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    Meticulous planning and hard preparations of our expeditions mean that you have the highest chances to reach Uhuru Peak.

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    Explore seclusion of Northern Circuit, panoramic views of Lemosho and Machame or challenges of Umbwe.

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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.

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    LEMOSHO ROUTE

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

    8-10-day climb + 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.

    Detail$2.109
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    MACHAME ROUTE

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

    8-9-day climb + 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.

    Detail$2.033
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    MARANGU ROUTE

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

    7-8-day climb + 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.

    Detail$1.766
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    RONGAI ROUTE

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

    8-9-day climb + 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.

    Detail$2.105
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    UMBWE ROUTE

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

    8-day climb + 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.

    Detail$2.053
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    NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE

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

    10-day climb + 2 days in a hotel

    NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE

    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.

    Detail$2.577

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].

Trekking 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.

Join the Group

If you are traveling alone but you would like to join a group, then our company Altezza Travel will gladly provide you an opportunity to join a safari tour with fixed dates and prices. Treat yourself an unforgettable adventure!

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Kilimanjaro Trek Reviews

57 reviews
  • Climbing and Safari
    Carly J. McKay

    During 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 rang...

    During 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 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! Read more
  • Climbing
    Jim Nutt

    It is a good company. They organized our meeting, accommodation and Kilimanjaro climb at the highest level. The guide and porters are very sociable and friendly. I am very happy to get new unforgett...

    It is a good company. They organized our meeting, accommodation and Kilimanjaro climb at the highest level. The guide and porters are very sociable and friendly. I am very happy to get new unforgettable impressions. My special thanks to my guide named Rashid. He is very attentive and meticulous. He scrupulously watched my health and wellbeing. In hard time he shared his raincoat with me. He is a very good man!!! Due to him I improved my knowledge of English and overcame language barrier. I also want to thank all team that accompanied me: Yuda, Godfrey, Emmanuel, Isaya, Richard, Rajabu and Abdalah. By the way, do not worry about food. The cook will note your wishes and cook meals that you want. The most important is not lose the appetite at an altitude. I would like to tell those who decided to climb that the main thing is to believe in yourself and properly count your forces. During all route you will be measured the oxygen level in blood and the pulse rate. Listen to the guide and choose the right speed. Good luck to everyone! And lastly I want to thank manager Svetlana for the good tips and well organized work. Read more
  • Climbing and Safari
    Bill Valley

    My 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 unusu...

    My 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 :) Read more

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