Cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private rain forest, lush green forest filled with lots of trees


Cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private rates can be found below. All our private hike packages offer high safety standards, comfort levels and service delivery. Our private hike packages are designed to offer great value for money. Our cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private is also better than the offerings from most of our competitors.

2024 Kilimanjaro Group hike rates
2024 Kilimanjaro Private hike rates
2024 Kilimanjaro Comfort upgrade rates

Private hike

All our packages offer flexible hike starting dates. We can schedule a new private Kilimanjaro trek to start on any day you want. The cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private include that your group will have your own private team of guides, porters and cook. Your meals will be served in a private dining tent. Please note however that the trails and campsites will still be shared. You will meet hikers from other groups along the way.

Joining an existing group

Private Kilimanjaro hike, image of the vegetation found on Kilimanjaro

If you are planning to hike Kilimanjaro, but want to be part of a bigger group then please visit our online schedule for the current scheduled Kilimanjaro group hikes. If non of the scheduled hikes fit your requirements, please let us know. We are able to schedule a new hike as per your preferred dates. We will then try our best to get more hikers to join your hike. Group hike rates are cheaper than the private hike rates.

Available upgrades

Any of our packages can be tailored suit your requirements by adding upgrades. Possible upgrades include:

  • upgrading to a higher quality hotel,
  • portable toilet rental,
  • foldable travel bed,
  • larger tents
  • securing a personal porter for your daypack.

Explore the variety of possible upgrades by visiting our upgrade page for more details.

All prices quoted in US Dollars valid for 2024

Group size – Rates per person
Route1 Hiker single2 Hikers sharing3 to 4 hikers sharing5 hikers sharing
5 Day Marangu Route
5 day / 4 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 008 p/p$ 1 783 p/p$ 1 678 p/p$ 1 603 p/p
6 Day Marangu Route
5 day / 4 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 308 p/p$ 2 058 p/p$ 1 928 p/p$ 1 858 p/p
6 Day Machame or Umbwe Route
6 day / 5 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 328 p/p$ 2 078 p/p$ 1 948 p/p$ 1 818 p/p
7 Day Machame or Umbwe Route
7 day / 6 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 608 p/p$ 2 348 p/p$ 2 203 p/p$ 2 048 p/p
6 Day Shira, Lemosho or Rongai Route
6 day / 5 nights hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 648 p/p$ 2 243 p/p$ 2 063 p/p$ 1 898 p/p
7 Day Shira, Lemosho or Rongai Route
7 day / 6 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 2 938 p/p$ 2 513 p/p$ 2 313 p/p$ 2 123 p/p
8 Day Shira, Lemosho or Rongai Route
8 day / 7 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 3 228 p/p$ 2 773 p/p$ 2 568 p/p$ 2 358 p/p
8 Day Northern Circuit include toilet rental
8 day / 7 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 3 588 p/p$ 2 938 p/p$ 2 668 p/p$ 2 413 p/p
9 Day Northern Circuit Route include toilet rental
9 day / 8 night hike + 2 nights hotel
$ 3 918 p/p$ 3 228 p/p$ 2 683 p/p$ 2 658 p/p

Cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private include:

Before the private Kilimanjaro trek
  • 2 nights shared hotel accommodation in Moshi town at the Chanya lodge (or similar) on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Chanya Lodge include safe storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Return transfer between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb.
  • Our exclusive, printable 15 page altitude sickness survival guide
  • A comprehensive Travel Information pack
During the private Kilimanjaro trek
  • All Park fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue team fees
  • Trained and certified English speaking mountain guides.
  • Chief guide carries a pulse Oximeter and do health check twice a daily while on the mountain.
  • 1 Emergency oxygen set per group send on all hikes (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • 1 Medical First Aid kit per group send on all hikes (for use in emergencies only)
  • Voluntary KPAP partnership, ensuring porters are treated fairly.
  • Salaries for guides, cooks, waiters and porters paid as per KPAP recommendations.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • 3 litres of mineral water supplied to all hikers on day 1 of the hike.
  • Boiled drinking water from night 1 onwards while on the mountain.
  • Quality camping equipment (four season tents, sleeping mats, camp chairs, camp table, mess tent & cutlery for meals) – not applicable on the Marangu route as A-frame huts are fitted with sleeping mats and meals are served in communal dining halls.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Water for washing up, supplied every morning and evening while on the mountain.
  • Certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Private hike at no additional charge, irrespective of the group size!

Cost of hiking Kilimanjaro private exclude:

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers between JRO airport and the hotel.
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip from US$200 to US$ 350 per hiker)
  • Entry visa for Tanzania
  • Vaccination requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel via a Yellow Fever infected country)
  • Compulsory travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal gear – it is possible to rent some of the gear
  • Optional, but highly recommended portable toilet (not allowed on the Marangu route) (All Northern circuit route hikes include the portable toilet rental).
  • Snacks, personal medicine and sports drink
  • Meals and drinks not specified

 South Africans please contact us for Rand rates.