7 Days Rongai route

6 days Kilimanjaro Trekking Rongai Route

Including 2 Night Before & After Climb

Trip Overview:

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds,Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. Descent is made via the Marangu route. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season 


Trip Itinerary:

 Arrival Day:

Our driver will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for pick up and transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented. Overnight at your arranged Hotel. Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast.

Day 1: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m):

  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4hours - 5hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru 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 you’re 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.

Day 2: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m):

  • Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6hours to 7hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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. After lunch at cave camp 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

Day 3: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m):

  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi.
  • Approx. time taken: 5hours - 6hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

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.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m):

  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5hours - 6hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m):

  • Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
  • Approx. time taken: 12hours – 15hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Day 6: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m):

  • Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 8 hours
  • Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

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 Arusha or Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

 Departure from 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: Breakfast Included

 

 Price per Person (USD):


  Luxury Accommodation: 

Solo climber:       $. 2,520   Book Now >

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What Includes on This Tour


1 Nights’ shared, budget accommodation at the Leopard Hotel in Moshi (B&B).

 Return transfers between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb.

 All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits.

 Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

 Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

 Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).

 Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

  All national park fees and Entry Fees.

  All mentioned activities unless labeled option.

  Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari.

 Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook.

 Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mat, camp chairs (no back rest), camp tables, mess tent & cutlery for meals) .

Water for washing up daily.

√ Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

Our exclusive, printable Climbing Kilimanjaro 15 page altitude sickness survival guide.

Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 Airport Transfers.

What Excludes on the tour


× International and airport taxes.

× Travel Insurance.

× Passport and travel visa requirements (Tanzania visa is required).

× Compulsory tips for crew/day (average tip is anything from USD $20/guide | USD $15/assistance guide | USD $10/Chef | USD $5/@porter.

× Single room surcharge.

× Holiday supplement: Applicable on 24, 25, 31 December on accommodations: $25/person.

× Alcoholic and soft drinks.

× Accommodation after Trekking (available on request).

× Visa fees.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

× Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

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