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8 Days Rongai Route – Mount Kilimanjaro

Arusha Region, Tanzania

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The Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

Arrival location:

Arusha Tanzania

Departure Location:

Arusha Tanzania

Included in your experience:

Tour price includes:

Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

Marangu route trek as itinerary depicts

Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.

Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

Accommodations at the Hotel for 2 nights and huts on the mountain as per the itinerary

All park entrance fees to include government taxes

Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook

All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary

Treated water on the trek

Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport

Ground Transportation, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included in your experience:

Excluded:

Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears

Medical evacuation, US$ 30 per person value

International flights and taxes

Visas

Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the

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  • Day1
    Day 1: Arrival – Arusha On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, met and assisted. Transfer to Arusha/Moshi for an overnight rest on bed and breakfast in readiness for the next day’s hit to Kilimanjaro.
    Lodge
  • Day2
    Day 2: Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves camp (2600m) Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km’s | Habitat: Montane forest Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest.
    Camping
  • Day3
    Day 3: 1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m) Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves), B,L,D.
    Camping
  • Day4
    Day 4: Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area, B,L,D.
    Camping
  • Day5
    Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) – Kibo hut (4700m) Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp, B,L,D
    Camping
  • Day6
    Day 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m) Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo | Distance: 6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route.
    Camping
  • Day7
    Day 7: Horombo hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m) Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km’s After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! Overnight in Keys Annex Hotel B,L.
    Hotel
  • Day8
    Day 8: Departure Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home or continue with your safari schedule. End of services
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