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Included and doesn't included on Price of Trekking

Price includes:

Park fees

Camping fees

Rescue fees

Oxygen cylinders

Camping equipment

Transport to and from the gates

Professional guide and crew

All meals and snacks while on the mountain

Drinking water

Price does not include:

Tips for guides and porters

Personal equipment to use while trekking: hiking poles, hiking boots, warm clothes (these items can be rented from TrekTZ if necessary)

Accommodation before and after the climb

Transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro Airport

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are not included in the price of the trek. However, we are more than happy to arrange an airport transfer for our clients to/from the airport. The prices are:

Kilimanjaro Airport to/from Moshi – 45 USD

Kilimanjaro Airport to/from Arusha – 80 USD

Arusha Airport to/from Moshi – 80 USD

Lodging before and after your trek

Lodges before and after your trek are not included in the price. However, we are more than happy to arrange your accommodations in Moshi or Arusha for you. There are all different kinds of accommodations to choose from ranging from budget to luxury. Please let us know if you would like us to help you book your accommodations and we can send you some options.

Kilimanjaro Trekking

7 daysShira Route 7 daysLemosho Route 6 daysMachame Route 5 daysMarangu Route

Shira Route 7 or 8 days Trekking

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

Shira Route Itinerary

Similar to the Lemosho route, the Shira route takes a western approach up the mountain. This route is considered to be one of the most difficult. This is partly due to the high altitude in which you start climbing. The first part can be driven (up to an altitude of ~3,500m) with no hiking in the rainforest of the lower part of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We recommend this route only to experienced climbers who want a challenge and are confident that they will be able to handle the altitude changes quickly and acclimatize. This route eventually pairs up with Machame at the Lava Tower and down to Barranco Camp and descends down the Mweka Route. The itinerary below (7 Day) has a few variations, which you will see with the bold.


 

 

Lemosho Route 7 or 8 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

The Lemosho route is one of the longer hikes and has a higher success rate. Usually done in 7 to 8 days, this route takes a western approach. Due to the remote start and the longer climb time, this route does tend to be a bit more expensive than the others. Because it is a bite more remote with a long drive out to the trailhead, it is less crowded than the other routes. The environment around the trailhead is also quite unique. Because of its placement inside the forest, most of the houses you pass are made of wood and is quite something to see after being in Moshi or Arusha. Lemosho is also considered one of the more scenic routes with exposure to different landscapes including forest, rainforest and the rocky Shira plateau. After crossing the plateau, the route does link up with the Machame route (at the Lava Tower or at Barranco) where things can start to get a bit more crowded. Descent from the mountain is done via Mweka route. There are a few different variations to this route with different acclimatization days available. See the bold OPTIONS in the 8 day itinerary below.


 

 

Machame route 6 or 7 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

Machame, alongside Marangu route, is one of the most popular routes on the mountain. This route takes a south-southwest approach up the mountain and has a very high success rate due to the path the route takes. On the path you climb high and sleep low, assisting with acclimatization. It is also considered the most scenic route, offering spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. Interesting points on this climb are the Barranco wall and Lava tower. Ascent is done on the Machame route but climbers descend down Mweka. This makes it less crowded and allows for climbers to see more of the mountain. The path is a bit steeper on this route and the days are longer as climbers take the “polepole” slow pace up the mountain to each camp. This route can be done in as little as 6 days but 7 days is recommended.


 

 

Marangu route 5 or 6 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 5 or 6 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

The Marangu Route is the most established route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Taking a southeast approach up the mountain, this route is one of the more popular routes. This is partially due to the short amount of days needed to climb, the shortest of all the routes, which is considered more budget friendly. Though the climb can be done in as short as 5 days, we do recommend 6 days to increase your chances of success in summiting. Accommodation on this route is also different than all other routes. Climbers stay in dormitory style mountain huts equipped with bunk beds, mattresses and pillows. This makes it an especially popular choice during the rainy season. Climbers take the same route back down the mountain and during high season this can make the route a bit crowded. The route below shows the 5 day itinerary. The extra day that can be added to make the climb 6 days is shown as the bold OPTION.


 

Kilimanjaro Trekking (2)

7 daysShira Route 7 daysLemosho Route 6 daysMachame Route 5 daysMarangu Route

rongai Route 6 or 7 days Trekking

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

Shira Route Itinerary

Rongai Route – The Only Northern Starting Point on Mount Kilimanjaro, The Rongai Route is flatter than the other Kilimanjaro routes but because of its profile it does not offer trekkers good options to climb high and sleep low.  Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and follows the same path taken by Marangu trekkers which passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. Due to its remote setting the Rongai Route receives the least traffic of all the routes on Kilimanjaro.  It can be hiked on a six, seven or even eight day route. The seven or eight day Rongai Routes are highly recommended as trekkers have extra days to acclimatise.

 

7 Days: Rongai Route or 6 days option 


 

Lemosho Route 7 or 8 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

The Lemosho route is one of the longer hikes and has a higher success rate. Usually done in 7 to 8 days, this route takes a western approach. Due to the remote start and the longer climb time, this route does tend to be a bit more expensive than the others. Because it is a bite more remote with a long drive out to the trailhead, it is less crowded than the other routes. The environment around the trailhead is also quite unique. Because of its placement inside the forest, most of the houses you pass are made of wood and is quite something to see after being in Moshi or Arusha. Lemosho is also considered one of the more scenic routes with exposure to different landscapes including forest, rainforest and the rocky Shira plateau. After crossing the plateau, the route does link up with the Machame route (at the Lava Tower or at Barranco) where things can start to get a bit more crowded. Descent from the mountain is done via Mweka route. There are a few different variations to this route with different acclimatization days available. See the bold OPTIONS in the 8 day itinerary below.

