Gladys Adenture

Gladys Adventure
Open Group Climbs

Gladys Adventure offers both private climbs and open group climbs. A private climb can begin any day of the year, using any route. Each private group has the option of keeping the group closed or allowing others to join. We will never add people to a private climb without consent of the group. Most of the climbs by Gladys Adventure are private climbs. But by popular request, we also offer open group climbs - our most affordable way of climbing. There is no minimum number of people for the climb to be held and no maximum number for the group. So far our open gorup climbs average 5 climbers. In the past year the largest has been 16 people and the smallest has been 1 person. For the open group climbs, it is understood that additional climbers will be added without consultation. We offer standard and luxury package group climbs, on the mountain there is no difference between the packages. The only difference is the in town accommodations before and after the climb. It is understood that for open group climbs we may pair same gender people together in hotels and tents for double occupancy for the standard package. For the luxury package the hotel accommodations are single occupancy. If you are joining with a friend and want luxury double occupancy, we will discount your package accordingly. Contact us for full details or for a customized package.

Kilimanjaro Open Group Climbs

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  • November 05 - 10 Machame 6 days
    This is not an open group climb but a private climb where they are welcoming others to join them. For pricing and full details contact Gladys Adventure.
  • November 28-4 December Rongai Route 7 days full moon
    1 - 3 climbers total: $2023/person - standard, $2233/person - luxury
    4+ climbers total: $1930/person - standard, $2140/person - luxury
  • December 6-11 Rongai Route 6 days
    1 - 3 climbers total: $1744/person - standard, $1954/person - luxury
    4+ climbers total: $1654/person - standard, $1864/person - luxury
  • 10 - 17 December Grand Traverse 8 days
    If 1- 3 climbers total: $2229/person - standard, $2439/person - luxury
    If 4+ climbers total: $2119/person - standard, $2329/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 16 - 23 December Lemosho 8 day climb
    If 1- 3 climbers total: $2229/person - standard, $2439/person - luxury
    If 4+ climbers total: $2119/person - standard, $2329/person - luxury
  • December 20-26 Machame Route 7 days Christmas Day summit
    If 1 - 3 climbers total: $1906/person - standard, $2116/person - luxury ;
    If 4+ climbers total: $1815/person - standard, $2025/person - luxury
  • December 27-2 January 2018 Lemosho 7 days New Year's summit
    If 1- 3 climbers total: If 1 - 3 climbers total: $1996/person - standard, $2206/person - luxury
    If 4+ climbers total: $1896/person - standard, $2106/person - luxury
  • December 27-3 January 2018 Lemosho 8 days full moon
    If 1- 3 climbers total: $2229/person - standard, $2439/person - luxury If 4+ climbers total: $2119/person - standard, $2329/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 01 - 08 January 2018 Lemosho 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2249/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2139/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 10 - 16 January 2018 Rongai 7 days
    1 - 4 climbers total: $2043/person - standard, $2253/person - luxury
    5+ climbers total: $1950/person - standard, $2160/person - luxury
  • 26 January - 01 February 2018 Machame 7 daysfull moon climb
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $1926/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1835/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 04 - 10 February 2018 Lemosho 7 days
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $2016/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1916/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury
  • 15 - 21 February 2018 Machame 7 days
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $1926/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1835/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 25 March - 01 April Grand Traverse 8 days full moon climb
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2249/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2139/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 14 - 20 April Rongai 7 days
    1 - 4 climbers total: $2043/person - standard, $2253/person - luxury
    5+ climbers total: $1950/person - standard, $2160/person - luxury
  • 25 April - 01 May Machame 7 days full moon climb
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $1926/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1835/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 22 - 27 May Rongai 6 days
    1 - 4 climbers total: $1764/person - standard, $1974/person - luxury
    5+ climbers total: $1674/person - standard, $1884/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 08 - 14 June Lemosho 7 days
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $2016/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1916/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury
  • 21 - 29 June Grand Traverse 9 days full moon climb
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $2533/person - standard, $2766/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2409/person - standard, $2643/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 01 - 06 July Rongai 6 days
    1 - 4 climbers total: $1724/person - budget; $1784/person - standard, $1974/person - luxury
    5+ climbers total: $1674/person - standard, $1884/person - luxury
  • 03 - 10 July Grand Traverse 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2249/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2139/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 09 - 15 July Machame 7 days
    If 1 - 4 climbers total: $1926/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1835/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury
  • 14 - 21 July Lemosho 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2249/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2139/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 22 - 28 July Lemosho 7 days Full Moon climb
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1976/person - budget, $2036/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1876/person - budget, $1936/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury
  • 31 July - 08 August Grand Traverse 9 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2485/person - budget, $2553/person - standard, $2766/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2361/person - budget, $2429/person - standard, $2643/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 03 - 09 August Machame 7 days
    If If 1- 4 climbers total: $1886/person - budget, $1946/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1795/person - budget, $1855/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury
  • 08 - 15 August Lemosho 8 days
    If If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 13 - 18 August Rongai 7 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2003/person budget; $2063/person - standard, $2253/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1915/person - budget, $1970/person - standard, $2160/person - luxury
  • 16 - 23 August Grand Traverse 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 19 - 26 August Lemosho 8 days Full Moon climb
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 24 - 29 August Machame 6 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1630/person - budget, $1690/person - standard, $1880/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1535/person - budget, $1595/person - standard, $1785/person - luxury
  • 29 August - 04 September Lemosho 7 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1976/person - budget, $2036/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1876/person - budget, $1936/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 04 - 11 September Lemosho 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 09 - 17 September Grand Traverse 9 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2485/person - budget, $2553/person - standard, $2766/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2361/person - budget, $2429/person - standard, $2643/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 16 - 21 September Rongai 6 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1724/person - budget; $1784/person - standard, $1974/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1634/person - budget, $1694/person - standard, $1884/person - luxury
  • 20 - 26 September Machame 7 days Full Moon climb
    If 1 - 3 climbers total :$1886/person - budget, $1946/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1795/person - budget, $1855/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 01 - 08 October Lemosho 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 07 - 13 October Machame 7 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1886/person - budget, $1946/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1795/person - budget, $1855/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury
  • 15 - 22 October Grand Traverse 8 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 29 October - 04 November Lemosho 7 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1976/person - budget, $2036/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1876/person - budget, $1936/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 17 - 24 November Grand Traverse 8 days Full Moon climb
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 30 November - 06 December Rongai 7 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2003/person budget; $2063/person - standard, $2253/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1915/person - budget, $1970/person - standard, $2160/person - luxury

