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Mount Kilimanjaro-Rongai Route 7 days Trekking

The Rongai route which is close to the Kenyan border approaches Kilimanjaro from the northern side, the only route doing so. Slowly gaining popularity amongst climbers, it is still less crowded as compared to other routes. It has a more gradual slope and not steep, thus making it easier to ascend. It is preferred by those who want an alternative to the Marangu route which is pretty crowded during peak season.

per adult from

$3,032

AUD

Duration

7 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Rongai Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      We drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey. Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.

      Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft

      Distance: 8 km/5 miles

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Rain Forest


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

      Day 2: Rongai Cave

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night. Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.

      Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft

      Distance: 6 km/4 miles

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Heath

      Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave

      Elevation: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft

      Distance: 6 km/4 miles

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Heath

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

      Day 3: Rongai Kikelelwa Camp

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn.You can rest or explore the area for the rest of the day. Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.

      Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft

      Distance: 5 km/3 miles

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

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

      Day 4: Mawenzi Turn Huts

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      This extra day is purposely for acclimatization, and you have the option of hiking on the Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Mawenzi Tarn for camp. Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.

      Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft

      Distance: 2 km/1 mile

      Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      Mawenzi Tarn to Mawenzi Ridge.

      Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft

      Distance: 2 km/1 mile

      Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

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

      Day 5: Kibo Huts

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our destination is situated at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall which is the Kibo Hut campsite. Once here, we prepare for the summit day following an early dinner. Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.

      Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft

      Distance: 8 km/5 miles

      Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

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

      Day 6: Uhuru Peak

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation can be extreme. Taking frequent short breaks, we’ll ascend in the darkness for two, three or more hours till we reach the Gilman Point which is located at an elevation of 18,6 00 ft. It is here at Gilman Point that you’ll get to witness one of the most breathtaking sunrises you’ve ever seen in your life. Finally, after some more trekking, we’ll reach the Uhuru Peak which is the highest point in the continent of Africa.After celebration of your accomplishment, we begin our descend down to Horombo Hut. In the evening, we’ll have our last lunch in the mountain and go to sleep.

      Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

      Distance: 6 km/4 miles

      Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

      Habitat: Arctic

      Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

      Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

      Distance: 16 km/10 miles

      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

      Habitat: Heath

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

      Day 7: Marangu gate

      Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

      Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

      Distance: 6 km/4 miles

      Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

      Habitat: Arctic


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Camping
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      7:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • 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 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 Signature Safari

    Activity ID: V-146205P8

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