The spectacular view across the moorland towards the snow capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
A fantastic view of the summit of Kilimanjaro from a tent camp low on Kilimanjaro
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Summit Team Mike Roberts
A team climbs through the alpine zone towards the summit of Kilimanjaro

The highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro, is perhaps one of the best-known mountains in the world. It is the easiest of the Seven Summits and definitely the most romantic!

Kilimanjaro is like an island, standing tall and sentinel surrounded by the hot, dry plains of Tanzania. An expedition to climb the world's highest free-standing mountain is a veritable smorgasbord of African culture and scenery, providing a fabulous excuse to visit this wild continent. 

Climbers have long been attracted to the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro, which is also the highest freestanding mountain in the world. It is a peak which can be reached by several easy to moderate routes and Adventure Consultants offer a variety of exciting ways to climb Kilimanjaro to satisfy your preferred approach.

Kilimanjaro amazes all with its widely contrasting vegetation; from tropical rainforest to high arid moorlands, watched over by towering cliffs and glaciers. We ascend through the tree line into a wild volcanic moorland landscape with the high summit dome overhead. Each night is spent in tents that are set up by our local staff, enjoying wholesome meals served in our dining tent.

Any visit to Africa must include a safari and our 4 day/3 night add on Safari Tour takes in some of the world’s most unique game reserves such as the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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  • Travel, climb and enjoy a safari, all in only two weeks!
  • Africa’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits
  • Also one of the Volcanic Seven Summits, comprised of the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents
  • Top-notch accommodation and services, we pride ourselves on it!

Trek Level

Trek Level







9 or 13 days




Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha, hotel/lodge night

Relax, sort gear and explore Arusha, hotel/lodge night


Drive to Morum Barrier Gate, trek to Shira 1 Camp 3,720m/12,200ft


Trek across the Shira Plateau to visit the ancient Shira Cone. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp 3,840m/12,600ft


Trek to Barranco Camp 3,900m/12,800ft

Trek to Karanga Camp 4,200m/13,800ft via the Barranco Wall
Trek to Barafu Camp 4,600m/15,100ft

SUMMIT DAY! Climb to Uhuru Peak 5,895m/19,340ft begins at midnight, descend and stay at Mweka Camp 3,067m/10,065ft


Trek to Mweka Gate, transport to the airport to fly home

Map Kilimanjaro Shira-Barafu Route

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
Jan - Dec 2024 POA
2 Feb - 14 Feb 2025 $5,500 USD $ Book Now
15 Jun - 27 Jun 2025 $5,500 USD $ Book Now
Jan - Dec 2025 POA

Looking for a specific date? Book a private trek or upgrade to a luxury trek!



The Kilimanjaro trek is challenging and you MUST train for several months prior to departure to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Training should include regular walking on hills, in combination with swimming, light running or biking and gym work to develop strength. We recommend training plans from Uphill Athlete.

Trekking Experience

No technical climbing experience required. The climb itself is more of a challenging trek or scramble, it is not necessary to use ropes or mountaineering equipment at all!

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Climbing up through the ever changing vegetation zones towards the summit of Kilimanjaro
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high-altitude expedition climbing and trekking. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers and trekkers the best possible chance of success.

Kilimanjaro has always been a favourite of ours and as it is often the first foray into the mountains for many, you can be rest-assured of full support from your dedicated client liaison as you prepare for the trek including informative reference notes and reading material to enable you to be as best prepared for your adventure as you can be. Through our local Tanzania based agency, we employ strong trek leaders and support staff, who are certified guides as well as being medically trained, so are some of the most pre-eminent leaders on the mountain. Many of our local Tanzanian guides have at least 100 summits to their name!

We also provide nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable camping facilities, reliable communications systems and any necessary back-up and support required to ensure the best experience and thus heightened opportunities for summit success.

We are also an approved partner of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) Partner for Responsible Travel Program.

