6-Day Private Guided Hiking Tour of Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

Our Rongai route, including 6 days on the mountain, like the Marangu Coca Cola Route is nicknamed as Nale Moru or Loitokitok route and is the least travelled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain. This route allows for several extra days of acclimatization.
Acclimatization is vital. A helicopter service is available but rarely used. This is payable from your holiday insurance so please check your details before departure.
Unlike Marangu route where you sleep in huts, on Rongai route you sleep in tents (provided). These will be erected by the porters. The descent of this route shall be at the Marangu Gate.

per adult from

$2,917

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Personal Mountain Gears
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro Region
    We will pick you up from Airport to the Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the lodge in Moshi, Kilimanjaro. Based on Bed and Breakfast

    Day 2: Rongai (Nalemuru) Gate (1950m) and First Camp (Simba) 2700m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 4 hrs

    Distance: 7 kms

    Habitat: Cypress plantations and heather

    You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nale moru village at the Nalemoru gate at 1950m. Here your shall do the final preparation for the climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the first camp also know as Simba camp at 2700m
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents

    Day 3: First camp (Simba) 2700m and Second cave 3450m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 3 hrs

    Distance: 5 km

    Habitat: Heather and Erica

    After breakfast you shall pass on the way the first cave at 3500 m and continue to the second hut at 3450 m which is about 3 Km but you shall have gained only 150 m altitude. You shall have a very good view of Kibo and the eastern ice fields of the crater rim. You shall have your lunch dinner and overnight at Second cave .
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents

    Day 4: Second Cave 3450m to Third Cave 3800m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 5 hrs

    Distance: 10 km

    Habitat: Semi Desert.

    After breakfast you shall continue your steady ascent to the third cave and not forgetting to keep on drinking water all the time as its very necessary at the high altitude. Here you shall be very close to the eastern ice fields of the Crater rim. Its very important to have a very Good night sleep tonight as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Third Camp (3800 m).
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents

    Day 5: Third Cave 3800m and School Hut Camp 4750m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 3 hrs

    Distance: 5 km

    Habitat: Desert.

    You hike through rocky moon-like landscape to School Hut at 4750 m. This Hut has been renovated by Hauser Exkursionen International. The exclusive use of the hut gives much better chance to rest in preparation for the next day’s challenge.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents

    Day 6: School Hut 4750m to Summit (Uhuru peak) 5895m - Kibo Hut 4700m - Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 7 hrs ascend 9 hrs descend.

    Distance: 14 km

    Habitat: Stone scree and Ice capped summit

    After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen and making it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150 m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681 m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895 m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut Campsite.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents

    Day 7: Horombo Huts Campsite 3720m to Marangu Gate 1980m

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 8 hrs

    Distance: 23 km

    Habitat: Forest

    An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980 m via Mandara hut at 2700 m

    At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and transfer to Moshi to your Hotel.

    Don’t forget to tip your guides, cooks and porters.
    Dinner and Celebration!
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Moshi Based on BB
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • We have been issued a post Covid-19 safety certificate after a government Covid-19 safety seminar, June 9, 2020.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Baba Kilimanjaro Tour and Safaris

Activity ID: V-63847P6

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