Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet – Rising high above the Africa plain with its snow-capped summit is truly an awe-inspiring adventure. Celebrated as the “The roof of Africa“ and the least technical climb of the seven summits – makes Kilimanjaro an ideal first expedition for aspiring climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Mountain Gurus, has an approximately 98% success rate. We take great pride in offering a safe and exciting climb of the mountain.
The Machame route to Uhuru Peak, also known as Kibo’s summit, is considered by many climbers the most scenic route on the mountain. The route traverses from the Shira Plateau Western Breach and Lava Tower to the Barranco Wall and under the mountains southern glaciers.
The Lemosho route offers an exciting alternate approach to Kilmanjaro, the trek allows for an additonal night of acclimatization while crossing the vast Shira Plateau before connecting with the Machame route.
We also offer climbs on the less traveled, yet scenic and pristine Rongai route. Our Rongai trek is led by an experienced American mountain guide and offers a quicker ascent of the mountain. The Rongai is considered one of the most direct and least difficult routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Our guides are trained professionals and our mountain services are simply fantastic. We are also members of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Which means we believe in paying our porters a fair and ethical wage with proper gear. After the climb we enjoy a magnificent safari in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, known for their abundance of wildlife and unforgettable landscape.
Lemosho Climb • 8 Days • 7 Nights on the mountain
The Lemosho climb makes for an incredibly beautiful and pristine wilderness journey, plus being significantly less traveled makes it the premium route on the mountain. Our Shira itinerary is one of the most successful treks on Mount Kilimanjaro with 98% of the climbers reaching the summit. One of the best features of the route is the longer, slower ascent which gives the body more time to acclimatize to the altitude gradually thus greatly increasing the success rate. The route also has the added benefit of traveling across the Shira Plateau World Heritage Site.
Machame Climb • 7 Days • 6 Nights on the mountain
The Machame climb is a more direct and ideal route for aspiring climbers who only have six nights to spend on the mountain. The route has the advantage of an alpine ascent, ascending and descending the same trail on summit day. This eliminates the need to sleep in the summit crater, lessening the total number of nights needed for acclimatization. The Machame route passes through five environmental zones and is among the most scenic areas found on the mountain, traversing under the huge hanging glaciers of Kili’s steep southern flank.
Rongai Climb • 6 Days • 5 Nights on the mountain
The Rongai Route is considered as one of the easiest routes with a high success rate. The route starts on the north side of Mt. Kilimanjaro just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The route is a very scenic and pristine and can also be climbed in 7 days using an alternate route variation for greater acclimatization. The descent is down the Marangu Route on the south side of the mountain, giving the climbers an opportunity to see the mountain from many vantage points.
Ngorongoro Safari • 3 Days
Our Mount Kilimanjaro climb continues the adventure with this classic and unforgettable three day safari. You will visit three remarkable wildlife parks including Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. The Ngorongoro Highlands offers a spectacular twelve-mile-wide crater with a huge variety of wildlife. Learn more about our safaris
Serengeti Safari • 5 Days
The legendary Serengeti… the Ngorongoro Crater… a million stampeding wildebeest… an ancient land where mankind began. Combine an ascent of Kilimanjaro with one of the most outstanding safaris in all of Africa. You’ll discover amazing wildlife and enjoy luxury lodges and tented camps within Northern Tanzanian’s National Parks. Learn more about our safaris
Why trek Kilimanjaro with Mountain Gurus?
We are proud partner company of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
By climbing with us you can be assured that your porters are well taken care of. We voluntarily participate with KPAP’s monitoring activities and allow KPAP to evaluate the treatment of our porters.
Mountain Gurus believes in socially responsible guiding. Unlike most outfitters who employ local African staff with limited climbing and medical skills at low wages, Mountain Gurus provides training and a livable wage to all our Tanzanian staff.
