Let Touristlink.com take you to
Mount Kilimanjaro
Price starts at US$ 2,100 for 8 days
Transfers, Food & More
Tell us your holiday need

We are celebrating teachers this back to school season! 2016 will be our first annual "No Teacher Left Behind" event where teachers will receive 20% off a Kilimanjaro Climb with Summit Trails.

We care about the hard work teachers do through the year and we not only want to offer teachers out there an adventure of a lifetime but a chance to team build with colleagues or collaborate, make connections and share experiences with other teachers from all of over the world.

Summit Trails is offering a 20% discounted rate for teachers for Kilimanjaro climbs for any dates from July-September 2016. Call us or send us an email if you are interested!

What's Included?

• Airport pickup & drop off
• Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
• Park Fees
• Hut Fees
• Rescue Fee
• Oxygen tank
• Complimentary T-shirt
• Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation. AMREF flying doctor.
• All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table
• All food and Catering equipment’s, breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Certificate of Achievement
• Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain
• Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit
• 3 nights at KiboPalaceHotel in Arusha, 2 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.


8 days

Destination Covered

Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Karanga Camp and Kilimanjaro International Airport

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Luxury
Day 1:
• Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
• Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
• Distance: 6 km
• Hiking Time:3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Day 2:
• Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1
• Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
• Distance: 8 km
• Hiking Time 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Day 3:
• Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
• Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
• Distance: 14 km
• Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 4:
• Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
• Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
• Distance: 7 km
• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 5:
• Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
• Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
• Distance: 5km
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Day 6:
• Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
• Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
• Distance: 4 km
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Day 7:
• Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
• Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
• Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
• Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
• Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 8:
• Mweka Camp to Moshi
• Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
• Distance: 10 km
• Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.
Summit-trails Mt. Kilimanjaro, with us, you get superb quality service without the inflated cost. Our goal is to work with you to create the ideal itinerary based on your needs, abilities and desires. We can help you plan every aspect of your trek, providing everything you need/want for a successful summit attempt and enjoyable experience.
At Touristlink, we love to travel!

Reviews & References

Lara Weissenberger
From ,   

Consea and his team helped 7 of us to climb Kilimanjaro in May 2016. His team were well-organized and motivating. Consea met with us several times leading up to the trip in order to select the route with highest success rate, help us prepare our equipment and to ensure our training was appropriate. This ensured that our whole team summitted the mountain.

Considering the elevation and remoteness, the facilities and food were very good. Good quality tents were provided, and we had a mess tent to eat in at meal-times.

I highly recommend Consea and Summit Trails.

Dec 3, 2016