Climb Kilimanjaro Tours

Trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain! 

 

Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, rising 3 miles up out of the surrounding game-filled plains.

 

 

We offer 6, 7 and 8 day Kilimanjaro trips trekking the Machame, Marangu, Lemosho and Rongai routes.  Treks start on the date of your choice and are private so no other trekkers will join your group.  No minimum numbers required – the price shown is for one person.  You can book the Kilimanjaro trek on its own or as an Add On to your Africa overland adventure.

 

 

We use a small but highly respected operator for our Kili Climbs.  Based in Arusha in Tanzania, they are fully insured and treat their guides, porters and cooks fairly.  Guides are skilled and knowledgeable and have vast experience in leading Kilimanjaro treks with a focus on safety and getting the best from your once in a lifetime trek.

 

Uhuru peak stands at 5895m and its name is the Swahili word for freedom.  Trekkers experience everything from tropical rainforest and savannah grasslands through to alpine woodland and moorland, culminating with snow fields and the glacial region at the summit.

 

Below is an 8 day itinerary for trekking the Machame Route.  You can see our full range of treks and prices on our Add Ons page or you can email us at africa@oasisoverland.co.uk for more details.

 

 

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb 8 Days - Machame Route

 

Cost from: £2165

 

Day 1

 

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha.  Pre-climb briefing at our lodge in Moshi.  Overnight at Moshi lodge.

 

Day 2

 

Drive to Machame gate for registration and to start your trek!  Today’s hike takes around 6hrs mostly in rainforest. Kibo peak can just be seen from the campsite. Overnight at Machame Hut, altitude 3000m.

 

Day 3

 

Steep uphill climb following the ridge of a valley.  Shira plateau comes into sight with spectacular views.  Today’s hike takes about 4-5 hours. You may have time to explore the plateau as your cook makes the evening meal.  Overnight atShira Camp, altitude 3800m.

 

Day 4

 

A 6 hour hike past the Lava towers at 4600mtrs.  Descend to Barranco Hut where we rest, enjoy dinner and spend the night.  Very important day for acclimatization as we overnight at around the same altitude as day 3. Overnight Barranco Hut, altitude 3900m.

 

Day 5

 

Continue on a steep ridge climbing the Barranco Wall up to Karanga Valley.  After lunch at camp we can take shorter hikes for great views of the summit.  OvernightKaranga Camp, altitude 4000m.

 

Day 6

 

About 4 hours hiking with some steep valleys en route to Barafu hut from where you make your final ascent at midnight.  Time to walk around the rocky ridge for spectacular views, weather permitting!  Overnight Barafu Hut, altitude 4600m.

 

Day 7

 

Ascent day!  It is a cold and steep hike of around 6 hours to Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Africa at 5895m. Depending on your ability and pace, we will see the sunrise from the summit.   Descent begins with a 5 hour hike making a long but exhilarating day.  Overnight Mweka hut, altitude 3100m.

 

Day 8

 

Our last day on the mountain.  4 hours hiking down to Mweka Park Gate where you will be presented with your certificate!  Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha.

 

Chris our company director climbed Kili last year and survived so give him a call on 01963 363400 if you have any questions!

 

 

 

Included

 

 

Not included

 

International Flights, Airport taxes, Travel Insurance, Visas, Meals (other than specified), Drinks, Tips, Personal hiking equipment, Oxygen supply & Optional Excursions as listed in the pre-departure information/website.