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Trekking Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro trekking is an adventure of a lifetime. It is not only about reaching the highest point of Africa (5,895 m/19,341 f) - your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure entails stunning vistas, virgin jungles, amazing wildlife and outdoor experiences.

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro is an ideal activity for a memorable family vacation, meeting of old friends, a celebration of your graduation, teambuilding and hundreds of other events. Its magnificent slopes is an excellent source of inspiration for the creative professionals. Anyone in need of getting unwind is welcome here.

Altezza Travel is the No1 wildlife adventures outfitter in Tanzania. With profound environmental ethics in mind, we will make your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure genuinely immersive, safe and comfortable. Click here to know more about Kilimanjaro trek routes and the best season for climbing.

Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro is allowed by one of the six official routes, designated by the tourism authorities of Tanzania to make sure that the future generations will enjoy the grandeur and beauty of Kilimanjaro wildlife. Off-route trekking is strictly prohibited and severely punishable because of that policy.

Routes recommendation of Altezza

  • For climbing novices (for whom Mount Kilimanjaro trek is a first time mountaineering experience) - Lemosho and Rongai programs
  • For beginners (those, who have some experience) - Northern Circuit Route and Machame programs;
  • For experienced hikers - Marangu and Umbwe programs.

All routes feature camping accommodation. The only exception is Marangu route, where the climbers stay in shared huts.

  • Northern Circuit

    Northern Circuit
    The newest and the most thrilling way of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Good acclimatization.

    8 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Northern Circuit

    Northern Circuit route was opened for those seeking remote and long Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. The lowest traffic on the Mount. Starting at Shira Plateau, this route traverses picturesque Northern side of the Mount. Recommended for the beginners.
    Details from $2232
  • Umbwe route

    Umbwe route
    The shortest, the most precipitous and challenging route for your Kilimanjaro hike.

    6 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Umbwe route

    Umbwe route is a good test of your climbing skills. Rapid ascent on the first day with little time for acclimatization is compensated by the breathtaking panoramic vistas. 6-day adventure is open for the climbers with high-altitude mountaineering experience.
    Details from $1790
  • Marangu route

    Marangu route
    The only route with accommodation in huts. Good for rainy season climbing. The most popular one. Challenging acclimatization.

    5-6 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Marangu route

    Marangu is the most popular route for Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. Medium acclimatization transition. Ascent and descent is by the same trail. Recommended for climbers with high-altitude mountaineering experience.5 and 6-day climbs.
    Details from $1547
  • Rongai route

    Rongai route
    One of the remotest and the least popular routes.. Recommended for a Kilimanjaro climb  during the rainy season.

    6-7 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Rongai route

    Rongai route is a unique way of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Starting at the North side of the Mount, it goes through the coniferous forest, offering fantastic views. This route provides moderate acclimatization experience and is fairly challenging overall, yet friendly for the beginners.
    Details from $1817
  • Machame route

    Machame route
    Amazing views, good acclimatization. Second in popularity. 7-day option is friendly for the beginners.

    6-7 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Machame route

    Choosing Machame route for your Kilimanjaro hike means smooth acclimatization and amazing views. This option is the second in popularity among the climbers, and the number of other climbers may be high. We have 6 and 7-day Mt Kilimanjaro hike tours by Machame.
    Details from $1754
  • Lemosho route

    Lemosho route
    Stunning sceneries and excellent acclimatization. The least frequented route. Ideal for the beginners.

    6-8 day climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Lemosho route

    Offering captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and the lowest traffic of other climbers, Lemosho is our most recommended route to reach the roof of Africa. 6,7, and 8-day programs are available.
    Details from $1819

Climbing Kilimanjaro Information

  • Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

    Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

    In contrast to other popular mountaineering destinations, you may climb Kilimanjaro trek expeditions are available all year round, however there April-May (“the big rainy season”) and November (“the small rainy season”) are rainy months in Tanzania. At the same time, they feature two great advantages:

    1. the number of other climbers on the Mount Kilimanjaro is minimal.
    2. The wildlife is booming in the rainy season

    At the same time, Lemosho and Northern Circuit Route are the least frequented routes throughout the whole year. Therefore you should not specifically focus on the rainy seasons if you prefer a seclusive Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. Opting for Lemosho and Norther Circuit routes is always a good alternative.

    See our Kilimanjaro trek best time of year article for further insights.

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

    Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

    Mt Kilimanjaro weather follows its temperature pattern. Because the Mount Kilimanjaro has five distinct climatic zones, the temperature here varies from “tropical heat” (+20C⁰-25C⁰) at the onset of your trek to “arctic cold” in the summit camps. Trekking up to Uhuru Peak you the difference in temperatures will be noticeable.

    If your friends are trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro right now, you may check the weather on Mt Kilimanjaro today through this link.

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

    Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

    The Mount features different temperature regimes. Starting from +20-25C⁰ (68-77F) at the lower camps, the temperature gradually decreases to -10-15C⁰ (50-59F) in the Mt. Kilimanjaro snow area.

