9 days
Duration
Tanzania, Africa
Location

Join us as we walk to the top of Africa’s tallest peak! We will be hiking through lush rainforests and alpine deserts, across glaciers by day and sleeping closer to the stars than you ever dreamed possible by night. Nature, like you have never seen it before, animals that you only see on TV! This Mount Kilimanjaro 9-day tour is truly a once in a lifetime journey! Let your mind free and just enjoy this amazing continent in all its glory.

Highlights of the tour

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on Earth. This majestic mountain can be found in the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania, Africa. And, not to mention the view from the top! We guarantee you will be left speechless. Kili is, as the highest peak in Africa, home to a variety of ecosystems and microclimates. Therefore, come prepared for anything! During this tour, we offer full-service camping. Our camp cooks make certain that there is plenty of healthy, quality food on hand and our team of porters carries the equipment and supplies. So, your only responsibility is to get ready. While Kilimanjaro is no cakewalk, it’s a perfectly achievable hike for active travelers with a moderate degree of physical fitness. We do recommend, however, to do some training in advance.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
WEAR Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sport shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
professional, experienced porters & cook
hotel accommodation
all government taxes and park fees
arrival and departure transfers from/to the airport
transfers from/to hotel to/from the starting point
mass tents with table and chairs
large, freshly cooked meals while on the mountain
clean & purified drinking water
extra oxygen for emergency
insurance and ethical treatment of porters
free portable toliet during the climb are available
hot shower on the mountain available
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
Tanzania Visa costs: $50 per person on arrival
personal travel and activity insurance
optional tours (short/long safari after your climb etc.)
personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
tips are optional and not included in price

Additional information

DateDec-Apr
1

Day 1 – Arrival to Kilimanjaro

We will be waiting for you at the airport or anywhere else agreed. A briefing will be done by your trekking guides in your hotel in Moshi after the arrival. Overnight in Keys Hotel.

Accommodation: the Keys Hotel

2

Day 2 – MTB around Moshi

This day is for your acclimatization. After adjusting the bikes your guide will ride with you along the lower slopes of the volcano and around town. Distances and climbs can be adjusted.

Accommodation: the Keys Hotel

Distance: 12-25 miles (gravel tracks/tar)

Climb: 1000 ft, Descent: 3000 ft

Meals: (B,L,D)

3

Day 3 – Machame Gate to Machame Camp

The climb starts from Machame gate (1830 meters)  to Machame Hut (3,000 meters).

Accommodation: Machame Camp

Walking time: 6 -7 hrs

Meals: (B,L,D)

4

Day 4 – Machame Camp to Shira Camp

 Climbing Kilimanjaro tours from Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m).

Accommodation: Shira Camp

Walking time: 4 – 6 hrs

Meals: (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 – Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Accommodation: Barranco Camp

Walking time: 6.5 – 8 hrs

Distance: 6 miles

Meals: (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 – Barafu Camp to Karanga Camp

Barafu Camp to Karanga Camp covers around 3, 5 miles and it takes up to 5 hours to get at the camping site.

Accommodation: Karanga Camp

Walking time: 5 hrs

Distance: 3, 5 miles

Meals: (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

From Karanga Camping area to Barafu Camp site 4.6 kilometers and 4-5 hours on walking.

Accommodation: Barafu Camp

Walking time: 4 – 5 hrs

Distance: 3 miles

Meals: (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 – Barafu Camp to Summit then to Mweka Hut

We will wake up at midnight and get ready for the hike together (headlamps are very helpful for this hike). Barafu Camp to Summit and then to Mweka Hut elevation (15,300ft to 19,345ft and down to 10,000ft). Distance is 3 miles ascending and 7, 5 miles descending.

Accommodation: Mweka Hut

Walking time: 7-8 hours ascending / 4-6 hours descending

Meals: (B, L, D)

9

Day 9 – Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate to Moshi

We will return back to Moshi. If you will still have time before your flight back home, we could prepare a day tour to Arusha national park for you to enjoy the natural wildlife during a safari trip, you could opt for Zanzibar beaches and cultural tours or any other tour around Tanzania.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.