Kilimanjaro ascent:
✪ Rongai-Mawenzi route
✪ Professional Guides & Team
✪ Safe and easy route
✪ Majestic and symbolic
✪ Summit: over 98% success rate

Technical skills: Hiking

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 


Similar Climbs and Treks - Overview:

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Our trip includes everything for a successful ascent, enough time on the mountain (7 days, 6 nights) and the flight from/to Europe (economy). Excellent cuisine, a well-coordinated team and outstanding mountain guides await you on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro - Permit
We pay about 1000 USD for the national park fees. Residents (foreigners with valid status living in Tanzania) and citizens (Tanzanian nationality) pay less. Discounts are available for children up to 15 years and Tanzanian citizens.

Tips for the team:
Our local team is paid properly and receives a real salary as opposed to many other providers. However, we have a custom of tipping them. Due to the logistics of the moving camps we hire an average of 3-4 locals per participant for the 7 days (depending on the size of the group). For the week, each participant should expect to contribute US$150-200.

Kilimanjaro - Local:
The ascent without flight, airport transfers and hotel accommodation is possible. We organise it with our local summit team and 7 days on the mountain. Please ask us for details.


Kilimanjaro trekking - Services

The Kilimanjaro full-service-climb includes the following services:

  •  Organization and SummitClimb leadership:
    - a local mountain guide, starting from 2 participants
    - a SummitClimb expedition leader, starting from 8 participant
    - a maximum of 14 participants
  • The international return flight (economy class) to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO):
    - flexible departure location: most major hubs in the EU and UK
    - other airports on request, individual travel arrangements possible
    - reduced price for joining at Kilimanjaro International (JRO)
    - at least 30kg baggage allowance on the flight
  • Airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport
  • 2 nights (double room) / breakfast in Moshi in a *** hotel
  • Transport by bus to the Kikeleva-Gate
  • Local KiNaPa registered mountain guide
  • Porters for all group equipment and meals
  • Registration and insurance of the team
  • Experienced cook and proven kitchen team
  • Three meals on the mountain (English breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)
  • Treatment of drinking water (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  • Team equipment: tents, kitchen tent, and dishes, toilet tent
  • Overnight stays on the mountain in a two-person tent (single tent available at a surcharge)
  • Personal porter (up to 18 kg) per participant
  • Lounge tent for eating, table, and chairs
  • Accommodation in the School-Hut (optional)
  • Transfer from Marangu gate to Moshi after crossing
  • Medical equipment and first aid kit
  • All National Park fees (7 days, 6 nights = USD 973.- per person)
  • Application and payment of the permit
Not included:
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (Tanzania, US$ 50.- for citizens of  EU, US$ 100.- for US-citizens)
  • Personal equipment and medication
  • Snacks, alcoholic beverages, and other personal expenses
  • Gratuities for staff (USD 150.- to USD 250.-)


Kilimanjaro Trek - planned Itinerary

Day 1 • Arrival in Tanzania

We book your flight individually according to your desired place of departure, or you arrange your own international flights. You will be greeted by our staff at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania. From there we will provide transportation directly to the hotel.

Day 2 • Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Camp

Day two begins with a generous breakfast while we hold our team briefing. From the hotel or lodge, a private bus takes you through a region of lush vegetation, coffee, and banana plantations to the north side of Kilimanjaro. The journey continues through the forest area to Nale Moru, the starting point for the climb. A narrow path along the corn and potato fields leads into forests and with a bit of luck, we can observe wild animals there. Finally, we leave the forest area and reach the camp at the transition from the woodland to the moorland near the first Rongai cave.

  • Drive: approx. 3 hours
  • Hike: 2 hours.
  • Accommodation in tent /full board
  • Height: 2,600m / 8,530 ft

Day 3 • Kilimanjaro Trek - Kikelewa Camp

The path leads evenly up to the second Rongai cave (3,450m / 11,320 ft) and small caves appear again and again in the landscape formed by lava flows. After lunch, we leave the main trail and walk through moorlands towards Mawenzi. Finally, we reach the camp near Kikelewa Caves (3rd cave). Giant groundsels form fascinating scenery in the protected valley.

