Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

8 Days

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Program Highlights

Duration:  8 Days
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations:  Mt Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route
Major Attractions:

  •  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Moshi
End in: Moshi
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • Porters will escort and guide you all your climbing along the mountain

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Day 1: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be met at the Kilimanjaro International Airport of by our Driver/Guide and our representative
  • We will take you to your booked hotel in Moshi depending on your arrival time
  • Our Kilimanjaro Expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at that hotel in Moshi

Day 2: Drive to Rongai passing through Nale Moru then to Rongai One

  • We take a ride to Marangu to complete the necessary registration formalities, before transferring by Land Rover to Rongai
  • The climb begins from Nale Moru(6,400 ft) on a small path that wind through fields of maize and potatoes before entering a pine forest
  • The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the Colobus monkey
  • These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail
  • The forest begins to thin out at the edge of the moorland zone
  • Then, we take in the expansive views over the Kenyan plains as we arrive at our first campsite at Rongai One(8,500 ft).[3-4 hours walking]

Day 3: Climbing passing through Second Cave to Kikelewa Caves

  • The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave(11,300 ft) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern Icefields on the crater rim
  • After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out and head southeast across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi
  • Our campsite is in a sheltered valley, decorated with giant senecios nearKikelewa Caves(11,800 ft).[6-7 hours walking]

Day 4: Climbing from Kikelewa to Mawenzi Tarn

  • A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness
  • We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn(14,200 ft), 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.[3-4 hours walking]

Day 5: Climbing from Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

  • We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut(15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall
  • The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. [5-6 hours walking]
  • Have an overnight stay at Kibo Hut

Day 6: Climbing to Uhuru Peak then descend to Horombo Hut

  • We start the final 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(18,600 ft)
  • We rest here 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(19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area
  • The descent to Kibo Hut(15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). [11-15 hours walking]

Day 7: Descend passing through Mandara Huts then to Marangu

  • A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts(8,900 ft)
  • We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu(6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to Marangu. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 8: Departure Day

  • Have an hot breakfast and after the breakfast, we can arrange for a private transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure depending on your departure time

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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
From $2,696 $2,696
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