This 8 day tour (with 6 day trek) uses the popular and original route up to the summit of Uhuru – the Roof of Africa. There are wonderful views of the forested slopes and glacial valleys of this volcanic landscape. Accommodation is in shared huts with bunk beds and the ascent and descent are via Gilman’s Point on the rim of the Kibo volcano.




Pick up in Kilimanjaro and transfer by road to Moshi and to Parkview Inn. For the semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation will be at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha. Dinner and overnight.


After breakfast transfer to Marangu Gate to meet your guides and complete formalities before setting off on your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. A picnic lunch is taken en route and in the afternoon you arrive at Mandara Hut. A short walk can be taken to Maundi Crater in the afternoon. Overnight at Mandara Hut (Full Board).



After breakfast, set out to Horombo Hut. The altitude gain today is significant and so a gentle pace is ideal to slowly acclimatise and avoid altitude sickness. By mid afternoon you reach camp and can relax. You have another night here to adjust to the altitude. Overnight Horombo Hut (Full Board).



Today is essentially an acclimatisation day. To aid this you head out for the day on a hike to higher altitude which takes you towards the Mawenzi Volcano. If the weather is fine the views from the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo are spectacular. Behind you the deeply eroded Mawenzi Peak is linked by a glacially smoothed saddle to Kibo, the main peak. The younger Mawenzi has been continually eroded for at least 400,000 years whilst Kibo has continued to grow and remains dormant to this day. In the afternoon you return to Horombo Hut to relax and have dinner. Overnight Horombo Hut (Full Board).



We make an early start to reach the final hut before tomorrow’s summit attempt. Progress is slow in this hypoxic (low oxygen) environment but by mid afternoon you reach Kibo Hut to relax before the final ascent. A relatively early dinner is taken and then you can get some much needed rest before the departure to the summit late tonight / early next morning. Overnight Kibo Hut (Full Board).



Rising early (normally before midnight) you start out from Kibo Hut towards the peak. At night the scree sections are normally much firmer giving the best possible conditions for a successful bid for the summit. It takes around six hours to reach Gilman’s Point and then a further one and a half to two hours to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest free standing point in the world and the highest point in Africa. You then descend the same route before a short stop at Kibo Hut to refuel with food and rest. By the evening you descend back down to Horombo Hut for dinner. Overnight Horombo Hut (Full Board).



The final descent takes you back through the heath zone and forest to the Marangu Gate. Here you are met by the driver and transferred back to Parkview in Moshi (standard option). For semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight.



After breakfast transfer back to Kilimanjaro. Drop off at the international airport for your onward flight.


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The Marangu or main route is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities.

Tour includes: transfers and accommodation as stated, Full Board on trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), guest tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps and fully trained, expert guides, porters and cook and all park fees, camping fees and rescue fees. Luxury tour also has private portable WC, larger tents (3-person tent used for 2 people) with 3 inch foam mattresses, 18 Celsius rated sleeping bags with liners, pillow, a large walk-in mess tent. All tours include safety equipment, safety briefings and staff fully trained in First Aid.

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Standard Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax Single Supplement
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 2680 USD 2250 USD 2190 USD 2160 USD 2075 USD 2060 USD 250 USD
01-Jan-23 31-Dec-23 2975 USD 2498 USD 2431 USD 2398 USD 2303 USD 2287 USD 278 USD
Semi Deluxe Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 6460 USD 4340 USD 4005 USD 3640 USD 3625 USD 3615 USD 390 USD
01-Jan-23 31-Dec-23 7171 USD 4817 USD 4446 USD 4040 USD 4024 USD 4013 USD 433 USD
Luxury Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 6700 USD 4475 USD 4090 USD 3760 USD 3740 USD 3730 USD 390 USD
01-Jan-23 31-Dec-23 7437 USD 4967 USD 4540 USD 4174 USD 4151 USD 4140 USD 433 USD

Note: An extra day is available as follows: Standard (US$ 428 Per Person)

Note: There are no single huts available.

Extras for hire include on the Standard option:

Oxygen – US$ 190 per entire climb

Hyperbaric chamber – US$ 225

Automated External Defibrillator (AED heart saving device) – US$ 280 per entire climb

Pulse Oximeter: US$ 80 per entire climb

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