Embark on a captivating 6-day journey to conquer the majestic Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route, a trail that commences from the Eastern flank of the mountain. This side of Kilimanjaro showcases a drier terrain and a relatively brief forest zone. The route skirts the impressive Mawenzi and ascends through Gilman’s Point to reach the awe-inspiring Uhuru Peak. The descent route follows the Marangu Route, ensuring a well-rounded and memorable adventure.

Day 1: Simba Camp

Start Elevation: 6,398ft / 1950m

End Elevation: 8,764ft / 2671m

Distance: 3 miles / 5km

Time: 3-5 hours

Climate Zone: Forests

Embark from Nale Moru Gate after a hearty breakfast. Traverse through farmlands and pine plantations, reaching Simba Camp nestled amidst the Afromontane forest.

Start Elevation: 8,764ft / 2671m

End Elevation: 11,319ft / 3450m

Distance: 5 miles / 8km           

Time: 3-4 hours

Climate Zone: Heath

Today’s journey offers ample time to appreciate the surroundings. Admire the eastern icefields as you proceed to Second Cave Camp, making it a relaxed half-day trek.

Start Elevation: 11,319ft / 3450m

End Elevation: 12,468ft / 3800m

Distance: 2 miles / 3km

Time: 2-3 hours

Climate Zone: Heath

Experience one of Kilimanjaro’s direct routes, presenting the opportunity for acclimatization by ascending and descending during the day. Revel in the elevated landscapes while preparing for higher altitudes.

Start Elevation: 12,468ft / 3800m

End Elevation: 15,749ft / 4800m

Distance: 6 miles / 10km

Time: 4-6 hours

Climate Zone: Alpine Desert

Ascend to significant altitudes and prepare for the imminent summit attempt. Rest and nourish yourself for the upcoming challenge while surrounded by a dedicated team.

Start Elevation: 15,749ft / 4800m

End Elevation: 12,205ft / 3720m

Distance: 14 miles / 22km

Time: 16-18 hours

Climate Zones: Alpine Desert / Arctic / Heath

Embark on the ultimate ascent before dawn, capitalizing on firmer scree sections and optimal weather conditions. Conquer Gilman’s Point and the illustrious Uhuru Peak, savoring panoramic vistas. Descend to Horombo Huts for a gratifying dinner and well-earned rest.

Start Elevation: 12,205ft / 3720m

End Elevation: 6,164ft / 1879m

Distance: 12 miles / 19km

Time: 5-7 hours

Climate Zones: Heath / Afromontane Forest

Descend through diverse climate zones to Marangu Gate, concluding the expedition. Following lunch and fond farewells to your team, you’ll return to your lodge for a rejuvenating shower. A Tanzania Travel Company Representative will visit to commend your achievement, gather your feedback, and address any queries about your onward journey.

Tour Includes

  • Park fees, (entry fee camping/hut fees & rescue fees crew fees)
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Three health and fresh meals
  • Professional and experienced mountain Guide
  • Professional and experienced cooks
  • Transportation to & from the airport
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gates
  • Enough number of porters for your luggage, food, water, and camping equipment.
  • Food, shelters, and fair wages for the porters, cooks, and guides
  • Camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tents, tables, chairs, and cooking gear)
  • Radio and cell phone communication that help us to stay in contact within and outside the group therefore we can respond almost instantaneously to whatever issue that may arise
  • We provide our guides with professional first aids kits and pulse oximeters for daily updates of acclimatization progress
  • Assistance with climbing permit procedure

Tour Excludes

  • Personal porters
  • All international and domestic flights
  • Tourist Visas
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Mountain trekking gears e.g. walking poles (available for hire upon request)
  • Sleeping Bag (available for hire upon request)
  • A portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$200 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • Others; Extra expenses as food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary, satellite phone calls, transference fees, and other services not specified as included.
  • Any other alterations to our itineraries
  • Emergency Oxygen

