AFRICA Kilimanjaro Climb

Trip type: Trekking
Duration: 5 to 9 days, depending on route
Height: 5895 m
Country/Region: Africa, Tanzania
Price: from 2’900 CHF p.P.
Participants: 2-8
Dates: On request, available all year round

Climbing Kilimanjaro represents a true adventure. With its height of 5895 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and a symbol of the majestic beauty of Africa. You will also climb one of the Seven Summits and experience unique views over Kenya and Tanzania.

Requirements:

Auch Wildsalat schmeckt nach 25km wandern

Hiking

Schwierigkeit 4 5 1

Up to 6 Hrs./Day

Wild camping

Schwierigkeit 4 5 1

Experience advantageous

Adaptability

Schwierigkeit 4 5 1

Necessary. Adventurers are needed here!

Fitness

Schwierigkeit 4 5 1

Fit enough to carry a backpack weighting approx. 8Kg

Kilimanjaro Climb 5895 m – Your first giant of the Seven Summits kingdom

From dense rainforests to snow-capped peaks, the Kilimanjaro climb spans different climates and reveals an amazing variety of landscapes. You will witness a breathtaking natural scenery marked by the beauty of the African wilderness. The challenges during the climb are real, even though every effort will be worth it. You will push yourself physically and go beyond your limits as you slowly, step by step, move towards the summit. The altitude will present you with new challenges, but with careful acclimatization and a well-planned route choice, you will be able to safely conquer Kilimanjaro.

Finally, when you reach the summit, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment that is hard to put into words. The proud moment of reaching the highest point in Africa and enjoying the view of the world below will fill you with humility.

As for the ascent routes themselves, the Exped Tribe team will be happy to assist you with route selection and can explain the pros and cons of each route.

Among the possible ascent routes to Kilimanjaro we offer: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai and many more. Each route has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of difficulty, scenic beauty and acclimatization. You can choose the route that best suits your interests and abilities. Also, certain routes are more suitable for certain seasons of the year.

Together to the highest point of Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is a mountain massif in Tanzania, East Africa. It consists of three extinct volcanoes: the Kibo, the Mawenzi and the Shira. Kibo is the highest peak and has an altitude of 5895 meters, making it the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Come with us on a journey of superlatives on the roofs of Africa!

Your benefits with Exped Tribe:

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Professional and multilingual expedition tour leader

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Support member

that documents the trip with professional footage and looks after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.

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Small groups

of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, family atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We gladly accept special requests!

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Vegetarian friendly

Bei uns gibt es alpine Gourmet Küche, ganz ohne Fleisch/Fisch!

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Co2 Kompensation

Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of the planted trees and can thus follow their growth.

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Rental materials

Cost-effective test materials from our partner companies such as expedition tents, backpacks and much more are available.

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Planned itinerary of the Kilimanjaro climb in Africa

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Day 1

Africa, we´re coming!

Travel from Zurich or Milan by plane. We are happy to organize an alternative arrival if desired. Once in Moshi we will get the last groceries, explore the city and experience how the locals live their daily lives.

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Day 2 to last day

Climbing Period

Depending on the route, we offer a different itinerary, stops and accommodations. We will send you the exact itinerary by e-mail in a travel dossier.

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Last day

Au revoir, Africa! Puffer day

We take one day as a buffer. To rest, to do one more activity on site or in case of bad weather on the trail. Unfortunately our trip ends after today, but we are already looking forward to another adventure together with you!

Important info about your trip

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro can be considered physically demanding, but does not require technical climbing skills.

With the right preparation (acclimatization on site, hiking and training before the trip), the right choice of route and a good physical condition, this impressive mountain peak can be reached without any problems. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and together we will decide whether Kilimanjaro is the right choice for you.

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?

The duration of a Kilimanjaro climb depends on the route chosen, as different routes have different lengths and levels of difficulty. On average, climbing Kilimanjaro takes around 5 to 9 days. Here are the timescales for some of the most popular routes:

Marangu route: this route usually takes 5 days. It is the only route that allows overnight stays in huts.

Machame Route: This route usually takes 6 to 7 days and offers better acclimatization as it covers a longer distance.

Lemosho Route: This route takes 7 to 8 days and offers a scenic route with sufficient time for acclimatization.

Rongai route: The ascent via the Rongai route usually takes 6 to 7 days. This route is often climbed from the north side.

It is important to note that longer routes increase the chances of successful acclimatization, which can reduce the likelihood of altitude sickness. The time on the summit itself is usually one day, with the ascent normally starting at night in order to experience the sunrise on the summit.

We advise you to allow enough time for acclimatization to minimize the risks of altitude sickness and make the most of your awe-inspiring Kilimanjaro experience.

Which months are best for climbing Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is possible all year round. However, there are certain months that are considered more suitable based on the weather conditions. The best months for climbing Kilimanjaro are usually January to March and June to October.

January to March: This is the time of the great dry season. Temperatures are pleasant during this time and the likelihood of rainfall is low.

June to October: This is the time of the minor dry season. Conditions are also quite stable and temperatures are moderate. This is a popular time for climbing.

It is important to note that Kilimanjaro passes through different climate zones, from rainforests to glaciers. Therefore, the weather can vary and it is advisable that you prepare for different conditions (including clothing). It is best to avoid the long rainy seasons in April, May and November.

Included
  • Local expedition leader + Exped Tribe tour guide
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in base camps and huts along the trail, hotel on arrival and departure
  • All transfers in Africa
  • Professional photo reportage and videos
  • One activity to support the local community
  • Group material (expedition tents, stoves, etc.)
  • Co2 compensation with the planting of 10 trees/participant
Excluded
  • Travel to and from the destination country
  • Private insurance with coverage of return transportation costs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for local activities and local guide
  • Everything that is not listed under “Included”
Catering
  • Snack (not included, serves to replenish the energy balance): This is taken between breakfast and dinner and is carried for an appropriate number of days. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars are good choices. Remember not to make your backpack too heavy.
  • Full board (included): Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat on our tours. Nevertheless, you can of course order what you like best at the local restaurants, be it vegetarian or of animal origin. You are also welcome to bring and eat your food of animal origin at any time.
Rental material
  • Telescopic poles, CHF 35.00
  • Expedition backpack (90-110l), CHF 60.00
  • Sleeping bag, CHF 60.00
Others, Add-ons

This adventure can be completed with the following if desired:

  • Game viewing and safaris
  • Sport climbing around Kilimanjaro
Clothing
  • Hard shell jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Functional underwear
  • Long and short hiking pants, quick drying
  • Long and short shirts, fast drying
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Hat, gloves
  • Mosquito net
Miscellaneous
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Drinking bottle and thermos flask
  • Ev. camera and powerbank
  • Backpack (80-110l)
Technical equipment
  • Telescopic poles
  • Mountain boots or high hiking boots
  • Gaiters
For the overnight
  • Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0°/-5°)
  • Sleeping mat (insulated preferably)
  • ISO mat
  • Cutlery (fork/knife/spoon/cup/bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to minimum)
  • Other camping equipment, if available

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