Rongai Route 6-Day

The Rongai Route is thought to be one of the easiest Kilimanjaro routes. It typically has very little foot traffic compared to the other routes

per adult from

$4,223

NZD

Duration

6 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Landing and facility fees

  • Day 1: Rongai Start Point (1996m) – Simba camp (2626m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Depart from Moshi/Arusha town to the Marangu park gate for registration. From Marangu park gate we travel to Naro Moru, north east Kilimanjaro, a further 68km and approximately 2 ½ hours on bad roads to the Rongai start point (1996m). Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through a beautiful country side. The first night’s camp is at Simba Camp (2 626m). The camp facilities include a public toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp

    Day 2: Simba camp (2626m) – Kikelewa Camp (3679m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We hike from Simba camp up towards Kibo till 3 482m for lunch at First Caves, a distance of 5.8km. After lunch we continue trekking until reaching Kikelewa Camp at about 3679 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water can be found in a obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find a pool or two. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Kikelewa camp

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikelewa Camp

    Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3679m) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4303m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi Turn Camp

    Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4303m) – Kibo hut (4730m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After breakfast we head west and continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo hut.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut

    Day 5: Kibo hut (4730m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3705m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    You will rise around 23h20, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot.
    The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. This is probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa.
    Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it
    Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs, before the 3 hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest at Kibo hot, you gather all your gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut

    Day 6: Horombo hut (3705m) – Marangu Gate (1860m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. Click here for more info on tips.
    At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. Here is also where successful climbers receive their certificates. Green certificates for those who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) and Gold certificates for those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m). Don't forget to tip your guides, cook and porters.
    You now drive back to Moshi/Arusha for your celebrations!!

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Shoppers Plaza Arusha, TFA Complex, Sokoine Rd, Arusha, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will discuss the details before pick them up.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by True Vacations Africa Safaris

Activity ID: V-247591P6

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