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Kilimanjaro park covers a district of 760 sq metric linear unit (293 sq miles). it had been gazetted in 1977 to safeguard the mountain on top of the two,700-metre (8,858ft) contour and includes the 2 main peaks: Kibo (5,895 metres/19,340ft) and Mawenzi (5,149 metres/16,893ft). Below this is often a buffer zone of Forest Reserve to the one,800-metre (5,905ft) contour.

The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro was 1st climbed in 1889 by Dr Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller. Today, over twenty five,000 folks a year create a bid for Africa’s highest mountain. Increasing numbers have created a substantial environmental impact on the park’s trails. Efforts area unit being created to counteract the erosion, and also the Marangu and Mweka routes are upgraded.

Kilimanjaro Travel Information


Climbing a mountain as high as Kilimanjaro does have dangers. You should ensure that you have good insurance to cover these risks. It is a condition of booking to climb Kilimanjaro that you have medical and accident insurance.

Your insurance must cover helicopter evacuation and medication. It should also cover the costs of getting home should you miss your scheduled flight due to accident, injury, illness or simple bad luck.

Your insurance must specifically include cover you to climb up to 6000 meters above the sea level.

Your insurance should also protect against the ‘standard’ travel dangers, including: baggage delay, loss of personal items etc.

We highly recommend global rescue insurance https:// . Different policies provide different levels of cover, so make sure you understand what is and isn’t included in your policy. So be sure to read the small print carefully for any policy you are considering


Despite the long list of recommended vaccines, Tanzania has only one compulsory vaccination: Yellow Fever.

Tanzania has no recorded case of Yellow Fever and efforts to ensure this superb record mean that all visitors from countries that have a risk of Yellow Fever must present vaccination certificates upon entry.

Below are the lists of what is the general adviced for travel to Tanzania. We strongly advise you to consult with your medical specialist. They will have the most up to date and medically accurate information relevant to you, and should be relied upon over these recommendations.

Gently Advised Vaccinations

Hepatitis A – This can be spread via contaminated food and water.

Typhoid – Typhoid can also be spread via contaminated food and water, and poor hygiene.

Yellow Fever – This can be contracted by being bitten by a contaminated mosquito. This vaccination is not essential if you are arriving directly in Tanzania. You do need it though if you plan to arrive through any country that is subject to yellow fever. Simply stopping over at an airport in an affected country should not require vaccination, but leaving the airport even briefly would make it necessary.

Tetanus – Tetanus is often present in the soil, and can contaminate open wounds easily. Tetanus vaccine should be used every ten years if travelling.

Diphtheria – This potentially fatal disease is spread mainly via spit, but occasionally through contact with cuts on the skin.

Optional but necessary

Tuberculosis – TB is generally contracted through inhaling airborne sputum.

Measles – This disease is spread through inhaling sputum.

Rabies – Rabies is spread via contact between the saliva of any infected animal and an open wound

Cholera – Cholera is spread via contaminated food and water, and poor hygiene.

Hepatitis B – This illness is spread via contact with blood or bodily fluids


You are highly unlikely to contract malaria on Kilimanjaro, which is too high and cold for the anopheles mosquito. Nevertheless, Tanzania is a malaria zone and therefore you will be at risk of contracting the disease. We recommend that you take malaria tablets.

While there are no mosquitoes above 2,000m on the mountain itself, they are present in Moshi, in the safari parks and on Zanzibar. Some of the hotels provide mosquito nets but you are still safer to take the tablets as well.

When beginning a course of antimalarials for Tanzania, it is very important to begin taking them before you go; that way the drug is established in your system by the time you set foot on Tanzanian soil and it will give you a chance to see if the drug is going to cause a reaction or allergy. Once started, complete the full course, which usually runs for several weeks after you return home.


Those opting to travel to Tanzania are required to comply with the rules and regulations laid down by the government. Some visitors may be able to obtain a visa on arrival, while others will need to apply for it at the Tanzania Diplomatic Consulates in their home country or online at We highly recommend you apply for your visa online 6 weeks prior to arrival into Tanzania.

Below is an overview of the visa requirements. Please note that requirements can change at any time with or without notice; always check Tanzania’s consular website for complete details. We Top Climbers Expedition will do our utmost to advise you about any other information you may need.

For your visit to Tanzania, you must meet certain entry requirements before being allowed into the country. Some nationals are exempted from this requirement when entering the country and staying for three months or less.


Citizens of certain countries require a referred visa issued prior to arrival. These include Afghanistan, Kyrgyzten, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Chad, Mauritania, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Palestine Refugees, and stateless individuals, Senegal, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Lebanon and Sri Lanka.


For citizens of the Canada, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, all mainland European nations and countries require a visa to enter Tanzania but they can apply for a visa upon their arrival.


Exempt nationals include those from Mozambique, Botswana, Uganda Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Leshoto, Malawi, Kenya, Malaysia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Namibia.


You should obtain your visa prior to departing your home country as this will ensure that you are able to begin your travels without delay in case of any passport hitches. To apply for a visa, we recommend you apply for it online or contact the Tanzania consulate in your country. Many consulates also have the forms and instructions on their websites. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the travel date of your arrival and departure out of Tanzania.

The fee for a single or multiple entry visa for a US citizen is USD $100, and for other non-exempted nationals, the fee is USD $50. Visas costs must pay by cash, or money order if applying via a Tanzanian consulate. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted as payment. You do not need a separate visa for visiting Zanzibar Island though; the same above Tanzania visa requirements applies for Zanzibar. Cash US Dollar payments are only accepted as payment for your entry visa on arrival.

