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6 Days/5 Nights |7 Days/6 Nights Rongai route

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    MAIN FEATURES:

    • The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, the Rongai route still experiences low traffic.

      Rongai is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded 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.

    DAY 1: RONGAI GATE (1,800M/5,900FT) TO FIRST CAVE CAMP (2,600M/8,400FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 760 METERS, 2,000 FEET.
    After an early breakfast in Arusha, drive for approximately 5 hours to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, begin your climb to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. During the first day, hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain. The Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.

    DAY 2: FIRST CAVE CAMP (2,600M/8,400FT) TO KIKELEWA CAMP (3,600M/11,810FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 1,000 METERS, 3,280 FEET
    During day two hike through Kilimanjaro moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.

    DAY 3: KIKELEWA CAMP (3,600M/11,810FT) TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP (4,330M/14,200FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 730 METERS, 2,390 FEET
    This day is an acclimatization day, allowing you to hike in the beginning of the day and rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.

    DAY 4: MAWENZI TARN CAMP (4,330M/14,200FT) TO KIBO CAMP (4,750M/15,580FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 420 METERS/1380 FEET
    Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you views of your final destination.

    DAY 5: KIBO CAMP (4,750M/15,580FT) TO UHURU PEAK (5,895M/19,340FT) TO HOROMBO HUT (3,720M/12,200FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 1,145 METERS, 3,760 FEET | ELEVATION LOSS: 2,175 METERS, 7,140 FEET
    Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your flashlight. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.
    The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

    DAY 6: HOROMBO HUT (3,720M/12,200FT) TO MARANGU GATE (1,800M/5,905FT) ELEVATION LOSS: 1,920 METERS, 6,295 FEET
    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.

    DAY 1: RONGAI GATE (1,800M/5,900FT) TO FIRST CAVE CAMP (2,600M/8,400FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 760 METERS, 2,000 FEET
    After an early breakfast in Arusha, drive to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, begin your climb to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. During the first day, hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.
    Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.

    DAY 2: FIRST CAVE CAMP (2,600M/8,400FT) TO KIKELEWA CAMP (3,600M/11,810FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 1,000 METERS, 3,280 FEET
    During day two hike through Kilimanjaro moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.

    DAY 3: KIKELEWA CAMP (3,600M/11,810FT) TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP (4,330M/14,200FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 730 METERS, 2,390 FEET
    This day is an acclimatization day, allowing you to hike in the beginning of the day and rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.

    DAY 4: MAWENZI TARN CAMP
    Day four is an acclimatization day at Mawenzi Tarn. We advise hiking a bit higher this day before returning to Mawenzi Tarn in the afternoon.

    DAY 5: MAWENZI TARN CAMP (4,330M/14,200FT) TO KIBO CAMP (4,750M/15,580FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 420 METERS/1380 FEET
    Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you views of your final destination.

    DAY 6: KIBO CAMP (4,750M/15,580FT) TO UHURU PEAK (5,895M/19,340FT) TO HOROMBO HUT (3,720M/12,200FT) ELEVATION GAIN: 1,145 METERS, 3,760 FEET AND ELEVATION LOSS: 2,175 METERS, 7,140 FEET
    Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your flashlight. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.
    The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

    DAY 7: HOROMBO HUT (3,720M/12,200FT) TO MARANGU GATE (1,800M/5,905FT) ELEVATION LOSS: 1,920 METERS, 6,295 FEET
    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.

    •  Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport (round trip),
    • 2night accommodation at a premium hotel – standard room (bed and breakfast in Moshi – Kilimanjaro)
    •  All mountain Kilimanjaro entrance fees, hut, camp and rescue fees
    • Experienced and professional English-speaking guide and Porters
    • Full board -3 meals a day whilst on trek and camping gears
    •  Tents and mess tent (dining mess)
    • First aid kit, Private toilet and Sleeping bag
    • Lunch boxes the first day on the mountain and at the last day on descent from the mountain
    • Purified water on the mountain (2botlle of water 1.5-liter x 2 = 3litre a day)
    • Transfers to and from the mountain gates from and to Moshi
    • Your successful International certificate of Mount Kilimanjaro (KINAPA)
    • Hot shower tent
    • Foam mattress and pillow
    • Mountain Hardware Trango 4 tent
    • Guides and porters’ salaries
    •  All Government taxes
    • Administration cost
    • Drinks, (Alcoholic and non- alcoholic)
    • Personal climbing gears,
    • Travel Insurance and flight ticket
    •  Hire of any clothing / equipment, personal toiletry & requirements and All items of a personal nature.
    • Water purifying tablets, Insulation pad,
    • Boots and light walking shoes
    • Balaclava and Woolen hat or Scarf Snow goggles
    • Sun glasses
    • Gaiters and Gloves -Sweaters
    • Jumpers Pants and Jackets (waterproof)
    • Water bottle
    • Anorak / raincoat & several pairs of socks
    • Insect repellent Sun protection cream and lip salve,
    • Flash light with spare