Lemosho 7 days or 8 days itinerary


 

 

Machame route 6 or 7 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 7 or 8 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

Machame, alongside Marangu route, is one of the most popular routes on the mountain. This route takes a south-southwest approach up the mountain and has a very high success rate due to the path the route takes. On the path you climb high and sleep low, assisting with acclimatization. It is also considered the most scenic route, offering spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. Interesting points on this climb are the Barranco wall and Lava tower. Ascent is done on the Machame route but climbers descend down Mweka. This makes it less crowded and allows for climbers to see more of the mountain. The path is a bit steeper on this route and the days are longer as climbers take the “polepole” slow pace up the mountain to each camp. This route can be done in as little as 6 days but 7 days is recommended.

7 Day: Machame Route


 

 

Marangu route 5 or 6 days

TrekTz adventure and safaris

Number of days needed: 5 or 6 (recommended)
Total walking distance: 56km


Starting elevation: 2250m (Londorossi Gate)
Price: $$$

The Marangu Route is the most established route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Taking a southeast approach up the mountain, this route is one of the more popular routes. This is partially due to the short amount of days needed to climb, the shortest of all the routes, which is considered more budget friendly. Though the climb can be done in as short as 5 days, we do recommend 6 days to increase your chances of success in summiting. Accommodation on this route is also different than all other routes. Climbers stay in dormitory style mountain huts equipped with bunk beds, mattresses and pillows. This makes it an especially popular choice during the rainy season. Climbers take the same route back down the mountain and during high season this can make the route a bit crowded. The route below shows the 5 day itinerary. The extra day that can be added to make the climb 6 days is shown as the bold OPTION.

Marangu 6 Days or 5 days


 

Packing List

Climbers coming to take on Mt. Kilimanjaro either overpack and bring unnecessary, expensive equipment or under pack and don’t bring enough to stay warm! The proper equipment and clothing is essential to making your climb successful and enjoyable. No specialist equipment is needed to climb most routes (except for the Western Breach) so the list isn’t too complicated and most will probably have what they need at home already, especially if they live in colder climates.

If you do not have certain clothing or equipment, it can be rented easily from us. Just let us know what you need and we can send a rental price list for reference! Please see the packing list below to use as a guide when shopping or packing in preparation of your trip. The weather on the mountain changes as you gain altitude and also throughout the day. We recommend wearing clothes that are easily layered so they can be removed as you are hiking and put back on for breaks, lunches or at camp. We also recommend carrying a waterproof jacket and pants in your daypack incase it starts raining during the day while hiking.

 

Clothing

  • Waterproof/windproof jacket and pants
  • Down Jacket for summit night
  • Snow pants for summit night (not always necessary)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thin sweaters
  • Undershirt/Thermal layer
  • Leggings
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • T-shirts for the first day
  • Warm hat for summit night
  • Gloves/Glove liners
  • Gaitors (Not always necessary)
  • Clothing to sleep in – comfortable pants and shirts

 

Footwear

  • Hiking boots – make sure they fit well and are worn in
  • Running shoes or comfortable shoes to wear at camp or on the first day
  • Enough pairs of warm, wool socks to last for the hike (Bring extras incase it rains! Sometimes putting on a fresh pair of socks at camp can make you feel better too after having your hiking boots on all day)

 

Sun Protection

  • Sunscreen (Very important! The sun is very strong on the mountain, even when cold. We recommend carrying sunscreen in your daypack)
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • Sunglasses
  • After sun moisturizer (Lotion with Aloe)
  • A hat for sun protection

 

Sleeping Equipment

  • Sleeping bag (warm enough to sleep at -10o C)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleeping mat (Provided by TrekTZ and included in the price – if you have your own you want to bring, that is fine!)
  • Inflatable pillow (not necessary but some people like to bring them)

 

First-aid Kit

  • Please note that the trekking crew will have first aid kids with them for emergencies. This is just for you to bring incase you want anything extra.
  • Pain-relievers
  • Anti-diarrhea tablets
  • Rehydration Salts
  • Band-aids and other dressings like moleskin for blisters
  • Personal medication you usually take including Malaria Medication(Please let us know if you are taking medication during the climb!)
  • Diamox (Used as a prophylaxis for altitude sickness. Not all climbers take Diamox and it is not necessary to take for a successful summit. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about Diamox or if you are thinking of taking it as we will have to monitor the side effects of the medication)

 

Other Items

  • Bug spray
  • A quick-dry camping towel
  • Reusable Water Bottles (They will be filled at each camp/lunch spot with filtered water. You should bring enough bottles so that you can drink 3L a day)
  • Trekking Poles (optional but recommended for descent)
  • Day pack to carry waterproof clothes, sunscreen, snacks, etc
  • Wet-wipes &Toilet paper and small plastic/ziploc bags
  • Large plastic/ziploc bags to keep things dry inside your bag
  • Headlamp and extra batteries (used on summit night)
  • Camera
  • Snacks – energy bars, chocolate, drink powders, nuts, etc

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