Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route the range’s ascent profile could be very much like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one of Kilimanjaro’s less complicated routes. The climb to the top is sluggish and constant. However, in contrast to Marangu, this path has low crowds and passes via remote wasteland areas.
climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route is Also known as the Nalemuru route. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. Rongai is a moderately difficult route and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. There are different options to complete the climb in 5, 6, or 7 days.
Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The Pinky Daisy for overnight
Day 2: Rest day
We suggest as a minimum one rest day before beginning your trek and try and sleep due to one of a kind time zone, our Guide he will provide the briefing and take a look at your trekking gears to ensure you have got the whole thing needed.
Day 3: pressure to Kilimanjaro national park Marangu gate to register and head to range gate (nail more), hike to Simba camp
The pressure to the attractive timber village of nail more (approximately 2 hours together with a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you’ll begin the hike on a huge direction that winds through fields of maize and potatoes earlier than getting into the pine forest. The track then begins to climb always, however lightly through an attractive wooded area that shelters a division of the natural world. The woodland begins to thin out and the primary camp is at the threshold of the moorland zone with considerable views over the Kenyan plains.
Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Budget Lodging: Simba Camp
Day 4: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp
Day 5: Hike Second Cave to Third Cave
Today we continue our hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.
Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3880m/12,700ft
Walking Time: 2-3 hours
Budget Lodging: Third Cave Camp
Day 6: Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut
Hike to Kibo Hut at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and a very early day!
Elevation: 3880m/12,700ft to 4750m/15,600ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp
Day 7: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.
Continuing passing Stella point; We now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family.
From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp
Day 8: Hike Horombo Hut to the trailhead, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Day 9: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.
- A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost
- Accommodation prior to the climb can be arranged for an extra cost
Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
- Transfer to the trailhead;
- Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
- English, Spanish and German-speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
- Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
- Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
- Camping/hut fees;
- 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
- Oxygen systems and pulse Ox meters;
- First aid kit;
- Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
- Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
- Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
- Guide, chef and porters salaries
- International certificates for a successful ascent;
- ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
The climb cost excludes:
- Airline tickets;
- Accommodation before trekking and after trekking
- Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
- Personal gear rentals;
- Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
- Sleeping bags.
- Personal mountain gear
- Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
- Personal Expenses