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6 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro

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6 Days
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 1 - 25

6 Days Rongai route kilimanjaro: Tour overview

6 Days Rongai route kilimanjaro itinerary is the best, this route is termed to be the second easiest route for climbing Kilimanjaro after Marangu. Trekking via this route one can choose between the two starting points, Tanzania side or Kenya side. Rongai route is the only route approaches the summit of Kilimanjaro Africa from the north east & has wonderful wilderness setting. Upon request short days Tanzania safari can be added after the climb, please let us know your wishes.

The route has fewer crowds than other routes and is recommended for people who don’t want a huge number of climbers in one route. Rongai route is only for ascending and its end merges with Marangu route which is for both ascending & descending. The route is endowed with lot of caves, which partly saves as overnight accommodation.

Tour Details

Destination

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tour Start Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour End Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Price Includes

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
  • Gate Transfers
  • Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
  • Quality Imported Equipment's

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation
  • Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Kilimanjaro Gear

  • Footwear
  • Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Gloves & Walking Gear
  • Bags
  • Sleeping Gear
  • Accessories
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2Moshi to Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

You will have an early breakfast. Transfer by our vehicles through many villages and coffee plantations for 2-3 hours drive to Rongai Gate (1,950 m/6,398 ft). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will start hiking on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, and then enter into montane forest. You will then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to become thinner as you arrive at Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530ft) with fantastic views over the Kenyan plains.

  • Elevation(m): 1,387/915 m to 1,950 m to 2,750 m
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Day 3Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp

After an early breakfast you will have a steady ascent to the second cave where you will stop for lunch. You leave the direct trail at this point and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi side peak to Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley. At the Kikelewa Camp you will settle for your dinner and overnight rest.

  • Elevation: 2,750 m to 3,600 m
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 4Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi turn hut

After breakfast you will face a short, steep climb up grassy slopes; rewarded by superb all-round views, immersed in the vast surrounding wilderness. Soon after you leave the vegetation behind and arrive at the Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated in a spectacular cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak. After this hike, you will reach the Mawenzi turn hut camp where you will also see the amazing undried Lake with no inlet as well as outlet here you will have lunch and rest, dinner and overnight at this camp.

  • Elevation: 3,600m to 4,330m
  • Distance: 7km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-Desert
  • Day 5Mawenzi Tarn hut to Kibo Huts camp

    After an early breakfast you will cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Kibo peak and Mawenzi peak to Kibo Huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. You should spend the remainder of the day resting and preparing for your summit climb.

  • Elevation: 4,330 m to 4,695 m
  • Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Day 6Summit Day! Kibo Huts camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts camp

    Wake up at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12; 00AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 6 AM. At this point, you will have views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue going down, re-crossing the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Have dinner and overnight at Horombo camp.

  • Elevation: 4,695 m to 5,895 m to 3,690 m
  • Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
  • Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert.
  • Day 7Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

    After a long and enjoyable sleep you will be awaken for breakfast and pack up, start descend through the moorland to Mandara Huts. Here you will have lunch then proceed with your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to Marangu Gate. Here you will sign out, then a vehicle will take you back to the hotel where it is definitely time for certificate presentation and celebration!

  • Elevation: 3,690 m to 1,830 m to 1,387 m
  • Distance: 18 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Pricing
    #People in group Standard package
    1 – 5 $ 1,810
    6 – 10 $ 1,700
    11 – 15 $ 1,600
    16 – 20 $ 1,500
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