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Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure, Rongai Route, 6 Days

Itinerary Overview

Itinerary

Price Include & Exclude

Itinerary Overview

Itinerary

Price Include & Exclude

Itinerary Summary

Rongai is another beautiful Kilimanjaro trekking which begins at the forest. It is a less crowded trail because of its remote location the route. Usually, visitors trekking through the forest see a lot of wildlife. The Rongai route is one of the easier routes up Kilimanjaro. Rongai is the only route to approach Kilimanjaro from the north. And the descent is via the Marangu Route. Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and follows the same path taken by the Marangu route which passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak.

Itinerary Daily Schedule

A: Mawenzi tarn – with Mawenzi peak view. Most people choose first option for best view of scenery.

Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves camp (2600m).

Hiking time: 5 hours.

Distance: About 8 km’s.

Habitat: Montane forest 

Rafter breakfast, board the car and transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night’s camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 metres. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave.

Day 2: 1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m).

Hiking time: 6-7 hours.

Habitat: Moorlands 

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves). .

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m).

Hiking time: 3-4 hours.

Habitat: Moorlands

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area. 

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) – Kibo hut (4700m).

Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours.

Habitat: Alpine desert.

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp. 

Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m).

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo.

Distance: 6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent.

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. From Gillman’s Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m).

Hiking time: 6 hours.

Distance: About 27 km’s.

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. Now from Marangu route, drive to your back to your hotel Moshi.

Pricing Terms of Service

Price Includes the following:

  1. Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport,
  2. Hotel in Moshi on B/B,
  3. Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro gate,
  4. all park fees,
  5. salaries of guides/porters/cook
  6. all meals on the mountain,
  7. clean safe drinking water,
  8. accommodation equipment
  9. Government tax,
  10. certificate of climbing,
  11. first aid,
  12. oxygen bottle,
  13. Park rescues fee,
  14. transfer to Moshi rest, shower, and then evening go to Arusha (check safari section day oo)

Price Excludes the following:

  1. Flight to Tanzania,
  2. Entry VISA,
  3. Climbing gears (available for rent),
  4. Tips to guides, porters, and
  5. Items of a personal nature.

For your preparations, we also attach a list of personal hiking gears to prepare, and also you may rent on arrival.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We have emergency helicopter rescue operated by a private company, and We advise climbers/visitors to buy insurance which include High mountains. (world nomads, IMG, passport card- examples of insurance)

Safari Price Include

  1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  2. Private safari guide
  3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  5. Park fees
  6. Flight to and from Kogatende in Serengeti to Arusha
  7. Serengeti Balloon Safari
  8. All meals while on safari
  9. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  10. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook,
  11. Karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
  12. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Safari Price Exclude

  1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD.100
  2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  3. Meals not listed above
  4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  5. Tips and any items of personal nature.

For your information upgrade options: In the Mount Kilimanjaro, accommodation is in the tents/camps, and toilet is public normal tourist standard called Pit Latrines. There is option for private mobile toilet, called chemical toilet, and available for rent at a cost of 280 US $ for entire trip duration.

-Safety and evacuation: There is a special standby Helicopter, and we advise you to check for high altitude mountain insurance like Passport Card, passport Card, Magnus search & rescue, AIG insurance, and what you may find locally etc

Note: The hotel in Moshi on Arrival is not included so that you can have a chance to choose the most suitable option.

A – Standard Budget hotel= Diamond Delight hotel 60 US $

B --3 star luxury hotel = Panama Garden Resort or Maridadi Hotel = 100 US $

C – Luxury hotel = Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel – 140 US

D – Boutique Kilimanjaro luxury Tents = 350 US $

Itinerary Name: Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure, Rongai Route, 6 Days


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