Kilimanjaro Dates & Prices 2023

Climb Kilimanjaro with Ultimate Kilimanjaro® – the #1 guide service on Mount Kilimanjaro.

We have the best guides on the mountain, with high standards of safety and reliability. We specialize in group climbs and private climbs at a reasonable cost. Not a cheap Kilimanjaro climb, but a great value for everything you need to have a safe, successful experience.

We are Kilimanjaro’s top operator. Won’t you join us on the summit?

Group Kilimanjaro Climbs

Our group climbs feature only the best routes on Mount Kilimanjaro: 9 day Northern Circuit8 day Lemosho, 7 day Rongai and 7 day Machame. These group climbs are scheduled during months that have the best weather and include acclimatization days for increased success rates.


2023 GROUP CLIMBS

Per Person (USD)

RouteArrival DateDeparture DatePrice (USD)Trip Availability
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 31, 2022 Jan 9, 2023$3,149 10 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteeJan 7, 2023Jan 16, 2023$3,149 13 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteJan 15, 2023Jan 24, 2023$3,149 15 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteJan 21, 2023Jan 30, 2023$3,149 13 spaces
9 day Northern Circuit Jan 28, 2023 Feb 7, 2023$3,369 12 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteJan 29, 2023 Feb 7, 2023$3,149 Open
7 day Rongai RouteJan 30, 2023 Feb 7, 2023$2,699 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteFeb 4, 2023Feb 13, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteFeb 11, 2023Feb 20, 2023$3,149 13 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteFeb 18, 2023Feb 27, 2023$3,149 13 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteFeb 28, 2023 Mar 9, 2023$3,149 Open
Long Rainy Season (Mid-March to Mid-June)
9 day Northern Circuit Jun 25, 2023Jul 5, 2023$3,369 14 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteJun 26, 2023Jul 5, 2023$3,149 11 spaces
7 day Machame Route Jun 27, 2023Jul 5, 2023$2,699 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteJul 1, 2023Jul 10, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteJul 8, 2023Jul 17, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteJul 15, 2023Jul 24, 2023$3,149 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Jul 24, 2023Aug 3, 2023$3,369 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteJul 25, 2023Aug 3, 2023$3,149 10 spaces
7 day Rongai RouteJul 26, 2023Aug 3, 2023$2,699 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteJul 29, 2023Aug 7, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteAug 5, 2023Aug 14, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteAug 12, 2023Aug 21, 2023$3,149 12 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteAug 19, 2023Aug 28, 2023$3,149 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Aug 23, 2023Sep 2, 2023$3,369 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteAug 24, 2023Sep 2, 2023$3,149 Open
7 day Machame Route Aug 25, 2023Sep 2, 2023$2,699 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteSep 2, 2023Sep 11, 2023$3,149 15 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteSep 9, 2023Sep 18, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteSep 16, 2023Sep 25, 2023$3,149 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Sep 21, 2023Oct 1, 2023$3,369 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteSep 22, 2023Oct 1, 2023$3,149 Open
7 day Rongai RouteSep 23, 2023Oct 1, 2023$2,699 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteSep 30, 2023Oct 9, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteOct 7, 2023Oct 16, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteOct 14, 2023Oct 23, 2023$3,149 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Oct 20, 2023Oct 30, 2023$3,369 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteOct 21, 2023Oct 30, 2023$3,149 Open
7 day Machame Route Oct 22, 2023Oct 30, 2023$2,699 Open
Short Rainy Season (November)
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 2, 2023Dec 11, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 9, 2023Dec 18, 2023$3,149 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 18, 2023Dec 26, 2023$3,149 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Dec 19, 2023Dec 29, 2023$3,369 Open
9 day Northern Circuit Dec 24, 2023Jan 3, 2024$3,369 Open
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 25, 2023Jan 3, 2024$3,149 15 spaces
8 day Lemosho RouteDec 30, 2023Jan 8, 2024$3,149 15 spaces

 These climbs summit on/near a full moon
 This climb summits on Christmas day
 This climb summits on New Year’s day

If your dates are not available above, we can arrange a private climb for you.

The arrival dates and departure dates are posted above, with the hiking days in between (i.e., arrive in Moshi/Kilimanjaro Airport on January 2, hike from January 3 to January 11, depart on January 12).

Group climbers are limited to 16 participants and guaranteed to depart, regardless of the number of climbers. These climbs are ideal for solo climbers, couples or anyone who would like to share the Kilimanjaro experience with friendly, like-minded people from around the world.

Our groups are typically comprised of a majority of Americans, with a 50% male/50% female split. However, nearly every group also has a substantial number of international participants from English speaking countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Private Kilimanjaro Climbs

For those who want to climb on different dates or routes than our group departures, we offer private climbs. Private climbs are also for those who would like to keep the group size small to have a more intimate experience on the mountain. Climbers with children or special needs are required to book private climbs for increased individual attention from our guides.


We can organize private climbs on any route, for any length, on any dates, for any size group, subject to staff availability. We fill to capacity many months ahead of time during the high season, so reserve your dates as soon as possible.

2023 PRIVATE CLIMBS

Price Per Person (USD)

Route1 person2 person group3 person group4+ person group
Specialist Routes
10 day Northern Crater
$5,799 $4,899 $4,529 $4,399
9 day Lemosho Crater
$5,499 $4,599 $4,229 $4,099
Recommended Routes
9 day Northern Circuit$4,869 $3,969 $3,599 $3,469
8 day Lemosho Route$4,649 $3,749 $3,379 $3,249
7 day Rongai Route$4,199 $3,299 $2,929 $2,799
7 day Machame Route $4,199 $3,299 $2,929 $2,799
Other Routes
8 day Shira Route $4,649 $3,749 $3,379 $3,249
7 day Lemosho Route$4,279 $3,379 $3,009 $2,879
7 day Shira Route
$4,279 $3,379 $3,009 $2,879
7 day Umbwe Route
$4,199 $3,299 $2,929 $2,799
6 day Rongai Route$3,999 $3,099 $2,729 $2,599
6 day Machame Route $3,999 $3,099 $2,729 $2,599
6 day Umbwe Route $3,999 $3,099 $2,729 $2,599
6 day Marangu Route
$3,989 $3,089 $2,719 $2,589
5 day Marangu Route$3,699 $2,799 $2,429 $2,299
4 day Mount Meru $2,269 $1,799 $1,599 $1,599

There is a $200 per person discount for Kilimanjaro climbs during the low season (April, May and November). However, due to the high probability of rainy conditions, only experienced backpackers should consider climbing in these months. Additionally, we do not operate Shira, Lemosho and Northern Circuit at this time because the rains prevent vehicle access to the trailheads.

Trip Inclusions/Exclusions

These prices include:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after climb)
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, rescue fees and Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Expert guide, assistant guides, cook and porters
  • Bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only
  • Private toilet
  • Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy
  • Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5 inches thick
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs, lanterns
  • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain
  • Breakfast at hotel

Not included in price:

Costs of additional services:

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport, per person, per way $25
    Booked within 60 days of trip start date, per person, per way $35
  • Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $259
    Booked within 60 days of trip start date, per trip $299
  • Extra porter, for excess gear, per day $30
  • Extra hotel night in Moshi, check in 2PM, check out 10AM, per double room $99
    Booked within 60 days of trip start date, per double room $119
  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardwear Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50
    No rental reservations necessary, payable in Tanzania
  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $20
    No rental reservations necessary, payable in Tanzania
  • Mount Meru climb (4 days/3 nights + 2 nights hotel),
    per person $1,799 (2+ climbers), solo climber $2,269

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME

Safari Prices

Private Safaris

A wonderful way to relax after a Kilimanjaro climb is to enjoy a safari in Tanzania – the mecca of game viewing. All game drives are done in four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers with viewing roofs. Our safari accommodations include standard hotel lodges and permanent tented camps.

We do NOT have group safaris.


2023 PRIVATE SAFARIS

Price Per Person (USD)
(based on group size)

Itinerary1 person2 person group3 person group4+ person groupSingle*
7 day Safari $5,279 $3,919 $3,719 $3,349 +$450
6 day Safari $4,559 $3,379 $3,179 $2,879 +$375
5 day Safari $3,779 $2,809 $2,679 $2,409 +$300
4 day Safari $3,039
$2,239 $2,119 $1,899 +$225
3 day Safari $2,209 $1,639 $1,569 $1,409 +$150
2 day Safari $1,519 $1,139 $1,079 $979+$75
1 day Safari $549$389$349$329---

*Prices assume shared rooms with double occupancy. Single accommodations add $75 per night.

Private Luxury Safaris

We also offer upgraded luxury accommodations in the unique Serena Hotels and Sopa Lodges. These world class lodges provide extensive amenities and unrivaled personal attention in Tanzania’s most beautiful places. Availability may be limited so we encourage those seeking to stay in these lodges to book as early as possible.


2023 PRIVATE LUXURY SAFARIS

Price Per Person (USD)
(based on group size)

Itinerary1 person2 person group3 person group4+ person groupSingle*
7 day Safari $7,419 $5,579 $5,149 $4,619 +$810
6 day Safari $6,429 $4,839 $4,449 $4,029 +$675
5 day Safari $5,479 $4,139 $3,809 $3,439 +$540
4 day Safari $4,539 $3,399 $3,099 $2,789 +$405
3 day Safari $3,389 $2,439 $2,309 $2,069 +$270
2 day Safari $2,299 $1,699 $1,589 $1,419 +$135

*Prices assume shared rooms with double occupancy. Single accommodations add $135 per night.

Trip Inclusions/Exclusions

These prices include: 

  • National park gate fees
  • Game drives in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • All meals during safari
  • Guide/driver
  • Accommodation, double or triple occupancy
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Serengeti supplement fee
  • Olduvai Gorge fee
  • All Value Added Tax (VAT)

Not included in price:

  • Hotel accommodation, before and after safari
  • Beverages at the hotel
  • Tips

Cost of additional services:

  • Serengeti balloon ride, on 5-7 day safaris, per person $599
  • Extra hotel night in Arusha, check in 11AM, check out 10AM, per double room $149
    Booked within 60 days of trip start date, per double room $169