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 the most challenging route up the mountain and is generally only suggested for those who have previous climbing experience. It is incredibly steep right from the start and becomes increasingly steeper as one ascends. However, once at the Barranco Camp, you continue on with the other Machame hikers on the South Circuit.

  • Five or more days

  • Most physically challenging route

  • Steep from the start requires greater concentration

  • Summit night about an hour shorter

  • Tent accommodation available at all camps

Price Includes
  • Return transfers Nairobi or Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Moshi based on 2 sharing twin/double room

  • All Kilimanjaro National Park, Camp and Rescue fees

  • Gate transfers to/from Moshi

  • Full board during climb

  • All camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags but including mattresses)

  • Services of Tanzania Journeys representatives, guides, cooks and porters

  • Tree planting in the Kilimanjaro region to combat deforestation on the mountain

  • All Tanzanian taxes

  • Gamow Bag (portable hyperbolic chamber), oxygen and first aid kit (luxury climb)

  • Expedition water filter (luxury climb)

  • Portable mountain toilet (luxury climb)

  • Camp shower (luxury climb)

  • Large comfortable dining tents (luxury climb)

  • Drinks

  • Meals while in Moshi

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Personal clothing, sleeping bags and personal equipment on mountain (although arrangements can be made to hire required clothing if required)

  • Crew tips and other gratuities

  • Flights

  • Visas (which can be purchased cash USD upon arrival at the airport or border)

  • Medical & personal insurance

Best Time to Travel

It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro year round, however it is best to climb when there is a lower possibility of precipitation.

The dry seasons are from the beginning of December through the beginning of March, and then from late June through the end of October. These are considered to be the best times to climb in terms of weather, and correspondingly are the busiest months (high season). Of course, the rains are unpredictable and may come early or extend beyond their typical time frames, which means that it is possible to experience mostly dry weather conditions during the rainy season, just as it is possible to have heavy rain during the dry season. January through mid-March are the warmest months, with clear skies in the mornings and evenings; during the day, clouds may appear along with brief showers.


The long rainy season goes from the end of March to early June; it can be very wet and visibility may be low due to heavy clouds but the advantage is that the crowds are gone. From mid June to the end of October, the mountain is generally a bit colder, but also drier. The short rainy season spans from the beginning of November to the beginning of December. Afternoon rains are common, but skies are clear in mornings and evenings.




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