Kilimanjaro 17-day guided ascent

Ascend the legendary Kilimanjaro Volcano over the course of an exciting 17-Day expedition with IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide Jean-Marc.




Trip Duration

17 days

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip




    Come with me on an unforgettable 17-day expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m).

    Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa. Everything about it is impressive. From its three cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. To its isolated location. Which makes it look even more incredible. There is so much to love and admire about this peak. And because of its legendary reputation, climbers from all over dream of scaling it.

    However, on this trip, you will not only climb this amazing slumbering volcano by way of the beautiful Machame route on the ascent, and the stunning Mweka route on the descent. You will also climb Mount Meru (4,562m). So you can get better acclimatized. And during the last days of the trip you will also have the chance to visit the Tarangire National Park and the N’gorongoro Crater. Where you will get to marvel at the beautiful wildlife and flora that can only be truly appreciated when seen in its natural habitat.

    And regarding the climb itself, as a result of the prior acclimatization climb of Mount Meru, you will only have to worry about drinking plenty of water, and maintaining a slow, steady pace. As long as you do that, you will reach the summit safely. Where you will have the privilege of seeing one of the most stupendous views in the entire world.

    This trip is not just about climbing a mountain. Even if that mountain is Kilimanjaro. This trip is about having a life changing experience. It is about seeing, exploring and feeling the special landscape of Africa. Thus the diversity of the itinerary. There is just so much to see and do around Kilimanjaro that climbing it just isn’t enough.

    So come, let me guide you on an expedition that will leave you breathless. An expedition full of lava peaks, plateaus, peaks, wildlife, snow, glaciers and adventure.

    I’ll be awaiting your message.

    And if you want to enjoy another expedition at another one of the world’s most impressive peaks, Mount Manaslu in Nepal, you can also join me on this trip.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4580 EUR

    Group of 2
    4580 EUR

    Group of 3
    4580 EUR

    Group of 4
    4580 EUR

    Group of 5
    4580 EUR

    Group of 6
    4580 EUR

    Group of 7
    4580 EUR

    Group of 8
    4580 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     This is the price to join a group tour of 6 to 8 clients.


    • Day 1Arrival in Nairobi
    • Day 2 to 6Ascent and descent of Mount Meru (4,566m) for Acclimatization purposes.
    • Day 7 to 12Ascent and descent of Kilimanjaro (5,895m)
    • Day 13Rest night in Arusha
    • Day 14 to 16National Park of Tarangire and N'Gorongoro Crater
    • Day 17Travel to Nairobi for flights home

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    In Nairobi, Arusha and in the parks, we will be staying in comfortable lodges. For the Kilimanjaro Ascent we will be staying under canvas with a mess tent that will have camping chairs and tables. We will be staying in Refuges during the ascent of Mount Meru. Porters will transport 2 canvas cabins with a camping shower and toilet.

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    The climbs can be done with nothing more than a day pack, as porters and vehicles will transport the travel bags. We will be taking our time during the ascent, and will be drinking at least 3 litres of water per day. In order to avoid any problems having to do with altitude, the guide will be bringing a Hyperbaric Chamber.

    I also have helpful local contacts in case of any problems that may arise.


    About the Guide


    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

    - The passion of virgin areas -
    Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
    Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.



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    Je recommande vivement de vous entourer de Goulven pour vos expéditions. Outre ses excellentes compétences techniques, vous découvrirez un guide aimant partagé sa riche expérience humaine et professionnelle et soucieux de vous faire vivre de belles choses à ses côtés!
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