Mt. Kilimanjaro – Rongai Route


Rongai Route, 8 Day Trek

Highlights: Summit Mt Kilimanjaro, moderate to intermediate trek with mountain tents. Prices start at $1940

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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Accommodations in Arusha may be substituted for Moshi.  Please inquire for pricing.

2015

Value Package (Joining a Group Climb)

(Single/Double Available)

Private/Premium Climbing Group

(Single/Double Available)

Season

(Year Round On Request)

Season

(Year Round On Request)

$1945 pp

(2 people min)

$2795 pp

(2 people min)

$2025 pp

(Single Room)

$2875 pp

(Single Room)

$2595 pp

(Single Climber)

$3445 pp

(Single Climber)

$300 pp

(Extra Acclimation Night)

$270 pp

(Extra Acclimation Night)

$135 pp

(Moshi Extension 2 Person)

$135 pp

(Moshi Extension 2 Person)

$197 pp

(Moshi Extension Single Room or Single Climber)

$197 pp

(Moshi Extension Single Room or Single Climber)

PREMIUM CLIMBS: Premium climbs are always on a private basis. Base hotel for the Mount Meru climb is Ngere Sero Mountain Lodge or similar. Base hotel for other climbs is the Sal Salinaro Hotel or similar.
Premium climbs include Pulse Oximeter blood oxygen monitor, oxygen cylinder, solar lights, VIP menu, chemical toilet, hot water bottles and private transfers.

Christmas and Easter supplements will apply.

Includes VAT fees.

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Please click on each of the hotels below to view images and detailed descriptions.

Day
Destination
Value Package
Meal Plan**
01 Moshi Springlands Hotel
02 Ascend to 10330 ft.
Simba Camp FB
03 Ascend to 12100 ft.
Kikelewa Camp FB
04 Ascend to 14700 ft.
Mawenzi Tarn Camp FB
05 Ascend to 15500 ft.
Kibo Camp FB
06 Ascend to 19340 ft. (Summit) –
Descend to 12400 ft.
Horombo Camp FB
07 Descend to 6000 ft. – Moshi
Springlands Hotel FB
08 Moshi Onward Arrangements B

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

Day 01

Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel. Evening briefing and equipment check. 
Overnight Springlands Hotel.


Day 02

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)

Day 03

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

Day 04

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)

Day 05

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

Day 06

Depart during the early hours for the final ascent to Gilman’s Point to watch the sunrise, then on to Uhuru Peak. 11-15 hours’ walking. 
Return to Horombo Hut for overnight. (BLD)

Day 07

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

Day 08

Morning transfer for your onward arrangements 
(safari or coast options). (B)

Moshi Extension (becomes 8 day)
Includes extra night on front end of the tour with breakfast, lunch and dinner; day room at the end of the tour with lunch; and late afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

US Climbers:  This is highly recommended as travel to East Africa is anywhere between 24 and 32 hours.

Shared climb is not guaranteed to have other participants included in the program.  Both shared and private basis climb programs use shared campsites on the mountain and it is likely that there will be other climbers on the same itinerary throughout the climb.  However, on private basis, you have your own mountain guide. All transfers are on a shared basis.  Sole climbers must book on private basis.

 †Suggested tip amount ($40 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.  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.

 An extra night on the mountain can be added between days 4 and 5.  This day remains at Karanga Valley Camp.

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

Our climbs all operate on a private basis. We don’t mix people of different abilities on the same trip leaving some struggling to keep up and others hindered in their progress. Each booking, be it a single traveler or group of twenty, is provided with their own crew including professional mountain guides, porters and a cook.Our climbs also include all transfers starting and ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport and accommodation at the base hotel.

US Climbers: It is highly recommended to add an extra night on the front end of the expedition as travel to East Africa is anywhere between 24 and 32 hours. Excursions can be added on the front end if so desired.