Mountain Kilimanjaro Hike Rongai Route (6 Days)

The Rongai route on Mount Kilimanjaro is a seven day camping route; it has the attraction of being a lower traffic and easier route compared to the southern slopes for climbing Kilimanjaro. It attracts about 10% of visitors to the mountain. The route is really a complete traverse, the only one to experience the arid northern side and the lush southern side. It's also known as the Loitokok Route.

Starting from the Kenyan side of the mountain in the north its advantages are a more gradual and easier route in terms of terrain, plus there are excellent clear views of the mountain all through the approach. There is also more opportunity to see wildlife such as buffalo, elephant and antelope.

per adult from

$2,853

NZD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Transport to the Gate and back to town
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • flights
    • visas
    • Tips and gratitudes
    • Travel insurance

  • Day 1: DAY ONE – ARUSHA - RONGAI GATE - 1ST CAVES CAMP

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    After breakfast, our driver will peak you up from your accommodation in Arusha/ Moshi directly to Marangu Gate for climber’s procedures and registration.

    Our team of professional guides will transfer you to Rongai Gate located roughly 2.5 hours away from Marangu Gate.

    You will then walk through a lush forest and towering corns on a pleasantly measured ascent on the way to 1st cave Camp.

    Arriving in time at 1st Cave Camp a hot dinner will be well and ready to warm you up. This will be your Camp as night falls.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: CAMPING

    Day 2: DAY TWO: 1ST CAVES CAMP – KIKELEWA CAVE.

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Your day arises with a charming and exciting breakfast prepared by your master chef, you will then takeoff for a long climb towards Kikelewa Cave.
    Along the way you will stop at 2nd Cave Camp for lunch and a short rest before you head to Kikelewa Camp for a sizzling dinner and a fireside banter.
    You will begin to appreciate Rongai route, as soon as the stars begin to unfold beautifully above and how the Tanzanian landscape opens out below.

    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 3: DAY THREE – KIKELEWA CAVE – MAWENZI TARN CAMP

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After breakfast, a short but steep hike will be prepared to stretch your legs to Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Taking you from 3,600meters to 4,330meters
    Today the Landscape will consist of scrubby moorland dotted with plants that are only found in Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Mawenzi Tarn Camp offers a unique camping experience as it brags for its spectacular views and ominous towers of stone.

    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 4: DAY FOUR: MAWENZI TARN CAMP – KIBO HUT

    Stop At: Mawenzi Peak, Tanzania
    Our four to five-hour hike will take us towards Kibo Hut in the Kibo saddle positioned between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
    This day will consist of hiking through an alpine desert, surrounded with harsh conditions but also a place of stark beauty.
    Dinner and overnight will be spent at Kibo Hut ahead tomorrow’s summit.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut

    Day 5: DAY FIVE: KIBO HUT – UHURU PEAK – HOROMBO HUT.

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Just after midnight our professional guides will wake you up with a cup of tea and a light meal for energy as you dress and get ready for the adventure ahead.

    You will be hiking in pitch darkness for 5 to six hours, so take it easy and you will make it to Stella point a few hours before sunrise. From here, there will be additional two hours of extreme hiking before you achieve your ultimate objective: Uhuru Peak.

    Standing at 5985 meters you will be able to experience an amazing sunrise and absorb in a spectacular panoramic view. Congratulation you have made it to the roof of Africa.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut

    Day 6: DAY SIX: HOROMBO HUT – MARANGU GATE - ARUSHA/MOSHI.

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Today is a day of fun, joy and extreme celebration as you will enjoy your final meal on the mountain before you climb down to Mweka Gate

    While at Mweka Gate you will again celebrate with your Guides, Potters, and the Cook for the well-deserved climb. Tips are recommended as well.

    Your driver will then drive you to your accommodation in either Moshi or Arusha for a well-deserved rest.


    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at recommended accommodation
  • Departure Point :
    1: Arusha, Tanzania
    2: Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • 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
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • we make sure you go back home safe
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by African polecat safaris

Activity ID: V-136688P51

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