Expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro

September 25 - October 3, 2024
Purple skies against mountains with people climbing

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The world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro lures hikers, climbers and thrill seekers alike to Tanzania to summit Africa’s highest peak. A physically and mentally challenging adventure, the trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the journey is as inspiring as the destination. On this special group trip you’ll be guided by a team of experts that has your back on the way up—and down.

In the words of Indagare’s Diana Li, who scouted out this itinerary and successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro: “I discovered more about myself than my surroundings. I had time to listen and be fully present. I focused on achieving a single goal with a community that taught me oneness and perseverance.”

Trip Highlights

  • Expert expedition support Ascend along the spectacular Machame Route—considered the most beautiful one, from farmland to lush rainforest to alpine meadows—with the security and support of expert local mountain guides, all necessary camping and safety equipment and the 24/7 assistance of the Indagare international network.

  • Enjoy VIP camp services as you climb Porters will carry your gear for you and set up a comfortable campsite every day in advance of your arrival; the next morning, they will dismantle the camp after your departure, so that you can focus on the challenge at hand. You will also have shower and toilet tents (a luxury on Kilimanjaro), as well as a communal dining tent, where you can relax with your fellow climbers over nourishing meals prepared by your dedicated chef.

  • Spend two nights at the peaceful Arusha Coffee Lodge in Tanzania Explore Tanzania’s Arusha National Park prior to your climb to acclimatize and prepare for your six-night expedition.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at to inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

INDAGARE IMPACT At Indagare, we believe that travel can and should have a positive impact on the destinations we visit. We are proud to operate as a 100 percent carbon-neutral company, and you can rest assured that the unavoidable emissions from your trip have been offset through trustworthy carbon projects. By offsetting all company operations, staff travel, and trips booked for both members and Journeys participants, our travelers know that they have done as much as possible to ensure they are not negatively impacting the environment. And through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate an additional percentage of our annual revenue to carefully vetted non-profits committed to helping preserve culture, heritage and the environment.

Journey Details

Expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro

  • WhenSeptember 25 - October 3, 2024 | 9 days
  • DestinationTanzania
  • Group SizeUp to 6 travelers
  • Passion PointsTrailblazing, Adventure, Hiking
  • Price From$8,850A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50 percent non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid in full by May 24, 2024View all Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Accommodations for the first two nights of the trip, as well as a day room upon departure, at the Arusha Coffee Lodge (Plantation Suite)
  • All camping equipment (VIP level), including walk-in, two-person tents with cots, pillows and mattresses, toilet and shower tents and a mess tent; travelers must rent or bring a thermal sleeping bag
  • All expert mountain guides (NOLS qualified) and porters, with the 24/7 services of our partners on the ground in Tanzania
  • All daily meals, fresh coffee and filtered water on the mountain with the services of a dedicated chef
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park fees and rescue fees
  • All gratuities
  • All safety equipment (including portable altitude chamber, pulse oximeter and oxygen) and communication equipment (including satellite phones)
  • Scheduled group transfers to/ from Kilimanjaro International Airport and to/from Kilimanjaro trailheads
  • Temporary membership of Flying Doctors Evacuation Services to Nairobi
  • Porterage of two bags per person
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions through certified carbon projects

What's Excluded

  • International air transportation to and from Tanzania, as well as airport taxes and visa fee
  • Optional activities and trip extensions, as well as additional transfers and meals/beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as hiking gear (including poles and a thermal sleeping bag), phone calls and excess baggage fees
  • Any medications (such as Diamox for altitude sickness)
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (flight schedules, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)

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