Climbers on Kilimanjaro

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Adventure Consultants Tanzanian qualified mountain guide and local staff
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support
  • Hotel in Arusha within expedition dates, based on shared rooms (single room supplement available for extra fee) including dinner and breakfast (day 1, 2 on climb and day 9 if on safari).
  • All lodging and food while on the trek/climb (also on optional safari)
  • Group climbing equipment, all meals and snacks, tents and fuel in Kilimanjaro region
  • Transport to and from the National Park
  • Porters, drivers, park fees and climbing permits.
A team of porters await their tipping ceremony at the end of a Kilimanjaro climb, an important time for climbers to acknowledge the hard work the team have put in to make their climb a success.
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Program

Adventure Consultants are pleased to support the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Program (KPAP), who have been instrumental in changing and maintaining practices to ensure fair porter treatment. This includes fair wages and ethical treatment as well as suitable clothing and equipment. Our expeditions voluntarily participate with KPAP’s monitoring activities and allow KPAP to evaluate the treatment of our porters on all of our climbs. By climbing with us you can be assured that your porters are well taken care of.

KPAP also helps to improve the working conditions of porters by:

  • Lending donated clothing at no charge to the mountain crew for use while climbing
  • Educating the public on porter working conditions and climbing responsibly
  • Providing industry guidelines for proper porter treatment
  • Offering educational classes to porters
A classic Serengeti plains view, with a pond reflecting trees and the wide open space beyond.
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Complete your African experience by adding on a SAFARI to your Kilimanjaro climb. Both luxury and standard safari options available, talk to our team to learn more.

A small bird perches on the neck of a giraffe in the Serengeti National Park, Africa.

No visit to Africa is complete without a classic African safari experience! At Adventure Consultants, we have selected safari options that cater to everyone and cover some of Tanzania's most spectacular wildlife habitats. 

Migration bedroom interior

Our luxury safari option stays at some of the regions most spectacular camps and lodges such as the Serengeti Migration Camp and Gibbs Farm.

Our standard safari enjoys accommodation such as Ngorongoro Farmhouse and the remote Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Enjoy a classic African adventure, staying at the rustic Kati Kati Tented Camp and the timeless Ngorongoro Farmhouse.

Our Team
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Hiking through the forests on Kilimanjaro

"All excellent!! We both remarked how well the meals were on the mountain, it really is astonishing how excellently the meals were prepared even at high altitude! The meals at the lodges and safari camps we stayed at were all excellent as well. We did not have a bad meal the entire time we were there!"

Caroline Rudolph, USA
Tanzanian porters and trekking staff on Kilimanjaro

"Facilities were great. For the climb everything was perfect and we were so appreciative for the portable toilet!!! The food was soooo good! All our guides were wonderful, they must be the best! We would absolutely recommend Adventure Consultants to other climbers."

Bird Family, USA
Climbers cross snow slopes as they approach the summit of Kilimanjaro. The morning sun beams behind warming their backs.

"Very cohesive and highly functioning team of guides and carriers which stood out by comparison to others on the mountain. It seems that they are well looked after and happy to work for AC and its local affiliate. This greatly contributes to enhancing the experience for the trekkers. Congrats to all involved at AC for achieving this."

Arthur Inglis, Australia
A trekker sits on the famous 'Trekkers Rock' which marks the entrance to Everest Base Camp, the West Shoulder of Mount Everest standing tall in the background.

Join the Adventure Consultants Everest Base Camp Trek with Adventure Consultants, discover Sherpa culture, climb Kala Patar and overnight at Everest Base Camp.

Kilimanjaro #2 2024
June 16 2024
Follow the Adventure Consultants Kilimanjaro Trek #2 Team as they climb Africa's highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro from June 16-28, 2024... Read More
Kilimanjaro #3 2020
February 17 2020
It was an early start for our 6-hour long descent, there were a few tired and painful legs, but that's the price for an adventure like this... Read More
Kilimanjaro #7 2019
September 05 2019
After a night at Barranco Camp, the team took on the scramble up the Barranco Wall, one of the best-known features of the mountain... Read More
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