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Mount Kilimanjaro & Kenya Trek - Rongai Route

Few mountains anywhere on Earth has been so enshrouded in myth and romance as Kilimanjaro that for centuries many foreign countries have spoken a majestic mountain so high in equatorial East Africa that it carries an eternal snow cap.

As one of the prized 'Seven Summits' - series of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents - Kilimanjaro is also incidentally one of the highest peaks accessible to hikers in the world. Most of the routes on the mountain involve no technical climbing skills at all and the summit can be reached by a person reasonably fit and determined in mind.

A trip to the summit of Kilmanjaro is analogous to travelling from the Equator to the Arctic as it brings one through virtually every eco-environment that exists on earth: tropical jungle, savannah, alpine moorland, desert, and snowfield and glacier. Regardless of the route taken, the vistas are magnificent and the flora and fauna of the different eco-zones fascinating.

Summitting Kilimanjaro is a dream and a 'must-do' challenge cherished by almost every trekker and mountaineer in the world. The task is by no means easy due to the debilitating high altitude underestimated by many trekkers and this is underscored by the fact that only about a quarter of all climbers managed to make the summit each year.

Highlights

  • Trekking Mount Kenya, one of the most beautiful mountains in Africa
  • Topping out at the highest point on the Africa Continent - Uhuru Peak - via the wild Rongai Route, an achievement you'll remember for life
  • Option to extend to take in the fabulous Tanzanian Northern Safari Circuit

What is Included

  • All airport transfers
  • All local transfers between hotel and mountain trailheads
  • All National Park permits
  • All hut / camping fees and tents
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Porters' salaries & insurance
  • Rescue fees (required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Four nights accommodation in Moshi/Nanyuki bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • All group camping equipment (tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils)

Bonus Inclusions

  • Special Adventure Quests Kilimanjaro Trekking Guide (60-pages) on everything you need to know to prepare for a successful, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe trek
  • Complimentary progressive physical conditioning sessions with AQ trainer where you can pick up plenty of tips on hiking & gear usuage.
  • Super detailed briefing sessions on itinerary, gear, training etc.
  • Special discount of up to 30% for gear purchases at Adventure Gear Post

What is Not Included:

  • International return airfares between Singapore and East Africa + applicable airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Lunches and dinners in town ( Moshi / Nairobi )
  • Extra days spend on the mountain and extra nights in town
  • Visa fees, personal travel insurance, immunisations, and personal spendings / shopping.

Optional Services:

  • Return international airfares to Kilimanjaro airport can be arranged on your behalf
  • Chartis Travel Guard offered at discounted rates

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Duration : minimum 17 days, ideally 18 days

Maximum Altitude : 5,895-m Uhuru Peak

Group Size : minimum 2 persons

Group Size  
9 persons and more  
7 - 8 persons  
5 - 6 persons  
3 - 4 persons  
2 persons  
   
Extra day on mountain  
3 Day Safari  
* Price above is land cost only and does not includes international return air fares which we can assist in arranging.

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Why Travel With Adventure Quests ?

~  10 Good Reasons  ~

  1. Our Trip Consultants have been to & summitted Kilimanjaro.
  2. Special "Adventure Quests' Kilimanjaro Trekking Guide" (60-pages) on everything you need to know to prepare for a successful & enjoyable trek.
  3. Our program includes complimentary physical conditioning sessions with AQ trainer
  4. We'll give you the most detailed run-down on what gear you need for your trek and give you a final gear check before you fly off.  As bonus, we connect you with the gear store for best prices & discounts.
  5. We give the most extensive advice & tips on prevention & treatment of altitude sickness - the No. 1 "Killer" on Kilimanjaro.
  6. Our local ground operator is probably the most experienced, the most established, and reliable Kilimanjaro operator running the most number of groups up Kilimanjaro each year.
  7. With their extensive connections, our local partner can get things done fast in any emergency.
  8. Our trip manager is on-call 24/7 when you are on trek and is ready to offer instant advice via SMS should the need arises.
  9. We've been organizing treks to Kilimanjaro since 2000 - 14 years of knowledge and experience waiting to be shared with you.
  10. We enjoy a 90% success rate in all treks to Kilimanjaro so we're your best bet for summit success!

Kilimanjaro is no CHEAP adventure trip so please ensure that your booking agent is not just a "booking" agent but one who can ensure that you will be well-prepared to take on the task of climbing to the top of high arctic Africa !

Check them off with the above list and we're confident that we provide the most value-added package available anywhere.

 



Day 1 - 2
Singapore -Nairobi. Depart on night flight and arrive next morning.
Day 3 - 15

Mount Kenya Trek - 6 Days Sirimon / Chogoria Route
Our African programme starts with an ascent of Mount Kenya ( the other famous mountain in East Africa ) to its tourist peak of Point Lenana ( the two other higher peaks calls for technical mountaineering skills ) at 4,985-m. This is a good way to acclimatize and enhance our chance of summitting Kilimanjaro. Mt Kenya is one of the most beautiful mountains in all of Africa and the Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse route is the most beautiful trail to see the best that Mount Kenya has to offer - gorgeous scenery and various flora unique to the East Africa !

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek - 6 Days Rongai Route
The Rongai route is the only route which approaches the summit from the north and is close to the border with Kenya.  Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. This is an ideal route for those climbing in the rainy season as the north receives less precipitation.

This trek is organized on camping basis and offers hikers a more remote and rugged experience. The campsites are suitably located to give us many different views of Kibo, the main summit of Kilimanjaro and the neighbouring peaks of Mawenzi and Shira.

For maximum summit success, 7 days Rongai is recommended.

Day 16 - 17 Moshi - Singapore.  Depart on afternoon flight and arrive next day afternoon.
Optional 3-Day Safari

December to March trips: see the migrating herds on the Serengeti Plains. Add in gameviewing in the Ngorongoro Crater for the complete Tanzania safari experience.

June to October trips: witness the migration in the dry-season wildlife paradise of Tarangire, one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves, where great herds gather along the beautiful Tarangire River, the only permanent water in the Serengeti ecosystem.

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As in every big mountain, Kilimanjaro has its own climate, and it is no uncommon to encounter tropical downpours, raging blizzards to gale force winds in your climb and temperatures can reach minus 20 degrees at the summit. Although a high level of physical fitness is required, it is the ability to acclimatize to the thin air that will determine your success on the mountain. With the right mental attitude and determination coupled with adequate preparation, a successful climb is a possibility - as long as you can acclimatize to the thin air.

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