure easier hikes and dry gear, while wet weather can turn your trek into a muddy challenge. However, Kilimanjaro's weather patterns have become unpredictable recently. You might encounter unexpected rainfalls even during what's traditionally considered a dry season or vice versa. Moreover, the dry seasons often see a surge in trekkers, leading to crowded routes. Read more about weather here.

The trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro typically takes between 5 to 9 days, depending on the route chosen. Longer routes have higher success rates due to better acclimatization.

The cost of climbing Kilimanjaro varies based on several factors including the route, the duration of the trek, the size of the group, and the level of comfort desired. Generally, prices start from around $2,000 to $4,000 per person not including your international flights.

Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures, a headlamp, and personal medications. Read more here: Kilimanjaro Packing Check-List: Essential Gear and Tips for a Successful Trek.

Expect a challenging but rewarding experience. You'll encounter diverse terrains, from rain forests to arctic conditions. Acclimatization days are essential, and you should be prepared for long trekking hours, basic camping conditions, and altitude-related challenges.

There's no single 'best' route as Kilimanjaro offers multiple ascent paths suitable for varied experience levels. The ideal route depends on your experience, preferences, and goals. To find the route that's perfect for you, check out our helpful guide here: How to Choose the Best Kilimanjaro Route: A Comprehensive Guide.

Why book with Shah Tours?

Some of the reasons why you should book your hike with Shah Tours.

We are proud to operate hikes on Mount Kilimanjaro for 40+ years and with this comes a highly skilled and experienced team of mountain guides who have led 100's of expeditions and are some of the most experienced on Kilimanjaro.

Our expert guides use a preventive health management system to monitor your health twice a day using medical grade finger oximiters. Each expedition is always equipped with 1 emergency oxygen and a first aid kit.

We provide superior equipment for a comfortable hiking experience. Each trek will come with a spacious and roomy all season 4 person tent (for a maximum of 2 or 3 people) made by Hilleberg or The North Face.

justinecharTrip advisor
My husband and I booked our Kilimanjaro climb through Shah Tours, and could not have been more pleased with our experience. To start, I think we had the best guides on the entire mountain. Baraka and Vincent were extremely knowledgeable, not only about mountain safety, but also about the history of Kilimanjaro, the flora, the fauna, the tribes in Tanzania, languages, and everything else we had questions about. We learned so much on our hike up to the summit, which made the whole experience even better than anticipated.
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We are proudly monitored by KPAP and KRTO on each and every trek since 2017 for the highest fair treatment, salary and crew standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. We also support multiple local social and environmental organizations.

All participants on our Kilimanjaro treks will receive a participation certificate and unique achievement medal. You will also get a climb certificate from the National Park if you reach Stella point, Gilman's point or Uhuru peak.

We have been a licensed operator of Kilimanjaro climbs since 1984 and have guided tens of thousands to Africa's highest peak. Booking with us means you are booking directly with the operator without any middle man.

Ahmed BazaraTrip advisor
Myself, and kids (three adults) enjoyed this lifetime experience. It was exciting, somehow tiring, but rewarding. The lovely two guides and many porters made our trip as easy as possible. The cook and assistant prepared just the right meal at the right time. Although we did not complete the hike to Uhuru peak (just 6 km away) due to high altitude sickness two of my children suffered, and we were advised to descend accordingly, we will never forget these days. I am planning to return in the near future. To conclude, I want to say thank you Shah Tours, thank Kalvin, Umari, Emanuel and entire crew for your passion, care and support extended to us throughout this wonderful hike.
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Kilimanjaro Preparation Guide

Need some help planning a Kilimanjaro trek?

Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about private or group treks, when to climb, getting to Kilimanjaro / Tanzania, visas, documents, choosing a route, training for your climb, health and vaccines, Kilimanjaro packing list, hiking boots, rental equipment, tipping, insurance, money:

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