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Kilimanjaro Climbing & Trekking Companies

See the best tour operators and trekking companies for Mount Kilimanjaro. There are 24 operators in Kilimanjaro with a total number of reviews of 1,788 and an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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List of Kilimanjaro trekking companies per route

  1. Machame Route. There are 13 operators for the Machame Route with a total number of reviews of 11 and and average rating to 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  2. Marangu Route. There are 8 operators for the Marangu Route with a total number of reviews of 12 and and average rating to 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  3. Lemosho Route. There are 7 operators for the Lemosho Route with a total number of reviews of 153 and and average rating to 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  4. Rongai Route. There are 8 operators for the Rongai Route with a total number of reviews of 213 and and average rating to 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  5. Shira Route. There are 2 operators for the Shira Route with a total number of reviews of 2 and and average rating to 5 out of 5 stars.

How to climb Kilimanjaro

  • How do I prepare for Mount Kilimanjaro?

    Any physical activity you can do beforehand will help make your ascent more enjoyable. As for how hard you train, this will depend on whether you're aiming for the Uhuru Peak or embarking on a shorter journey and will be different for everyone.
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  • When should I climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

    You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro year-round, but it may be wet and cold which means you should be equipped with the right waterproof gear. Consider climbing between January–March and June–October. Note that April, May and November are the wettest months. 
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  • What permits do I need?

    Each visitor will be required to pay a fee per person, per day for the conservation fee to help manage the national park, however, most tours will cover the permits and entry fees are included in the price. 
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  • Do I need a guide to climb?

    Yes. All hikes or treks on Mount Kilimanjaro can only be completed with a licensed guide. Depending on what route you take, the assistance of porters may also be included in your tour price. 
  • What are the climbing requirements for Mount Kilimanjaro?

    Mount Kilimanjaro welcomes hikers of all levels of fitness and ability, but if you’re planning to reach the summit, careful planning and vigorous training is vital. Consider adding extra time to your itinerary to avoid altitude sickness and to enjoy your time climbing Kilimanjaro. Learn more.
  • What should I pack and what equipment do I need?

    While trekking tour operators may supply some of the gear you’ll need, there are a few non-negotiables you will need that includes waterproof gear, a headlamp, sunglasses, appropriate hiking boots, personal medication, a non-disposable water bottle and a cap or a beanie for example. Learn more.

Mount Kilimanjaro Routes

  1. Machame Route. Distance: 62 km, average duration:6-7 days
  2. Marangu RouteDistance: 72 km, average duration: 5-6 days 
  3. Lemosho Route. Distance: 70 km, average duration: 7-8 days
  4. Rongai Route. Distance: 73 km, average duration: 6-7 days 
  5. Shira Plateau Route. Distance: 56 km, average duration: 7-8 days
  6. Umbwe Route. Distance: 53 km, average duration: 5-6 days 
  7. Northern Circuit Route. Distance: 98 km, average duration: 8-9 days 

Kilimanjaro Tours and Trips