Kilimanjaro | June 2025

Take on the trip of a lifetime and climb over 19,000ft to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

You will fly from London Heathrow to Tanzania and experience the highest point in Africa during your 7-day trek!


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Trip Information

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Situated in the Northern part of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano with three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi” and “Shira”. The summit is called Uhuru Peak and stands at 5,895m above sea level.

The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro. It is a very scenic route with incredible views and varying landscapes. It is known to be a tough climb compared to other routes, however, the Machame route has a higher summit success rate. There are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skill. The topography of the route allows climbers to ‘trek high and sleep low’, making it more favourable.

This Ultra Adventure will take you 8 days from start to finish. You will reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, making memories and friends that will last a life time.

Kilimanjaro route


 London Heathrow – Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro – London Heathrow

You are responsible for getting to London Heathrow for the initial meeting. All transfers after initial meeting will be included until you are back in the UK. Flights will be booked using the information you provide, please ensure that all of your details are correct.

What's Included

The Trip

Our aim is to make sure your Ultra Adventures trek is as comfortable and straight forward as possible. Here’s a detailed list of what is included in your trek.


  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Transfers to and from the airport to the hotel.
  • Accommodation pre and post trek.
  • 7 Days (6 Nights) Machame route with camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner while on the mountain
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to and from the mountain gate
  • Fundraising Support for your charity.
  • Ultra Adventures pack via post which includes kit list, fundraising support and sponsor forms plus much more.


Below is a list of everything that Ultra Adventures will provide to make this the experience of a lifetime!


  • Park fees, camping fees and rescue fees
  • Chef and dining tent
  • Expedition medic with first aid kit
  • 3 season mountain tents
  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
  • Oxygen & pulse oximeter
  • Porters for your support


Once you have signed up to an Ultra Adventure you will receive a full detailed kit list in the post. We do our best to provide you with everything you need, but you will need to have your own personal kit.


  • Personal Back Pack
  • -29C extreme limit 4 Season Sleeping Bag
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch
  • 2L-3L water carrier
  • Sunglasses, hat and sun cream.
  • Windproof, waterproof mountain jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal long-sleeved top
  • Thick long-johns/thick tights
  • Warm sweaters or fleeces
  • Hiking boots (waterproof with good ankle support)
  • Gloves, warm hat for the summit
  • Sleeping mat
Hikers walking up Kilimanjaro

What's It Costs

To book on an adventure, you must pay the registration fee when completing the booking form. The registration fee is non-refundable in the event of your cancellation unless we cancel the adventure for any reason other than Force Majeure situations.

You are responsible to pay for your personal equipment, tips, overseas airport taxes*, government imposed fees* and the costs of visas*, vaccinations*, additional food & drink, personal spending money, transport to and from the airport of departure in the UK, and any other activities not included in the itinerary. (*If applicable).

You are responsible for raising £6,000 for your chosen charity, 80% of which must be raised, alongside pledges for the remaining 20% 12 weeks prior to the adventure departure date.  Any fundraising shortfall will be covered by you.  In cases where the shortfall cannot be covered by you your trip will be cancelled and neither the registration fee nor the money raised for your charity will be refunded.

If you hit the fundraising goals necessary then the charity will cover the cost of your adventure. The charity benefits from keeping the remaining funds that have been raised.


DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

  • Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge.
  • Meals: Dinner Included
DAY 2: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m)

One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot.

  • Distance covered: 6.7 miles
  • Approx time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 3: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m)

Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance.

  • Distance covered: 3.4 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 4: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your bodies acclimatization to altitude.

  • Distance covered: 6.7 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 8 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the south-eastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance covered: 3.4 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

  • Distance covered: 1.9 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 7: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

  • Distance covered: 8.3 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 12-15 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 8: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration.

  • Overnight at the Weru Weru River Lodge
  • Distance covered: 7.5 miles
  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 9: Depart Tanzania

Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Meals: Breakfast Included