Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE - Moshi

Overview

Starting from the north-eastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route rises above the Amboseli plains and approach the summit of Kilimanjaro west of the Mawenzi peak. The route is less populated hence good ideal for those who want to avoid crowd. The descent normally uses the Marangu Route. There are two variations to this route. Rongai route is best option during the rainy season, due to its location, which receive little rain. This route can be climbed for 6days, although 7days is recommended for better acclimatization.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
This morning we will drive to the village of NaleMoru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if youre lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp
Day 2: Simba Camp (2625m) to 2nd Cave Camp (3480m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at 2nd Cave Camp
Day 3: 2nd Cave Camp (3480m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Leaving the pine forest behind, we carry on with a steady ascent walking though moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro's volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630m
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikelewa camp
Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Hut
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut
Day 6: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today is The Big Day - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillmans Point (5681m) the crater rim of Kilimanjaro where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
Duration: 8 hours
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Depart Tanzania:
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your arranged hotel in Moshi

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • o Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at your arranged hotel
  • o Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • o 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • o 4Season mountain tents
  • o Sleeping Mats
  • o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • o Filtered water throughout the trek
  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO
  • o Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon clients request.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • o Flights
  • o Items of a personal nature
  • o Laundry Services
  • o A doctor for the group
  • o Tips to mountain crew
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 1640
Per Person