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8 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB VIA RONGAI ROUTE

Join this mountain climbing safari on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania via the Rongai route. This route, located on the eastern side of the mountain, begins just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border through farmland and forest and leads to several other climate zones, adding interest to the trek. There are magnificent views over the Kenyan plains and genuine possibilities for wildlife viewing. Book this adventure today and get ready for an exhilarating experience filled with awesome memories.

This route normally takes 5, 6days; however we highly recommend 7days to allow more time for acclimatization.

Day 1: We will meet and drive from Kilimanjaro International airport to your hotel in Moshi rest for a while and later meet your guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain. Also our guide will go through our camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipment especially emergence oxygen cylinder and pulse ox meter, Our guide as well will explain signs and symptoms of various mountain sickness which might happen while trekking.

Day 2: Drive from hotel to Marangu gate then Rongai gate and hike to Simba camp 3000m: Today we will drive about 1 hour from hotel to Marangu gate for registrations and collect entrance permit afterward we will keep driving about two hours to Rongai gate. You will have lunch and meet your Kilimanjaro crew, After hiking will start through crossing village of Nalemuru fields of maize and potatoes before entering the alpine trees forest. The climb is consistently and gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife like blue monkeys and black and white Colobus Monkeys. You will reach the first campsite at the edge of rain forest and overnight.

Day 3: to Second cave then Kikelelwa camp 3650m: Today after breakfast we will start steady walk ascent up to second cave for lunch, We will be able to seeing Kibo peak and eastern ice fields from the crater rim. After lunch we will walk in gentle area for two hours to Kikelelwa for overnight.

Day 4: to Tarn hut 4330m: After breakfast we will start with short steep climbing up grass slopes, which are rewarded with superb circular views and tangible sense of wilderness before reaching Mawenzi Turn hut for lunch. After lunch we will do an nature walk for acclimatization to the slopes of Mawenzi and back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5:To Kibo hut 4727m/School hut 4750m: Today we will trek crossing the saddle area between Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak and it will be our last water point and on our way we will be able to see the remain of plane crash and we will stop at the middle of alpine desert for picnic lunch before getting to the camp for earlier dinner and earlier sleep wait for the summit.

Day 6:To Uhuru summit 5895m and descend to Horombo Hut 3727m: Around 11:00pm you will wake up for tea and some snacks and dress up warm for the summit, The summit will start with gradual ascent through volcanic scree meet zigzag trail starting to getting steep and keep moving to crater rim known as Gilmans point 5685m rest for a while and headed to Stella point 5756m rest for a while again for pictures and view of sun rise also we will join other hikers from Barafu base camp and join together heading to Uhuru peak 5895m. At the summit we will stay for 10-15 minutes for pictures and view and start descending back via the same trail to Kibo hut for resting, brunch and after descend to Horombo hut for overnight.

Day 7: To Marangu gate 1890m: After breakfast we will descend to Marangu gate about 18 km for 4-7 hours, crossing moorland and rain forest zones, You will sings out in Kilimanjaro national park log book collect our certificate and enjoy your hot lunch. After lunch you will meet Eastland adventures Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs after we drive you to your hotel in Moshi for long hot shower and Kilimanjaro beer.

Day 8: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international airport or join Safaris

Food: Included
Country: Tanzania
Transfer: Included
Best Deal:
Yes
Airport: Kilimanjaro international airport ( JRO)
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Yes
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
Link to reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g317084-d12239510-Reviews-Eastland_Adventures-Moshi_Kilimanjaro_Region.html
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Eastland Adventures
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 50
Duration: 8
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: 3 daily meals, 7 nights’ accommodation, All government taxes, Camping equipment such as tents, chairs, tables, and mattresses, Kilimanjaro entrance, camping, and rescue fees, Private mobile toilet, Pulse ox meter and emergency oxygen cylinder, Services of an English-speaking guide, cook, and porters , Supply of potable water, Transfer from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Transfer from and to Moshi, Trek on Mount Kilimanjaro
Not included in Service: Airfare, Any additional activities or services, Immunization costs (yellow fever is recommended), Personal expenses, Kilimanjaro crew Tips, Travel insurance, Trekking gear rental, Visa fees (100 USD for American citizens and 50 USD for others
Equipment to bring: • Sunhat • Water bottle • Trainers for relaxing • High factor sunscreen & lip salve • Waterproof walking boots (well broken in) • Warm sleeping bag (3/4-season) and liner • Warm hat, gloves and thermal underwear • Warm mid layer i.e. fleece • Waterproof thigh-length jacket (Gore-Tex or similar) • Trekking pole(s) • Head torch + spare batteries • Wet wipes (Biodegradable) • Water bottle(s) - minimum three liters capacity - Camelback hydration packs carried in your day packs can be useful for the first few days but are likely to freeze higher up, so should be supplemented by a couple of water bottles. • Glacier glasses (or good quality sunglasses - preferably with side shields)
Recommended Season:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Guaranteed departure dates: Daliy depatures
Remarks: Climb the roof of Africa safe and successful with us, meet local people and explore cultures
Terms and Conditions: Reservation A per person deposit of 20% of the tour price is required twelve weeks before the tour. We will send you a signed form by E-Mail confirming the advance payment immediately after receiving your payment. Cancellation Cancellations 5 weeks or earlier before the planned tour date are free. For later cancellations we keep a fee of 10 percent of the tour price. The rest of your advance payment will be refunded. Pricing Quoted tour prices include planning, handling and operational charges and are based on the current rate of exchange and tariffs. In the event of a marked change in foreign exchange rates, fuel costs or tariff rates and government Tax, tour costs are subject to revision. Such increases will be added to the client final billing. Eastland Adventures reserves the right to vary itineraries and prices, and to substitute facilities and hotels of equal or better quality if necessary. Travel Insurance Travel insurance is strongly recommended for all travelers to obtain coverage for themselves, travel companions, and family members to cover unforeseen travel issues such as cancellations, interruptions, delays, lost/stolen/damaged travel documents and personal property, medical expenses, and emergency transportation. Our Responsibility These tour programs are operated by Eastland Adventures. For certain services like transportation and hotels we contract with other companies. Eastland Adventures is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, injuries or unforeseen expenses incurred by any tour member. Complaints If you are not satisfied with the services provided by us or our partner companies please inform us as soon as possible during the tour or after the tour. When we learn about problems soon we are more likely to be able to fix them in a satisfying way. Health and Safety All travelers or tour member should be contact the government travel bureau for your respective country for information concerning possible dangers in Tanzania or East Africa. During the tour it is vital that you follow the advice of your guide(s). Do not attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or mount Meru when you are sick. If you contract a minor illness like the common cold shortly before your climb we recommend to change plans and for example do a safari instead, our success rate is 100% to the summit
Listing created Jun 16, 2017

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