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Trek Kilimanjaro, choose from 4 different routes for all experiences Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro

Rongai route Mt KilimanjaroClimbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Rongai Route.To climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Rongai route used to guarantee you a quiet trek away from the masses.The Rongai route is marketed as a remote wilderness experience and for much of the year it still isRongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.Rongai route has excellent success rates

Rongai route on mt. Kilimanjaro, Rongai route info, climbing and hiking guide, maps via the first Cave, third Cave, Mawenzi Tarn, Kibo, Horombo hut camps.Climb Africa's highest mountain via the beautiful Rongai Route, the least demanding and less crowded alternative

Climbing Kilimanjaro Rongai Route
Duration: 6 or 7 days
Length: 70 kilometers / 43 miles round trip
Rongai is a beautiful route that is a great alternative. Rongai is less difficult than Machame but offers spectacular views. The Rongai Route starts closer to the Kenyan side of the mountain and
eventually joins up with the Marangu Route for the summit attempt. On this route, the sleeping and eating accommodation is in tents that are set
up and takendown by the porters, at each camp. -It has been Rates the 5 star Route.......

6 days Rongai route

DAY 1: Board Riverside shuttle bus or Impalla shuttle bus from Nairobi airport or city centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 2
Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m)
Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km's | Habitat: Montane forest

Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night's camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 metres.
There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave, B,L,D.

Day 3
1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m) thirteen
Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you're on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves), B,L,D.

Day 4
Kikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area, B,L,D.

Day 5
Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp, B,L,D

Day 6
SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo |Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly.

From Gillman's Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction - you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drink and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions, B,L,D.

Day 7
Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km's

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman's Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, Overnight in the Hotel. B/B

Day 8 .Shuttle transfer/airport Transfer or safari


Price US$1550 per person: 2017 rates


The price is inclusive of:-
2 shuttle airport transfers Kia -Moshi-Kia
2 transfers from Moshi to Rongai park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Rongai
5 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Rongai
First and Last night accommodation at Keys hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client


Payments and Booking

20% deposit required Balance at Moshi cash before Trekking
Can pay by
1,Wire Transfer
2.By secure online credit payment option



7 Days Rongai route

DAY 1: Board Riverside shuttle bus or Impalla shuttle bus from Nairobi airport or city centre at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

rongai route Kilimanjaro climbDay 2 - Nalemoru (1950 m/6400 ft) - First Cave Campsite (2650 m/8700 ft)
Walking distance: 6.5 km/4 miles
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 700 m/2300 ft

Day 3 - First Cave Campsite - Kikelewa Caves (3600 m/11810 ft)
Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Altitude gain: 950 m/3110 ft

Day 4 - Kikelewa Caves - Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m/14210 ft)
Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 730 m/2400 ft
Afternoon acclimatization walk to about 4500 m/14760 ft

rongai routeDay 5 - Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)
Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 370 m/1215 ft

Day 6 - Summit attempt via Gilman's Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)
Walking distance: 5 km/3.1 miles ascent + 15 km/9.3 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman's Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

kilimanjaroDay 8 - Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate-Keys Hotel
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft


Day 9: Board shuttle bus Moshi to Nairobi or start a Tanzania safari

Price US$1750 per person: 2017 rates

The price is inclusive of:-
2 shuttle transfers Nairobi-Moshi-Nairobi or
2 shuttle airport transfers Kia -Moshi-Kia
2 transfers from Moshi to Rongai park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
7 days Kilimanjaro trek- Rongai
6 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Rongai
First and Last night accommodation at Keys hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client

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