Dates & Prices - Kili

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro?

For 2012 we are running two open client trips on the Machame route.

For groups of 10+ or charities looking to run their own exclusive events, please contact us to arrange.

Why we choose the Machame Route ?

This route offers us distinct advanatages  to the other routes on the mountain. This is far less travelled and wilderness based route. Most of the 15,000 annual attempts on Kili are made by the more direct Marangu and other routes. It offers us a safer and better acclimatisation schedule than other routes. Most routes are taken over 4-5days resulting in poor acclimatisation and low overall succes rates (avg 40%). Our 7 day ascent provides the ideal acclimatisation schedule. Also our High Camp is below 16,000ft. Many other routes require a last camp above 17,000ft, going against the ethos of Climb High & Sleep Low.

Machame Route

October 2012


places available

Machame Route

March 2013



Our Incl flights include competitive flight prices from Heathrow through our travel partner Strachan Travel providing IATA accreditation and covered by ATOL bonding.

While we try to display up to date costs, international flights are constantly changing day to day.  In order to provide you with the cheapest available flights at the time of your booking, costs are subject to change.

What's included in our costsclimb kilimanjaro

  • Return flights Heathrow/Tanzania
  • Airport & In-country taxes
  • National park entry fees
  • Transfers from/ to airport and hotel.
  • All in-country transfers
  • 2 nights Hotel accommodation (breakfast included only)
  • All guides,  Porters and cook services
  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Drinks during each meal
  • Campsite facilities, tents & fees.

What is not included in our costs:

Bar bills, additional drinks, visa fees, personal accident & risk insurance.

NB. Where clients leave the group at any point during the trek perhaps due to an early descent, they will be responsible for their own expenses until rejoining the group on the itinerary described. 

Weather Information

While the rainy season (or sometimes called the long rains!) is classed as April -May, we have chosen March before the  rains have started, giving clearer days. We can still expect showers at this time lower on the mountain but have the great advantage of clear days above the cloudline and the mountain to ourselves before the main season starts in June. 

Between May and October, anti-trade winds blow ensuring that the rain from the long monsoon season stays to the south. At this time of year, the first day's walk for us on the Machame route is often conducted under a canopy of cloud, while from the second day onwards we traditionally enjoy fantastic sunshine. While this is classed as the main season, the last month of October is a little quieter than the very busy months of August and September, however the odd shower is not uncommon at this time.