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Couch to Kilimanjaro: Rongai 7 Day Route


  • Kilimanjaro Kenya (map)

Our philosophy is that this mountain is usually the first step that people make into the mountains and the sport. People that are successful on Kilimanjaro return to climb bigger mountains - with UAE Trekkers, because our summit success statistics are difficult to beat, since we take the time and the effort to prepare you properly.

We give you extensive and unparalleled pre-trek support and training. If you follow the training regime that we set up for you, you will succeed, no matter where you are in your fitness today. UAE Trekkers has a success rate of 100% on this mountain because of our extensive pre-trip preparation and training program. Those that have followed the plan reach the summit!

No other tour operators - or "meetups" will offer you this amount of extensive support. This trek is designed for beginners that are committed to getting Kili ready in every aspect. This is not a budget trek, you will be well pampered on the mountain so all you need to worry about is getting up. Everyone that climbs MUST have the right gear. You do have to invest in key items that will add to your total, but we will work with you to source items at significantly discounted prices, and even include gear loans in your trek cost. We will work with your budget for the right mix of stuff you must have, stuff you can buy locally, and stuff that is ok to borrow from here or from the operator. We know what is available, the cheapest for the best quality and we have the resources to help you find things efficiently.

The operator and the guides are the same one we have used past 16 trips since 2008. We know and trust these guides!

Cost: 6 day Budget Option: Machame Route, 6 days

6 days is challenging, we won't lie! You will need more training to commit to this option, but we have it!

Flights (you can book your own): 1850 Dh on Fly Dubai

Trek: 10500 (Early bird 9500 DH) 

Inclusive of park fees

Gear Budget: 2500 DH

Please consider this when you are 'shopping' around. That means these costs go directly to the government and have nothing to do with the services offered. If you like, you can choose to pay these fees directly on your credit card at the start of the hike. This means you can reduce 3500 dh from the overall up front costs paid to UAE Trekkers, and just pay it direct to the park.

Also consider when you do your cost/comparison that most companies do promise a 1:1 guide ratio, but the trick is that they use 1:4 qualified guides for the trek, and then on summit night send the porters up with you! Porters are NOT qualified as GUIDES and have no idea how to handle any emergencies. We have a 1:1 ratio of Guide to Client. Each one is FULLY certified and experienced. Porters have a critical role, but not to replace the 'guides'.

What’s included:

Everything is all included in the costs of the trek, and our prices are still among the most competitive you will find. Our aim is not to be the cheapest, its to offer you the best value for money. Our operator includes on each trek much more than the minimal options that discount operators provide.

This is not a budget operator because climbing a mountain is about safety before budget. It is a competitive Our operator does not meet the industry standards, it exceeds them;

It also includes:

• Transfers to and from hotel.

• 2 nights hotel and all transfers (1 nights before, 1 night after)

• Tent 'bucket shower" for washing up

• Fairly paid and ensured porters, ethical company that supports many families.

• 1:1 CERTIFIED Guide ratio on the summit (NOT PORTERS)

• WFR Certified Guides (most 10 years minimum on mountain)

Contact: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@uae-trekkers.com .

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