Kilimanjaro Price List

Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro - 2021 to 2022

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When considering the extensive range of Kilimanjaro climb prices that we detail below, please bear in mind that the majority of trekkers booking a climb with us opt for one of the two routes we principally recommend: TK Lemosho or TK Rongai.

The reason for this choice is that climbers acclimatise extremely well on these routes and avoid the energy sapping wasted height loss that is unavoidable on the south side of the mountain and which is responsible for the reduced summit success rates of Machame, Umbwe and the old Lemosho Route.

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You'll find widely divergent climb costs on this page. This is because we offer five different levels of support, so as to be able to cater for the complete spectrum of climbers, from the very small minority who want virtually no support on the mountain and who wish to summit and descend as quickly as possible to those who recognise the acclimatisation and energy-conserving advantages of employing a high level of support and spending the extra days needed on Kilimanjaro to ensure they don't succumb to acute mountain sickness.

However, most of our climbers use our Advantage Series, as the staffing, equipment and provisions provided with this particular support level are configured to maximise hydration, nutrition and rest - key components to the acquisition of safe and through acclimatisation and optimised summit prospects.

Our Best Selling Routes

With so many routes to choose from, you may feel a little lost before you even get started! To help you navigate this long list of options it may be useful to know that in 2021 the routes that look like being the most popular with our own clients, appear to be the following, in order of popularity:

  • โญโญโญโญโญ Unique - 7 or 8 day TK Lemosho Advantage - all climbers use our unique northern route for great acclimatisation and freedom from crowds. 7 days is fine for those with a good pace or with some high altitude trekking experience. Otherwise, 8 days is recommended. TK's bestselling route and used for our Hemingway VIP Series.
  •  โญโญโญโญโญ Unique - 6 or 7 day TK Rongai Advantage - particularly recommended for those carrying old knee or ankle injuries, as the descent is gentler than on Lemosho. All climbers use our unique variant on Rongai. Far superior acclimatisation to standard Rongai. 7 days is recommended for all but the very youthful and strong, and those with experience at altitude.
  • โญโญโญ Customised configuration - 7 day Machame Advantage - a good route in the wet / low season. Crowded at other times of year. Acclimatisation is inferior to the TK Lemosho and TK Rongai routes, and incidence of AMS is relatively high. (Note: Lower chances of summiting than on TK's unique routes - due to 401m of energy-sapping wasted height gain on day before summit bid).
  • โญโญ 6 day Machame Advantage - only for the young and fit happy to endure the crowds, and those known to adapt well to altitude, or who have visited high altitudes regularly. Otherwise, there is high incidence of severe AMS, and relatively low chances of summit success when compared to TK's unique routes.

While these routes are very popular with Team Kilimanjaro trekkers, with the exception of Machame - which is always crowded except in the rainy season - they remain very quiet and free of crowds, with the lack of crowding being one of the most significant criteria that draw so many of our clients to these routes.

Key to Climb Prices

  • ๐Ÿ”’ For climbers or groups that want to keep their climb private
  • ๐Ÿ”“ For climbers wanting to open their climb to others

Prices per person are determined by the size of the booking group, and not necessarily the number of climbers that ultimately climb together.

Kilimanjaro Price List - Our 5 Bestselling Treks

Prices are per person in USD.



Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | Solo ๐Ÿ”“ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
7 Lemosho Advantage $3,260 $2,807 $2,807 $2,676 $2,600 $2,574 $2,567 $2,560 $2,548
8 Lemosho Advantage $3,651 $3,169 $3,169 $3,027 $2,945 $2,917 $2,908 $2,900 $2,887
7 Rongai Advantage $3,329 $2,842 $2,842 $2,699 $2,617 $2,588 $2,579 $2,570 $2,565
7 Machame Advantage $3,196 $2,767 $2,767 $2,645 $2,573 $2,549 $2,541 $2,533 $2,523
6 Machame Advantage $2,838 $2,424 $2,424 $2,310 $2,243 $2,220 $2,214 $2,207 $2,198

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Climb series descriptions

Price List for Advantage Series Climbs

The Advantage Series is by far our clients' most popular choice, offering a generous provision of foods and relaxed meals with tables and chairs that encourage appetite and hydration; and well equipped, spacious camping facilities that maximise comfort and rest and simplify personal administration. All these advantages work together to improve acclimatisation and maximise available reserves of energy. This being so, Advantage has proven to be incredibly successful, with nearly every climber summiting Kilimanjaro on this series.



Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | Solo ๐Ÿ”“ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
5 Marangu Advantage $2,451 $2,067 $2,067 $1,956 $1,898 $1,875 $1,873 $1,865 $1,858
6 Marangu Advantage $2,810 $2,410 $2,410 $2,291 $2,229 $2,204 $2,200 $2,191 $2,184
7 Marangu Advantage $3,168 $2,753 $2,753 $2,626 $2,559 $2,532 $2,527 $2,518 $2,509
8 Marangu Advantage $3,559 $3,115 $3,115 $2,977 $2,904 $2,874 $2,868 $2,858 $2,848
9 Marangu Advantage $3,951 $3,458 $3,458 $3,312 $3,235 $3,203 $3,195 $3,184 $3,174
10 Marangu Advantage $4,342 $3,840 $3,840 $3,677 $3,594 $3,559 $3,549 $3,538 $3,526
6 Machame Advantage $2,838 $2,424 $2,424 $2,310 $2,243 $2,220 $2,214 $2,207 $2,198
7 Machame Advantage $3,196 $2,767 $2,767 $2,645 $2,573 $2,549 $2,541 $2,533 $2,523
8 Machame Advantage $3,587 $3,129 $3,129 $2,995 $2,918 $2,891 $2,882 $2,874 $2,862
9 Machame Advantage $3,978 $3,491 $3,491 $3,345 $3,263 $3,233 $3,222 $3,214 $3,201
10 Machame Advantage $4,369 $3,853 $3,853 $3,696 $3,608 $3,575 $3,563 $3,554 $3,540
5 Rongai Advantage $2,612 $2,156 $2,156 $2,029 $1,956 $1,931 $1,925 $1,917 $1,914
6 Rongai Advantage $2,971 $2,499 $2,499 $2,364 $2,287 $2,260 $2,252 $2,244 $2,240
7 Rongai Advantage $3,329 $2,842 $2,842 $2,699 $2,617 $2,588 $2,579 $2,570 $2,565
8 Rongai Advantage $3,720 $3,204 $3,204 $3,050 $2,962 $2,930 $2,920 $2,910 $2,904
9 Rongai Advantage $4,112 $3,566 $3,566 $3,400 $3,307 $3,273 $3,260 $3,250 $3,243
10 Rongai Advantage $4,503 $3,928 $3,928 $3,750 $3,652 $3,615 $3,601 $3,590 $3,582
6 Umbwe Advantage $2,832 $2,429 $2,429 $2,318 $2,252 $2,232 $2,229 $2,225 $2,205
7 Umbwe Advantage $3,191 $2,772 $2,772 $2,653 $2,583 $2,561 $2,556 $2,551 $2,531
8 Umbwe Advantage $3,582 $3,135 $3,135 $3,004 $2,927 $2,903 $2,897 $2,891 $2,869
9 Umbwe Advantage $3,973 $3,497 $3,497 $3,354 $3,272 $3,245 $3,238 $3,231 $3,208
10 Umbwe Advantage $4,364 $3,859 $3,859 $3,704 $3,617 $3,587 $3,578 $3,571 $3,547
7 Lemosho Advantage $3,260 $2,807 $2,807 $2,676 $2,600 $2,574 $2,567 $2,560 $2,548
8 Lemosho Advantage $3,651 $3,169 $3,169 $3,027 $2,945 $2,917 $2,908 $2,900 $2,887
9 Lemosho Advantage $4,042 $3,531 $3,531 $3,377 $3,290 $3,259 $3,249 $3,240 $3,226
10 Lemosho Advantage $4,433 $3,893 $3,893 $3,727 $3,634 $3,601 $3,589 $3,581 $3,565
7 Shira Advantage $3,260 $2,807 $2,807 $2,676 $2,600 $2,574 $2,567 $2,560 $2,548
8 Shira Advantage $3,651 $3,169 $3,169 $3,027 $2,945 $2,917 $2,908 $2,900 $2,887
9 Shira Advantage $4,042 $3,531 $3,531 $3,377 $3,290 $3,259 $3,249 $3,240 $3,226
10 Shira Advantage $4,433 $3,893 $3,893 $3,727 $3,634 $3,601 $3,589 $3,581 $3,565