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Zoe K
Zoe K
Kilimanjaro Lemosho route TTC were amazing throughout my trek to the Kilimanjaro summit in October 2022. Everything was organised so well but the really exceptional aspect was the team of local support staff and guide. AJ, Paul, Isaya, Joseph, Pascal, Renata and the 30 other fantastic people that carried, cooked, camped and cared for us. Absolutely loved every second, a trip of a lifetime, thank you 🙏
Henry S
Henry S
Once in a lifetime experience I climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company (booked through Charity Challenge UK) in October 2022. Everything was superbly coordinated by TTC, who arranged everything from porters, transport, food, tents- pretty much everything we needed to get to the summit! All of the staff from the guides and porters were very friendly and their knowledge was unrivalled. Special mentions to our lead guide, Richard, who's advice was invaluable and the other guides and porters David, Eric and Joseph (there are too many to mention). Would definitely book again with TTC in the future.
Nicola D
Nicola D
Excellent experience I just got back from climbing My Kilimanjaro on a trip organised by Charity Challenge in the UK. All the ground arrangements in Tanzania were done through Tanzania Travel Company and I would highly recommend. Staff were all excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great trip and I’m considering organising a holiday for the family with TTC in the future.
Great company with excellent staff Climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company at the end if July and the whole experience was superb. The guides, porters, cook, doctor & toilet man were unfailingly encouraging, helpful, cheerful and really seemed to enjoy their work. I would thoroughly recommend them.
An adventure you won't forget! The whole experience from start to finish was awesome and I most certainly won't forget it. From the hotel to the staff and porters who made our trek possible, the food was tasty and plentiful, we all felt like part of the team and very well looked after.I definitely recommend doing the Lemosho Route for a greater chance of acclimatisation. The summit night was by far the hardest part but well worth the effort (even I got emotional). I would urge everybody looking to climb Kilimanjaro to definitely train for a good 4-5 months before attempting this challenge, it will only enhance the mammoth achievement.
Fantastic time climbing Kilimanjaro thanks to TTC! I recently completed a climb of Kilimanjaro with a small group of 7, managed on behalf of Charity Challenge by Tanzania Travel Company. We had a fantastic (if gruelling) experience, and I cannot praise TTC highly enough. From the MD Sam and our chief guide Richard, through to every guide and porter who accompanied us (not forgetting Pius, our doctor), everyone combined the highest standards of professionalism with warmth and friendliness, and a genuine concern for both our well-being and our success in getting to the summit. Highly recommended.
Billy B
Billy B
Amazing family experience Excellent safari! Incredibly friendly and accommodating! I was having some difficulty finding a well priced thorough safari and was given a number by a family friend who highly recommended this safari company. As Tanzanians it’s rare for us to be able to see a safari but Samuel helped guide us through a plan for a truly unforgettable experience. We hide an amazingly well educated guide and driver Kamau who went out of his way to get us some truly amazing shots. At one point we were literally 2-3 meters away from 3 young male lions, I was in shock at what Kamau could point out. Food provided was excellent Tanzanian cuisine. My little brothers(8 yr)first safari and he had a fantastic time Highly recommend as a Tanzanian.
Suzie D
Suzie D
Professional, organised, outstanding Tanzania travel company are a great company, incredibly professional and organised a comprehensive and well planned trip to Kilimanjaro. The communication and attention to detail were outstanding and I would highly recommend this company to any group heading to Tanzania. Suzie, International Mountain Leader (BAIML), Women with Altitude co-ordinator.
Excellent experience with TTC! Setting out to climb Mt Kilimanjaro was quite a challenge and the team at TTC made it a safe and enjoyable trip! They did an excellent job guiding us through each day of the climb. I also had the opportunity to go on a safari afterwards with a guide named Livingston and he did an absolutely fantastic job getting us close to the animals and knowing the best spots in the game drives. Highly recommend this incredible travel group!
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