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September 2006 expedition leaders, Sarah and Kingsley, on the summit.
Kilimanjaro is is the “Seventh Summit” of Africa, and the highest free standing in the world. At nearly 6000m high, it is a high altitude ascent, though essentially a non technical one. At the equator the seasons are different, and it is key to avoid the rainy seasons of mid-October to mid-December, and April to June. During these months there is often too much snow on the upper mountain. Our scheduled dates and private expeditions are all operated outside the rainy seasons.
At the Barancco camp at 3950m
Sat Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Evening meal and night in hotel.
Sun Drive to Machame gate 1800m, obtain permits, than trek to camp 3100m.
Mon Trek from Machame camp up to the Shira camp. Night in camp 3860m.
Tue Trek to Lava Tower 4600m, with the night in Barancco camp 3950m.
Wed Scramble up to the Karanga plateau. Night in Karanga camp 3961m.
Thu Short hike to the Barafu camp, with trek to 4900m. Night in camp 4600m.
Fri Get up at midnight for summit 5895m at sunrise. Descend to Mweka 3100m.
Sat Final trek down to Mweka gate, which takes c.4 hours. Night in the hotel.
Sun Option of morning safari (fees apply) before your airport transfer.
ITINERARY NOTES: Where possible we follow the itineraries, but as mountaineering is always weather and conditions dependant, we are sometimes forced to alter the plans. If this is the case, a suitable different route will be attempted, and you will be informed at the first suitable opportunity. Please use this outline course itinerary as a guide to the style of expedition, with good conditions, as it will not necessarily be an exact blueprint for the exact routes and schedule that you will follow on the expedition.
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View of the southern icefields of Kilimanjaro from the Karanga camp at 3961m
Course Dates
Kilimanjaro 5895m
  • [5+] 24 Aug - 1 Sep 2024
Course spaces

The numbers in brackets next to each course date indicate the remaining spaces. Please contact us of you require more spaces, as often we can release extra places, subject to availability.

Price: £999 Book online
7 days guiding, 9 days in total
Standard Course Inclusions: 1) Kilimanjaro guides for daily leading, 2) Icicle rep if a mixed scheduled group (not a bespoke or private group) has ten or more clients, 3) Pre expedition Info Booklet, 4) Equipment discount voucher for in UK, 5) All mountain tent accommodation in Africa on a full board basis, 6) Two nights hotel on a half board basis, 7) Road transport in Africa to national parks and airport transfers, 8) All costs for expedition leaders, local guides and porters, 9) Personal certificate for all those who reach the summit, 10) We provide all communal equipment such as tents and cooking kit (you provide your own clothing, walking boots, and sleeping bag with mat).
Exclusions: 1) Air travel to & from Kilimanjaro International airport, 2) Travel insurance, 3) Bar / restaurant bills & tips, 4) UK and foreign airport taxes, optional trips, souvenirs and tips, 5) Peak permit for Kilimanjaro / Meru parks, 6) Optional day safari on last day, 7) Your personal laundry, telephone calls, and any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 8) Extras before course: personal activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.
Notes: This trip has guaranteed departures for group sizes of 2 people or more. If you are booking alone, please e-mail to confirm availability and numbers before booking the trip or flights to Kilimanjaro. If there is just 1 person looking to travel on a particular date, we can operate the trip, but the price rises. Contact us for details.

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