6 days rongai route



The Rongai Route is the only route that appraoches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. Rongai's ascent profile is very similar to that of Marangu. It is one of Kilimanjaro's easier routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady. However, unlike Marangu, this route has low crowds and passes through remote wilderness areas. It is probably the only route where seeing wildlife in the first days is possible.

Day 0 : Pickup to Airport
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

DAY 1
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small 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, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long 'cape' of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
[3-4 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 2
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the 'Second Cave' (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m)
[6-7 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb allround views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), 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 acclimatisation.
[3-4 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 4
We cross the lunar desert of the 'Saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night!
[5-6 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 5
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman's Point (5,685 m) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m).
[11-15 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 6
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.

At the Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gilmans Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates.
You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!
[5-6 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi



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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

  • Private  Portable mobile  toilet with tent on the mountain

  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek

  • Transportation to and from your selected route

  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.

  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent

  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:

  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees

  • Government Climbing Taxes

  • Climbing permits

  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain

  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries

  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters

  • Enough porters to carry your luggage

  • Safety Equipment:

  • Emergency Oxygen

  • Pulse Ox meter

  • Hot drinks at every meal

  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day

  • Emergency rescue fees

  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal items and toiletries

  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain

  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

Guides: $20/day/guide

Cook: $15/day

Porter: $10/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

  • International airfares and departure taxes

  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc

  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks

  • Laundry services

  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.

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Why you should book with us

  • We offer you a personal approach. We will listen to you precisely to what you want for your ideal vacation, and then we will give you various options tailored to your needs.

  • By supporting us as a local business, you are helping support job security here in the community

  • We pay close attention to our clients’ safety because we recognize that safeties along with trust are essential for an enjoyable journey.

Our experienced and dedicated staff will always go the extra mile to ensure that you enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. But don't just take our word for it check out what our other clients have to say about us Trip Advisor and see why we say, “It’s where dreams become true!

. **Please note that we are completely flexible and able to customize your trip to suit your time, budget and interests. Any of the above itinerary can be adjusted to best suit you.

 

Safety:

Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).
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