Daily Departures, June 2023 to June 2025
$7,270 – $7,740
Minimum 2 People
This program is operated in conjunction with Tanzania’s finest climb guide, Ake Lindstrom. Ake knows more about the mountain than any man alive. As a result, Ake’s climbs have the highest success rate and safest history of any company in Tanzania.
There are six established routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro. The vast majority of climbers (about 20,000 annually) traveled the Marangu Route, referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route because there are sometimes lines of walkers for as far you can see, and overnights are spent in large, government-operated dormitories along the way. EWT does not operate the Marangu Route. The Umbwe and Rongai routes are challenging and we suggest only experienced and very fit trekkers should attempt them. If you are interested in either of the Umbwe or Rongai routes, please contact us directly. The Mweka Route is used by virtually all climbers to descend.
With few exceptions EWT recommends either the Lemosho or Machame Route. Both routes travel the most scenic parts of the mountain in a fairly gradual ascent.
The Machame itinerary allows you the time to see all of Kilimanjaro’s main areas and with a 7 day ascent it also allows you a great chance of successfully making it to the roof of Africa!
EWT’s basic outfitting is included in this 7-day Machame ascent and includes between 15-20 crew to accompany you, depending upon conditions at the time. The crew includes professionally trained guides certified in the highest safety standards and strategies. All non-personal gear is supplied, including pup tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, etc. There is a 24 x 7 ground watch whereby climb staff are in constant contact with the base, so in sum we provide one of the safest, most enjoyable and beautiful experiences possible on Kili.
We routinely upgrade the outfitting with larger walk-in tents and beds, camp chairs, toilet and shower tents and even portable altitude chambers on request for a surcharge.
Much of the staff carries camp forward ahead of the climbers. Camp is ready and waiting for you when you arrive. Only the finest and most appropriate foods are prepared not only to satisfy you, but to make sure you are not energy-depleted.