Mountain Gurus has been leading trips to East Africa’s Tanzania since 2001. We know Kilimanjaro and we know what makes a safe, successful and enjoyable trek. We offer one of the best values on the mountain. Our local Tanzania guides are friendly, knowledgeable and have vast experience leading first rate trips using the finest camps, healthy food preparation and top-notch porter staff. Our climb provides ample time for acclimatization and yields a very high success rate on the mountain. The food, attention to hygiene, water purification and our customer safety is simply excellent. Unlike other companies, we only use high quality Mountain Hardwear 4-season mountaineering tents and dome style dining tents. We provide full back dining chairs and a private toilet tent for your comfort. Our guide staff is trained in altitude illness awareness and basic first aid. We carry emergency oxygen and O2 sat meter on every climb. The trek is also “fully supported” which means you only carry a small trekking backpack with your essential day gear while our friendly porter staff carries all your overnight gear. Our Mountain Gurus experienced trek planners will make sure you have the right gear, best training and your prepared for every aspect of the journey.
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The Mount Kilimanjaro trek!
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned trekker, a journey to Mount Kilimanjaro is an awe-inspiring adventure. Trekking in Africa is different from any other Seven Summits experience because of the diversity of geography you will experience and the wild animals you will encounter as you climb to the roof of Africa.
Mountain Gurus is ready to make your travel adventure the experience of a lifetime. Deciding that you want to trek Kilimanjaro is just step one – choosing your companions or deciding to go it alone is step two – and then figuring out who you can trust to get you there and back safely the critical next step. Mountain Gurus takes care of all the arrangements from hotels to equipment, meals on the trek, and professional guides. This leaves you the freedom to enjoy the experience while we take care of the details.
Why climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
What inspires you to climb mountains? Is it to commune with nature, to conquer fear, to challenge yourself or simply because it is there and you can? Are you on your way to conquering all the world’s Seven Summits or is this a bucket list adventure for you?
No matter why you trek, Kilimanjaro is worth the trip. Africa’s tallest mountain kisses the sky at 19,340 feet. The monolith is a conglomerate of three dormant stratovolcanoes – Mawenzi, Shira, and Kibo. The latter is the tallest of the three and the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain – other peaks in the Seven Summits are part of mountain ranges, but this beauty rises out of the desert like a lone siren. Kilimanjaro is also unique among the Seven Summits because of the diverse geography that surrounds it.
What can I expect on my Kilimanjaro adventure?
Your adventure will take you from bushlands to rainforest and then into the heath and heather moors. Once past the lush heat of the lower regions, you will experience the chill of the alpine desert as you stand 16,000 feet above the plains of Africa. We then climb to the glacial summit. You will see more geographic, flora, and animal diversity on this trek than any other summit adventure.
It is a rich and diverse experience unlike any other. Wildlife flourishes in the bushlands and rainforest from monkeys to birds and even the notorious honey badger. The creatures will give you a wide berth, but keen eyes and binoculars will let you enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance.
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How challenging of a climb is Mount Kilimanjaro?
The first known summit to the roof of Africa was made in 1889. Since then, untold thousands have attempted it. Another aspect of Kilimanjaro that make it unique among the Seven Summits is that it is a non-technical climb. So, while it is a formidable trek, it is one of the most accessible of the world’s great peaks. It is an adventure that takes you from walking, hiking, and rugged climbing. The climb requires physical stamina and endurance but is attainable by anyone in good physical condition.
This makes Kilimanjaro the perfect first expedition for aspiring climbers and an awe-inspiring adventure for even the most seasoned trekker. Even though a non-technical climb, between one-third and one-half of all trekkers that attempt Kilimanjaro will fail to summit. This is where your choice of guide services can make all the difference in the world.
You do not want to travel half a world away only to fail to summit. This can make or break your trip and leave you with great memories – or great regrets. One of the key factors in achieving your goal of standing atop this breathtaking peak will be the experience and expertise of your guide and the trekking company you choose.
What does my Mount Kilimanjaro adventure include?
Mountain Gurus treks to Mount Kilimanjaro throughout the year. You can choose to spend five or six nights on the mountain based on your preference of the slower or more accelerated climb. You can also opt for two additional nights on nearby Mount Meru in advance pre-acclimatize.
After descending most climbers opt to take a safari. Choose the Ngorongoro Safari or the awe-inspiring Serengeti Safari on the plains on the Great Rift Valley. Once down the mountain, you will enjoy luxury hotel accommodations and a wildlife experience that is like no other.
Mountain Gurus always plans our expeditions with our climbers in mind, but we also respect local customs and traditions of our host country. We minimize our environmental impact so you can take away many memories, but leave only footprints.