Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
8 Day Add-On
Conquer the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and stand atop the Roof of Africa! Experience an entirely different side of Africa as you climb through six unique ecosystems on your way to Uhuru Peak on the Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour. Stand on the highest point in Africa to see the snowcapped peaks and tropical glacier on this majestical mountain Along the way, you’ll discover strength you never thought imaginable while pushing yourself to the mental, physical and spiritual limit.
“I like to push myself. I like to see how far I can go. And if I can climb a mountain, then what can I do next?”
Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Itinerary
Begin your Kilimanjaro trek on a winding path through the rainforest until you arrive at Macheme Camp (10,200 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)
Leave the glades of the rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a valley into a steep ridge covered with heathers. The route then turns west into a river gorge towards Shira Camp (12,500 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)
Continue east towards a massive lava tower named, “The Shark’sTooth.” Reach the arrow-shaped glacier and continue to Barranco camp(13,000 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)
Pass the mighty Barranco Wall on a steep ridge through the Karanga Valley and behold the volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,100 feet). (8-9 hours trekking)
Begin your summit approach just after midnight, trekking past StellaPoint on your way to Uhuru Peak (19,340 feet), the highest point in Africa! Spend some precious moments on the roof of Africa before descending to Mweka camp. (5 hours trekking)
Descend to the Mweka Park gates for your transfer back to Arusha for the best night of sleep you’ve ever had as the Kilimanjaro hiking tour comes to a close!
All good things must come to an end. Say goodbye to your Kili family and head home.
Dates & Fees
Our Tanzania trips and Kilimanjaro add-on run annually in the Spring, Summer and Winter. Click here to see dates and cost!
- All accommodations
- All meals
- All national park, camp, and porter fees
- All ground transportation within Tanzania
- Drinking water 24/7
What’s not included
- Minimum $150 tip for your porters (aka the superheroes who carry your gear, set up & breakdown camp, cook for the squad, etc!)
- Personal snacks
- Hiking gear
- Sleeping bag with sleeping pad: $25 USD
- Miscellaneous hiking gear (e.g. trekking poles, gaiters, etc.) for an average of $15 USD per item
Why Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?
Aside from pushing yourself to the limit and summiting the highest peak in Africa…
See a different side of Africa
Travel from the turquoise waters and white sands of Zanzibar Island to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and watch the sun set over the vast African plains below in the shadow of Africa’s mighty snow-capped peak.
The glacier is disappearing
86% of Mount Kilimanjaro’s glacier has melted in the last 100 years and it will likely disappear in the coming few decades. Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay eyes on this iconic glacier.
You won’t want to leave the squad
70% of your fellow volunteers will embark on the Kilimanjaro hiking tour after their Tanzania Excursion. Extend the adventure with your new GIVE family and conquer the mountain together.