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10 Days 9 Ninghts
Availability : Jan - Mid Mar and Jun - Dec
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 100

Hiking in Kilimanjaro climb uses 7 Days Rongai Route is on the brink of the Kenyan border. The Rongai ascent profile might be very a bit like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one among Kilimanjaro’s simpler routes.

Hiking in Kilimanjaro

Hiking in Kilimanjaro

Hiking in Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days is one of the simplest routes and therefore the fulfillment price might be very high. The route starts off evolved at the north face of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border and is one of the smallest amounts traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu route on the south face of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view factors.

Hiking in Kilimanjaro Region 

Hiking in Kilimanjaro Region is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions with a postcode number of 25000. The regional capital is the municipality of Moshi. consistent with the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,640,087, which was less than the pre-census projection of 1,702,207. For 2002-2012, the region’s 1.8 percent average annual increase rate was the 24th highest within the country. it had been also the eighth most densely populated region with 124 people per square kilometer.

The region forms a part of the Northern Tourism Circuit in Tanzania. it’s home to Kilimanjaro park, the Mkomazi park, the Pare Mountains, Lake Jipe, Lake Chala, tropical forests, and waterfalls. The region is bordered to the north and east by Kenya, to the south by the Tanga Region, to the southwest by the Manyara Region, and to the west by the Arusha Region.

Hiking in Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 

The Rongai route ascends from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a way of unspoiled wilderness and offers a special perspective on approaching it from the north.

The climb to the highest is slow and regular. However, in contrast to Marangu, this course has low crowds and passes through remote wasteland regions. it’d be the sole path wherein seeing the wildlife within the first days is possible.

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Kilimanjaro climb uses 7 Days Rongai Route is on the brink of the Kenyan border. The Rongai ascent profile might be very a bit like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one among Kilimanjaro’s simpler routes.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Transfers:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
  • Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro park and transfer to the hotel;
  • Entry fees:
  • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro park ( conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and everyone other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
  • Accommodation:
  • One night at 3* hotel (Kilimanjaro Crane hotel, Qwine hotel) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool);
  • Tented accommodation on Kilimanjaro (modern, comfortable 4-Season tents North Face VE-25 or Kilimanjaro Tents).
  • Please note: All accommodation is on a sharing basis (i.e. you’ll be sharing together with your travel companion a twin/double room within the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we’ll match you with a same-sex adventurer).
  • Meals:
  • Breakfast within the hotel before and after the hike;
  • All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several sorts of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
  • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, cocoa, and water).
  • Hiking and safety equipment
  • 2-inch (10-cm) thick and cozy sleeping mats;
  • All group equipment (spacious and cozy dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • GPS-tracking service;
  • Complete medical kits.
  • Climbing crew:
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness care certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience;
  • Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).

Price Excludes

  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  • Mountaineering insurance.

Complementaries

  • Take it slow
  • Make sure you have the right gear.
  • Your favorite high-calorie snacks
  • Hike, eat, sleep, recover
  • Believe in yourself!
What to Expect

Kilimanjaro climb uses 7 Days Rongai Route is on the brink of the Kenyan border. The Rongai ascent profile might be very a bit like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one among Kilimanjaro’s simpler routes.

  • You Will Hike Very, Very Slow
  • “Pole, pole,” they will say. That means, “slow, slow,” in Swahili. For speed-freak hikers like me, it can be torturous to trek like a tortoise. But honestly, it is for the best.
  • You Will be Pampered
  • Every climb I’ve ever done prior had been self-supported. Just some friends and I with crazy plans, unwavering optimism, and pure determination. No guides and no porters. This time was different. Way different!
  • You can’t climb Kilimanjaro without going with a guided expedition company. That is unless you’ve got Red Bull or the like cutting through the red tape to give you special permission to speed-climb to the top and roll down it in a Zorb ball or something. Generally, you will go with a guide company. It’s a good thing really. The mountain is better controlled and stays much cleaner that way. And these guys have it dialed in!
  • Take The Time To Learn
  • You’ll have a lot of time hiking. Use it to learn about everything! There’s no better way to pass time on the trail than asking questions, trading stories, and getting to know the people and place better. Learn about your expedition mates if you didn’t know them before the trek. Ask questions and get to know your guides. How long has he been guiding for? Was he a porter prior? How many times has he been to the top? What is his family like? What motivates him and what are his future aspirations?
  • Don’t Forget…
  • I won’t go too deep into what to bring or not to bring because I posted the entire packing list before leaving for climbing Kilimanjaro…
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel

We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kilimanjaro hotel for overnight

Day 2Rest Day

We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

Day 3Drive to Kilimanjaro park Marangu gate for register and head to Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp

Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours, including a stop to urge permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you’ll begin the hike on a good path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering the pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a spread of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and therefore the first camp is at the sting of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
Distance: 6km/4mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meals: LD
Budget Lodging: Simba Camp

Day 4Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave

The morning hike may be a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and therefore the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft
Distance: 6km/4mi
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp

Day 5Hike Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp

Head out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is during a sheltered valley with giant scenes nearby.

Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3600m/11,800ft
Distance: 9km/5mi
Walking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Kikelewa Camp

Day 6Hike Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb views. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching subsequent camp at Mawenzi Tarn, spectacularly situated during a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon is going to be liberal to rest or explore the encompassing area as an aid to acclimatization.

If you’re spending an additional day on the mountain, you’ll camp for 2 nights here. you’ll hike up and around Mawenzi for your acclimatization hike

Elevation: 3600m/11,800ft to 4330m/14,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Day 7 Hike Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to succeed in Kibo campsite at rock bottom of the Kibo crater wall. the rest of the day is spent resting in preparation for the ultimate ascent very early.

Elevation: 4330m/14,200ft to 4750m/15,600ft
Distance: 9km/5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: BLD
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp

Day 8Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and right down to Horombo Hut

Very early within 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 that the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to point out your friends and family.

Day 9Hike Horombo Hut to the trailhead, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, a gentle descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a lush forest path to the park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it is often 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
Distance: 20km/12.5mile
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: B

Day 10 Departure transfers

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

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