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I (Fajer) have previously lead this trip and look forward to helping you reach the top! We will be providing you with everything you need from packing tips to a workout schedule. I will be there for every step on this trip from the prepping months before the right to the top of Kilimanjaro!
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me at anytime.
You can see all the trip details on our website:
Kilimanjaro at a Glance
At 5,895 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world! Don't let this scare you - to the delight of trekkers and hiking enthusiasts worldwide, reaching the summit is not a technical climb; there are no special skills or technical equipment required. Put one determined foot in front of the other for five days, and you can stand proudly on the rooftop of Africa...keep at it for one more day, and you'll be back in your cozy hotel for a hot shower and an ice-cold drink!
A Kilimanjaro climb is unique in that, within the span of a few days, you pass through a wide variety of climates and vegetation zones, from tropical rain forest to near arctic conditions. The top is a crater filled with ice-cliffs - just a little visual bonus if the view out over Africa isn't quite enough! See it while you can: Kilimanjaro is expected to be ice-free by 2035.
We have successfully put 52 out of an attempted 56 people at the top! With training, the right gear, and the assistance of our team, you'll be able to summit as well.
Click here to see pictures from our last group in 2020
The Marangu Route
The Marangu Route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro, being the oldest and most established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations. This means warmer, more comfortable nights of sleep without the hassle of tents.
You can climb up Marangu in five days, but we will be adding a day of acclimatization to make the hike easier on the body and more comfortable.
Although it's the easiest route, Marangu should not be taken lightly - having a reasonable fitness level will ensure that you reach the summit. Marangu's drawback is that being the most popular route, it is also the most crowded. That being said, we've timed our trek in February when there are 60% fewer climbers, compared to the high season (June, July, August). Don't worry - the weather in February is still ideal for summiting.
With a ratio of three staff members per hiker, you will be joined by Escape's group leader Fajer, our local guides, and a solid team of porters.
Cost: $2,390 USD
This Cost Includes
Accommodation in Weru Weru River Lodge for 2 nights (1st and 7th night)
Accommodation in hiking huts along the Marangu route (2nd - 6th night), 6 people per cabin
Entrance fees and trekking permits to national parks
Experienced English speaking guides
Porters for the trek
Escape group leader throughout the trip
Transport to and from Kilimanjaro
All meals during the trekking and safari (day 2 - 7)
A chemical toilet during the climb
Supplementary oxygen tanks in case of emergency
Mountain evacuation if needed in case of emergency
This Cost Excludes
International flights (see Flights & Visas)
Tanzania visas and travel insurance (see Flights & Visas)
Gratuities for porters and support staff
See you in Moshi