Climbing Mount KilimanjaroTake on The Challenge Of A Lifetime
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an experience of a lifetime where you will get to the second highest point on the planet, Uhuru Peak at 5895 m. There are a number of routes that take you to the summit, Lemosho Route, Umbre Route, Shira Route, Rongai Route and the Northern Circuit.
At Kilimanjaro Bound we take travelers on all of these routes, to find out more you can check out all of our itineraries below for all the different routes that we cover.
But we are not just about climbing Kilimanjaro, although we have well over 20 years of experience and knowledge climbing and guiding travelers to the summit we also organise the most spectacular Tanzanian Safaris, Day Trips and Beach Holidays to Zanzibar Island.
About Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4900 m (16,100 ft) from its base to 5895 m (19,341 ft) above sea level.
The first European people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889, however, it is believed that the first man in history to have climbed Kibo Peak on Kilimanjaro was Kinyala Johannes Lauwo (1871–1996) of Ashira Marangu. (The owner of Kilimanjaro Bound is Samson Godson Lauwo, the great grandson of Kinyala Johannes Lauwo and who has been climbing Kilimanjaro since the age of 17).
The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Route Itineraries
Northern Circuit Route
Mount Meru Trek
Important Information About Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
- Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
our customers love us
“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey.”
“On summit day, our guides ended up carrying our day bags and motivated us, to make sure we would make it. Can only recommend these guys!”
“Leonard and Aggrey were so knowledgable about everything, that they even made the walking feel easy!! It’s definitely safe to say I would have never reached the summit without the help of my team, I would recommend these guys to anyone, every day of the week.”
“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”