KILIMANJARO - Rongai Route PDF Print E-mail

This route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

 



 

 

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 01:


Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport & Upon arrival you will be met and greeted by our safari representative, who will introduce you to your safari guides as well as shown you to your safari vehicle.
He will welcome you on board and transfer to Babylon Lodge or similar for dinner and overnight.

 


Day 02:


At 0700hrs, breakfast,
0730hrs, pre climbing briefing will be conducted by our professional mountain guide so as to know what to expect during the climb. He will too inspect your mountain climbing gears / equipments to ensure you have carried the appropriate one.

At 0815hrs transfer by Land Cruiser through villages and coffee plantations for 4-5 hours to the attractive wooden village of Nale Muru (1,950 m/6,398 ft). After signing in and joined the porters, you begin the hike on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, then enter pine forest. You then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife.
The forest begins to thin and Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530 ft) is near the “First Cave” at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.


Overnight at Simba Camp

 


Day 03:


You make a steady ascent to the Second Cave where you will have lunch. You will leave the direct trail at the Second Cave, and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi’s jagged peaks. After another 10 km, you reach the Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley with giant Senecios nearby.
Overnight at Kikelewa Camp
You make a steady ascent to the Second Cave where you will have lunch. You will leave the direct trail at the Second Cave, and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi’s jagged peaks. After another 10 km, you reach the Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley with giant Senecios nearby.

 

Overnight at Kikelewa Camp

 


Day 04:


You do a short, steep climb up grassy slopes rewarded by superb all-round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. Shortly after you leave the vegetation behind, you reach the Mawenzi Tarn, which is situated in a spectacular cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. After this short hike, you can spend the afternoon exploring this exciting area.
Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn
Day 05:
You cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach the Kibo Huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. You should spend the remainder of the day resting and preparing for the summit climb attempt.


Overnight at Kibo Camp

 


Day 06:


Wake at midnight to a light breakfast, the goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly after sunrise. Leave at 1 AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 5 and 7 AM. Here, views of the fabled crater and its icecaps greets you. Another 2 hours of hiking along the crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. Descend to the Kibo Hut where you will have refreshments and lunch, plus a short rest, before you descend to the Horombo Hut.
 

Overnight at Horombo Hut 

 


Day 07:


A long but easy 14-mile hike back to the Marangu gate and park's headquarters where you will be met and served with a delicious picnic lunch boxes prior to a road transfer  to Arusha for dinner and Overnight at SG RESORT or similar (HB)

 

 

Kilimanjaro climb costs Includes:


•    Full board accommodation i.e. 3 meals a day during the climb,
•    Pre & Post climb accommodation in Arusha / Moshi as shown in the itinerary
•    Park & Hut / Camping fees
•    Rescue fees
•    Transfers as per itinerary
•    Professional (NOLS) Mountain guides & porters
•    Cook
•    Tents and Mattresses for the camping routes
•    Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery
•    Government Taxes and Levies

 

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