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Our public trek dates, our prices – and what is included in your trekking package

Our Dates

The following table shows the schedule for public treks for 2020 and 2021 so far, along with the per person price to join each one.

You notice that we give a range of prices for each trek. The first price is the one you’ll pay if you are booking for eight or more people. The second, higher price is the one you pay if there are only one or two people in your booking. (Basically, the more people you can get to trek with you, the cheaper the price will be!)

For the actual price you’ll pay, please see the price table below.

What if the dates on which I wish to trek are not listed in the table below?

If there are two or more of you, we can arrange a trek for whatever dates you want, and on whatever route you want – for the same price as if you had joined one of the scheduled treks below (and, again, if there are three or more of you it will actually be cheaper than the prices advertised below). Please note that, unless you specify that you want a private trek, we will try to add other trekkers to your party by advertising your climb on this page.

 ROUTE TREK DATESDURATION 
(IN DAYS)
 PRICE
 2021 
January 2021
New Moon See the Stars Machame Route trek9-14 January 2020 6 daysUS$1899-2299
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek22-29 January 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Alternative Lemosho Route trek31 January - 7 February 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
February 2021
New Moon See the Stars Alternative Lemosho Route trek5-12 February 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek22 February - 1 March 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Machame Route trek24 February - 1 March 20216 daysUS$1899-2299
March 2021
New Moon See the Stars Rongai Route trek8-14 March 20217 daysUS$2299-2699
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek22-29 March 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Rongai Route trek23-29 March 20217 daysUS$2299-2699
April 2021(rainy season)
May 2021(rainy season)
June 2021
Full Moon Supermoon Alternative Lemosho Route trek18-25 June 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
July 2021
New Moon See the Stars Machame Route trek6-11 July 20216 daysUS$1899-2299
New Moon See the Stars Alternative Lemosho Route trek4-11 July 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Alternative Lemosho Route trek17-24 July 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon and asteroid shower Alternative Lemosho Route trek22-29 July 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
August 2021
New Moon See the Stars Machame Route trek4-9 August 20216 daysUS$1899-2299
Meteor Shower Alternative Lemosho Route trek7-14 August 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Blue Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek16-23 August 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Blue Moon Full Circuit Umbwe Route trek16-23 August 20218 daysUS$2499-2899
September 2021
New Moon See the Stars Machame Route trek3-8 September 20216 daysUS$1899-2299
New Moon See the Stars Rongai Route trek2-8 September 20217 daysUS$2299-2699
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek15-22 September 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Full Circuit Umbwe Route trek15-22 September 20218 daysUS$2499-2899
New Moon See the Stars Alternative Lemosho Route trek30 September - 7 October 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
October 2021
Draconids Meteor Shower Alternative Lemosho Route trek1-8 October 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek14-21 October 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
November 2021(rainy season)
December 2021
King of Meteor Showers Alternative Lemosho Route trekDecember 8-14 20217 daysUS$2149-2569
Full Moon Alternative Lemosho Route trek13-20 December 20218 daysUS$2449-2849
NOTES:

1) Dates: The starting and finishing dates refer to the time you actually spend on the mountain and thus do not include the days you spend in Tanzania before and after your trek.

2) Prices: The prices listed are the per person prices. The higher price is the one you’ll pay if there are just one or two people joining the trek. It is also the per person price if two people want a private trek (where they can choose the exact date they want to start their trek, and the route they wish to take on the mountain). Discounts are available for three or more people (whether joining a trek or wanting a private trek of their own); the first figure is the lowest price you’ll pay, and refers to the cost if you’re booking for eight or more people.

For the actual price you’ll pay, please see the price table below.

3) Rates are subject to TANAPA Park Fee increases – sometimes without significant prior notice.

4) These rates refer to a fully inclusive package with two nights accommodation on a B&B basis, airport transfers etc. You can find out exactly what is and isn’t included by looking below.

5) Don’t forget – for the answers to any questions not answered in this section – just send us an email!

