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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route | 7 Days

Rongai route provide tent for great accommodation which is more suitable than Marangu Route which there are huts instead. Expertise porter will be carrying tent along the way during all period of trekking. This route begins on the north side of the mountain that is south of the Kenyan border and is one of the least traveled routes. The route merges with the Marangu Route for the summit climb. The descend is via Marangu route on the southeast side of the mountain to enable hickers to enjoy amazing Kilimanjaro from multiple point of views. It is described below.

PRICE FROM: $ 1,921

DAY-0 | Arrival at {JRO}

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by a member of the Expect in Africa Safari team who will transfer you by road to your hotel.

Accommodation : Arusha Gold Crest Hotel
Meals : Dinner & Breakfast

DAY-1 | Arusha to Rongai gate to Simba Camp

Starting an early breakfast that followed with about 3-4 hours road trip towards Rongai gate 1,950m (6,398ft) which the trip will cut across many villages and coffee plantation. After signing in porters will be ready to hike with hickers on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes heading montana forest, afterward trekking will continue gently while enjoying beautiful view of greenish forest consist of wildlife. As you move away of the forest towards Simba Camp 2,600m or 8,530ft with beautiful views over the Kenyan plains.

  • Rising: 1387/915m to 1950m to 2750m
  • Stretch: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montana forest
Accommodation : Simba Camp
Meals : All meals included

DAY-2 | Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp

After an early breakfast the hiking will continue up to the second camp were hickers will be served lunch. Then the journey proceeds across the moorland on a smaller path to Mawenzi peak side at Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley. Dinner and night will be spent at Kikelewa Camp.

  • Rising: 2750m to 3600m
  • Stretch: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Climatic habitat: Moorland
Accommodation : Kikelewa Camp
Meals : All meals included

DAY-3 | Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi turn hut

After breakfast the hiking will continue to the steep grassy slopes with an exclusive enjoyment of breath-taking views. Soon after passing through vegetation towards Mawenzi after this hike you will reach to the Mawenzi turn hut camp where you will get to witness undried Lake with neither inlet nor outlet. Then the day will end up here with lunch and dinner served.

  • Rising: 3600m to 4330m
  • Stretch: 7km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Climatic habitat: Semi-Desert
Accommodation : Mawenzi turn hut
Meals : All meals included

DAY-4 | Acclimatization day

This is a relaxation day that will be spent at Mawenzi tarn for the second time although the enjoyment and experience are still there. The hickers and whole team will stay there to explore beautiful view of Mawenzi peak experiencing the weather sharing different exposure of vegetation and having a good time. Then lunch and dinner will be there accompanied with a restful night.

DAY-5 | Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp

Waking up to Mawenzi again early in the morning breakfast will be served the journey will then have resumed towards Kibo peak across the Lunar desert where the hickers will stop at bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. Then from there after passing through desert here the hickers will rest and enjoy the rest of the day and night while getting ready for final climb to Summit.

  • Rising: 4330m
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert
Accommodation : Kibo Camp
Meals : All meals included

DAY-6 | Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Camp

On this day hickers will have to wake up at the midnight and get a light breakfast and then continue hiking in order to reach Uhuru peak before dawn so as to witness the beautiful sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12:00 AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861m (18,640ft) between 4 and 6 AM.

Here the view of fabled crater and its icecaps can be seen. As the hickers land Uhuru peak which is the highest peak at Kilimanjaro Mountain the hickers will be making a very successful journey whereby taking photos and videos will be inevitable for hickers to congratulate themselves for such a biggest archievement. After enjoying the summit descending back to Kibo camp will follow where lunch will be served. Then after the journey continue down Horombo camp across the saddle.

  • Elevation: 4695 m to 5895 m to 3690 m
  • Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
  • Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
  • Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert
Accommodation : Horombo Camp
Meals : All meals included

DAY-7 | Horombo camp to Marangu Gate to Arusha

Last day of the journey after taking a breakfast descending through Moorland to Mandara Hulets. Then the lunch break will be taking and enjoying the meal for the last time of the journey. Afterward the descending proceeds down through Lush forest towards Marangu park gate. Here the process of signing out and getting the certificate followed by a moment of celebration while the vehicles are ready to drop hickers to their hotels.

  • Stretch: 18 km
  • Descending Time: 5-7 hours
Accommodation : Arusha Gold Crest Hotel
Meals : Dinner & Breakfast

DAY-8 | Drive back to Airport

Depart the lodge in the Mid Morning - or flight time and make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport, for your onward travel.

Meals : Breakfast

Note: Hotel check-out is at 10:30 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Kilimanjaro Trek via Rongai Route Price 1 PAX 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX
Included Halfboard Hotel Before & After Trek $ 2,201 $ 1,921 $ 1,897 $ 1,865 $ 1,841 $ 1,841 $ 1,826

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in huts while trekking
  • All park entrance fees and government levies
  • Transfers from Arusha to Rongai gate -return
  • Meals per day while trekking
  • English speaking mountain guide and assistant guides
  • Porters and cooks
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Arusha Half board (1 before and 1 after the climb)

Price Excludes

  • Tips for Crew
  • Personal equipment (see kit list)
  • International Flights
  • Vaccinations & Medications
  • Additional drinks
  • Airport transfers ($100 ) per vehicle two ways

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