  • Hike: 5-7 hours.
  • Accommodation in tent/full board
  • Height: 3,600m / 11,810 ft
Lunch on the way to Kilimanjaro on Rongai RoutePorters going down from Kilimanjaro on Marangu Route.
Photos: diverse and comfortable route on Kilimanjaro: Lunch with the view on Kibo (Rongai-Route), porters going down (Marangu-Route).

Day 4 • Kilimanjaro Trek - Mawenzi Tarn

The fourth day will consist of a short, but steep climb that will take us to our camp near Mawenzi Tarn. Grass-covered slopes lead into a high alpine and almost vegetation-free-zone. The fantastic panoramic view rewards the effort of the ascent: We camp at a small lake at the foot of the dominating rock formations of the Mawenzi "the dark” (5,149 m / 16,893 ft), the small neighbor of Kibo "the light" (5,895 m / 19,341 ft), respectively the second-highest and highest peaks of Kilimanjaro.

  • Hike: 3-4 hours
  • Accommodation in tent/full board
  • Height: 4,300m / 14,100 ft

Day 5 • Rest day at Mawenzi Tarn

Day five provides an opportunity to relax at our beautiful campsite and acclimatize. If you feel the mountain calling, we will be happy to offer you short hiking options that you can take from camp. These hikes provide some truly stunning views of Mawenzi.

  • Short hikes or rest day.
  • Accommodation in tent/full board
  • Height: 4,300m / 14,100 ft

Day 6 • Kilimanjaro Trek - Kibo Huts

A desert-like plain, reminiscent of a lunar landscape, leads over the saddle between Mawenzi and Kilimanjaro to the next camp at School Hut. In the afternoon, the gear for the following day will be prepared and everything will be set up. Then, after an early dinner, an early night's rest is soon announced, in order to be rested and ready for the summit ascent shortly after midnight.

  • Hike: 4-5 hours.
  • Accommodation in tent/full board
  • Height: 4,800m / 15,750 ft

Day 7 • Kilimanjaro Ascent - Summit!

Off to the Summit: At midnight it's time to get up and hit the trail. In the light of the headlamp, we set off as a group at a common pace. You will be accompanied by the local guides and the expedition leader, all in radio contact with each other and our support team. In this way, individual groups can be formed if necessary, ascending at their own pace. The terrain leads over a gravel path and becomes steeper towards the top to reach Gilman's Point ( 5,685 m / 18,652 ft). From here, you will have to hike along the summit plateau's outer crater rim, where the terrain is forgiving and flat to reach the highest point in all of Africa!

  • We need about 4-6 hours to reach Gilman's Point at 5,685 m / 18,652 ft
  • Another 1-2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak at 5,895m / 19,341 ft
  • Descent 2-3 hours to Kibo hut (lunch break, rest)
  • Another 1-2 hours to reach camp at 3,950m / 12,950 ft 
Uhuru Peak - Kilimanjaro Summit.On the top of Africa: sunriseTeam Austria on top of Kilimanjaro: congratulations!
Kilimanjaro Summit: Team on the top of Uhuru Peak, Sunrise, Team Austria on the summit of Kibo.

The wide, wonderful view makes you forget all the exertions of the ascent. Because of the early ascent, we have the best chances for a good view. The descent to the Kibo-Hut at 4700 m and, after a brunch brack and short rest, to the Millennium or Horombo Camp goes surprisingly fast with decreasing altitude.

  • Hike - total: approx. 9-12 hours
  • Accommodation in tent/full board
  • Summit: 5,895m / 19,341 ft
  • Sleep: 3,950m / 12,950 ft 

Day 8 • Kilimanjaro Trek - Descent

A long-distance but not very exhausting, today there will be plenty of time to admire and photograph the landscape and nature. Back at Marangu Gate we sign out the visitors' record logbook. It is time to say goodbye to guides and porters. You thank them for the guidance, care, and support with a tip, provided you are satisfied with their contribution. Afterward, we drive to the hotel. For your summit success, you will be rewarded with a certificate from the National Park. The afternoon and evening remain for us to relax and celebrate.

  • Hike: 3-4 hours.
  • Drive: approx. 45 min.
  • Accommodation in ***hotel B/B

Day 9 • Flight home or onward journey

We say our goodbyes and depart for our respective destinations. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and flight home (arrival in the morning of the next day could be the case).

Alternatively organization of the follow-up program (e.g. Safari or Zanzibar).