    Make sure to check your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition packing list to ensure that you have adequate protection against both scorching equatorial sun and arctic coldness.

Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

In contrast to other popular mountaineering destinations, you may climb Kilimanjaro trek expeditions are available all year round, however there April-May (“the big rainy season”) and November (“the small rainy season”) are rainy months in Tanzania. At the same time, they feature two great advantages:

  1. the number of other climbers on the Mount Kilimanjaro is minimal.
  2. The wildlife is booming in the rainy season

At the same time, Lemosho and Northern Circuit Route are the least frequented routes throughout the whole year. Therefore you should not specifically focus on the rainy seasons if you prefer a seclusive Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. Opting for Lemosho and Norther Circuit routes is always a good alternative.

See our Kilimanjaro trek best time of year article for further insights.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

Mt Kilimanjaro weather follows its temperature pattern. Because the Mount Kilimanjaro has five distinct climatic zones, the temperature here varies from “tropical heat” (+20C⁰-25C⁰) at the onset of your trek to “arctic cold” in the summit camps. Trekking up to Uhuru Peak you the difference in temperatures will be noticeable.

If your friends are trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro right now, you may check the weather on Mt Kilimanjaro today through this link.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

The Mount features different temperature regimes. Starting from +20-25C⁰ (68-77F) at the lower camps, the temperature gradually decreases to -10-15C⁰ (50-59F) in the Mt. Kilimanjaro snow area.

Make sure to check your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition packing list to ensure that you have adequate protection against both scorching equatorial sun and arctic coldness.

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Reviews

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    Vladimir Podoprigora

    In this letter, I express my deep gratitude to ALTEZZA.TRAVEL for organizing and supporting my climbing on August 2, 2019 to Ukhuru peak (tour from July 28, 2019 to August 04, 2019, along the Marangu route). It was an amazing tour to Mount Kilimanjaro with the ALTEZZA.TRAVEL team. I note the highes...

    In this letter, I express my deep gratitude to ALTEZZA.TRAVEL for organizing and supporting my climbing on August 2, 2019 to Ukhuru peak (tour from July 28, 2019 to August 04, 2019, along the Marangu route). It was an amazing tour to Mount Kilimanjaro with the ALTEZZA.TRAVEL team. I note the highest level of tour organization - from the meeting at the airport to the moment you return to the hotel and receive certificates! Special thanks: - to the Chief guide Victor Mahonge. His organizing skills, the ability to manage and control the whole group, experience, knowledge, medical preparation, hardness and mountain endurance energized us and gave us the feeling of complete security and constant support. I am sure that without Victor Mahonge our tour would not have taken place, or the sensations would not have been so vivid; -to the guides Wisen Ronald and Elipokea E Urio. Their background, guardianship, care and attention, the ability to captivate with stories about Tanzania, history, nature, and mountain of Kilimanjaro, a high level of English knowledge, quick learning of the Russian language helped us to feel comfortable, confident and easy; - to Anna, customer relations manager. Her detailed information, elaboration of documents, solving current issues around the tour and the hotel, intelligence, punctuality, and attention to us - everything at the highest level! Thank you all for the received emotions! This is of great value to me! Of course, I will recommend ALTEZZA.TRAVEL and the team of guides of our group to all my friends and acquaintances! Vladimir Podoprigora READ MORE
    Олег

    Огромная благодарность компании Altezza за великолепную организацию восхождения на Кили в июне 2019! Все было просто супер, ребята большие молодцы! Знал бы, что предоставляемое в аренду снаряжение отличного качества, половину вещей точно не стал бы с собой тащить из России, а взял бы на месте. Отде...

    Огромная благодарность компании Altezza за великолепную организацию восхождения на Кили в июне 2019! Все было просто супер, ребята большие молодцы! Знал бы, что предоставляемое в аренду снаряжение отличного качества, половину вещей точно не стал бы с собой тащить из России, а взял бы на месте. Отдельно хотелось бы отметить прекрасную команду гидов во главе с Баракой - настоящий лидер и прекрасный человек. Ещё раз большое вам спасибо, уважаемая команда Altezza, вы очень круты! READ MORE
    Ana Oliveira

    Big thank you to all the crew without any exception. It was a lifetime experience... and without them it wouldn't be possible. A special thank you to Victor and Selemon... our guides that made it possible... also to Joseph that helped me so much together with Victor during the summit stage. All t...

    Big thank you to all the crew without any exception. It was a lifetime experience... and without them it wouldn't be possible. A special thank you to Victor and Selemon... our guides that made it possible... also to Joseph that helped me so much together with Victor during the summit stage. All the crew was 100% involved and I highly recommend them to climb Kilimanjaro. Food was good, security and safety was from the beginning the bigger worry, we had medical check ups twice a day and everything was really well organised. I absolutely recommend Altezza, my guides - Victor and Selemon together with all the crew to climd Kilimanjaro. It was a Wonderfull experience. THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. Ana Oliveira READ MORE

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