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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.
Kilimanjaro Trek Tours
Below you will find our scheduled Kilimanjaro tour trek expeditions. You can join any of them. All departures are guaranteed.
If you are looking for a private expedition with us, contact our experts at [email protected].
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Kilimanjaro climb: Lemosho route (7 days)February 24 - March 04, 2018$2140
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Kilimanjaro climb: Marangu route (6 days)February 25 - March 04, 2018$1818
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Kilimanjaro climb: Lemosho route (6 days)March 03 - March 10, 2018$1896
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Kilimanjaro climb: Lemosho route (7 days)March 07 - March 15, 2018$2140
Trekking Kilimanjaro Information
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:
- the number of other climbers on the Mount Kilimanjaro is minimal.
- 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.
Kilimanjaro Trek Reviews
Climbing and SafariMy trip to Tanzania was a memorable one. I think that everyone needs to see the African wildlife through your own eyes, is unlike anything else. Everything is special here: great reserves with unusual trees and unique animals, mode of life of Tanzanians and snowbound peak of Kilimanjaro. So interesting to watch the animals in their natural habitat. They do not pay attention to observers and doing their own things: eat, sleep, hunt, mate and breed – I was able to see all of it and took pictures of the camera :) Honestly, there are a lot of different type of exotic animals. They are different, some species coexist together. Guides were talking with eac... trip to Tanzania was a memorable one. I think that everyone needs to see the African wildlife through your own eyes, is unlike anything else. Everything is special here: great reserves with unusual trees and unique animals, mode of life of Tanzanians and snowbound peak of Kilimanjaro. So interesting to watch the animals in their natural habitat. They do not pay attention to observers and doing their own things: eat, sleep, hunt, mate and breed – I was able to see all of it and took pictures of the camera :) Honestly, there are a lot of different type of exotic animals. They are different, some species coexist together. Guides were talking with each other and pass the information where some of them noticed an interesting animal, so we were able to see all the animals that have been at this point in the park. My hotel was almost in the city center, which gave me a chance to walk along the streets and look at the lives of Tanzanians. In spite of my poor English I managed to talk with some locals, although they all wanted to sale useless stuff to me. :) However, they gave up after one or two refusals and then just agreed to chat with me. Of course the impression would be incomplete without climbing. Going uphill for 5 days was not only a good challenge, but also a fascinating journey through an unusual area with unique flora and fauna. On the day of the summit we had a trek for about 4-5 hours to the summit camp, then rest, and at night climb about 6-7 hours. It was not easy, but not too hard. The feeling that you are with every meter closer to the highest point of Africa, gave strength. When I saw in the distance a cherished plate, broke into a smile and tiredness disappeared. At the approach I took the camera out and filmed the moment of summiting the peak. I remember that I cried as if conquered Everest :)">
Climbing and SafariDuring a month we were chatting by emails with African companies which arrange tours to Africa: climbing Kilimanjaro and Safari. The language barrier, poor description of what we are paying, huge range of prices for the same service from different representatives, created a feeling of scam. Just 3 weeks before departure, we turned to a Russian company In Africa - Altezza Travel, expecting that now the price would be even higher than Africans have. But the price was pleased, Alex was very clear in his first letter, he advised to switch from the Machame route we choose to Lemosho and after just a couple of emails we all agreed and decided t... Machame route we choose to Lemosho and after just a couple of emails we all agreed and decided to go with the Altezza. I must say that we fully trust on the accommodations provided by Altezza, did not check and did not even see any hotel, which had planned for us. Expectations of the hotels were fully met. We were met at the airport, settled in a lovely hotel at the foot of the mountain. Alex has arrived a couple of hours later, gave a full briefing, checked our equipment, some of the stuff we have was quite old and we have been planning to leave it in Africa after the trekking. 80% of our climbing gear, of course, was unprofessional and did not fit. So we went to the Altezza office, where we were fully outfitted. Climbing Kilimanjaro – is definitely a fairy tale. Neither further Safari or Zanzibar are not compatible with the emotions of the ascent! The experience of a lifetime! And such a starry sky probably does not exist anywhere, as on the Equator. Everything was perfect - meals, tents, sleeping bags and great team. And most importantly - professional guides - Moses and Albert. We left the camp the last to trek very slowly, steadily, however we came ahead of all who left the camp before, made 2 stops for 2 minutes and reached the summit one of the first just at dawn! Such an amazing view! Then we had Safari trip where everything was perfect as well. Luxury hotels, the most memorable of which Mbalageti. With swimming pools, a huge selection of food "at the buffet", overlooking the African savannah. Our guide was very energetic and made sure that we saw almost all the possible animals except rhino. In general, this trip is number one of all, where we were. I strongly advise the company Altezza, who carry out their responsibilities in full, taking care and responsibilities for all those who came under their wing in Africa. We already advised Altezza to our friend, I know, she will be also delighted!">
Climbing, Safari and ZanzibarThe team is made up of real professionals. Assets of exceptional quality: vehicles, outfit and equipment, hotel. Very competent guides. Altezza is a full-stack tour boutique.