Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – Rongai Route

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Rongai Route, 8 Day Trek

Highlights: Summit Mt Kilimanjaro, moderate to intermediate trek with mountain tents. The Price start will be $2550

This climb starts with a drive to the side of the mountain that faces Kenya and the transfer to the park gate even takes you along the Kenya/Tanzania border. Your first day of trekking offers views of the expansive Amboseli National Park. The first few days of the climb will be on paths less traveled. On day 5, you join the route of the Marangu climb; however, you camp near the area where the huts are located.

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Safari Express Group Climb

(Single/Double Available)

Tanzania Safari Extension

(Single/Double Available)


(September 2017)


(September 2017)

$2550 pp

(2 people min)

$3610 pp

(2 people min)

$2790 pp

(Single Room in Arusha)

$4035 pp

(Single Room)

$0 pp

(For Single Tent)

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$125 pp

(Extra Night at The Arusha Hotel
Double Room w/BL)

$190 pp

(Extra Night at The Arusha Hotel
Single Room w/BL)

A DEPOSITof $500 is due by Feb. 15, 2017

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Group Climb
Meal Plan**
02 September Depart US.
03 September Arrive Arusha The Arusha Hotel
04 September Arrive Arusha The Arusha Hotel BLD
05 September Ascend to 10330 ft.
Simba Camp BLD
06 September Ascend to 12100 ft.
Kikelewa Camp BLD
07 September Ascend to 14700 ft.
Mawenzi Tarn Camp BLD
08 September Ascend to 15500 ft.
Kibo Camp BLD
09 September Ascend to 19340 ft. (Summit) –
Descend to 12400 ft.
Horombo Camp BLD
10 September Descend to 6000 ft. – Moshi
The Arusha Hotel BLD
11 September Arusha The Arusha Hotel BL

Inclusive meals: 
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

02 September

Depart from your US city.

03 September

Arrive Tanzania and transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to 
The Arusha Hotel.
 for overnight.

04 September

In the morning we will meet with our Mountain Guides for a briefing. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

05 September

Depart for the mountain. Walk through maize and potato fields, followed by pine forests. 3-4 hours walking. Overnight at Simba Camp – 10,330′. (BLD)

06 September

A steady walk with spectacular views of the eastern ice fields and Kibo. 6-7 hours walking. Overight at Kikelewa Camp – 12,100′. (BLD)

07 September

Short steep morning climb. Afternoon to acclimatize with time to explore local surroundings. 3-4 hours walking. Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp – 14,170′. (BLD)

08 September

Cross the lunar desert. Rest of the day to acclimatize and early to bed. 5-6 hours walking. Overnight at Kibo Camp – 15,500′. (BLD)

09 September

Depart during the early hours for the final ascent to Gilman’s Point to watch the sunrise, then on to Uhuru Peak – The SUMMIT!.
Also celebrating Gabi’s 40th here on the top of Africa. 11-15 hours’ walking. 
Return to Horombo Hut for overnight. (BLD)

10 September

Easy-paced trek down to the main gate 5-6 hours’ walking. 
Transfer to 
The Arusha Hotel 
 for overnight. (BLD)

11 September

There is a day room for you until your evening transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. If you are doing the Tanzania Safari Extension you will overnight again at The Arusha Hotel. (BL)

U.S. Climbers: Travel from your U.S. departure city to East Africa takes anywhere between 24 and 32 hours. Therefore, it is highly recommended to add an extra night on the front end of the expedition. Excursions can be added on either end of the climb if so desired.

 †Suggested tip amount ($50 per person per day) is a recommendation only of the amount each climber should budget to pay the climb staff.  This is provided for information only and is not included in the trip price, nor is it paid to us. Expected tip per person will be updated in January 2017.  Actual tips are at the climbers’ discretion. 

Single Supplement on this climb applies only to the nights at the base hotel. Alpine huts on the mountain feature dormitory type accommodation and single occupancy is not possible.

Mount KilimanjaroTanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro. The snowy peaks of the mountain have given inspiration and challenge to creative minds and active adventurers for more than a century.

At 19,380 feet, it is possible to climb the mountain without oxygen. The routes to the summit, though challenging, do not require technical climbing skills and equipment such as ropes and pitons. A sturdy hiking stick, good boots and warm clothing should be enough for anyone who is in sound physical condition. Most climbers do feel the affects of the altitude and find the climb more challenging than they expected. However, those that reach the summit consider this among their lifetime achievements.About our Mount Kilimanjaro ClimbsOur knowledge of climbing the mountains of East Africa is equal only to the service that our climbers receive during their adventure. We provide complete information packets to our agents so that they will be able to become experts on climbing expeditions. These include:

  • How to physically prepare for your climb
  • Pre departure checklists with packing information and important travel tips
  • Detailed day by day itineraries of what can be expected during the climb