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Price List for Excel Series Climbs

Excel Series is certainly more challenging than the Advantage Series, requiring a good level of fitness and thorough acclimatisation to be obtained in order to sleep comfortably at 5,729m - but in my opinion the enhanced experience of being able to tour the crater, look into the heart of the volcano, get close to the ice-fields, and watch the sun set over Africa from the incredible vantage point of the Western Breach, all makes Excel well worth the extra challenge.
Team Kilimanjaro founder


Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | Solo ๐Ÿ”“ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
7 Machame Excel $3,608 $3,123 $3,123 $2,990 $2,900 $2,875 $2,861 $2,854 $2,839
8 Machame Excel $4,005 $3,488 $3,488 $3,344 $3,248 $3,221 $3,204 $3,197 $3,181
9 Machame Excel $4,401 $3,853 $3,853 $3,698 $3,595 $3,566 $3,547 $3,540 $3,523
10 Machame Excel $4,798 $4,217 $4,217 $4,052 $3,943 $3,912 $3,891 $3,884 $3,864
7 Rongai Excel $3,741 $3,197 $3,197 $3,045 $2,944 $2,914 $2,899 $2,890 $2,881
8 Rongai Excel $4,138 $3,562 $3,562 $3,399 $3,292 $3,260 $3,242 $3,234 $3,223
9 Rongai Excel $4,535 $3,927 $3,927 $3,753 $3,639 $3,606 $3,585 $3,577 $3,565
10 Rongai Excel $4,931 $4,292 $4,292 $4,106 $3,987 $3,951 $3,929 $3,920 $3,906
7 Umbwe Excel $3,603 $3,128 $3,128 $2,998 $2,909 $2,887 $2,876 $2,871 $2,846
8 Umbwe Excel $4,000 $3,493 $3,493 $3,352 $3,257 $3,233 $3,219 $3,214 $3,188
9 Umbwe Excel $4,396 $3,858 $3,858 $3,706 $3,605 $3,578 $3,563 $3,558 $3,530
10 Umbwe Excel $4,793 $4,223 $4,223 $4,060 $3,952 $3,924 $3,906 $3,901 $3,872
7 Lemosho Excel $3,672 $3,163 $3,163 $3,022 $2,927 $2,901 $2,887 $2,880 $2,864
8 Lemosho Excel $4,069 $3,528 $3,528 $3,376 $3,274 $3,246 $3,230 $3,224 $3,205
9 Lemosho Excel $4,465 $3,892 $3,892 $3,729 $3,622 $3,592 $3,574 $3,567 $3,547
10 Lemosho Excel $4,862 $4,257 $4,257 $4,083 $3,970 $3,937 $3,917 $3,910 $3,889
7 Shira Excel $3,672 $3,163 $3,163 $3,022 $2,927 $2,901 $2,887 $2,880 $2,864
8 Shira Excel $4,069 $3,528 $3,528 $3,376 $3,274 $3,246 $3,230 $3,224 $3,205
9 Shira Excel $4,465 $3,892 $3,892 $3,729 $3,622 $3,592 $3,574 $3,567 $3,547
10 Shira Excel $4,862 $4,257 $4,257 $4,083 $3,970 $3,937 $3,917 $3,910 $3,889

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Price List for Lite Series Climbs

For those wanting minimalist support, but not wanting to carry heavy bags themselves, the following are our Lite Series prices.



Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | Solo ๐Ÿ”“ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
5 Marangu Lite $2,124 $1,863 $1,863 $1,787 $1,746 $1,728 $1,718 $1,709 $1,696
6 Marangu Lite $2,439 $2,169 $2,169 $2,089 $2,047 $2,027 $2,017 $2,008 $1,994
7 Marangu Lite $2,754 $2,475 $2,475 $2,392 $2,348 $2,327 $2,316 $2,306 $2,292
8 Marangu Lite $3,069 $2,781 $2,781 $2,694 $2,649 $2,627 $2,615 $2,605 $2,590
9 Marangu Lite $3,385 $3,087 $3,087 $2,996 $2,950 $2,926 $2,914 $2,904 $2,888
10 Marangu Lite $3,700 $3,393 $3,393 $3,298 $3,251 $3,226 $3,213 $3,202 $3,186
6 Machame Lite $2,467 $2,183 $2,183 $2,108 $2,061 $2,044 $2,031 $2,024 $2,008
7 Machame Lite $2,782 $2,489 $2,489 $2,410 $2,362 $2,344 $2,330 $2,322 $2,306
8 Machame Lite $3,116 $2,805 $2,805 $2,721 $2,670 $2,650 $2,636 $2,627 $2,610
9 Machame Lite $3,449 $3,122 $3,122 $3,031 $2,978 $2,956 $2,941 $2,932 $2,914
10 Machame Lite $3,783 $3,438 $3,438 $3,341 $3,286 $3,263 $3,247 $3,237 $3,218
5 Rongai Lite $2,277 $1,945 $1,945 $1,855 $1,800 $1,778 $1,763 $1,753 $1,735
6 Rongai Lite $2,592 $2,251 $2,251 $2,157 $2,101 $2,078 $2,062 $2,051 $2,034
7 Rongai Lite $2,907 $2,557 $2,557 $2,459 $2,402 $2,378 $2,360 $2,350 $2,332
8 Rongai Lite $3,241 $2,873 $2,873 $2,770 $2,710 $2,684 $2,666 $2,655 $2,636
9 Rongai Lite $3,575 $3,190 $3,190 $3,080 $3,018 $2,991 $2,972 $2,960 $2,940
10 Rongai Lite $3,908 $3,506 $3,506 $3,391 $3,326 $3,297 $3,277 $3,265 $3,244
6 Umbwe Lite $2,453 $2,182 $2,182 $2,111 $2,066 $2,050 $2,038 $2,032 $2,016
7 Umbwe Lite $2,769 $2,488 $2,488 $2,413 $2,367 $2,350 $2,337 $2,330 $2,314
8 Umbwe Lite $3,102 $2,804 $2,804 $2,724 $2,675 $2,657 $2,643 $2,635 $2,619
9 Umbwe Lite $3,436 $3,121 $3,121 $3,034 $2,983 $2,963 $2,948 $2,940 $2,923
10 Umbwe Lite $3,770 $3,437 $3,437 $3,345 $3,291 $3,269 $3,254 $3,245 $3,227
7 Lemosho Lite $2,838 $2,522 $2,522 $2,436 $2,385 $2,364 $2,349 $2,340 $2,323
8 Lemosho Lite $3,172 $2,839 $2,839 $2,747 $2,693 $2,670 $2,654 $2,645 $2,627
9 Lemosho Lite $3,505 $3,155 $3,155 $3,057 $3,001 $2,977 $2,960 $2,950 $2,931
10 Lemosho Lite $3,839 $3,472 $3,472 $3,368 $3,308 $3,283 $3,266 $3,255 $3,235
7 Shira Lite $2,838 $2,522 $2,522 $2,436 $2,385 $2,364 $2,349 $2,340 $2,323
8 Shira Lite $3,172 $2,839 $2,839 $2,747 $2,693 $2,670 $2,654 $2,645 $2,627
9 Shira Lite $3,505 $3,155 $3,155 $3,057 $3,001 $2,977 $2,960 $2,950 $2,931
10 Shira Lite $3,839 $3,472 $3,472 $3,368 $3,308 $3,283 $3,266 $3,255 $3,235

