Kilimanjaro insider journey summit

Expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro lures adventurers, thrill-seekers and climbers to Tanzania to summit its peak. A physically and mentally challenging excursion, the trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where each step can lead to a new discovery, and the journey is as inspiring as the destination. 

In the words of Indagare’s Diana Li, who scouted out this itinerary last year and successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro: “I discovered more about myself than my surroundings. I had time to listen and be fully present. I focused on achieving a single goal with a community that taught me oneness and perseverance.” On this special group trip, you can check this adventure off your bucket list—with a team of experts that have your back (on the way up, and down!).

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For more information and questions, please reach out to our team at

What to Expect

This packaged itinerary combines the best of Indagare’s destination expertise and insider intel. Itinerary highlights include:

  • Climb the tallest freestanding mountain in the world (with a summit of 19,340 feet) with a package that includes expert guides and all camping/safety equipment (including oxygen). Local expertise enhances your experience, and heightens your probability of summiting.
  • Reach untouched views—on the so-called “Roof of Africa”—that will take your breath away. As you journey through several climate zones, you will watch the landscape change accordingly. Finally, the summit offers an exhilarating view that stretches across the horizon.
  • Enjoy the ascent of the spectacular seven-day Machame Route, which passes through forests, lunar deserts and glacial valleys and is generally considered to be the most beautiful of the Kilimanjaro paths.
  • Enjoy VIP camp services. Locally-based climbing staff will be on hand to set up a comfortable campsite (equipped with two-person, walk-in tents featuring two beds each with a three-inch mattress and thermal sleeping bag) for you every day in advance of your arrival; the next morning, they will dismantle the camp and move it after your departure, so that you can focus on the climb. Toilet and shower tents are included (a luxury on Kilimanjaro), as well as a communal mess tent where you can relax with your fellow climbers over meals.
  • Relax, adjust, acclimatize and prepare for the expedition with two nights at the peaceful Arusha Coffee Lodge upon arrival in Tanzania, before departure for the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Add on an Indagare-planned trip extension to the Serengeti for safari, the beaches of Zanzibar and beyond.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at to inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

  • When
    September 25 - October 3, 2023
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Soul Searchers , Trailblazers
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    September 25 - October 3, 2023
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 8 travelers
  • From


  • All guides (NOLS qualified) and porters, with the 24/7 services of our partners on the ground
  • All meals and filtered water on the mountain with services of a dedicated cook
  • All safety equipment (including portable altitude chamber), camping equipment and communication equipment
  • Transfers to/ from Kilimanjaro International Airport and to/from Kilimanjaro National Park trailheads
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park fees and rescue fees
  • Accommodations for first two nights of trip and a day room upon departure at the Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Porterage of two bags per person
  • Indagare Safari Bag
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Air transportation to and from Tanzania, as well as airport taxes and visa fee
  • Optional activities and trip extensions, as well as additional transfers and meals/beverages not included
  • Items of personal nature such as clothing/gear, telephone calls, excess baggage fees
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended) and any Covid-testing fees
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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