Rongai Route 6 Days 5 Nights/Kilimanjaro climb

The name Rongai Route is actually something of a misnomer. Sure, it’s the name that everybody uses but, strictly speaking, it’s not the correct one. The real, original Rongai Route used to start at the border village of the same name but was closed several years ago by the authorities who decided that two trails on a side of the mountain that few trekkers visit was unnecessary.
You will still see this route marked on many maps, but today all trekkers who wish to climb Kili from the north now follow a different trail, also known as the Loitokitok Route after the village that lies near the start. (Just to confuse the issue still further, this isn’t officially the correct name either, for along the trail you’ll see various signs calling this trail the Nalemuru Route – or, occasionally, Nalemoru – though this name is rarely used by anybody.)

per adult from

$2,544

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
    • Camping equipment
    • All park fees
    • Crew salary
    • Accommodation & Airport transfers
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • International flight
    • Visa
    • Alohol and soft drinks

  • Day 1: Rogai Gate -Simba Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    After breakfast at your hotel you will be collected by your head guide and driven to Kilimanjaro National Park for registration and to begin the climb. Form here you travel by vehicle onto the village of Nale Moru at around 1,950 meters. Today’s walk is around 3 to 4 hours, beginning on a small path that winds its way through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. You will gradually ascend trough attractive forest to the edge of the moorland zone. Extensive views over the Kenyan plains will be the highlight of today. Note that it can be wet in the rainforest and it is recommended to carry your waterproofs with you should you need them. Dinner and overnight at Simba campsite (2,650m).
    Walking distance: 6.5 km/4 miles Walking time: 3-4 hours Altitude gain: 700 m/2300 f
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Simba campsite

    Day 2: Simba Camp-Kikelelwa Caves

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    After breakfast at camp you set off to the Kikelelwa Caves. On this day you will walk around 5-6 hours from the campsite, with a steady ascent up to Second Cave at 3,450 meters. Here you are rewarded (weather permitting) with superb views of Kibo (the summit) and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Tonight we have dinner and camp overnight near Kikelelwa caves at 3,800m.
    Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles Walking time: 6-7 hours Altitude gain: 950 m/3110 ft

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kikelelwa Caves

    Day 3: Kikelelwa Caves- Mawenzi Tarn Hut

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Today’s trek is shorter, being around 3- 4 hours but involves some steeper sections. Leaving camp at a short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by a real sense of wilderness and stunning all round views. The vegetation zone is left behind. Dinner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,330m).
    Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles Walking time: 3-4 hours Altitude gain: 730 m/2400 ft Afternoon acclimatization walk to about 4500 m/14760 ft
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mawenzi Tarn Hut

    Day 4: Mawenzi-Kibo

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    On this day you will walk for 4 to 5 hours as we cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo (Kilimanjaro’s two highest peaks). Early dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut (4,700M)
    Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles Walking time: 4-5 hours Altitude gain: 370 m/1215 ft
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 5: Kibo-Summite -Horombo Hut

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    You will be woken early (around 1am) for a hot drink and snack before beginning the summit attempt. We will trek very slowly by torchlight to reach the crater rim at Gilman’s point at 5,685 meters. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi peak. We then continue on to Uhuru (freedom) peak at 5,895 meters, the roof of Africa! We descend to Kibo hut, at 4700m to rest and have brunch before we continue down to camp at Horombo hut (3,720m).Walking distance: 5 km/3.1 miles ascent + 15 km/9.3 miles
    descent Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours) Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman's Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak) Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft
    Duration: 14 hours

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

    Day 6: Horombo -Marangu Gate -Moshi

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    The final day is a descent of around 5 -7 hours to Marangu Park gate (1,700m) where you will sign out of the mountain. The walk is through lush forest on good paths. You will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
    Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles Walking time: 5 hours Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • 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 Migration Venture Africa Ltd

Activity ID: V-120951P8

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