If you are short of time, you are be able to obtain a single-entry tourist or business visa upon arrival at one of the entry points, although it is recommended that you obtain your visa prior to departing your home country. To obtain a visa upon arrival in-country, you must meet all standard immigration requirements before a visa will be granted to you.

If you plan to work or volunteer while in Tanzania, you will need a valid work permit which can be obtained through your employer or volunteer organization. If your stay in Tanzania is beyond the valid period of your visa or permit, you are subject to being arrested, detained and fined prior to being deported.


To get to Kilimanjaro you need to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (IATA code is JRO). The airport,is situated south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and is nearly equidistant from the two main towns, Arusha and Moshi. 95% of trekkers spend the night before their Kilimanjaro climb in Moshi, which is about a 45 minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) to your lodge in Moshi is included in your trek package. Also drop off to Kilimanjaro international airport after the climb is included in your package.

It is also possible to fly into Arusha airport (ARK), but this is a small domestic airport that only receives internal flights and a few connecting flights from Kenya. Pick up from Arusha airport to your lodge in Moshi will involve extra charges $ 70 USD. The same charges will apply to arrange a drop off to Arusha airport from Moshi.

Recommended airlines:

The most affordable, yet convenient flight for most prospective trekkers from the Northern Hemisphere is to fly from Amsterdam on a direct KLM flight to Kilimanjaro.

This flight departs Amsterdam around 10:00am everyday and arrives at Kilimanjaro International Airport around 20:30pm the same day

For trekkers in Europe, UK and the US, the easiest thing to do is to fly from a major local airport hub near you to Amsterdam (Most major airports in Europe, UK and the US have flights to Amsterdam), and then catch the KLM to JRO connecting flight

Also In terms of indirect flights to major African airport near Kilimanjaro International Airport, The best option is either Kenyan Airways or Ethiopian Airways. Both operate routes from major United Kingdom, United States, European and some Southern Hemisphere airports.

Turkish Airlines, Air Emirates and Qatar also fly into JRO now, but these flights often involve long delays and flights leaving late at night for UK travelers. However, climbers travelling from the US often report better service and experiences flying with Turkish Airlines, Air Emirates and Qatar, so we do recommend these flights.


The main weather conditions that can cause concerns while climbing Kilimanjaro relate to cold temperature and precipitation. Though the average temperatures on the lowlands of Tanzania are relatively warm and stable throughout the year, the temperature on Kilimanjaro varies widely depending primarily on the altitude.

The dry seasons of mid-June through October and December through the beginning of March are the best times to climb Kilimanjaro. But even during the “dry” seasons, climbers may still experience heavy rains. The mountain’s weather is unpredictable and climbers should be ready for wet and cold conditions no matter when they come.

There are distinct climatic zones on different altitudes with changing vegetation. We will pass through five major ecological zones on the way to the summit. This varies from agricultural zone, Rain forest zone, Moorland zone, highland desert zone and arctic zone. As we gain altitude, the temperatures drop as does precipitation levels and vegetation. While the temperatures in the rainforest are generally very mild, averaging 21 degrees Celsius, the temperatures during the night ascent to the summit can be below zero up to -18 degree Celsius. Therefore, climbers need to have the appropriate extreme cold weather gear to endure harsh winter weather for many hours.

Kilimanjaro Climb

Marangu Route Itenerary

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations.

The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route.

However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favoured only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred.

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route


About Kilimanjaro Climb 6 Days Marangu Route:

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations.

The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Klimanjaro using the Marangu route.

However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred.

Day By Day Itinerary


You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.

Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi

Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.

Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi

Approx. time taken: 9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Today serves as an acclimatization day. This should not be underestimated and greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a relaxing breakfast, a 4 hour trek follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. On your return to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You can relax in the afternoon and regain your strength for the hike the following day.

Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi

Approx. time taken: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Today’s stage is long and tough. The well-built trail passes the “Last Water point” which is followed by the so-called “saddle”. This nearly vegetation less plateau joins the main summit Kibo with Mawenzi. Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.

Distance covered: 9.5km / 5.9mi

Approx. time taken: 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi

Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi

Approx. time taken: 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.

Meals: Breakfast Included

Prices For 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route

Route name 1 Person 2-4 People 5-7 People 8-10 People 15 & Above

6 Days Marangu Route $1987/Person $1967/Person $1767/Person $1567/Person $1297/Person

  • Trip Includes

Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha or Moshi inHotel we Booked for your tour.

2 nights of accommodation in Moshi in FULL BOARD (FB). (WERUWRU RIVER LODGE OR PARK VIEW HOTEL)

Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

Park entry fees,

Camping fees

Crater fee (if any)

Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

18% VAT on tour fees & services

4 Season mountain tents

Double layered Sleeping Mats 4 inches (10cm) thick

Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

3 meals daily while on the mountain

Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek

Hot water for washing

Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Government taxes

Portable oxygen tanks

Ox meter

Emergency first-aid kit


Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent

Mountain climbing certificates

  • Trip Excludes

Drinks at your hotel before and after the climb.

Travel insurance

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Tips to mountain crew

Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:

  • Guide $30– $20/guide/ per a day
  • Cook $10 – $15/day
  • Porters $10 or 8


Our climbing itineraries are crafted in a way that ensures the smoothest acclimatization transition.


Mesmerizing scenic vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro await you. Visual euphoria and amazing photos guaranteed.


We will take you to 3,500 m point by car, improving your adaptation to the high altitude.

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