Climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro. Africa’s tallest mountain and a spectacular summit expedition.


11 days


  • Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa


Two of Five

Experience Level

Beginner to Advanced

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a great introduction to expedition style mountaineering, with a high summit of 19,341 ft, generally great weather conditions and a relatively easy route to the top.  Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Apex and become immersed in the unique African culture before embarking on a challenging expedition up Africa’s tallest mountain.

While often touted as an easy summit, one must not be fooled by the non-technical nature of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  Reaching the summit is a feat of human endurance and care must be taken to avoid altitude sickness.  The summit is typically reached in a 5-7 day round-trip effort including stops at huts and scenic spots along the way.  Appropriate time is given for the ascent to allow for acclimatization and a safe summit bid.  The hallmark feature of climbing Kilimanjaro is the trek through 5 different climatic zones.  On the incredibly scenic journey to the summit, you will go from bushland to forested areas, through heathland and into alpine and arctic territory.

An international trip with Apex would not be complete without a taste of the local African culture.  The nearby city of Moshi is a great place to explore open air markets, restaurants and coffee shops.  Trust Vail, Colorado based Apex Mountain School, for an ultra-premium, private trip to Tanzania, to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.


Day 1: Arrival – Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, travel to destination for the night

Day 2: Rest and cultural exploration

Days 3-9: Climb and Descent

Day 10: Celebration

Day 11: Departure

Itinerary may be modified on custom trips.

What to Bring:

  • Shorts
  • Light waterproof hiking pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm, insulated jacket
  • Synthetic tops (short and long sleeve) 2 each
  • Undergarments
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Synthetic socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Toiletry kit adhering to flight regulations
  • Personal medications: consult with your physician for recommendations, which may include Asprin, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Imodium
  • Antacids
  • Band-Aids
  • Duffle bag for clothing
  • 40+ Liter expedition pack
  • Passport with two copies of first 2 pages
  • 2 copies of flight/travel itinerary
  • Extra passport photo

You May Also Want to Consider:

  • Books/magazines
  • Journal
  • TSA approved luggage locks for duffel bags
  • Chap stick- with spf protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Mineral supplements for water, 2+ Nagene bottles

Apex Provides:

  • Group first aid kit
  • Professional guide(s)
  • Instruction
  • Camping Equipment

Participant Forms:

If you wish to complete your participant forms in advance, download and print out the pdf below. Complete both pages for each participant, and give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.


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Please contact us at (970) 949 -9111 for reservation details.