Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m: 

5 Nights & 6-Days Climb via Marangu Route(Huts)

17 January 2025 (international group)

A Kilimanjaro climb is a trip of a lifetime - so make sure you go with the best!

Høyfjellspesialisten is a company with extensive experience in high mountain tours and expeditions in various parts of the world. We focus on safety and only arrange trips where rescue service is nearby. On all our group tours, we have an experienced Norwegian tour leader who has extensive knowledge of altitude sickness. We also focus on quality, and we use hotels and accommodation that have a high standard according to the conditions. We are culturally oriented and try to get an insight into the local lifestyle as well as getting to know the local people and letting them be our hosts. It is important for us to support the local business community.

KILIMANJARO is located in Tanzania, and with its 5895m is one of the "Seven Summits". With its technical simplicity, it is a perfect introduction to high altitude mountaineering. We also offer a safari and/or a further trip to Zanzibar, this extension remains highly recommended based on costumer feedback. 

Tour Leader: Monica V. Carter 

Day to day program:

Day 1: (17 January)

Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha. We drive to the foot of Kilimanjaro, Marangu village 1800m( 2 hours). Once at the hotel can we relax by the pool after a long journey. Dinner&overnight. 

Day 2: (18 January)

We take a walk in this lush area and look at daily life. The Chagga tribe lives here. We visit a small coffee and banana plantation, and get to taste the banana beer. We have lunch with a local familiy. The day also serves as acclimatization. Dinner&overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: (19 Januar)

After breakfast we are picked up at the hotel and driven up to Marangu Gate(20 min). At the Gate we will meet our local guides and porters. From here we will start our 5 hour hike(approx. 10km). The hike takes us through the rainforest up to Mandara(2 700m), our first camp. Afternoon trip to Maundi crater. Dinner&overnight in huts.

Day 4: (20 January)

Further ascent to the second camp, Horombo(3720m). The terrain changes, and we walk in more open bushland. We also pass Giant Lobelia, a unique plant that grows above 3500m. The trip from Mandara to Horombo takes 6-8 hours(approx. 12km), and we walk very slowly. Once we are there, we have the whole afternoon to rest, watch the sunset over Kibo Peak and Mawenzi Peak. With zero air pollution, the starry skies is an incredible experience!  Dinner&overnight at Horombo.

Day 5: (21 January)

Acclimatization day. For those who wish, we take a trip to Mawenzi hut which is located at 4600m(approx. 12km round trip). We pass Zebra Rocks, a distinctive type of rock. Such an ascent with return is beneficial for getting used to the thin air. Dinner&overnight at Horombo.

Day 6: (22 January)

We walk further to Kibo Camp 4700m(approx. 14km), a hike of 6-7 hours. The terrain is a desert landscape, and there are no water sources. Although the path is nice, the thin air tends to take a toll on your oxygen uptake. Thus, making the hike tougher. Once at Kibo, we´ll  eat dinner, rest and sleep to gather strength for last stage.

Day 7: (23 January)

We wake up at midnight, get dressed and begin the ascent to the summit, equipped with flashlights. The road zigzags up a huge "gravel roof", we walk slowly. After 5-7 hours we reach GILMANS POINT 5695m where we can see the fantastic sunrise. From here we can look down into the crater. We continue along the crater rim(1-1.5 hours) to UHURU PEAK, point of freedom, 5895m. It is a great experience to walk along the glacier and then finally reach the goal! After your photoshoot at the summit the trip descends a considerably faster speed. We have a short rest and meal break at Kibo camp before going down to Horombo camp for dinner&overnight.

Day 8: (24 January)

After breakfast we go all the way down to Marangu. Here we say farewell to the guides&porters. We drive back to the hotel and enjoy the shower before eating dinner.

Dag 9: (25 January)

After breakfast we drive to Moshi, a typical medium-sized African city. We have a sightseeing, visit the local market and there will be time for shooping. Lunch at a restaurant in Moshi. Later in the afternoon our journey home begins (drop off airport).

Price: 2750 USD

*The trip can be carried out with minor changes.

Click here for Contact/Registration:
Upon registration, a deposit of 350 dollars is paid. Contact the Høyfjellspesialisten for more information
Tlf.: +47 478 63 522

Info about the tour:

The price includes: All ground transport according to the programme, Kilimanjaro tour, guides, porters, cooks, the park fees in the mountain, all food on the mountain. Norwegian Tour leader. Overnight at a hotel in Moshi before and after the mountain tour. Village walking with lunch in Marangu. City-walk in Moshi. Pick up and drop off at the airport.

Not included: International flight tickets to/from Tanzania. Vaccinations, insurances and visas. Single room at hotel. General beverages for yourselves and tips for the guides and porters(approx. 150 dollar).

