At Summit Expeditions, we take pride in being the ultimate Kilimanjaro specialists, offering an unparalleled climbing experience with a remarkable 98% summit success rate across all routes.

Our reputation as the leading company is built on providing exceptional guide-to-client ratios and high-quality meals during your expedition. From the moment you consider embarking on this awe-inspiring journey, our individualized support starts, guiding you through the pre-booking process, assisting with training and preparation, and ensuring your safe ascent to the summit and descent back down.

If climbing Africa’s highest peak and crossing off this exhilarating bucket list adventure captivate you, your search ends here. Join us on our next Mount Kilimanjaro trek and experience firsthand why Summit Expeditions stands tall as the number one expedition company on the majestic mountain.

Feb 10 - Feb 17, 2024
Adult Package
Price for 1 adult (16+ years old)
Deposit: $750
Child Package
Price for 1 accompanied child (10-15 years old)
Deposit: $750

Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more – Contact Us for more details.


8 Days
Max Altitude
5,895 m
group size
all inclusive


Nestled in the northern region of Tanzania, where it straddles the border with Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro emerges as a breathtaking formation, encompassing the remnants of three volcanic craters. The westward Shira crater, now eroded, is accompanied by the eastern Mawenzi, while the majestic Kibo, the tallest among them, takes the central stage.

This awe-inspiring peak boasts the distinction of being the world’s highest stand-alone summit, drawing fame for its inclusion in both the Seven Summits and Volcanic Seven Summits Challenges.

Referred to as Uhuru Peak, its summit is a symbol of freedom, as aptly named in Swahili. Rising to an impressive height of 5,895 meters, it offers a sense of liberation to those who conquer it. While the exact origins of the name ‘Kilimanjaro’ remain shrouded in mystery, the prevailing belief holds that it amalgamates two distinct words. ‘Kilima,’ Swahili for mountain, blends seamlessly with the KiChagga term ‘Njaro,’ evoking the essence of whiteness. Hence, the moniker Kilimanjaro encapsulates the essence of a “White Mountain.”


Today marks the beginning of our Tanzanian adventure! Gathering at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO), we set off on a picturesque drive, meandering through the enchanting grass plains of Arusha for approximately an hour until we arrive at our hotel.

In the afternoon we’ll dedicate our time to meticulous preparations for the upcoming trek, conducting an extensive kit check and receiving a thorough group-climbing brief.

In the evening we savor the flavors of a traditional Tanzanian dinner, setting the stage for a well-deserved night of rest and anticipation for the journey ahead.

After breakfast, we’ll drive to the Marangu Gate. The scenic journey takes around 1 hour, passing through Chagga villages and lush farms growing sweet potatoes, cassava, beans, maize, coffee, and bananas. 

From the Gate we’ll trek through the captivating mountain forest, tracing little streams and waterfalls along the way. After approximately 2 hours, we’ll reach Kisamboni picnic area for lunch, and then another 2 hours to reach Mandara hut at 2,700 m. This campsite features a beautiful low alpine and moorland vegetation, with shrubs, trees, and abundant lichens.

Mandara hut offers wooden A-shaped huts where you’ll spend your first night on Kilimanjaro. At the camp, we’ll have access to hot water for washing, as well as coffee or tea with snacks. It’s essential to change into dry clothes to stay warm, a routine you’ll follow in most camps.

During your stay, you can take a short walk to the Maundi Crater, relishing favorable weather and potential views of Mawenzi peak. Keep an eye out for blue monkeys and black and white colobus monkeys in the area, adding to the magic of this place.

Sleeping: In mountain huts at 2,700m

Trekking time: 4-5 hours

Max altitude: 2,700m

After a light breakfast, our second day on Kilimanjaro’s Mt. Marangu route begins. We’ll hike through the remaining mountain forest, passing Maundi crater’s other side, and enter the moorland vegetation zone.

Here, you’ll encounter the enchanting Lobelia Deckenii and Dendrosenecio Kilimanjari plants. Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Later, you’ll reach Horombo huts (3,720m), where you can bathe with hot water before a delicious dinner and a restful night in comfortable beds.

Sleeping: In mountain huts at 3,720m

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Max altitude: 3,720m

Today is about helping your body to acclimatize to the altitude.

After breakfast, we will set off on a hike to the Zebra Rocks (4,020m), named for their striking black and white stripes in the rock formation.

We will return on the same path, arriving back at Horombo in time for lunch. The afternoon offers free time for exploration. Once again, we’ll spend the night at Horombo Hut.

Sleeping: In mountain huts at 3,720m

Trekking time: 2-3 hours

Max altitude: 4,100m

Today’s section is challenging, with a long and uphill ascent. The landscape transforms into a moon-like terrain, barren and rocky, as we cross the ‘Saddle.’ This area was formed by past volcanic eruptions, and the resulting lava flow now connects Kilimanjaro’s two peaks – Kibo and Mawenzi.

As you ascend higher, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and maintain a slow and steady pace to help your body cope with the altitude. The journey to Kibo Hut will take approximately five to six hours. An early supper will be provided so you can rest and prepare for the midnight ascent to the summit.

Try to get some rest as you’ll need to be up and walking again in the early hours of the night to continue your climb towards the peak.

