Rongai route 6 days

Kilimanjaro Climb best routes

 

The route starts on the northern side of Mt Kilimanjaro where it can be relatively dry even in the rainy months. Rongai traverses lesser-known areas of Kili and is perfect for hikers than want a more remote route.

Itinerary

Day 1:Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

No need to arrange transport! Our transfer driver will collect you and all your gear from Kilimanjaro Airport and take you to the hotel in Moshi. Relax after your flight, take a dip in the pool or explore Moshi. Later you will meet the Karibu Adventure operation team. They will tell you more about the trip, share tips and safety information and thoroughly check your gear to see if you have everything you need.

Half board accommodation

Day 2: Moshi – Nalemoru Gate ( 1990m) – Simba Camp (2625m)

You will have breakfast before all the gear is loaded. It is a long drive – about four hours – to the north side of Kilimanjaro. After registration at Nalemoru Gate, the hike begins. You will walk pass small farms, pine trees and the up into the forest on the mountain slopes. You might be lucky to see the colobus monkeys with extravagant black and white tails. The porters will go in front to set up camp while you will hike at a moderate pace to reach the Simba campsite (2 625m) in about four hours. The tents and some warm washing water will be ready. A warm supper will be served.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3: Simba Camp (2625m) – Kikelewa Camp (3630m)

After some hot porridge and eggs you will set off on today’s section. Vegetation is changing and you see more shrubs as you walk through the moorland zone. On a clear day you should see the Kenyan plains and Mawenzi peak. There will be a break at Second Cave (3 450m) where you will stop for lunch before crossing over some ups and downs to reach Kikelewa Camp. Tea is served! The camp has great views. Relax and breathe in the tranquillity of the mountain.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) – Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

Today you will not see the weird-looking senecias as the landscape change to resemble a rocky moon landscape. If there are no clouds, you will see the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.After about six hours of work you should reach Mawenzi Hut. A small lake nearby freezes over at night so expect the night to be very cold.  Fear not, a hot supper waits.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) – School Hut (4715m)

On a good firm path, you will cross the Saddle today. You will feel the altitude and might experience symptoms of altitude sickness – headache and nausea? Takes lots of fluid and keep going very slowly. You will hear your guide say pole pole – slowly slowly. One last tough section and you will be there. You will camp at School Hut tonight, but not before some dinner and hot chocolate. Get your daypack ready and go to bed early as you will be woken up at around 00:00 to start the final stretch to the summit.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6: School Hut (4715m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Rise and shine! It will be dark and very cold when you enter the darkness on the way to the top. A row of headlights in front of you will show the way. Take it slow and listen to your guide. The ground will be frozen and you will get very tired, but keep going. After about seven hours you will be standing on the crater’s rim – Gillman’s Point (5 715 m). Warming up in the sun, it is just an hour or two to reach Uhuru peak at 5 895m. You will be standing on the highest mountain in Africa! The return path is almost the same, but now the ground is defrosted and it will be dusty. It will be late morning when you arrive at School Hut. Here you will rest for an hour and have a hot meal. Onwards! The descent continues to Horombo Hut where you will rest for the night.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Marangu Gate (1860m) – Moshi

Today is the last day on the mountain. The descent to Marangu Gate will take about six hours. Here, the crew will say farewell and the transfer driver will be waiting and transfer to the Hotel. The rest of the day you will relax and to reflect back on this once in a lifetime experience.

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: After breakfast, you continue with your travel plans or take a transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

Breakfast

6 Days Rongai Route + 2 nights hotel

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$1 555 $ 1510 $1450 $1410 US$ 1350

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Price includes:

  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health check up, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi (before & after climb) Half board accommodation
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping, and rescue fees
  • All government taxes (VAT)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping pad 2.5 inches thick.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.

Price excludes:

  • Airfares and taxes
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook