An 8 day tour (with 6 day trek) taking a more off-the-beaten-track route starting on the Eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro – a relatively dry area with a short forest zone .The route skirts the base of Mawenzi, ascends via Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak and descends via the Marangu route trail.



Pick up in Kilimanjaro and transfer by road to Moshi and to Parkview Inn. For the semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation will be at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha. Dinner and overnight.


After breakfast transfer by road to Rongai Gate to register and meet your guides. The hike commences through farmland and pine plantations and then continues through afromontane forest. Overnight at Simba Camp (Full Board).


After breakfast we ascend to Second Cave and its views of the Eastern ice fields. After lunch we leave the main trail and head towards Mawenzi and later to the Kikelewa Caves Camp in a sheltered valley. Overnight Kikelewa Caves Camp (Full Board).


Breakfast followed by a hike to see Mawenzi Tarn located beneath Mawenzi Volcano at 4330 metres. In order to avoid altitude sickness we head out for an acclimatisation walk in the afternoon. Overnight Mawenzi Tarn Camp (Full Board).

DAY 5   MAWENZI – KIBO        

Today we cross the saddle between the majestic volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo through the alpine desert zone to reach Kibo Camp which is situated at 4700 metres. After an early dinner there is a chance to get some rest before departing late this evening / early next morning on the final ascent to the summit. Overnight Kibo Camp (Full Board).

DAY 6   KIBO – HOROMBO      

Depart very early (around midnight) to arrive in time for dawn to break on the Roof of Africa! We ascend Kibo Volcano via Gilman’s Point (5685 metres) which takes around six to seven hours. It is then a further one and a half to two hours to the summit. Descend to Kibo Camp for refreshment and food and then continue down to Horombo Camp. Overnight Horombo Camp (Full Board).


The final section descends to Marangu Gate via Mandara and Marangu. From here we transfer back to Parkview in Moshi (standard option). For semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight.


After breakfast transfer back to Kilimanjaro. Drop off at the international airport for your onward flight.


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Rongai Route: Price in USD$

A 6 day ascent of Kilimanjaro starting on the Eastern side of Kilimanjaro. This side of the mountain is relatively dry and has a relatively short forest zone. It skirts the base of Mawenzi and then ascends via Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak. The descent is via the Marangu route trail. Kilimanjaro: views over the Mawenzi and Kibo saddle, close views of Mawenzi, the Kibo crater and ash pit and glaciers on the roof of Africa

Tour includes: transfers and accommodation as stated, Full Board on trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), guest tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps and fully trained, expert guides, porters and cook and all park fees, camping fees and rescue fees. Luxury tour also has private portable wc, larger tents (3-person tent used for 2 people) with 3 inch foam mattresses, 18 Celsius rated sleeping bags with liners, pillow, a large walk-in mess tent. All tours include safety equipment, safety briefings and staff fully trained in First Aid.

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Standard Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax Single Supplement
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 2795 USD 2340 USD 2280 USD 2250 USD 2105 USD 2095 USD 250 USD
Semi Deluxe Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 6845 USD 4545 USD 4070 USD 3640 USD 3625 USD 3615 USD 420 USD
Luxury Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
01-Sep-21 31-Dec-22 7200 USD 4795 USD 4230 USD 3870 USD 3855 USD 3845 USD 420 USD

Note: An extra day is available as follows: Standard (US$ 428 Per Person)

Note: There are no single huts available.

Extras for hire include on the Standard option:

Oxygen – US$ 190 per entire climb

Hyperbaric chamber – US$ 225

Automated External Defibrillator (AED heart saving device) – US$ 280 per entire climb

Pulse Oximeter: US$ 80 per entire climb

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