North America:

Climbing Routes

Lemosho Route
12 Days – $6,340 (Camp)

Spiral Route

14 Days – $6,790 (Camp)
Machame Route
9 Days – $3,180 (Camp)

Optional Extras

Marangu Route

8 Days – $2,790 (Huts)

Optional Extras

Tusker’s climbing routes range from the budget-friendly 8-Day Marangu route to our flagship 14-Day Spiral route. On all our routes you climb with our same professional guiding team and superb mountain chefs. All routes present a tapestry of options and durations, catering to your comfort, altitude adjustment, and a kaleidoscope of landscapes, with diverse amenities both on and off the mountain.

Our routes give you a distinct Tusker experience, fine-tuned throughout our 47 years on Kilimanjaro. Our guides are medically trained experts with decades of climbing and rescue experience. Their primary focus is your health and safety, and of course, comfort during your life-changing adventure.

On every route you enjoy delicious fresh meals designed to fuel you on your quest to the summit. All our chefs have been trained by the CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, a world-famous chef’s academy.

Choosing the Best Route

When selecting the perfect route to climb Kilimanjaro, consider several key factors. First decide on the desired length of your climb. Take into account the acclimatization opportunities each route offers. The longer the route, the better you acclimatize to the high altitude. Also factor in your budget, as this will determine the length of your route. It’s best to consult with our Kilimanjaro experts to find the route best suited to your needs. By carefully considering these aspects, you can choose the ideal route that suits your abilities and maximizes your chances of summiting Africa’s iconic peak.

Routes at a Glance

We Lead Our Own Climbs

Why it Matters

We are a family-owned guiding company with a fully supported ground operation at the foot of Kilimanjaro, with .  offices in the US. We employ our own climbing teams with our own guides, climbing team, gear, vehicles and local contacts. With our full-time medically-trained guides, crew, and equipment, we conduct independent climbs that offer unique advantages to you, such as direct access to our expert knowledge and hands-on support. Our well-coordinated teams and responsive approach make for a wholesome experience tailored to each climber’s momentary needs. With our ground operation, we have everything necessary to deliver a superb adventure, from your pre-climb preparation, to the climb itself. After 47 remarkable years guiding personal treks up Kilimanjaro, we guarantee a climb of unrivaled quality at a reasonable price, as the most respected company on Kilimanjaro.

World-Class Mountain Guides

Medically Trained. Decades of Experience.

The triumph of your Kilimanjaro summit challenge rests upon the expertise of your world-class guides, the heart and soul of your journey. With a foundation rooted in Eddie Frank’s years of training the US Army’s Special Forces, Tusker’s elite guides are trained to the same exacting standards of skill, compassion and leadership. With almost five decades of guiding experience, our exclusive team has led tens of thousands of triumphant Tusker climbers to the summit.

US Army Chooses Tusker Trail

To Train the Special Forces

After thoroughly scrutinizing many guiding companies, the US Army selected Eddie Frank and his company, Tusker Trail, to provide high-altitude training for the US Special Forces. Eddie’s extensive experience, expertise in high-altitude environments, and outstanding leadership qualities were pivotal in their decision.

When training Tusker’s Mountain Guides,  Eddie applies the same rigorous techniques and standards he uses with the US Army’s Special Forces. This approach creates a guiding team known for its exceptional leadership and unparalleled capabilities.

Classic Mountain Camp

Energize. Relax.  Reboot.

At the end of a tough day’s hike your camp is  be your refuge. Tusker’s Signature Mountain Camp is a place to retreat and replenish your strength. It is  a haven where you can relax and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow climbers.

That’s why we have custom-designed our stand-up, walk-in mountain tents where you can  spread out and get a good night’s rest.

Tusker’s Adventure Kitchen

Fuel your Challenge.

Rising to the challenge of your requires energy and nourishment. Your meals should provide you with more than just the basics. That’s why, in the Tusker Adventure Kitchen all your mountain chefs have been trained by the Culinary Institute of America – Their well planned meals thrill your taste buds and feed your soul, fueling you for your long days on the trail.

Regular Departures

Your adventure is here.