Kilimanjaro Trek Dates

We climb every day of the year and can schedule a climb with just 48 hours notice for any booking group size. However, many climbers – particularly those travelling solo – prefer to join others who have already booked. It is for this reason that we publish our pre-scheduled Kilimanjaro dates.

Choosing When to Climb Kilimanjaro

For those wanting the best photo opportunities, choosing when to climb is an important consideration.

When to Climb

Climbing in the Wet Season

Some climbers choose the wet season for the lowest number of climbers on Kili, and the most picturesque, snow-capped summit photos.

Clear Weather

The clearest weather on Kilimanjaro most usually occurs when crowds are at their biggest. However, TK has some unique crowd-avoiding routes.

Do I have to climb on the dates shown below?

Absolutely not! We can arrange a climb for you on any day of the year, whatever your group size. Just let us know when you want to climb and we’ll arrange everything.

Below are our pre-scheduled climbs which you are invited to join, where availability allows.

If the dates below are not convenient for you please propose your own dates and we will arrange a climb specifically to suit you. We are able to organise a climb for you on any day of the year, and there is no minimum group size for this option.

Pre-scheduled climb dates for climbing Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru

Once you have secured your climb by paying the non-refundable deposit, we will subsequently publish your chosen dates for others to join, unless you specifically request to comprise your own private party.

While cost is determined by the number of fellow climbers (including yourself) on behalf of which you are booking, and not necessarily the total number of climbers that you will finally climb with (unless your request a private party climb), the only exception to this rule is in the case of single booking climbers, who are encouraged to join a group if possible as we are able to invoice single booking climbers who join pre-scheduled climbs on the basis of a 2-persons booking, regardless of how many other climbers are already booked onto that climb. In such cases they will therefore avoid the relatively high costs associated with a solo climb.  

Choosing your own dates does not affect price and is a very usual request. This list is regularly updated so please re-visit this page often if you’re hoping for a specific date to join and do not necessarily wish to open your own climb dates.

As eight climbers is our recommended maximum group size, except by special arrangement, the number of climbers who are already booked onto any of the below climbs is obtained by subtracting the number of places still available, from 8.

Your inward flight should arrive the day before the date in the left column or earlier, and your outward flight should depart the day after the date in the second column or later. Many climbers will add a safari with us after their climb. Please bear this in mind when planning your flights.  The route number refers to the number of days spent on the mountain and does not include days spent in Arusha.

What does 'Private Climb' mean?

‘Private Climb’ means that a group or an agent has requested a climb that they have asked to remain closed to new, external members. However, if you are planning on climbing on these dates just let us know and we’ll be delighted to build a climb alongside. TK have virtually unlimited staffing and logistical resources and can accommodate any number of climbs on any date on any route.

July 2015 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
MONI 30th July 2015 5th August 2015 7 KAS Rongai Private Climb
HS-MAHA 30th July 2015 6th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
August 2015 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
MIBO 1st August 2015 8th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho (Excel) Private Climb
SORI 2nd August 2015 8th August 2015 7 TK Rongai 6 places available
LEMA 4th August 2015 10th August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
MIBE 6th August 2015 12th August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
RADO 7th August 2015 13th August 2015 7 Lemosho 4 places available
JAWA 7th August 2015 14th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho 7 places available
JEPA 8th August 2015 14th August 2015 7 TK Lemosho Private Climb
MAMO 8th August 2015 14th August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
KAS-COMA-M 14th August 2015 17th August 2015 4 Meru 7 places available
KEHE 14th August 2015 19th August 2015 6 TK Rongai Private Climb
DAHA 14th August 2015 20th August 2015 7 TK Lemosho 4 places available
VIPA 15th August 2015 21st August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
DAWE 16th August 2015 22nd August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
ALBU 17th August 2015 22nd August 2015 6 Machame (Lite) Private Climb
MAPI 17th August 2015 24th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
KAS-COMA-K 18th August 2015 25th August 2015 8 Lemosho (Excel) via W Breach 7 places available
KYMA 19th August 2015 24th August 2015 6 Machame 5 places available
BEJA 21st August 2015 27th August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
ANHU 23rd August 2015 29th August 2015 7 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-CACU 23rd August 2015 30th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-BRKE 23rd August 2015 30th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho (Excel) Private Climb
STHU 23rd August 2015 30th August 2015 8 TK Lemosho 6 places available
DICO 24th August 2015 29th August 2015 6 TK Rongai Private Climb
HS-DEBR 24th August 2015 30th August 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
JEZI 24th August 2015 30th August 2015 7 TK Lemosho 6 places available
ANWA 27th August 2015 2nd September 2015 7 TK Rongai 7 places available
LIKO 28th August 2015 3rd September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
EVVE 30th August 2015 5th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
JPMO 30th August 2015 5th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
HS-STMO 31st August 2015 5th September 2015 6 Machame Private Climb
September 2015 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
ASUS 3rd September 2015 9th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 7 places available
PARH 7th September 2015 13th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 6 places available
CLSC 8th September 2015 14th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 6 places available
MAMU 8th September 2015 14th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
CHST 8th September 2015 14th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
STZE 12th September 2015 17th September 2015 6 Lemosho Private Climb
HEWR 13th September 2015 20th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
JEKE 14th September 2015 20th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
ALGO 19th September 2015 26th September 2015 7 TK Rongai (Excel) Private Climb
THTE 20th September 2015 27th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho (DC) 6 places available
BEPO 21st September 2015 28th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
PAST 22nd September 2015 28th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 4 places available
XIZH 22nd September 2015 28th September 2015 7 Machame Private Climb
GRHO 22nd September 2015 29th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho (Excel) 6 places available
HS-CHLI 22nd September 2015 29th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-SUHA 22nd September 2015 29th September 2015 8 Old Lemosho Private Climb
SCRO 22nd September 2015 29th September 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
THSC 23rd September 2015 29th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 3 places available
ARGE 23rd September 2015 29th September 2015 7 TK Rongai 3 places available
HS-BIID 23rd September 2015 29th September 2015 7 Machame Private Climb
KACO 23rd September 2015 29th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
LAJA 24th September 2015 30th September 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
JALA 29th September 2015 5th October 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
HS-MISA 29th September 2015 6th October 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-BRDA 30th September 2015 6th October 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
October 2015 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
VATR 4th October 2015 10th October 2015 7 TK Rongao 5 places available
SHATIN 10th October 2015 16th October 2015 7 Machame (KAS) Private Climb
HS-MAOT 11th October 2015 18th October 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
BUPR 12th October 2015 19th October 2015 8 TK Lemosho 6 places available
GRWI 14th October 2015 21st October 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
KEKN 17th October 2015 23rd October 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
HS-ALHU 17th October 2015 24th October 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
PRRA 18th October 2015 24th October 2015 7 Umbwe (Excel) 6 places available
SHSR 18th October 2015 24th October 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
ANSL 18th October 2015 24th October 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
MIDU 19th October 2015 25th October 2015 7 Lemosho Private Climb
HS-JESH 21st October 2015 28th October 2015 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
ALGI 24th October 2015 29th October 2015 6 Machame Private Climb
STBR 25th October 2015 31st October 2015 7 TK Lemosho 3 places available
DOSE 27th October 2015 4th November 2015 9 TK Lemosho Private Climb
GAME-M 31st October 2015 2nd November 2015 3 Meru Private Climb
November 2015 Climbs