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The Cheapest Way to Climb Kilimanjaro

Although our Superlite Series is actually the cheapest way to climb Kilimanjaro, most Superlite climbers don't choose this option to save money, but because they are used to moving independently in the mountains and being self-reliant and they want the additional challenge of carrying their own weight and performing their pwn camp admin, such as tent pitching and cooking.

Price List for Superlite Series Climbs

For those wanting to be almost totally self-sufficient with no support at all - except for the mandatory guides - the following are our Superlite option prices per person in USD.



Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
5 Marangu Superlite $1,542 $1,431 $1,362 $1,351 $1,326 $1,312 $1,310 $1,302
6 Marangu Superlite $1,796 $1,682 $1,608 $1,598 $1,570 $1,555 $1,554 $1,545
7 Marangu Superlite $2,051 $1,933 $1,854 $1,844 $1,815 $1,798 $1,798 $1,788
8 Marangu Superlite $2,306 $2,184 $2,101 $2,091 $2,060 $2,042 $2,042 $2,031
9 Marangu Superlite $2,561 $2,435 $2,347 $2,337 $2,304 $2,285 $2,286 $2,274
10 Marangu Superlite $2,816 $2,686 $2,593 $2,584 $2,549 $2,528 $2,530 $2,517
6 Machame Superlite $1,824 $1,695 $1,626 $1,612 $1,587 $1,569 $1,570 $1,559
7 Machame Superlite $2,079 $1,946 $1,873 $1,858 $1,832 $1,812 $1,814 $1,802
8 Machame Superlite $2,337 $2,201 $2,121 $2,107 $2,078 $2,057 $2,060 $2,046
9 Machame Superlite $2,595 $2,455 $2,370 $2,356 $2,325 $2,302 $2,305 $2,291
10 Machame Superlite $2,853 $2,709 $2,618 $2,605 $2,571 $2,547 $2,551 $2,536
5 Rongai Superlite $1,692 $1,511 $1,428 $1,404 $1,375 $1,355 $1,353 $1,340
6 Rongai Superlite $1,946 $1,762 $1,674 $1,650 $1,620 $1,598 $1,597 $1,583
7 Rongai Superlite $2,201 $2,013 $1,921 $1,897 $1,865 $1,841 $1,841 $1,826
8 Rongai Superlite $2,459 $2,268 $2,169 $2,146 $2,111 $2,086 $2,086 $2,071
9 Rongai Superlite $2,718 $2,522 $2,418 $2,395 $2,358 $2,331 $2,332 $2,316
10 Rongai Superlite $2,976 $2,776 $2,666 $2,644 $2,605 $2,577 $2,578 $2,560
6 Umbwe Superlite $1,808 $1,693 $1,628 $1,616 $1,592 $1,575 $1,577 $1,566
7 Umbwe Superlite $2,063 $1,944 $1,875 $1,862 $1,837 $1,818 $1,821 $1,809
8 Umbwe Superlite $2,321 $2,198 $2,123 $2,111 $2,084 $2,063 $2,067 $2,054
9 Umbwe Superlite $2,579 $2,453 $2,372 $2,360 $2,330 $2,308 $2,312 $2,298
10 Umbwe Superlite $2,837 $2,707 $2,620 $2,609 $2,577 $2,553 $2,558 $2,543
7 Lemosho Superlite $2,132 $1,979 $1,898 $1,880 $1,851 $1,830 $1,831 $1,818
8 Lemosho Superlite $2,390 $2,233 $2,146 $2,129 $2,097 $2,075 $2,077 $2,062
9 Lemosho Superlite $2,648 $2,487 $2,395 $2,378 $2,344 $2,320 $2,322 $2,307
10 Lemosho Superlite $2,906 $2,742 $2,643 $2,627 $2,591 $2,565 $2,568 $2,552
7 Shira Superlite $2,132 $1,979 $1,898 $1,880 $1,851 $1,830 $1,831 $1,818
8 Shira Superlite $2,390 $2,233 $2,146 $2,129 $2,097 $2,075 $2,077 $2,062
9 Shira Superlite $2,648 $2,487 $2,395 $2,378 $2,344 $2,320 $2,322 $2,307
10 Shira Superlite $2,906 $2,742 $2,643 $2,627 $2,591 $2,565 $2,568 $2,552

