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(Deluxe) Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route

Tanzania

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

Arrival location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Included in your experience:

National Park gate fees

Return airport transfers plus transport from hotel to the mountain

One arrival and one departure night accommodation in a hotel

All overnight mountain fees

Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes

Salaries for all crew members

Rescue fees (as required by national park)

All meals on the mountain

Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Pulse oximeter checks

Additional items dependent on style of travel selected.

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

Not included in your experience:

Tips for guides and porters

Sleeping bags and personal items

Personal expenses (visas, yellow fever certificate, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

Required Equipment:

Mount Kilimanjaro Kit List

Clothing

- 1 - Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood

- 1 - Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down

- 1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell

- 2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)

- 2 - Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended)

- 1 - Fleece Pants

- 1 - Shorts (optional)

- 1 - Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 3 - Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 2 - Sport Bra (women)

Footwear

- 1 - Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces

- 1 - Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)

- 3 - Socks, thick, wool or synthetic

- 3 - Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)

- 1 - Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Equipment

- 1 - Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons

- 1 - Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)

- 1 - Sleeping Pad, self-inflating or closed-cell foam

- 1 - Trekking Poles (highly recommended)

- 1 - Head lamp, with extra batteries

- 1 - Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment

- 1 - Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Paperwork

- Trip Receipt

- Passport

- Visa (available at JRO)

- Yellow fever certificate

- Insurance Documents including emergency phone number

Headwear

- 1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection

- 1 - Knit Hat, for warmth

- 1 - Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)

- 1 - Bandana (optional)

Handwear

- 1 - Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)

- 1 - Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)

Accessories

- 1 - Sunglasses or Goggles

- 1 - Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)

- 1 - Poncho, during rainy season (optional)

- 1 - Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)

- 1 - Water Bladder, Camelbak type (optional)

- 1 - Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)

- 1 - Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (highly recommended)

- Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

Other

- Toiletries

- Prescriptions

- Sunscreen

- Lip Balm

- Insect Repellent, containing DEET

- First Aid Kit

- Hand Sanitizer

- Toilet Paper

- Wet Wipes (recommended)

- Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)

- Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)

- Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1
    On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to Onsea House. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide. Overnight in hotel. A delicious five course dinner is included. If you need to hire any extra gear, advise our staff this evening. Leave any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel - they will lock them up for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb - remember the weight limit of 15 kg. Leave some 'plastic bin bags' in an outer pocket of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain they can quickly cover your bag.
    Onsea House Hotel | Breakfast Included
  • Day2
    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. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night's camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 meters. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave.
    1st Caves | Breakfast Included
  • Day3
    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).
    Kikelewa Caves | Breakfast Included
  • Day4
    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.
    Mawenzi Tarn Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day5
    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.
    Barafu Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day6
    You will be woken at 11.30pm 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. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillman's Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction - you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the descent and head down to Horombo huts (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.
    Top of mount Kilimanjaro and Horombo camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day7
    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 Onsea House for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
    Onsea House | Breakfast Included
  • Day8
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. If you would like to book additional nights please inform us as early as possible. We will arrange for you to be transferred to the airport or you may join a Kili Base safari and continue your holiday with us and explore the famous game parks of Tanzania.
    Departure Day | Breakfast Included
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(Deluxe) Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route

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