    We are in the process of changing our prices. All Kilimanjaro climb prices will be increased $100/person but as a transition, for anyone who makes a deposit before 01 January, 2018 we will honor the prices listed below:

  • 17 - 23 December Machame 7 days Full Moon climb
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1886/person - budget, $1946/person - standard, $2136/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1795/person - budget, $1855/person - standard, $2045/person - luxury
  • 19 - 26 December Lemosho 8 days Christmas Day summit
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2209/person - budget, $2269/person - standard, $2459/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2099/person - budget, $2159/person - standard, $2349/person - luxury
  • 25 - 30 December Machame 6 days
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1630/person - budget, $1690/person - standard, $1880/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1535/person - budget, $1595/person - standard, $1785/person - luxury
  • 25 December - 02 January Grand Traverse 9 days New Year’s summit
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $2485/person - budget, $2553/person - standard, $2766/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $2361/person - budget, $2429/person - standard, $2643/person - luxury
    A private toilet tent is required for this route. The fee of $150 will be divided up among the participants.
  • 27 December - 02 January Lemosho 7 days New Year’s summit
    If 1- 4 climbers total: $1976/person - budget, $2036/person - standard, $2226/person - luxury
    If 5+ climbers total: $1876/person - budget, $1936/person - standard, $2126/person - luxury

Prices based on double occupancy in town for budget and standard packages, single occupancy in town for luxury package. Other options are available.
Climb package includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off - Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)
  • Accommodation one night before and one night after the trek in Moshi
  • All park fees and rescue fees for the national park including 18% VAT
  • All meals and water while on the mountain
  • All salaries for guides, assistant guides, chef, porters
  • Transport to and from the park gate
  • Oxygen for altitude sickness emergencies
  • All camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, dining tent... everything but your sleeping bag.)

2018 open group climbs will include a welcome dinner and celebration dinner

To secure a spot in one of these climbs or for more information
contact us though our Info Request page.
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Private Climb or Open Group -- Which is better?

Each option has its advantages. Lets help you consider which is best for you...

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We offer both open group and private group climbs. Most climbs that we do are through private climbs. While on the mountain, the climbs are identical. We use the same guides, same equipment, same meals.

Private Climb

  • Freedom of choice -- You can start your climb and day of the year and any route that you choose.
  • Control over itinerary -- even the day before the climb you can make adjustments in start date, number of days and route. While on the mountain, if you are feeling strong, you can even with the approval of the guide, eliminate the acclimatization day (note that there cannot be a rebate for unused days since park fees are paid in advance). Or you can add an extra day while on the mountain if need be.
  • Control of the group -- You are in control of how many people are in the group and who is joining you. - Even if you request us to find others for your group, we will always consult you before allowing them to join.
  • Hotel occupancy -- For the standard pacakge on open group climbs, we have the right to pair same gender people to gether in hotels for double occupancy. On a private climb, you will not have people outside of your group added.
  • Discounted Groups -- We offer discounts for both current Peace Corp volunteers, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and their travel partners. This is done with private climbs only.

Open Group Climb

  • Price -- The open group climbs are the least expensive climbs that we offer. The only discounts that are possible on these climbs are park fees discounts that the government allows for expatriates having Tanzanian residence permits, East African citizens or youths under 16 years old.
  • Social -- Especially if you are traveling alone, this is a way to meet friends. Many times clients who have met on the mountain decide to go on safari or day trip together afterwards. Starting in 2018 Open Group Climbs include a welcome dinner and celebration dinner together.

Is opening up a private group to others the same as an open group climb? A: No. A private group climb will never be as inexpensive as an open group climb. If you have a private group and wish to open it up for others, the price will only be reduced if others join and the amount for the climb will never be the same as an open group climb.

How large are the open group climbs? A: So far the open groups have been averaging 4 - 5 climbers. We have no minimum or maximum number for the climbs. The number of climb staff varies according to the number of climbers. The largest open group climb that we have had so far has been 16 people. We have had a few open group climbs with only one climber.

We welcome any questions or further information requests.

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