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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 6 Days

Rongai route is the only route that ascends Kilimanjaro from the northern side of Kilimanjaro, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya.

Along this route you can witness a different view of Kilimanjaro which is surrounded by wilderness and wild animals like elephant, buffalo and antelope can be spotted along your trail. Climbers are more likely to get clear, an unclouded sight of the mountain on this route.

Due to its remote location, this route has less traffic as compared to other routes on Kilimanjaro. However, it is considered one of the easiest routes with a high success rate.

Another reason for taking this route is that you descend Kilimanjaro from the Marangu route which is on the southern side of the mountain, giving a chance to view both sides of the mountain.

Also, the weather on the northern side is drier and trekkers are less likely to come across rain spells on this route.

Along this route, you can also take group treks and with private treks.

per adult from

$2,460

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
    • High-Altitude Medical evacuation With Kilimanjaro SAR
    • Emergency Oxygen tanks
    • 2 Nights Accommodations; One before and after the trek in a good hotel
    • Rescue fees in mountain
    • Transfers from Airport and return
    • All meals while on the Mountain
    • Portable personal flash toilet
    • Salaries to the guides, cooks and porters
    • Professional & experienced mountain guides
    • Government Tax
    • Camping gear
    • Hot water for washing every day
    • Clean, purified drinking water
    • Water proof tents on climbing, Mess tent, Crew tents and Toilet tents
    • Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods
    • Pulse Oximeter
    • Crisis management and safety procedures
    • Summit Emergency Oxygen
    • All transportation in destination location
    • All Park entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Any Personal Expenses
    • Optional Tours
    • Tanzania Visa on arrival
    • Tips
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • International flights
    • Personal Climbing gears

  • Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves Camp (2600m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 5 hours

    Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers

    Habitat: Montane Forest

    After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Marangu Gate (1980m). At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then be transferred by vehicle to the Rongai trailhead, which is 2.5 hours away from the Managu Gate. The trail begins in the tall cornfields then leads into the pine forest. This trail has a gradual ascent and allows hikers to enjoy their surroundings. About halfway up the trail you will have a lunch break and you will reach the 1st Caves Camp (2600m) in the late afternoon or early evening. The porters and chef, who move very fast up the mountain, will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served. For overnight, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Caves Campsite, sleeping in tents

    Day 2: 1st Caves Camp (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6-7 hours

    Habitat: Moorlands

    Following a hot breakfast, hikers will continue their ascent to Kikelewa Cave (3600m). The trail passes Second Cave (3450m) and this is a good spot to take a lunch break. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Kikelewa Cave, sleeping in Cave.

    Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Moorlands

    On this day, hikers will enjoy a short, yet steep trail to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m). In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. At camp, hikers will enjoy spectacular views and allow their bodies to acclimate. Hot dinner and washing water will be prepared for hikers as they enjoy the magnificent sunset.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn campsite, sleeping in tents.

    Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 4-5 hours

    Habitat: Alpine desert

    After breakfast, hikers will continue ascending east for a half-day hike to Kibo Hut. Kibo is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut , sleeping in huts.

    Day 5: Summit Attempt

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

    Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru and 6 hours to Horombo

    Habitat: Stone scree / ice-cap summit

    Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers ascent and 21 kilometers descent

    Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours.

    At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day.

    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut, sleeping in huts.

    Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6 hours

    Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers

    Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: An overnight at your previous hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Ghala Road, Ghala Rd, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we will peak according to a place we mention either from a hotel or airport. Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    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
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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

15

Organised by Tupo Travel

Activity ID: V-202369P9

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