Sleeping: In mountain huts at 4,700m

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Max altitude: 4,700m

The final part of our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb on the Marangu route will commence at midnight. After an early dinner, we will provide a detailed briefing on how to reach the summit successfully, what to pack, and what to wear.

The beginning of the climb will be challenging, with a rough and rocky path. Along the way, you’ll pass significant landmarks like Williams Point (5,000 m), Hans Meyer Cave (5,150 m), and Gillman’s Point (5,681 m) on the crater’s rim. The trek from Kibo Hut to Hans Meyer Cave takes about 3 hours, with Gillman’s Point 2 more hours away.

From Gillman’s Point, it will take approximately 2 hours to reach the summit. The final ascent up to Uhuru Peak is a unique experience as you walk along the crater’s rim. On the route, you’ll also come across Stella Point (5,752 m), where other Kilimanjaro routes converge.

Upon reaching the summit, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views, take pictures, and revel in your achievement. The time spent at the summit will depend on weather conditions and how you feel. Afterward, we will start our descent, heading back to Kibo Hut (4,700 m) for a lunch break.

Following lunch, we will continue our descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m). At the camp, you’ll follow the customary procedures, including access to hot water for washing. Later, you’ll be served dinner and spend the night in the comfortable beds.

Sleeping: In mountain huts at 3,720m

Trekking time: 7-8 hours to Uhuru Peak and 5-6 hours to Horombo Hut

Max altitude: 5,895m

Your last day on Kilimanjaro begins with breakfast at Horombo Hut before starting your descent. A hot lunch awaits you at Mandara Hut (2,700 m), where you can rest briefly before setting out on familiar paths you crossed on your first day.

Upon reaching Marangu gate, you Kilimanjaro adventure is over. This calls for celebration, with singing and dancing, followed by a tipping session for the porters, cook, and guides.

After the festivities, vehicles will be waiting to transport our group & crew back to our hotel.

That night, we will have a celebratory dinner and a good night’s sleep!

Today we say goodbye to Kilimanjaro and depart home.

Transfers will be arranged from the hotel back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO), where we will say goodbye. . . at least until the next expedition!



Farah Mehdi
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Summit Expeditions is great. I climbed Kilimanjaro with them in October 2022 and they were organized and efficient in both preparing for the trip and on the trip itself. Our team leader, Sean, was knowledgeable and did a great job with keeping everyone motivated. I would definitely go on one of their trips again. Also, I strongly recommend the luxury tent option they have for Kilimanjaro - totally worth it.
Chloe Evans
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Summit Expeditions and Sean made our trip to summiting Kilimanjaro easy and enjoyable! We had the best support team on the mountain, we were safe, well cared for, well fed and in the trusting hands of knowledgeable guides and leaders. I cannot recommend summit expeditions enough for any of your mountain adventures! Thank you for a life-changing trip, full of good memories, fun and very high success rates!
Tala Shtayyeh
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I recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions. I cannot recommend Summit Expeditions enough. Their professionalism and care ensured that the whole team was able to summit safely. A special thank you to Sean, as he was super patient and motivating with me the whole way up! Thank you!!
Jess Broad
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Would highly recommend booking a mountain trip with Summit Expeditions! I went with a group of teachers to Kilimanjaro last month with this company and everything from start to finish was fantastic. We had meetings beforehand to prepare us on what to pack and the outline of the trip. Sean, Caroline and Keith all shared their experiences and offered advice before the trip. Caroline was our guide from Summit Expeditions on our trip to Kili and was beyond friendly, helpful and supportive. The team they work with in Tanzania are the best. The food is unreal too. The week ended with us all reaching the summit! Thank you for everything!
Keven C.
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Sean and the support staff were amazing. They were extremely patient and supportive and it's thanks to them that my group had a 100% success rate to summit. I highly recommend Summit Expedition who are extremely professional and who prioritize the health and safety of the entire team. We already planning our next summit with them😀
Daniel Watson
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Summit Exped went the extra mile from start to finish to ensure a safe, well prepared and amazing experience while summiting mt. Kilimanjaro. The ground team they have assembled in Tanzania is second to none. They are dedicated to the team and to the teams success while ensuring everybody is safe, warm and well fed. Highly recommended! I'll be seeking my next adventure through them for sure.
Zoe Irvine
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I climbed Kilimanjaro with Summit Ex and had the most amazing experience. Sean is proffessional and a constant support. The team where all more than fantastic, and our food/tents/planning was all completely flawless. I would highly recommend- impeccable service from start to finish.
Scott G
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I recently went to Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. A very organised trip and even though the hike was tough, the team were very supportive throughout (seeing as this is my first mountain)
Andrea Janjua
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I highly recommend Summit Expeditions to achieve your mountaineering dreams. Sean and his team were amazing, taking care of us every step of the way with great tips, clear guidance and catering to all our needs sometimes in very tough conditions. If you are looking for a company that will give you premium support on your mountain journey, look no further, you found them. Giving a 5+ star.
Keith O'Malley-Farrell
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We had an amazingly successful trip to the top of Kilimanjaro. Right from the beginning Caroline and Sean were amazingly helpful from pre trip advice, to packing tips and kit days. Once we arrived in Kilimanjaro they filled us with so much confidence and made everything really easy. Their professionalism and strategy to get a group of 26 of us to the summit was incredible and I don't think anybody else could have done so well with the variety of fitness levels that were in our group. I can't recommend Summit Expeditions enough.