Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro rises up behind trees in the distance.
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Mountaineering on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro - Alumni


9 days


18+ yrs



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NOLS will not be running a trip on Kilimanjaro in 2022. While we are sad to announce this, we are planning to return in 2023.

Join a small group of NOLS grads, friends, and family on an attempt to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340'— the top of Africa!) in northeastern Tanzania.

This nine-day expedition allows time to climb the tallest peak in Africa, while seeing the surrounding countryside and experiencing the culture of Tanzania. You and your group will learn to live in this unique equatorial alpine environment. You will also have a chance to learn about the geology, glaciology and unusual flora and fauna found on Mt. Kilimanjaro. While in the forests, you will have the opportunity to see Cape buffalo, elephant, bushbuck, or even a Colobus monkey.

Hauling camp, food, and equipment on Kilimanjaro is a hard job and porters will accompany us to lighten our loads.

We have an add-on Safari option for anyone who is interested in exploring some of Tanzania's parks!

Activity Rating*:

*Porters carry the heavy stuff, but it’s a long hike at high elevation.

Additional Details

Typical Male/Female ratio: 60/40
Average age: 42

Course Dates

2 courses

Apr 6 - 14, 2023

Tentative dates for 2023, these dates are not confirmed


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Apr 16 - 24, 2023

Tentative dates for 2023, these dates are not confirmed


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If you have questions about enrollment or including families/guests on a particular alumni trip, then contact:

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