Our Kilimanjaro Trek Prices

The following are our prices for 2020-21. There are some important things to note about this table:

  1. All prices in the table below are per person. Note that while the prices are in US dollars (US$), you can pay in a variety of currencies including pounds sterling (£), euros (€), Australian dollars (AU$) and many others.
  2. If you are a solo trekker, you can either book a private trek – in which case, the prices in the first column are relevant; or you can opt to join one of our public treks, in which case the prices in the second column are for you.
  3. The number of trekkers on the top row refer to the number of people in your booking, not the number of people on your trek as a whole. So, for example, if there are four people in your booking, but eight people on the trek in total (ie your group plus four others), then you pay the four-person price, not the eight-person price.
  4. The prices for two or more people are the same whether you book a private trek or join a public one.
  5. Though it is possible to ascend to the summit and descend again in just five days, the minimum duration for our treks is six days. We think that five-day treks do not give trekkers sufficient time to acclimatise properly, so for reasons of safety we will not book treks that are less than six days in length.
  6. There are significant discounts to be had for trekkers under 16 years old and for those with an East African passport. These discounts can amount to almost US$1000 on the longer treks. The discount comes from reductions in the various park fees. (You can read more about these discounts in the guide book that we send you when you book with us.) We promise to pass on every last cent of this reduction to you, and will not take any profit from this for ourselves. You will have to send us a scan of your passport or proof of age in advance in order to get these discounts.
  7. If you require a trek that isn’t listed in the table – an 8-day Machame trek, for example, or 9-day Lemosho Route – then just get in touch and we’ll quote you a price; as a guideline, expect each extra day to cost about US$250 per person.

 1 trekker on a PRIVATE
TREK
1 trekker
joining a
public trek
2 trekkers3 trekkers4-5 trekkers6 trekkers7 trekkers8 or more trekkers  
Machame Route
6 days
US$2999US$2299US$2299US$2199US$2099US$1999US$1949US$1899
Machame Route
7 days
US$3249US$2549US$2549US$2399US$2299US$2199US$2149US$2099
Rongai Route
6 days
US$3149US$2449US$2449US$2349US$2249US$2149US$2099US$2049
Rongai Route
7 days
US$3399US$2699US$2699US$2599US$2499US$2399US$2349US$2299
Official and Alternative Lemosho
7 days
US$3298US$2619US$2619US$2519US$2368US$2269US$2249US$2199
Official and Alternative Lemosho
8 days
US$3549US$2849US$2849US$2749US$2649US$2549US$2499US$2399
Umbwe Route
6 days
US$2999US$2299US$2299US$2199US$2099US$1999U$1949US$1899
Umbwe Route
7 days
US$3249US$2549US$2549US$2449US$2349US$2249US$2199US$2149
Full Circuit Umbwe Route
7 days
US$3349US$2649US$2649US$2549US$2449US$2349US$2299US$2249
Full Circuit Umbwe Route
8 days
US$3599US$2899US$2899US$2799US$2699US$2599US$2549US$2499
Marangu Route
6 days
US$3149US$2449US$2449US$2349US$2249US$2149US$2099US$2049
Marangu Route
7 days
US$3399US$2699US$2699US$2599US$2499US$2399US$2349US$2299

What’s included in the price

Please note that our prices are not the absolute cheapest on the mountain: our policy towards the welfare of porters and our dedication to a high standard of service means that our prices will never be rock bottom. Nevertheless, a brief search of the Internet will hopefully convince you that our prices are the best value on the mountain.

What’s included in our Kilimanjaro trek…

  • Copy of the bestselling Kilimanjaro guide to help you prepare for your trip before you arrive in Tanzania
  • Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Two nights stay in a hotel on B&B basis (usually one before the trek and one after)
  • Transfers to and from the mountain
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and permits while on the mountain
  • All camping equipment (save for those items specified below)
  • All food and drink on the mountain
  • Wages of trek crew (guide/assistant guides, cooks and porters) at KPAP rates
  • Financial failure protection so your money is safe!
  • Personal advice and service every step of the way leading up to your trek from Kilimanjaro’s number one expert, Henry Stedman – the author for the past 19 years of the bestselling guide to the mountain!

…and what’s not:

Flights (we can advise you on which flights go to and from Kilimanjaro); Visas; hire of clothing, trekking poles, head-torches and sleeping bags for the mountain; Insurance; Souvenirsfood and drink away from the mountain (except for those meals that are part of your B&B booking at your hotel); tips/gratuities for your mountain crew (see the book for details); side trips/extensions in addition to your trek, such as excursions or safaris to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro or Zanzibar etc.

Our Kilimanjaro climbs: Contents

The routes we offer

                Special Route 1: Alternative Lemosho

                                       Alternative Lemosho itinerary

                Special Route 2: Full Circuit Umbwe

                                       Full Circuit Umbwe itinerary

Dates and prices

A typical trip itinerary