Explore some of our fixed package itineraries for this destination.
When to visit
These recommendations are based on weather patterns and trends. Mountains are extremely unpredictable and we always recommend you to be prepared for any weather outcome regardless of the predicted season.
January, February, July, August, September, October
Within our predicted dry season, these months generally have dry conditions and good mountain weather making the trek more achievable. These are also the busiest months and you may find all routes are busy in this period.
March, June, November, December
These months generally are between our dry season and wet season where conditions are generally dry on the mountain however you may still experience some rain. These are generally great months for those looking to avoid the crowds as most will travel in the excellent time above.
Our predicted 'long rain' season in Tanzania where the chances of rain are high and downpours can be heavy (tropical!) and make trekking very difficult. For a seasoned mountaineer this can be a great time to avoid all of the crowds who usually skip these months.
KPAP and fair treatment of your crew
The exploitation and mistreatment of porters can be a troubling challenge in the climbing industry. By climbing with us - a qualified KPAP Partner company - you can be assured that your porters are well taken care of.
An 'undercover' KPAP porter monitors us on each and every Kilimanjaro trek.
- Porters and crew are paid at least a fair minimum wage agreed with their unions.
- Salaries are all paid within 2 working days from the descent of a climb.
- Transparent tipping procedures to ensure porters receive the full tip intended for them.
- Fair tipping recommendations for both the climber and crew.
- Loads carried by our porters do not exceed 20kg of company gear.
- Porters are provided with three meals per day on the mountain.
- Crew are provided with proper shelter and sleeping dedicated for them.
- Equal climbing opportunities to all porters registered with our company
- We inspect crew gear each trek to ensure proper kit is taken for a safe trek.
- Transport for crew is provided to remote gates (Rongai / Lemosho).
The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project independently monitors everyone of our treks for fair treatment standards to ensure unbiased reporting of our treks and the best working conditions for your crew. Click to read more.
This package is usually combined with one of the below. We can also tailor a custom itinerary combining any of our packages for you.
Planning a trek
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:
What to expect
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Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about your mountain crew, safety on the mountain, AMS and mountain sickness, food, drink, equipment, comfort upgrades, toilets and bathrooms, emergency oxygen, communicating on the trek, weather, park rules and luggage:
Why choose Shah Tours for your Kilimanjaro trek?
As one of Kilimanjaro's oldest and longest serving Kilimanjaro operators, we are one of the best providing: 35+ years experience, family owned and operated, high quality equipment and fleet, responsible and externally monitored, superior & experienced guides, safe, secure and reliable with over 2000+ happy clients each year:
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