7 DAYS KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTE ITINERARY



The Rongai Route is the only route that appraoches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. Rongai's ascent profile is very similar to that of Marangu. It is one of Kilimanjaro's easier routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady. However, unlike Marangu, this route has low crowds and passes through remote wilderness areas. It is probably the only route where seeing wildlife in the first days is possible.

Day 0 : Pickup to Airport
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears. Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

DAY One
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long 'cape' of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
[3-4 hours walking]
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Two:
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's moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Three:
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Four: :
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Five: :
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Six: :
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day Seven: :
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's 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 Moshi/Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

Included in the packages;

-Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
-2 Nights Hotel in the night before and the night after the climb, with Breakfast included ( Hotel upgrade in additional costs if you decide to request an alternative hotel to the standard)
-Qualified medical guides
-Salaries for Guides, cook and porters
-Pickup and drop off to the Airport {Airport Transfers}
-All National Park entry fees
-All camping fees
-Hut Fees
-Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
-Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
-Government taxes
-Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
-Evacuation services
-Forest fee
-Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
-3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
-Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
-Quality specious tents, sleeping mats, camping tables, camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
-Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
-Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
-3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
-Public toilets(private toilet in additional cost )
-After finishing Kilimanjaro climbing dinner & 1 drink (beer or soda)

Not included in our package price:



-Items of a personal nature
-Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
-Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
-Snacks & personal medicine
-flights
-Laundry Services
-Tanzania Entry visa
-Private Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is $ 65 per trip
-Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost

Safety:

Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).
THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME

Routes No. of Days & Nights Solo Per person Group size 2-4 (Price/person) Group size 5-7 (Price/person) Group size 8 &Above (Price/person)
Rongai route 7 Days/6 Night $2,280 $ 1,695/person $ 1,655 $ 1,625