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7 Days Rongai Route

Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro trekking Rongai route;


10 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route (7 days on mountain)
 
The Rongai route is the handiest path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. The Rongai ascent profile could be very just like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one of Kilimanjaro's less complicated routes. The climb to the top is slow and regular.
 
However, in contrast to Marangu, this course has low crowds and passes through remote wasteland regions. It might be the only path wherein seeing natural world in the first days is feasible.

The Rongai route is one of the easiest routes and the fulfilment price could be very high.

The route starts off evolved at the north face of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least travelled routes. The descent is down the Marangu route on the south face of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view factors.

The force of the trail head takes about 2. Five hours from Moshi through many villages and espresso plantations, which includes a present to sign up hiking permits at Marangu.

The Rongai route also can be accessed from Amboseli countrywide park in Kenya. Permit 2 hours such as border crossing. We can need 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 recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

 

Day 3: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu gate for register and head to Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp

Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours, including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

 

Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft

Distance: 6km/4mi

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest

Meals: LD

Budget Lodging: Simba Camp

 

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.

 

Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft

Distance: 6km/4mi

Walking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Meals: BLD

Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp

 

Day 5: Hike Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp

Head out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant Senecios nearby.

 

Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3600m/11,800ft

Distance: 9km/5mi

Walking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert

Meals: BLD

Budget Lodging: Kikelewa Camp

 

Day 6: Hike Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb views. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn, spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization.

If you are spending an extra day on the mountain, you will camp for two nights here. You can hike up and around Mawenzi for your acclimatization hike

 

Elevation: 3600m/11,800ft to 4330m/14,200ft

Distance: 6km/4mi

Walking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert

Meals: BLD

Budget Lodging: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

 

Day 7: Hike Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent very early.

 

Elevation: 4330m/14,200ft to 4750m/15,600ft

Distance: 9km/5mi

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals: BLD

Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp

 

Day 8: 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.

 

Day 9: 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
Distance: 20km/12.5mile
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: B

Day 10: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.


 

Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
 
  • Ox meter machine
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Meals (3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • All camping gears
  • Rescue fees
  • All park entry fees
  • All camping and hut fees
  • Airport transfer (round trip)
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Transfer from the Airport before & after Trekking
  • Accommodation in tents while on a trek.
  • Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
  • All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
  • 2 nights in hotel before and after climb.
  • Park fees and government levies, including VAT TAXES
  • Porters - a minimum of 3 per client.
  • First Aid Kit including oxygen Kit.
  • Transfers from Moshi to Park Entries Gate & return.
  • All meals for vegetarian/non-vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Bottled water on the first day of the climb, boiled and filtered on the mountain.
  • National Park gate fees
  • Certified, experienced, English, Spanish and German -speaking guides for all routes
  • Staff salaries
  • Camping equipment's including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dinning tent, chairs and table.
  • All nights’ accommodation in tents/huts during trekking tour
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Excludes:
 
  • Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Personal mountain gear
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters 
  • Personal Expenses



 
 

 

 

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