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Kilimanjaro climbing ~ Rongai route 7 days

Kilimanjaro climbing ~ Rongai route 7 days

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park 7 Days / 6 Nights   Solo / Groups
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai route Trip highlights:

Kilimanjaro climbing- Rongai route 7 days Itinerary is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border.
Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes.
It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).
Rongai is a moderately difficult route and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Package Itinerary:

  • Day 1 : Rongai Gate to Simba Camp
    Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft
    Distance: 8 km/5 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    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.
  • Day 2 : Simba Camp to Second Cave to Kikelelwa Camp
    Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft
    Distance: 12 km/8miles
    Hiking Time: 8-9 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    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 Kikelelwa Cave for the night.
  • Day 3 : Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Turn
    Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    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. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.
  • Day 4 : Mawenzi Turn to Mawenzi Ridge to Mawenzi Turn
    Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft
    Distance: 2 km/1 mile
    Hiking Time: 2 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on 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 Turn for camp.
  • Day 5 : Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft
    Distance: 8 km/5 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall.
    Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
  • Day 6 : Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
    Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 19 km
    Hiking Time: 9 -10 hours
    Habitat: Arctic
    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 and time of day can be extreme.
    We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks.
    At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
    After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
  • Day 7 : Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
    Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
    Distance: 20 km/12 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    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.

Price above includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping/hut and rescue fees
  • Professional Up to date wilderness first responder trained guide or equivalent Assistance Guide
  • Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber)
  • Emergency oxygen & Pulse oximeter
  • Expedition medical kit
  • Comprehensive vital sign monitoring
  • 3 person expedition tents (2 clients/tent)
  • Mountaineering mattress
  • Light weight mess tent
  • Expeditions walk in mess tent
  • Light weight aluminum table
  • Luxury chair with back rest
  • Purified water while on the mountain
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Salary for the Guides,porters,Cooks
  • Government taxes
  • VAT 18% on park entrance fees
  • Bowl of hot washing water in the morning and evening

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Costs of visas
  • Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary)
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Medical or extra evacuation fees
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Additional transportation
  • Meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness
  • Medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes

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