Mount Kilimanjaro

Join Gladiator Trek on a special expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Gladiators from every corner of the Earth will come together to climb Africa’s highest peak.  The Gladiator Trek Programs provide for a unique combination of being in nature, as part of a group in a shared experience, and participation in a challenging adventure which creates an extraordinary opportunity for growth.

The Mission

Many of us go through extraordinary challenges in life that can have adverse effects on our relationships, work, family environment, and health. Adventures in nature can be a powerful way to help you on your journey to a more positive sense of self, and ultimately, to reach your full potential in life.


A Gladiator

What is a Gladiator? We are all Gladiators in the truest sense of the word. Adventure has the unique ability to show us how powerful we are and the enormous potential we have for our lives.


World Class Guides

Experience Mount Kilimanjaro with the finest guides in Tanzania. Our guides have been leading adventures to Mount Kilimanjaro for over 20 years and are native to the surrounding areas. A number of our guides in Tanzania have been recognized as the best tour leaders on the planet.


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The Route

The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favorite for trekkers. Despite being a tough climb compared to the Marangu route, the Machame route has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization. Unlike the Marangu Route which is a gradual ascent, the Machame route has steeper trails and climbers walk longer distances. This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south-west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes at the Shira camp.

Trip Details

  • Countries: Tanzania
  • Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Tour Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights Trek
  • Trek Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Accommodations: 3 Nights Hotel / 6 Nights Camping
  • Adventure Activities: Trekking
  • Adventure Activity Level: Advanced
  • Guest to Guide Ratio: 8-1
  • Pricing: From $3,795 USD per person


*Please call one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 for more details.

Trip Itinerary

Daily Itinerary Overview (Days 1 – 6)


DAY 1:

Enjoy a warm welcome to Tanzania and meet your fellow explorers as the excitement builds for the beginning of your adventure.


DAY 2:

Enjoy a day of cultural experiences as you explore an ancient underground tunnel dug by the native ‘Chaggas’ people which was used to escape from livestock raiders and served as hiding places for kids and mothers during inter-tribal wars in the 18th century.


DAY 3:

You arrive at the gate of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak. 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.


DAY 4:

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.


DAY 5:

Walking 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 4,600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatization to altitude.


DAY 6:

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 southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley.


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Expedition Start Dates

    • October 15, 2021
    • January 7, 2022


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