Climb Mount Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route with 4th Summit
The rongai direction is one of the simplest routes and the fulfillment fee could be very high.
Approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. Rongai's ascent profile could be very much like that of marangu. Its miles considered one of Kilimanjaro's less complicated routes. The climb to the top is sluggish and constant. However, in contrast to Marangu, this path has low crowds and passes via remote wasteland areas. it is probably the most effective direction wherein seeing flora and fauna within the first days is viable.
The direction starts off evolved on the north facet of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu course on the south facet of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view factors.
The pressure to the path head takes approximately 2.5 hours from Moshi through many villages and coffee plantations, together with a present to register mountain climbing in at Marangu.
The Rongai route also can be accessed from Amboseli countrywide park in Kenya. Permit 2 hours which includes border crossing. We will want copies of passports ahead of time.
Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The Pinky Daisy for overnight
Day 2: Rest day
we suggest as a minimum one rest day before beginning your trek and try and sleep due to one of a kind time zone, our Guide he will provide the briefing and take a look at your trekking gears to ensure you have got the whole thing needed.
Day 3 : pressure to kilimanjaro national park marangu gate for register and head to rongai gate (nale moru), hike to simba camp
pressure to the attractive timber village of nale moru (approximately 2 hours together with a stop to get permits at marangu). after signing in and preparing the porters, you'll begin the hike on a huge direction that winds thru fields of maize and potatoes earlier than getting into pine forest. the track then begins to climb always however lightly through attractive wooded area that shelters a diffusion of natural world. the woodland begins to thin out and the primary camp is at the threshold of the moorland zone with considerable views over the kenyan plains.
Day 4 : Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Day 5 : Hike Second Cave to Third Cave
Today we continue our hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.
Day 6 : Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut
Hike to Kibo Hut at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and a very early day!
Day 7: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.
Continuing passing Stella point; We now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family.
From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp
Day 8: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Day 9: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.