Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Kilimanjaro Climbing is a premier trekking company based in Moshi, with Mount Kilimanjaro climbing as our core business. We offer safe and affordable Kilimanjaro trekking tours  through all routes, with one sole aim; of taking you to the summit of the ‘rooftop of Africa’. Join us for an unforgettable hike up of Mt Kilimanjaro, with a success rate of approximately 98% !

Mount Kilimanjaro (pronounced; Ki-li-man-ja-roh) is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free standing Volcano in the world, due to its nature of standing alone on a flat area as opposed to other peaks in the world that rise above from a range of mountains. Mount Kilimanjaro has 3 main peaks. The highest is Kibo Peak where Uhuru Peak (the summit) sits. Uhuru Peak stands at 5,895 meters equivalent to 19,341 feet above sea level. Kibo Peak carries the most of the remaining glaciers which are currently under immense threat of disappearance climate change. The glaciers are estimated to disappear between the year 2025 and 2035. The others are Mawenzi peak to the east and Shira peak to the west of the mountain.

Where is Mount Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and it’s located in Tanzania, in East Africa, at the eastern border with Kenya. The mountain makes up the biggest park of the Kilimanjaro National Park. Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth.

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

The best time for Kilimanjaro climbing is from December to mid-March, and again from June to end of October; which are the warmest and driest times of the year. Being the best months to hike up Mt Kilimanjaro, also means that they are the busiest months so you expect to meet many climbers along the trails and at the mountain camps.

Mount Kilimanjaro can however be hiked throughout the year and you can therefore hike during the other months, but you will do it in wetter conditions from the above-mentioned periods.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Itineraries

7 Days Machame Route Itinerary, Prices & Dates

7 Days Machame Route also known as Whiskey Route; is a famous Mount Kilimanjaro climbing

8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary & Prices

The Lemosho route was introduced to hikers on Mount Kilimanjaro due to the high demand

9 Days Northern Circuit Route Mount Kilimanjaro

8 Days Northern Circuit Route is one of the newest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It

7 Days Rongai Route Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route is one of the easiest and most commonly used routes on Mount

5 Days Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro

This 5 days Marangu Route Itinerary is the shortest program / route for climbing Mount

6 Days Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro climb

The 6 days Marangu Route follows the Marangu Route; the most popular and oldest route

6 Days Machame Route Itinerary, Prices & Dates

This is the standard 6 days Machame Route Itinerary, suitable for persons who are physically

6 days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro climb

The 6-day Umbwe Route itinerary is rarely used by hikers because it’s the hardest route

8 Days Northern Circuit Route Mount Kilimanjaro

8 Days Northern Circuit Route is one of the newest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It

Mount Meru Climb Trek 4 Days

This 4 days Mount Meru Hiking Itinerary is the standard program for climbing the 2nd

Locally owned Kilimanjaro Climbing Company

Kilimanjaro Climbing, we are a fully locally owned and operated hiking outfitter, based in Tanzania. With the main office in Arusha and an operation office in Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, we arrange and execute the best and most affordable hikes, using our own local guides and porters. We are also a member and supporter of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KIPAP).

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How hard is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is a fair difficult mountain to climb. With more than 50% of the climbers suffering from mountain sickness, Kilimanjaro is an extreme altitude mountain trek. Measuring 19,341 feet, or 5,895 meters, you will need to prepare well and train before attempting to climb Kili.

How much does it cost to Climb Kilimanjaro?

The average cost to climb Kilimanjaro is between USD 2000 to USD 6000. Kilimanjaro climbing price varies from cheap hikes, budget operators based in Moshi, fair count kilimanjaro climbing operators like us to large Western travel agents who sell outsourced climbs at exorbitant prices.

Every hiking outfit for Mount Kilimanjaro incurs unavoidable costs that go to the Government directly and these include; Park entry fees for Kilimanjaro National Park, Hut fees in case of hiling through Marangu Route, and camping fees for all other routes. Rescue fees also are compulsory and they go directly to the government of Tanzania through Kilimanjaro National Park.

How hard is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro climbing is a hike so no specialist climbing skills are necessary to get to the Uhuru summit. To prepare for the Kili climb, you must have done extensive hill-walking or aerobic exercise as you get into shape for your Kilimanjaro Climb. If you do not currently enjoy a good level of fitness it may take many months of training to reach a suitable level of fitness to enjoy the walk.

You want to be in good physical shape to climb Kilimanjaro, but there’s no need to be super-fit to do it. This is a trek, not a climb after all. If you can manage to run for 30 minutes two to three times a week, and enjoy an all day hike at weekends, you should be ready for the Kilimanjaro climb through any route. That said, many people do underestimate Kilimanjaro, but you should not.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Guides

Kilimanjaro Climbing Guides

Why Choose Us?

Experienced Local guides

We use only local guides! Our Mt Kilimanjaro climbing guides are all professionally trained and well experienced local guides who have literally grown up climbing and guiding on the mountain.

Safe Kilimanjaro Climbs

Safety while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is our number one focus. Daily check ups , Emergency oxygen tanks are always at hand when needed. Fresh hygienically prepared quality meals guaranteed.

Value for money Kilimanjaro treks

As a local Mt Kilimanjaro climbing company, we offer value for money treks. We believe in affordable Kilimanjaro tours while keeping the highest standards in terms of meals, equipment and general health.

Our Kilimanjaro Porters, Our Pillars!

We love our porters. We adhere to all the rules regarding the porters, as well as give them the best remuneration for happy Kilimanjaro treks. We are a member and a proud supporter of KPAP.

How long does it take to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

It takes between five to nine days to climb and reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and descend to the finishing point. The more days spent on the mountain the higher the success rate summiting, because you will become more acclimated to the altitude. More days spent on the mountain also ensures that you reach higher altitudes without too much exhaustion. Acclimatization on Mount Kilimanjaro basically means hiking high and sleeping low.

The shorter hikes of 5 days have the lowest success rates than the longer treks that take from 8 to 9 days on the mountain. The shortest hikes normally follow the Marangu Route and Rongai Route. Longer routes follow the Machame Route, Lemosho and The Northern Circuit. Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro Routes.

Regardless the number of days you take while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the golden rule and key to success it to go slow. This rule is emphasized by the climbing swahili slogan of ‘pole pole’ which translates to ‘slowly’. You will hear this word many terms while on your hiking trail, as your guides and indeed the whole crew regularly reminds you of the need to climb slowly.

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