Mount Kilimanjaro

At 19,340 feet / 5895 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa – The Roof of Africa – and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. It attracts climbers the world over. The dormant volcano is perched alone above the African plains, offering omni-directional views of the Maasai Steppe below.

While the ascent is far from routine, well-planned logistics combined with smart altitude management make the peak accessible to physically fit and motivated adventurers. The trek to the summit is spectacular – offering a unique excursion through different ecological and climatic zones, and views that must be experienced to be appreciated. Those bold enough to attempt Kilimanjaro come away challenged physically and fulfilled emotionally.

We offer Kilimanjaro climbs using five different traditional routes to the summit, plus one exotic and remote trail. Please see the individual descriptions of our Lemosho Crater, LemoshoMachame, Umbwe and Rongai routes, as well as our new Northern Circuit route. Your climb adventure starts with two nights at our exclusive Mbahe Village Farm Cottages, offering a unique cultural experience on the Mtuy family farm in the foothills of Kilimanjaro.


Lemosho Crater
The Lemosho Crater route is our most popular and Simon’s favorite due to its beauty, the long acclimatization time, and the excitement of exploring the glaciers and spending an overnight inside the pristine soft sand crater just below the summit.

9 Days on the Mountain
12 Days / 11 Nights Total

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Lemosho is a beautiful route with gentle ascents approaching the mountain from the west. We pass through the Lemosho Glades and traverse the Shira Plateau, providing stunning views of Mount Meru and Kibo Peak, Kilimanjaro’s main peak.

8 Days on the Mountain
11 Days / 10 Nights Total

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This trek starts above the picturesque mountain village of Machame on Kilimanjaro’s southern flank. The trail passes through a beautiful rain forest to the Shira Plateau and up the Barranco Wall, a fun and challenging rock scramble.

7 Days on the Mountain
10 Days / 9 Nights Total

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From the drier northeast side of Kilimanjaro on the Kenya border, Rongai is a less traveled route that allows trekkers to distance themselves from the busier trails and offers vistas that most climbers never see, including a close-up view of Mawenzi peak.

7 Days on the Mountain
10 Days / 9 Nights Total

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Northern Circuit Route with crater
This route is well-suited for climbers who are seeking an enjoyable backpacking and camping experience without a frantic push for the summit.  The Northern Circuit allows for superior acclimatization and nearly guaranteed likelihood of reaching the Roof of Africa!

10 Days on the Mountain
13 Days / 12 Nights Total

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Umbwe is the most physically taxing and least used route up Kilimanjaro. The climb is only 6 days total, so acclimatization is limited, creating an extra challenge for the unprepared.  On the first two days there is steep uphill almost the whole way.

6 Days on the Mountain
9 Days / 8 Nights Total

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