This is the latter wet season. We are able to schedule climbs at this time, but few climbers choose to climb in November because of the likelihood of persistent rain.

Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
GAME-K 3rd November 2015 10th November 2015 8 TK Rongai (Excel) Private Climb
ONRU 28th November 2015 4th December 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
December 2015 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
RHWI 12th December 2015 18th December 2015 7 TK Rongai 7 places available
THAN-M 18th December 2015 20th December 2015 3 Day Meru Private Climb
HS-DAYO 19th December 2015 26th December 2015 8 TK Lemosho 7 places available
MIJE 22nd December 2015 28th December 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
THAN-K 22nd December 2015 30th December 2015 9 TK Rongai Excel Private Climb
MABA 23rd December 2015 29th December 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
VIKE 25th December 2015 31st December 2015 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
MAJE 26th December 2015 1st January 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
STHA-M 27th December 2015 29th December 2015 3 Day Meru 7 places available
HS-JOCA 28th December 2015 4th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
LABA 29th December 2015 4th January 2016 7 TK Rongai 6 places available
NEST 31st December 2015 7th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
January 2016 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
STHA-K 1st January 2016 8th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho (Excel) 7 places available
JALE 1st January 2016 8th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho 6 places available
DOCA 6th January 2016 14th January 2016 9 TK Lemosho (Excel) Private Climb
KELA 9th January 2016 16th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho 7 places available
LAMA 17th January 2016 22nd January 2016 6 Umbwe Private Climb
HS-MAKR 18th January 2016 25th January 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-BIOF 19th January 2016 25th January 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
MEMA 23rd January 2016 29th January 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
THPU 24th January 2016 30th January 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
ANLA 26th January 2016 1st February 2015 7 Machame Private Climb
HS-VIJO 30th January 2016 8th February 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
KEBE 31st January 2016 6th February 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
February 2016 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
ADLE-M 1st February 2016 3rd February 2016 3 Meru Private Climb
ADLE-K 4th February 2016 9th February 2016 6 Umbwe Private Climb
MIHU 7th February 2016 12th February 2016 6 Machame 7 places available
HS-ANBL 10th February 2016 17th February 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
HS-JOTI 14th February 2016 20th February 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
MAZO 15th February 2016 21st February 2016 7 TK Rongai Fully booked
ROOB 15th February 2016 21st February 2016 7 TK Rongai 4 places available
HS-RUWE 15th February 2016 22nd February 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
LYOB 18th February 2016 24th February 2016 7 TK Rongai Private Climb
HS-MIFA 22nd February 2016 29th February 2016 8 TK Lemosho Private Climb
March 2016 Climbs

No climbs are booked as yet. You can either book a climb yourself or check back later to see if anyone else has taken the initiative. If you need to adjust your timings closer to the time, this is invariably possible, so don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure of dates so far ahead; there’s plenty of scope for flexibility.

April 2016 Climbs

No climbs booked as yet. Be the first!

May 2016 Climbs

No-one has booked a May 2016 climb yet. Why not be the first to do so?

June 2016 Climbs
Reference Climb Start Climb End Route Availability
BAGO 15th June 2016 21st June 2016 7 Machame 7 places available
JEJO 19th June 2016 24th June 2016 6 Machame (Lite) 4 places available
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