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Mount Meru Climb Costs

The regulations on Mount Meru prohibit movement above 2,500 metres altitude on a one-day permit. Our single day Meru itinerary therefore includes a game drive to Arusha National Park once we return on foot to the vehicle point.

Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
1 Meru $370 $272 $239 $223 $213 $207 $202 $198
2 Meru $857 $687 $635 $609 $596 $591 $583 $577
3 Meru $1,190 $978 $913 $882 $865 $858 $851 $843
4 Meru $1,524 $1,270 $1,190 $1,155 $1,135 $1,126 $1,119 $1,109

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Non-Summit Short Kilimanjaro Climbs & Day Treks

Some trekkers would love to see Kilimanjaro but simply don't have the time for a full length climb that will take them to the summit. With these climbers in mind we are able to offer short treks lasting 1 or 2 days on two routes: Marangu and Shira.

Our non-summit climbs assume you have made your own way to Arusha and that you require us to collect you from your hotel and return you there after the trek. These prices do not include hotel accommodation or airport transfers, therefore - only the transfers to the mountain and back, guide and porter wages, park fees, and food on the trek.

Route ๐Ÿ‘‡ No. in group ๐Ÿ‘‰ Solo ๐Ÿ”’ | 2 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 3 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 4 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 5 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 6 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 7 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ | 8 ๐Ÿ”“/๐Ÿ”’ |
1 Marangu $692 $551 $505 $484 $473 $466 $465 $474
2 Marangu $998 $850 $799 $777 $765 $757 $756 $764
1 Shira $749 $586 $532 $507 $496 $489 $489 $496

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Explanation of Support Levels

With our founder first climbing the mountain as a pauper on a shoestring in 1 day, for less than fifty dollars, in March 2000, we have long aspired to cater to a wide range of budgets, fitness levels, and adventurer "ideologies"!

With this in mind we have created 5 different series, ranging from Superlite for the absolute minimalist who wants zero support at low cost, to the opposite extreme: Hemingway - first pioneered by our founders when they took their entire family (including their 5, 7 and 9 year olds, with special permission) to Kilimanjaro's summit in 2012 - with comfortable beds; ensuite toilets and bathroom area with warm water for bathing; exquisite cuisine prepared by our top chefs; and all in very spacious 2-metre high tents.

This is our usual option. High level of support with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat. Mess tents will be used and three course hot lunches will be served most days. This strategy is designed to maximise nutrition by encouraging rest and appetite in an environment where this usually suffers. Tried and tested this method has proved extremely successful.

  • At least 4 out of 5 of our clients will elect to choose this series
  • High level of support with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat
  • Mess tents will be used and three course hot lunches will be served most days
  • Tried and tested, this method has proven extremely successful
  • All mandatory park fees included
  • 2 nightsโ€™ standard accommodation in Arusha is included
  • Airport transfers both ways included
  • Typical climber to staff ratios are: 1:9, 2:13, 3:16, 4:18, 5:21, 6:24, 7:27, 8:30

Excel Series - Includes a Night in the Crater

This is a very exciting series that spends the night with a small lightweight support team in the crater at 5729m after summitting Kilimanjaro. The following morning we launch excursions to a number of fascinating and rarely seen features within the crater from the Reusch Ash Pit at the crater's centre, to the rapidly retreating edges of the northern and eastern ice fields, where health and strength permit. This is a truly unique opportunity.

