About this activity

  • Instant Booking
  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:6 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Backpacking Tours
    • Cycling Tours
    • Helicopter Tours
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Nature Tours
    • Paragliding License
    • Paragliding Tours
    • Trekking and Hiking Tours
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Self Guided/Independent
  • Guide Language
    • English
    • French
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
    • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Pickup

    Altezza Lodge

    From: To:
    8:00 AM 8:30 PM
  • Drop-off

    Altezza Lodge

    From: To:
    8:00 AM 8:30 AM
  • Age Range 13 - 70 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights


There are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai and Umbwe. The Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe routes all approach from the south of the mountain. The Lemosho and Shira routes approach from the west. The Rongai route approaches from the north near Kenya. All routes except Marangu and Rongai descend via Mweka.

Tour Introduction

MOUNT KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTEThere are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai and Umbwe. The Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe routes all approach from the south of the mountain. The Lemosho and Shira routes approach from the west. The Rongai route approaches from the north near Kenya. All routes except Marangu and Rongai descend via Mweka.  


DAY 1: MARANGU GATE – MANDARA HUTS: 8.3KM /5MI | 4-5 HRS | RAINFOREST Elevation: 1905m/6250ft to 2723m/8934ft Altitude gained: 818m Departing from Moshi a 45-minute drive will take you through the Village of Machame to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.

DAY 2: MANDARA HUTS – HOROMBO HUTS: 12.5KM/7.8MI | 6-8HRS | MOORELAND Elevation: 2723m/8934ft to 3721m/12,208ft Altitude gained: 998m After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, through heathland, looking for giant lobelias and groundsels. Continue up into open moorlands where small shrubs are the main vegetation. Stop halfway for lunch, to enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi. Arrive at the Horombo Huts late afternoon beneath the spectacular Kibo Summit viewpoint. Temperatures begin to drop.

DAY 3: HOROMBO HUTS You can spend a full day and a second night at Horombo. On this day, you can either rest at the huts or take a stroll up to the Mawenzi base camp then return to the Horombo Huts. This extra day will help your acclimatization, and further your understanding of the mountains weather and altitude. After your pause, you will continue up to the Kibo Huts on your fourth day for your midnight start to the summit.

DAY 4: HOROMBO HUTS- KIBO HUTS: 10.5KM/6MI | 6-8HRS | SEMI-DESERT Elevation: 3721m/12,208ft to 4714m/15,466ft Altitude gained: 993m After breakfast, we continue on through the dwindling heathland that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. Here while we stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours.

DAY 5: KIBO HUTS – SUMMIT: 6.25KM /3.9 MI UP | 5-7HRS | – HOROMBO HUTS: 15.75KM /9MI DOWN | 5-6HRS | GLACIERS, SNOW CAPPED SUMMIT Elevation: 4714m/15,466ft to 5895m/19,341ft Altitude gained: 1181m Descent to 3721m/12,208ft Altitude lost: 2174m Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit in a switchback formation through trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion, we ascend through heavy scree and possibly snow towards Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way. Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa! After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We begin our steep descent down to Horombo Hut, stopping at Kibo Hut for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Horombo Hut.

DAY 6: HOROMBO HUTS – MARANGU GATE – MOSHI: 20KM/12.5MI |6-7HRS | RAINFOREST Elevation: 3721m/12,208 to 1905m/6250ft Altitude lost: 1816m After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down stopping at the Mandara Huts for lunch. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. You return back to the Marangu Park Gate and receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 45 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!


Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Halal
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Private Vehicle
Other Included

Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
Airport Transfers
Meals according to the itinerary
Drinking water and Full Board Meals
All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
Gate Transfers
Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder


  • Insurance
  • Extra Services

Other Excluded:

EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE: Flights Visa fees Travel  or Medical Insurance  is required and you should ask for Recommendation  Gamow Bag Medication Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended) Personal spending money for souvenirs etc. Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc. Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain $150 per room 

Covid Safety

Sanitizer will be provided and Mask as park of protection against COVID-19


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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Booking will remain active until clients be able to travel again.

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure

Good To Know

-If you have upgraded your room you have to add an extra cost depending of the hotel of your choice

-Private Toilet can be provided with the extra cost

- Note that at the gate there is a scanning Machine so don't carry drugs like weed and Alcohol


-If you requeste a personal Porter you have to pay an extra amount for that

- Once We pick you at the Airport will check all of your gear for trekking if you miss some gears there is a rental shop in Moshi where you can get whatever you need.

- Oxygen Cylinder will be provided for your safety.



Communicate with Mussa Bashiri Mushi

  • 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
  • 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.