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Kilimanjaro Trekking on the Rongai Route , Tanzania - 8 Days

Kilimanjaro Trekking on the Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. This route has low traffic but is gaining popularity amongst climbers. It is the preferred route for those wanting a more remote hike, those looking for an easier route, or those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Although the minimum number of days required for this route is six days, seven days are recommended. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai passes through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route also descends down the Marangu route.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL.

On your arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) our representative will pick you from airport and then transfer to hotel in moshi for .Dinner and overnight at Panama hotel Neneu hotel.

DAY 2: RONGAI GATE - FIRST CAVE CAMP (8,695 FT)

You will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi at 8:30 Am and then transfer to Rongai gate. Climbs of Kilimanjaro by the Rongai Route begin at the picturesque village of Nale Moru (1,950m), on a small path through potato and corn fields. After entering the pine forest, it takes approximately three to four hours to reach first camp, situated on the edge of the moorland zone.

DAY 3: FIRST CAVE CAMP - SECOND CAVE CAMP (11,319 FT)

A steady ascent across open grasslands (which attract elephant and other wildlife) brings us to second cave camp, where the views out over Amboseli and Tsavo parks in Kenya are superlative. This section of the trail takes approximately four hours.

DAY 4: SECOND CAVE CAMP - THIRD CAVE CAMP (12,713 FT)

Today you will trek up a gentle gradient to third cave, with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Allow yourself three to four hours for this section of the trail. Your easy, steady pace on the Rongai Route minimizes levels of difficulty and significantly assists acclimatization.

DAY 5: THIRD CAVE CAMP - KIBO HUT ON MARANGU TRAIL (15,463 FT)

The ascent to Kibo Hut takes about four to five hours, with the trail crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The remainder of this day is devoted to rest and recreation, in preparation for your attempt on the summit which starts around midnight.

DAY 6: KIBO HUT - SUMMIT - HOROMBO HUT (12,201 FT)

It is at this stage that the climb becomes much more difficult and hikers should carry as little as possible for this stage. Making your way up a path that is flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, you will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater between Stella and Hans Meyer points. The track around the edge of the crater is icy and rocky, so concentrate on your feet and follow your guide very closely for this section of the climb.

Another hour of climbing will bring you to the summit – Uhuru Peak , the highest point on the African continent. Enjoy your sense of achievement as you watch the rising sun reflect of Kilimanjaro’s ice-caps and glaciers.

Trek down to Kibo Hut (a relatively quick descent) for a well-deserved breakfast before continuing down to your final night on the mountain at Horombo Hut.

DAY 7: HOROMBU HUT - MARANGU GATE

Take time to appreciate the different flora and thick forest on this side

of the mountain, as you walk down from Horombo to Marangu Gate. Now is the time to collect your certificate, say goodbye to your new mountain friends

and rejoin your vehicle for the short drive back to Moshi for overnight in a hotel (B&B). Dinner and overnight at Neneu hotel.

DAY 8: TRANSFER OR START SAFARI.

Alternative Package for Rongai Route: 6 Days / 5 Nights Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route

Day 1: Start: Nalemoru Gate (1,990 m)

Finish: Simba Camp (2,625 m)

Altitude: Up - 635 m

Walking time:3-4h

Day 2: Start: Simba Camp (2,625 m)

Finish: Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m)

Altitude: Up - 1005 m

Walking time: 5-6h

Day 3: Start: Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m)

Finish: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m)

Altitude: Up - 680 m

Walking time: 3-4h

Day 4: Start: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m)

Finish: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

Altitude: Up - 390 m

Walking time: 4-6h

Day 5: Start: Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

Finish:

Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Altitude: Up - 1,195 m down - 2,195 m

Walking time: 12-14h

Day 6: Start: Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

Finish: Marangu Gate (1,860 m)

Altitude: down - 1,840 m

Walking time: 5-6h

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Food: Included
Country: Tanzania
Transfer: Included
Airport: Moshi - Kilimanjaro International Airport
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Tanzania
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
Link to reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g317084-d10256842-Reviews-Kilimanjaro_Guides_Expeditions-Moshi_Kilimanjaro_Region.html
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Kilimanjaro Guides Expeditions
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 7
Duration: 8
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: - Transfers -Accommodations before and after the trek. -Park entrance/Camping fees. -Transfers from base hotel to the park entrance gate and come back -Food 3 meals (All meals are hot). -Water 4 liter per person per day while on the mountain. -Professional and Experience Mountain Guide who have qualified in wilderness first aid responder (WFR) - Water proof tents. - Oxygen tank. - Radio calls and cellophanes. -Good number of porters -Cook. -Pulse oxymeter, stetescope -Hot water every day for washing, -Salaries to the Guides, cooks and porters.
Not included in Service: Tips
Equipment to bring: 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)
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Guaranteed departure dates: Daily Departures
Remarks: None
Terms and Conditions: Cancellation: 42 days before arrival 100 % refund, 41-22 days before 70 % refund less than there weeks before arrival 0 % refund
Listing created Jan 31, 2016

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