  • very exciting series: spends a night with a small lightweight support team in the crater at 5729m after summiting Kilimanjaro
  • excursions to fascinating and rarely seen features within the crater: Reusch Ash Pit at the craterโ€™s centre, to the rapidly retreating edges of the northern and eastern ice fields, where health and strength permit. Truly unique opportunity
  • All mandatory park fees included including the additional crater fee
  • 2 nightsโ€™ standard accommodation in Arusha is included
  • Airport transfers both ways included
  • support levels are typically: 1:10, 2:14, 3:18, 4:20, 5:24, 6:27, 7:31, 8:34

Lite Series - For experienced trekkers

A very lightweight, traditional alpinist style, with similar support and provision levels - yet of superior standard and specification - to local budget operations. However, youโ€™ll be required to carry around 12 kg and will only be able to submit 5 kg to your porter. Some foods will be dehydrated and mess tents will not be used. Recommended only for very active and self-sufficient climbers who have previously climbed at high altitude without extensive support.

  • Suitable only for self-sufficient trekkers
  • Lightweight, traditional alpinist style
  • Similar support and provision levels โ€“ yet of superior standard and specification โ€“ to local budget operations.
  • Climbers required to carry around 12 kg of their personal gear
  • Only 5 kg may be submitted to porter
  • Some foods dehydrated instead of fresh foods, to reduce weight
  • All mandatory park fees included
  • Mess tents not used
  • Typical climber to staff ratios - Lite Series: 1:4, 2:5, 3:6, 4:7, 5:8, 6:9, 7:10, 8:11

Superlite Series - For Very Strong & Experienced Alpine Purists

A Superlite climb is an entirely self-supported, self-equipped, self-prepared climb, whereby climbers provide and carry all their own food and equipment. KINAPA-enforced regulations require that all climbs on Kilimanjaro be guided by a registered Kilimanjaro guide and therefore Superlite climbs are the closest one may legally come to an unsupported climb, with just the guide and obligatory assistant guides being provided by Team Kilimanjaro.

  • Entirely self-supported, self-equipped, self-prepared climb
  • Climbers provide and carry all their own food and equipment
  • TK assumes that a Superlite climber will have made his or her own way to Arusha
  • Only food and equipment for the guide is provided
  • Transports to the mountain and back to Arusha
  • All mandatory park fees included
  • TK does not arrange airport transfers or accommodation for the climbers
  • Extremely arduous, with a very high standard of fitness and stamina being required for summit success
  • Mess tents not used
  • Typical climber to staff ratios: 1:1, 2:2, 3:2, 4:3, 5:3, 6:3, 7:4, 8:4

Hemingway Series - As Comfortable as it Gets on Kilimanjaro

We believe that this is the most highly supported, best equipped and comfortable experience available on Kilimanjaro.

  • Extremely spacious 2-metre high Air-Beam tents for sleeping and dining
  • En-suite bathroom area with own toilet, small bath-tub and warm water supply
  • One night's accommodation in Arusha both before and after your climb at the best hotel available on the dates required to be booked
  • All mandatory park fees included
  • Airport transfers both ways included
  • Transports to the mountain and back to Arusha
  • Support levels are typically: 1:28, 2:40, 3:52, 4:64, 5:75, 6:86, 7:97, 8:107
  • Full Hemingway Series prices are available here and range from $7,311 to $12,488 per person.

Descend Kilimanjaro by Helicopter (from High Camp)

Summitted Kilimanjaro and don't want to spend a day and a half descending on foot? This option is especially recommended for those with demands on their time and wanting to preserve their knees and ankles from the arduous, repetitive impact associated with the long descent, and will descend you to Moshi Airport from where we will transfer you to Arusha by vehicle.

