Climbing Kilimanjaro via Rongai 6-Day Route

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8 Days
Availability : July 2022 - Dec 2023
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Min Age : 6+
Max People : 42
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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. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. 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 (the north side receives less precipitation). Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

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, retains a sense of un-spoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.  Stay in tents, Descent is made via the Marangu route.

 Mt Kilimanjaro Rongai 6-day Route – Northern Tanzania

– 6 days Adventure in Mt. Kilimanjaro -Tanzania
– Experience all climatic zone of the earth as you reach the roof top of Africa
– Combination of climbing, comfort & classic Adventure

 

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6 DAYS CLIMB

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7 DAYS CLIMB

$2778

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Þ   Children 10-15 years of age qualify for a 30% discount

The above pricing is intended to serve as a guide. Pricing may vary based on changes or customizations made to the itinerary. Pricing assumes 2 guests sharing a room.

Arrival & Departure Location:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Itinerary

Day 1MOSHI | OVERNIGHT AT CHANYA LODGE

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be met by our airport rep/driver who will transfer you to Ameg Lodge for your overnight stay. Located in Moshi, the hotel offers the ideal location from which to start your adventure. Strategically located at a base and the best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Freshen up after your journey to Tanzania and unwind in the lush gardens before enjoying a delicious meal. Enjoying the remarkable view of Mount Kilimanjaro by just walking in the tropical garden. Get an early night’s rest before your trip itinerary kicks off in the morning! Overnight at Chanya Lodge or similar (with breakfast included) BB

Day 2MOSHI | RONGAI PARK GATE | 1ST CAVE CAMP

Altitude: 1,950 m – 2,600 m
Hiking distance: 8 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
After breakfast at Ameg lodge, you will meet your guide and porters and prepare your equipment before departing to Rongai Route. The climb begins from the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru on a small path that winds through crop fields 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. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. Overnight 1st Cave Camp.

Day 31ST CAVE CAMP | 2ND CAVE CAMP

Altitude: 2,600 m – 3,450 m
Hiking distance: 4 km
Hiking time: 3–4 hours
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields 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. Our campsite is in sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves (3,600m). Dinner and overnight at 2nd Caves Campsite.

Day 42ND CAVE CAMP | MAWENZI TURN CAMP

Altitude: 3,450 m – 4,330 m
Hiking distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn, 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. Overnight at Mawenzi Turn Camp.

Day 5 MAWENZI TURN CAMP | KIBO CAMP

Altitude: 4,330 m – 4,750 m
Hiking distance: 9 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Camp, and midnight start the ascent to Summit.

Day 6KIBO CAMP | SUMMIT | HOROMBO HUT

Altitude: 4,750 m – 5, 895 m – 3,720 m
Hiking distance: 16 km
Hiking time: 15+ hours
Wake at around midnight to a light breakfast, and then prepare for the summit ascent. This part of the hike is carried out during the early morning before dawn so that the climbers reach Uhuru Peak at around sunrise. Leave at about 1:00am and reach Gilman’s Point at about 7:00am. The climbers are met with views of the crater from Gilman’s Point because it is on the Crater Rim. Another 2 hours of hiking brings the climber to Uhuru Peak, the summit. From there you will descend back to Kibo Hut, collect your things and cross the saddle again at Horombo Hut where you will spend the night. Enjoy dinner and get some well-deserved sleep.

Day 7HOROMBO HUT | MARANGU PARK GATE | MOSHI

Altitude: 3,720 m – 2,700 m
Hiking distance: 18 km
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Wake as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Hut. Take lunch there and continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to Moshi. Continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to Moshi. Overnight at Chanya lodge. Tips is recommended and highly appreciated and can be given to the Guide at your Hotel in Moshi. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.

Day 8DEPARTURE | KILIMANJARO AIRPORT (JRO) | FLIGHT HOME

Departure: After breakfast, you will say your goodbyes to the team at your lodge, making your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport where your adventure ends. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed with us. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip to your next destination.

ADDITIONAL CLIMBING & SAFARI INFORMATION
NOTES:
• All climbing & Safari rates quoted are based on a per person rate.

INCLUDED:
• Two nights’ accommodation at Chanya Lodge in Moshi (before and after the climb)
o First night includes breakfast
o Last night includes dinner and breakfast
• Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
• Return Airport transfers Kilimanjaro international Airport (JRO)
• Qualified guides with mountain crew
• National park fees
• Hut accommodation
• Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
• Rescue fees
• Pulse oximeters
• First aid kit
• Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
• Boiled water on the mountain
• All meals on the mountain (breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
• Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
• Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
• Half board accommodation in Moshi and Arusha
• All park and entrance fees
• Current Government taxes and levies
• 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Tanzania.

EXCLUDED:
• Internal or International flights
• Single rooms supplement (except on the 1-person rate)
• Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
• Gears for your climb
• Additional nights beyond the standard hotel nights included
• Entry Visas to Tanzania
• Emergency oxygen
• Travel and health insurance
• Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
• Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
• Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
• Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included

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