Tanzania Climb Kilimanjaro Summit mighty Kilimanjaro on this spectacular mountain adventure! Follow MT Sobek's highly experienced guides up a less-traveled route with a 98% summiting success rate. Warm up on the forested slopes of neighboring Mount Meru, home to colobus monkeys, buffalo, giraffes, and elephants. Unbelievable sunsets await at campsites en route to the "Roof of Africa" at 19,340 feet. Pair this trip with a magical five-day safari in the Ngorongo Crater Highlands and Serengeti.
Experience the unforgettable moment of reaching the top of Kilimanjaro - we have a 98% summit success rate!
Hike and trek up a famous yet less-traveled route designed for optimal mountain acclimatization
Witness otherworldly flora and dazzling landscapes of the Great Barranco Valley
Minimum Age: 17
9 nights from $6,995 per person
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Day 1 Welcome to Tanzania 1.5-hour private van transfer Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania and meet with MT Sobek trip leaders to transfer to camp at the foot of Mount Meru, a stratovolcano roughly 40 miles west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Relax and acclimatize at 6,000 feet (a key factor in our summitting success rate), and meet fellow travelers before hitting the trail. Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp—Itikoni Camp (D)
Day 2 Hike the Forested Slopes of Mount Meru 1–2 hours/2 miles optional hiking with 2,000' elevation gain; camp at 6,000' Rise and shine for a hot breakfast at sunrise. After an in-depth briefing session, set off for an optional warm-up hike on the forested slopes of Mount Meru. Look out for colobus monkeys, buffalo, giraffes, and elephants and notice the region's diverse bird species that include touracos, hornbills, and parrots. Unwind to the alpenglow descending on the majestic slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp—Itikoni Camp (B, L, D)
Day 3 Trek through a Montane Cloud Forest to Machame Camp 2-hour scenic transfer 6-7 hours/8 miles hiking with 4,000’ elevation gain; camp at 10,000' Kick the day off with a scenic drive to the Machame Route trailhead on Kilimanjaro's southeastern slope. Pass Kilimanjaro National Park gates and start the beautiful montane cloud forest trek to the camp near the Machame Hut (10,000'). En route, pause for a hearty buffet lunch and continue the tropical climb over roots and through tangled vines of the giant fern forest. Warm up to a hot dinner at MT Sobek Camp's cozy dining tent. Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp—Kilimanjaro (B, L, D)
Day 4 Trek to Shira Plateau at 12,650' 5 hours/3 miles hiking with 2,650' elevation gain; camp at 12,650' After breakfast, begin a short but arduous 3-mile hike through twisted heather bush forests, giant groundsel trees, low grasses, moorland lobelias, and black obsidian rock. End at Shira Plateau at 12,650', a stunning viewpoint onto the sweeping East African plains and Mount Meru in the distance. At the camp, revel in the first views of Kilimanjaro's Western Breach. Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp—Kilimanjaro (B, L, D)
Day 5 Head East to the Stunning Lava Tower 6 hours/6 miles hiking with 1,650' elevation gain and 1,300' loss; camp at 13,000' Trek east towards Kibo Massif, Kilimanjaro's highest peak crater. Make your way towards the stunning rocky outcrop, Lava Tower, piercing up from the mountain over 15,000' into the sky. Rocks and boulders line the path towards Barranco Valley at 14,300', filled with hundreds of giant senecio, groundsel, and lobelia plants. Take in the jaw-dropping views of this valley, looking out over Kibo's face, the Western Breach, and Kilimanjaro's southern glaciers. The camp is at a lower elevation than the highest point of the day, to assist with adaptation.
(B, L, D)
Day 6 Depart Machame Route for Arrow Glacier Camp 6 hours/3 miles hiking with 2,300’ elevation gain; camp at 15,300’ Today you change the course from Machame Route towards the Western Breach on a path less traveled. Climb over rocky ridges and face stunning views of the Breach Wall and the Breach Icicle. En route up to the camp at Arrow Glacier, the entirety of the Shira Plateau beckons below.
(B, L, D)
Day 7 Acclimatize at Arrow Glacier Camp Hiking optional for acclimatization; camp at 15,300’ Time to slow the pace, acclimatize, and rest the body and mind for the final push to Kilimanjaro's summit. Go for an optional acclimatization hike or a leisurely hangout around camp over hot cups of tea and breathtaking scenery.
(B, L, D)
Day 8 Climb to Crater Camp 6-8 hours/2.5 miles hiking with 3,000’ elevation gain; camp at 18,300’ Today ascend 3,000 feet to the Great Western Breach, a steep rock wall leading to the edge of Kibo's crater. Arrive at the MTS Crater Camp at 18,300 feet and bask in the magical scenery of towering glaciers moving leisurely across the rocky landscape.
(B, L, D)
Day 9 Summit the Top of Uhuru Peak 8 hours/8 miles hiking with 1,060’ gain and 9,140’ loss; camp at 10,200’ Today comes the unforgettable moment of success: making the final, 2-hour push to 19,341' — the top of Kilimanjaro's Uhuru Peak. Rejoice in surreal views of summit crater glaciers and African plains and join in for a group summit photo. Around 9am, start descending over 9,000 feet. Rest during lunch at Barafu (15,000 feet) and end the last night at Mweka Camp, nestled within a lush forest.
(B, L, D)
Day 10 Bid farewell to Kilimanjaro 2-hour private transfer to hotel; 1-hour private transfer to airport 5-6 hours/5.5 miles hiking with 4,800’ elevation loss Finish off the last 3,700 feet down the rainforest trail to the Mweka Gate for transfer to the Moivaro Lodge. Relax, enjoy hot showers, and let the rewarding experience of the spectacular journey sink in. Receive your climb certificate at the final celebratory dinner and bid farewell to fellow climbers, then head to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for homeward-bound flights. Those who prefer can join our optional 5-day Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Safari Extension!
(B, L, D)
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