Kilimanjaro: 19,341′ (5,895 m)
Our guided Kilimanjaro treks are a wonderful experience for climbers of all abilities. Africa offers such diverse options for travel, but climbing to its pinnacle is our personal favorite way to experience the continent. We cut no corners to help you have the experience of a lifetime as you revel in the rich culture, spectacular views, and encounters with local wildlife while we take care of the details. Enjoy the Kilimanjaro climb with the leadership of our highly trained Mountain Trip guides and our local guides and staff. Add a safari to your trip to round out your experience and see some of Africa’s most majestic and unique animals up close.
There are many different routes you can choose to get to the top of Kilimanjaro, and over the years we’ve done most of them. We are happy to set up a Kilimanjaro climb on any of the routes, but our favorite routes are the Lemosho and the Western Breach. The Lemosho is a great route for just about any trekker and provides a better acclimatization profile than other routes. The Western Breach is a different summit option off of the Lemosho. The Western Breach is a steeper route for our guests with a bit of mountain experience and looking for the least traveled and slightly more challenging route to the top of Kilimanjaro.
The trek begins at the Lemosho trailhead for both routes, and ascends through beautiful a rainforest where Colobus and Blue Monkeys laugh at us from the trees. We’ll exit the forest on Day 2 and Kilimanjaro will begin to dominate our view. As we ascend the mountain, we’ll enjoy spectacular views of the lowlands and climb out of the rainforest up through the unique climactic zones of Kilimanjaro. The Lemosho Route is an 8 day/7 night trek and the Western Breach route is a 7 day/6 night climb.
We are happy to add a safari to any Kilimanjaro trek! Options range from three to nine days, visiting Tarangire National Park, the N’Gorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, and/or the Serengeti. Inquire for details about adding on a custom luxury safari. If you haven’t been to Africa, you should really consider the safari and game drive as a mandatory part of your Kilimanjaro experience.
Mountain Trip Kilimanjaro treks are designed to allow climbers a bit more time to acclimatize, which makes the summit push much more enjoyable than shorter trips, and also gives us plenty of time to revel in the magnificent scenery of Africa.
If you have questions, please contact the Mountain Trip office at [email protected] or (970) 369-1153.