• Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Tanzania Africa.
  • A World Wide Trekking representative will meet you and transfer to the luxurious Ndarakwai Ranch.
  • Welcome Reception Dinner.
  • Overnight: Ndarakwai Ranch or comparable
  • Meals included: D
  • After breakfast, we depart for a walking safari through the protected lands that surround Ndarakwai Ranch. These lands are home to elephants, zebras, elands, giraffes, wildebeests, gerenuks, lesser kudus, mountain reedbuck, cheetahs and lions.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the ranch.
  • Kilimanjaro briefing and gear check.
  • Overnight: Ndarakwai Ranch or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Transfer to Londorossi Gate, register with park authorities, and continue on to the trailhead.
  • Leave the trailhead and trek to Big Tree Camp.
  • Welcome Reception Dinner.
  • Overnight: Big Tree Camp (9,120′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Our first full day on the mountain takes us up out of the rainforest and into expansive savannahs and grasslands. We’ll make our way through lush hills and up to the Shira Ridge before descending slightly into Shira I Camp.
  • Overnight: Shira I Camp (11,500′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today we enjoy a beautiful trek heading east, first passing through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’, and then entering the alpine desert zone.
  • The morning is spent trekking up toward Lava Tower. Here we merge into the Northern Circuit as we head down to Moir Camp at 13,697′.
  • Overnight: Moir Camp (13,697′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today we have a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley.
  • There is an option for a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 15,337′ before returning to the Northern Circuit trail.
  • Our route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Pofu Camp (13,205′). Enjoy expansive vistas across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border.
  • Today’s trek is great for the acclimatization process, as we will hike to a high altitude and then sleep lower.
  • Arrive at Pofu Camp for lunch and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.
  • Overnight: Pofu Camp (13,205′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today we will continue east around the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro to Rongai Third Cave.
  • This trek is shorter than the previous day and by now you should be feeling well acclimated to the altitude.
  • We will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.
  • Overnight: Rongai Third Cave (12,910′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Spend today relaxing around camp, cleaning up, and getting ready for the summit push. This day will give your body a chance to recover and prepare for ascension to the top of Kilimanjaro.

  • After breakfast, we will trek at a steady incline up and over the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak.
  • We continue walking south west up to School Hut Camp, inching closer to Uhuru Peak.
  • Overnight: School Hut Camp (15,560′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today, we will move slowly up towards the summit of Kilimanjaro, stopping for a night’s rest in the crater camp (18,500′).
  • The crater camp puts us within 850 feet from the summit of Kilimanjaro.
  • From here we can view the Bismarck Towers, rock pinnacles along the rim, and the hanging Redman Glaciers. To our west, the second highest point in Tanzania, Mount Meru (14,977’), and the southern exposure reveals the sprawling plains of East Africa and the Mawenzi Peak (16,893’) of Kilimanjaro.
  • Overnight: Crater camp (18,500’)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • After a rest at the crater camp, we will wake in the early hours of the morning and ascend to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa (19,341′).
  • After celebrating on top of Uhuru Peak, we will descend down the south-east side of the mountain to the Kosovo camp (15,995′) to rest for the night.
  • Overnight: Kosovo Camp (15,995’)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today we will continue our descent through the alpine desert to the Mweka camp (10,104′).
  • Overnight: Mweka Camp (10,104′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Today we will make our way to the Mweka trailhead and say our goodbyes to our local team.
  • We will return to our lodge for a well deserved shower and some time to relax.
  • Celebration Dinner.
  • After breakfast relax at the lodge and prepare for your departure flights home.
  • Add on a 4 day safari
  • Add on Mountain Gorilla Tracking
  • Add on a 4 day Zanzibar Adventure
  • Meals included: B

What's Included

  • Pre-trip planning, consultation, and customization
  • Transportation by private vans, vehicles, and buses throughout
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 13 dinners, and a welcome reception
  • 10 nights accommodations in World Wide Trekking Kilimanjaro camps (4-person tents with 2 guests per tent)
  • 3 night hotel accommodations in Lodges/Hotels
  • Transfers and baggage handling on program arrival and departure for all participants
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local Tanzanian guides based on group size
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • Services of local porters and staff
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees described in the attached itinerary
  • Any necessary permits for trekking, national parks, etc.
  • Services of World Wide Trekking Operations Manager in Tanzania
  • Services of local crew, cook staff, tent manager & staff, servers, porters and additional staff
  • One local Tanzanian licensed guide per every two guests on Kilimanjaro

What's Not Included

  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • International airfare (origin > Tanzania > origin)
  • Passport and Tanzania visa expenses and handling fees
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear other than that which is provided with the guest amenity package
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of personal nature, laundry, wifi charges, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for local Kilimanjaro guides, crew and western guides

Making a difference in Tanzania

Over the fourteen years since the Human Outreach Project began, its goal has remained constant: to give back to the communities whose homes we so cherish visiting. HOP is engaged in various community projects in Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, and the USA.

In 2016, HOP and WWT founder Dean Cardinale sat down with the headmaster of the Makuyuni School in Kilimanjaro to ask what the children needed most. To Dean’s surprise, the greatest need wasn’t for textbooks or for more teachers- it was for food. Many kids were missing school simply because they didn’t have enough to eat, and those who did attend were often unfocused and lethargic from hunger. Since then, hop has provided funds for food, staff, and cooking supplies. As a direct result of the lunch program, attendance at the school has spiked from 700 students attending daily to around 1,200, and the children’s test scores have improved significantly! In July, 2022, the First Annual Charity Climb to Feed the Kids of Kilimanjaro will be held to support the expansion of this important program.

This annual custom climb has been specifically organized with “giving back” in mind. Dr. Art Ulene, who shares our passion for trekking as well as for giving back to the communities which we visit, would like to invite you to join him on a once in a lifetime trek up Mount Kilimanjaro that has the added purpose of helping to fund the Kilimanjaro school lunch program. Join us and be a part of helping to feed Kilimanjaro’s kids!

Add-On Adventures

4-Day Tanzanian Safari | From $2,800/person
Lake Manyara National Park | African tribes | Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area

10-Day Ultimate Tanzanian Safari | From $6,900
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire National Park | African Tribes and more

4-Day Serengeti Luxury Safari | From $3,500/person
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking | From $4,995
Silverback Gorillas | Volcanoes National Park

6-Day Epic Tanzanian Safari | From $5,800
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire National Park

Zanzibar Island | From $1,800
Stone Town, a World Heritage Site | white sand beaches | turquoise waters