The helicopter carries 2 climbers and costs USD 1,500 for solo climbers or USD 1,000 per person for those descending in pairs. Payment is either in cash or pre-paid to TK. If pre-paying and you can't fly, you'll be refunded - less lost banking fees.

Bear in mind, however, that chartering the helicopter is dependant on weather and availability - neither of which is particularly dependable.

Currencies and Payment Methods

We accept SWIFT / SEPA / BACS and wire transfers in the following currencies:

๐Ÿ’ต US Dollars
๐Ÿ’ถ Euros
๐Ÿ’ท Pounds Sterling

We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX payments in ๐Ÿ’ท Pounds Sterling only - most card issuers convert to your bank's currency at 0% commission.

How to Pay for your Climb, Safari or Zanzibar Excursion

Paying the non-refundable booking deposit. To secure your climb and / or safari with Team Kilimanjaro, we need to receive a booking deposit equivalent to USD 150 per person per event (climb or safari), plus the value of any requested additional nights' accommodation or upgrades to standard inclusive accommodation; and services contracted to 3rd parties, such as safari lodges, Zanzibar hotels or domestic air or road transfer providers.

Once the deposit is received, Team Kilimanjaro disburses the respective elements of this payment to 3rd parties, such as hotels or transport providers, and is thereafter unable to retrieve these funds in the event of a client requesting to cancel their arrangements.

Where a client is, however, required to amend their dates our suppliers will credit values received towards alternative requested dates. If dates are requested to be amended such that they fall outside the current tarif period, an applicable surcharge will be invoiced to address the shortfall between current and new rates, in order to continue to secure the booking on future dates.

Paying your deposit

This is possible in two ways:

  • By bank transfer. We are able to receive payments in USD, GBP, or EUR. If paying in GBP or EUR the requested sum in USD will be converted using the xe.com mid-market exchange rate on the day the funds are requested, and this rate will be valid for 48 hours.

  • By credit or debit card. To address the sense of uncertainty with possible last-minute changes to travel plans imposed by airlines and changing government policy, we are temporarily using the services of a UK-based card payment processor (Stripe UK), rather than our usual card payment processor (Decta).

The advantage of this measure is that we are now able to receive payment of final balances just 28 days prior to the event start date, as opposed to 45 days prior, as was necessary when using Decta. The disadvantage of using Stripe UK is that card invoices are payable in GBP. However, while this may ostensibly appear to be a disadvantage, we have so far found that card issuers have actually converted currencies either at Interbank rates, or in some cases, at slightly better rates than the xe.com mid-market rate.

While it is impossible to anticipate what rate your card issuer will charge, it appears very unlikely to date, that any climbers will be penalised when paying in GBP, irrespective of what currency their funds are held in. Nonetheless, climbers should please understand that any possible deductions levied by their card issuers remain their own risk and will not be discounted by TK.

Paying your final balance

There are three options for this:

  • By bank transfer in USD, EUR, and GBP. Please see above for more detail.
  • By credit or debit card. Please see above for more detail.
  • In cash in USD on arrival. However, since the majority of our costs to suppliers are nowadays payable electronically, we cannot usually accept more than around 30% of your total costs in cash in USD. (Exceptions may exist when joining a group in which the other climbers are not paying in cash).

Is there a surcharge applicable to card payments?

No.

Can I pay with American Express?

Yes.

Page Contents - Quick Reference

Since most summit bids start from high camp at around 2300 - 0100, with exact start time usually depending on the guide's assessment of the group's pace over the preceding few days, most of the approach to the summit happens in darkness.

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For some climbers this question is almost irrelevant as they will have to fit their climb into whatever dates they can clear from their busy work or family schedules, though for perhaps the majority, this is probably the first question prospective climbers should ask themselves.

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You don't need to climb on these dates shown below. We publish them only for those who wish to climb with others they don't already know. The majority of our clients choose their own dates (at no additional cost), though most request us to open up their climbs for others to join - simply so as to have extra company on the trek.

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