Mount Kilimanjaro Route 6 Day Itinerary
We offer treks to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on all major routes. From the 7-8 day Lemosho, which adds extra days to aid in acclimatization, to the popular 5-6 day Marangu route, to the lesser traveled Rongai route coming up the back of the mountain, and the somewhat more challenging 5 day Umbwe route. Featured here is one of our favorites, the 6 day Machame route.
THE BEST MONTHS TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.
Normally March, April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided. November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all the days so Climbing is possible. The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September. July can be colder and November to December can be wet. January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning. The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top. Summit Success Rates: Stella Point (96%). Uhuru Peak (94%).
- Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- Two nights hotel in Arusha
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Pulse Oximeters
- Sleeping Mattress
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
Kilimanjaro Packing List
- Duffel bag for all clothes and equipment
- Day pack sleeping bag -15 C
- Walking poles
- Water bottles (3 liters)
- Rain/wind jacket and pants
- Thermal underwear (base layer)
- Polar fleece (mid layer)
- Down jacket
- Warm pants
- Warm gloves and liners
- Hiking boots
- Sneakers or sandals
- Hiking pants
- Several pairs of socks some wool
- Warm hat
- Sun hat
- Head lamp
- Sunscreen and lip protection
- First aid kit
We want you to be successful. With that in mind we are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters). All clients are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. Make sure the insurance provides comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover.