This depends on how you define best (weather, crowds, flight cost). It is possible to climb year around, however, best weather on Kili is during the months of Jan - March. & July - Oct. However, Kili creates its own weather and it can change at anytime. Kili tends to have more crowds during Jan, Feb & July - Sept.
This is a general guideline of how many staff members will accompany your group. The number of porters is dependent on how much you bring along on the trek. Porters will not carry more than 20kg/33lbs per regulations. Therefore, please pack wisely!
1 PAX– 1 guide / 1 cook / 4 - 6 porters
2 PAX – 2 guides / 1 cook / 8 - 12 porters
3 PAX – 3 guides / 1 cook / 12 - 16 porters
4 PAX – 4 guides / 2 cooks / 16 - 20 porters
5 PAX – 5 guides / 2 cooks / 20 - 26 porters
Guides: $20 per day/guide
Cooks: $15 per day/cook
Porters: $10 per day/porter
Suggested tipping totals is for the trekking group and not per climber.
We have professional stomach engineers (chefs) that can make a variety of meals from Gluten Free to Vegetarian. Below are some examples of meals:
Breakfast – pancakes, eggs, porridge, fruit, toast, tea, hot chocolate, coffee
Lunch – boiled egg, sandwich, fruit, ,tea, coffee.
Dinner – soup, main course (chicken, beef, or fish) with vegetable sauce, cabbage, rice, pasta or potatoes, tea, coffee.
It is best to pack for rainy days and cold nights. We created a packing list for clients that will help you successfully conquer Kilimanjaro. See the files below to download our packing list.
You should definitely train to get your mind and body ready for the journey. We have a training plan that will help you climb mount Kilimanjaro. See the files below with details on how to train.
Climbing Kili is already an amazing journey and it can get better if you experience a full moon trek. See the moon light up the peak of Kili as the glacier glows on the summit. Contact us for more details!
2019 Full Moon Dates:
May 18, June 17, July 16, August 15, September 13, October 13, November 12, December 11
2020 Full Moon Dates:
January 10, February 8, March 9, April 7, May 7, June 5
July 4, August 3, September 1, October 1, November 30, December 29