Climb Kilimanjaro!

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Climb and Hike Mount Kilimanjaro on the best routes. Expert hiking guides and porters, full service camping. 98% summit success rate.


Duration: 11 Days
Starts in: Arusha, Tanzania
Ends in: Arusha, Tanzania
Group Size: 5-14

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Wilderness Travel

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We've perfected the climb to the celebrated "snows of Kilimanjaro" on our stunning Lemosho-Crater Camp Route, a beautiful, uncrowded trail on Kili's remote southwest flanks. With seven days on the ascent for maximum altitude acclimatization, you'll have the best chance of summit success—plus just a short climb to the summit in time to view the sunrise (not the grueling 9-hour climb in the dark required on other routes!). Our camps provide the finest amenities on the mountain, with fresh, hearty cuisine, full porter support, and comfortable tents. Let our legendary, highly skilled guides and crew bring experience, camaraderie—and fun—to your climb.


Days 1-2
Arusha National Park / Acclimatization 
We start our Kilimanjaro climb the ideal way—with two nights at our private camp at 6,500 feet on Mount Meru in Arusha National Park. This allows us to acclimatize to the altitude, take warm-up hikes, and also look for bushbuck, giraffe, and black-and-white colobus monkey. 

Days 3-5
Kilimanjaro / Shira Plateau 
Meeting our porters and trail guides at the trailhead (7,500'), we hike through thick montane forest festooned with lichens. We'll keep an eye out for a colorful array of birdlife and evidence of forest elephant. Ascending through the giant heath zone where Kili's ancient lava flows are still visible, we move up to our Shira Ridge Camp (11,500'), with its dramatic view of Kilimanjaro's glaciers that climbers on other routes never see. We continue to Moir Camp at 13,100 feet. 

Days 6-11
Lava Tower Camp / Crater Camp / Summit Day 
Entering Kili's alpine desert zone, we have an important acclimatization day at Lava Tower Camp (15,240'). An extra day at this elevation is essential to getting us used to the altitude for our summit push. From Crater Camp (18,500'), an extraordinary setting near the Furtwangler Glacier, we can explore the Inner Crater and Ash Pit on an optional hike. The next day, our two-hour climb from Crater Camp is short, bringing us to Uhuru Peak (19,341'), Kili's true summit and the roof of Africa. We'll be on the summit for sunrise, with surreal views of the vast African plains spread beneath our feet before the daytime clouds arrive. A descent along the Mweka Route brings us back to our lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and victory celebration. Depart in the evening of Day 11 via Arusha, or join one of our post-climb extensions.


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