Varied and interesting route - reach the summit of Kibo (5895m) with us, safely and comfortably.

  • For participation in the SummitClimb Kilimanjaro trekking every participant needs the personal equipment recommended by us.
  • Rental: We run a rental service in Moshi, where high quality equipment can be rented (sleeping bags and warm insulation jackets).
  • Tents: We provide high-quality, comfortable tents with thick underlay mats, large comfortable group tents from Hilleberg.


reach down to - 15°C (summit day, early morning)

with wind chill factor down to - 25°C

General conditions of the climb: 

Hike, 6000m, technically easy, dusty, dry, cold, well supported, beautiful.


Kilimanjaro Tour - Participation

The Rongai-Mawenzi route offers an easy and comfortable way to the Kibo summit, is varied with crossing from the north to the south side, and is well suited for active travelers and hikers.

What does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?

Technical requirements: Although Kilimanjaro is almost 6,000 meters high, you don't need to have any mountaineering or climbing skills. There are no technical requirements to climb Kilimanjaro via this route.

Fitness / Endurance: An average level of fitness is sufficient to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Daily stages are relatively short with between two and seven hours at a moderate pace. Only the summit day is longer, at a moderate pace:
- from Kibo hut to Uhuru Summit 8 to 10 hours (ascent)
- about 2 hours to back to Kibo hut for a brunch/lunch break (descent)
- another 4-5 hours to Horombo hut (descent)

How to prepare for Kilimanjaro?

Acclimatization: Adapting to the altitude takes time, you cannot train it. The altitude profile of this route supports your acclimatization.

Tents versus huts: Our comfortable tented camps are more comfortable and hygienic than the crowded huts of the Marangu Route. This is an advantage of our tour versus the Marangu Route.

How to train for Kilimanjaro?

We recommend you be active at least 2-3 times a week regularly (endurance sports) to prepare for this tour. Broken-in hiking boots are worth their weight in gold. You will receive many more tips in the 1st briefing after registration.

When to climb Kilimanjaro?

The best seasons are considered to be:

  • in winter, January & February
  • in summer, August & September

Those are the dry seasons, and the month with the lowest precipitation. Generally in summer temperatures are 5°C colder than in winter due to the influence of the Indian Ocean.

Those months are also the peak seasons together with Christmas and New Year, hence the most expensive for accommodation, vehicles, and even park fees differ depending on the season.

In the small rainy season from mid-October to mid-December, you can still climb Kilimanjaro reasonably, while in the big rain season from mid-March to early June the highest precipitation is to be expected.

Of course, as with climate and weather, this can be different every year.


"What a great Kilimanjaro trip! Weather, coordination, food, service, ground support, guides, porters… Everyone did a fantastic job, going out of their way to exceed our expectations and man did they deliver! THE ROUTE selection couldn’t have been better. We literally had the entire mountain to ourselves until our final camp at Kibu Hut. Our team of 10 Europeans and 2 Americans had a great bonding experience and supported each other when a few were having some health challenges along the way. THE MEALS were very good and filling and the times in the meal tents were fun and a great opportunity to get to know each other. It was a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to get to know Felix Berg and learn of his incredible mountaineering experiences. The Tanzanian guides were also very friendly, highly personable, knowledgeable and very aware of our personal health and well-being throughout the hike. I can’t say enough about Yitzak, Paul, Michael and Frederick. They have put together a FIRST-CLASS TEAM with the porters deserving a tremendous amount of credit and our gratitude. Water was plentiful throughout the hike, and it was great to share summit day with the entire team and guides. Thank you for a wonderful experience!"

(Mark Riley, Colorado, USA - 18. September 2023 )


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The great exotic dream island 

An island settled by the Arab royal families over a thousand years ago. The cultural sightseeing of Stone Town with the small alleys, gold dealers and the old slave market combined with a beach vacation on one of the dreamlike tropical beaches offers a good recreation program to Kilimanjaro, but is worth a trip to Africa on its own.

Zanzibar Program

We can also offer your other programs, and different categories of accommodation.

Safari - Itinerary

instead of a return flight to Kilimanjaro, we go on this great safari:

Hatari Experience

The beautifully located and luxurious Hatari Lodge is at the center of this experience. Between Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro you / travel before or after the Kilimanjaro trekking the Arusha National Park, enjoy a small safari, wonderful and exclusive.

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