The Mauna Kea Summit Tour
Join us on an epic adventure to one of the most amazing mountains in the world-- Travel from sea level to the summit of Mauna Kea at 14,000 ft./4200 m. in one evening for trip that you'll remember for a lifetime!
What We Offer:
- A professionally guided, informative tour in a 4wd 15-passenger van. Relax knowing you are in good hands with our drivers!
- A brief stop at Rainbow Falls in Hilo (for guests picked up in Hilo only.)
- A chance to learn about a place rich with cultural, astronomical, and geological history.
- Warm jackets and hot chocolate or tea.
- A view from the summit at sunset*
- Starshow at 9,000 ft. with our trained guides using a handheld laser*
**Arnott's Lodge may occasionally offer a daytime tour to Mauna Kea. Check our calendar for availability. The schedule for this tour is different from our regularly scheduled evening tour.
What to bring: Closed-toe footwear, warm clothing, a light dinner, water, sun protection, and your camera.
Our goal: Our main objective is to reach the summit of Mauna Kea. We understand that our guests come to visit Mauna Kea for many different reasons. Whether your goal is to try to understand the cultural and spiritual importance, to add the mountain to your list of high points visited, or to study its unique geology and history; we are here to help you reach the top.
Weather: Mauna Kea is occasionally hit by passing clouds or bad weather which does not close the road. If the road is open to the summit, our tour WILL proceed. We cannot guarantee that you will see sunset or stars as we have no control of cloud coverage and spontaneous weather. Check out Mauna Kea's webcam http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/cams/
This tour is not recommended for anyone with heart or respiratory problems, pregnant women, children, anyone in poor health, or anyone who has scuba-dived within the last 48 hours. You must be 16+ to take this tour. As a general health indicator all guests must be able to walk at least 100 yards briskly and to climb into the van unaided. Step stools are rated for 250 lbs/115 kg and guest must be able to occupy a single seat space.
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Charters, groups, private Sunrise, Day and Evening Tours also available; inquire at email@example.com or call us at 808-339-0921 for availability.
Please read our detailed page along with our terms and conditions and our cancellation policy on Mauna Kea before booking!