Kiswahili og engelsk

Visa Fee:
Visa fees (100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American). 

Tanzania-shilling and dollar. 1$ corresponds to approx 2500 Tsh. 

Food and water:
Bottled water can be purchased. Otherwise, drink boiled water. There is not much problem with food and drink on the mountain.

Vaccination: For recommended vaccinations, please contact your local vaccination office at least two months before departure.

Purchasing: Makonde sculptures, batik and malachite figurines. Negotiation is common. If problems arise, the tour guide will try to solve them as best as possible. Ps.: If you have any old mountain equipment that you would like to give away to the guides and porters at the end of the trip, this will be greatly appreciated.


The temperature and weather on the mountain can vary a lot. The last part up to the top can have temperatures from 0 degrees down to -15 degrees Celsius. The trails can be dry and dusty or wet and muddy. We can start a day stage with sun and heat, but can end up with wind, rain and cool air. When it comes to clothing, we must therefore be equipped for the most part. Each day the tour leader will provide some information about appropriate clothing for the day.

Pack the mountain equipment in a rucksack or duffel bag. Store the laundry in small bags, as this keeps the moisture out. 

-Daypack (at least 30 liters), Windproof trousers and wind-jacket with hood, Rainwear/poncho, Fleece jacket / thick sweater, Warm mid-thick sweater, Two sets of long undershirts in wool ,T-shirts or thin shirts, Two wool-trouses, Pants/sweatpants, Underwear, Sneakers, Warm hiking boots, Socks (normal&wool, thin + thick) ,Wind mittens and knitted mittens OR down-mittens, Hat + scarf, Shorts, Sun hat (can be purchased at the Gate of Kilimanjaro), Toiletries (preferably wet wipes) + small towel, Warm sleeping bag, Thermos, Sunglasses and sunscreen with a high factor, sunscreen for the lips, Flashlight with extra batteries, 1 roll of toilet paper, Imodium, (available without a prescription at a pharmacy) Some snacks for the summit night.

TRAVEL TERMS for Kilimanjaro trip

1. Order.

The order includes the services agreed between the organizer and the traveller. Any subsequent deviations must be confirmed in writing by the organiser.

2. Payment.

A deposit of $350 is payable upon booking. The order is binding for the buyer when the deposit has been paid. Buyer accepts when ordering. The tour operator is only bound 1 week after the deposit has been received. The remaining amount for the trip must be paid no later than 60 days before departure. When booking later than 60 days before departure, the entire price of the trip must be paid immediately upon confirmation of place. Subject to changes in currency/price. Failure to comply with the payment terms is considered cancellation, and the places can be sold without notice. 

Note: "Social anthropologist Marit Andreassen Consulting Services" acts as an intermediary between the customer on the one hand and airlines, local agents and hotels on the other. The organizer cannot therefore be held responsible for delays/cancellations or expenses in the event of accident, damage or theft. In the event of unforeseen events or "force majeure", it may be appropriate to make program changes, e.g. change of itinerary, change of means of transport, accommodation etc. Nor can the organizer assume responsibility for injuries or illness that the traveler may incur during/after the trip, - nor for damaged/lost luggage or valuables, but must provide all assistance which is possible under the circumstances.

3.Travel/health insurance and cancellation protection

The traveler must arrange travel/health insurance and any cancellation protection themselves. Cancellation protection is often included in travel insurance. The cancellation protection must apply from the time the trip is booked. Missing There is a shortage of the trip if the traveler has not received the benefits included in the trip according to the organizer's program. However, the following are not considered deficiencies: flight delays, natural disasters, labor disputes, power outages and similar conditions over which the organizer has no control (Force majeure).

4. The organizer can cancel if:

I. not enough travelers sign up for the trip. Any cancellation from the organizer must be made no later than 14 days before departure. II. conditions beyond the organizer's control, such as for example war, which make it inadvisable to carry out the trip. When a trip is cancelled, the traveler is entitled to a full refund of the trip price. Beyond this, the traveler cannot make a claim.

5. Reservation of changes and errors in the description

All information is provided subject to changes in exchange rates, prices, departure times and hotels that may occur after the trip has been confirmed. Reservations are also made for possible typographical errors, or that the program may be carried out in the opposite order or with other variations that do not change the nature of the trip.

6. Disputes and complaints

If disputes arise between the organizer and the buyer that cannot be resolved amicably, the buyer can bring the matter before the Norwegian Consumer Council within 2 weeks after a reply from the organizer is available and the latter has informed them of the deadline. Complaint about deficiencies in connection with accommodation and food etc. must be submitted immediately to the tour guide or directly to the accommodation/restaurant.