6 Days Climb Umbwe Route
7 Days Climb Machame Route
5 Days Climb Marangu Route
7 Days Climb Rongai Route
8 Days Climb Lemosho Route
8 Days Climb Shira Route
9 Days Northern Circuit
Climbing Mount Meru
- Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Walking Poles
- Sleeping Mattress
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
Rongai Route 6 Day begins and ends at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.
All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.
Day 1: Arrive in Marangu
We stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Rongai Camp One
After an early breakfast in Marangu, you will drive to the Rongai (Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border. We begin our climb on this unspoilt wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
The first day is only a half-day walk. [3-4 hours walking]
Day 3: Kikelelwa Camp
The morning walk is a steady ascend up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m.) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After having our lunch, we’ll leave the main trail that we’ve been following for so long and head for the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our “Upper Kikelewa” campsite is on a small plateau above a sheltered valley with giant senecios past.
Kikelewa Caves (3,750 m.) [7-8 hours walking]
Day 4: Mawenzi Turn Hut
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb allround views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at “Mawenzi” (4,300 m.), spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to relax in the hut or explore the surrounding area, both of which will help in acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]
Day 5: School Hut
We’ll be crossing the lunar desert which is in between Mawenzi and Kibo and then reach the School Hut campsite located at an elevation of 4,750 meters at the bottom of the crater wall of Kibo. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! [5-6 hours walking]
Day 6: School Hut to Summit Down to Horrombo Hut
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m.) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. You also have the option of trekking for three more hours all the way up to the Uhuru Peak and witness the sunrise from up there. As you ascent, you’ll be passing close to the glacier and ice cliffs that constitutes most of the summit area. We’ll then be descending down to School Hut pretty fast and after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3,720 m.). [11-15 hours walking.
Day 7: Horrombo Hut Down to Marangu Gate
A steady descend takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Our descend journey will continue through lush forest areas on a fairly good path till we reach the National Park gate at Marangu which is at an elevation of 1,830 meters[5-6 hours walking].
Day 8: Departure day
After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.