Mt Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Special

Duration

7 Days

Minimum Age

-

Fitness Level

-

Accomodation

1x - Hotel
1x - Resort
2x - Camp
2x - Hut

Overview

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Besides being the shortest route to the Kibo summit it retains some sense of pristine wilderness.  Due to less rainfall on the northern side the vegetation is less lush enabling you to view your destination, the Kibo summit, every day right from the start of your hike.

 

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Tour Plan

Day 1 Transfer to Loitoktok

We check into Kibo Slopes Garden Resort, Loitokitok for packing of mountain gear, dinner & overnight. We also a detailed briefing about the hiking adventure ahead of us. We have time to ask questions and get re-assured about the undertaking.

Accommodation: Kibo Slopes Garden Resort

Meal Plan: D B

Day 2 Hike to Sekimba Camp ( 2700m)

After breakfast we transfer for clearing with Kenya & Tanzania customs before proceeding to Nalemoru starting point (2100m) where the mountain crew will be waiting for introduction. The climb starts through a natural rain forest where we may see Colobus monkeys and birdlife. The day’s 10km walk will take about 4 hours. Overnight will be spent in tents at the Sekimba Campsite at the edge of the forest belt.

Accommodation: Fly Camp

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 3 Hike 3rd Caves ( 3900m)

Today we will have our first breakfast in the open with excellent views of the plains below and the Kibo massive towering above us. At about 8.00am our hike through the moorland leads to the 3rd Caves (3900), where vegetation ends, giving way to alpine desert. The climb takes about 6 hours with a lunch break at the 2nd Caves, a scenic spot at 3300m. Overnight will again be in a fly camp.

Accommodation: Fly Camp

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 4 Hike to School Hut ( 4750m)

After the last good rest before the summit ascend, we hike through rocky moonlike landscape to School Hut at 4750m. This hut originally by the Outward Bound Trust and in the early nineties renovated by Kibo Slopes Safaris. It is now under the management of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Usually it is not crowded & provides a good shelter to rest before next day’s challenge.

Accommodation: School Hut

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 5 Ascend Uhuru Peak (5985m)

After a short night and a hot drink, the final ascend starts at about 1.30am. The path gets gradually steeper finally taking us to the Gillman’s point (5685m) where we can watch the sunrise over the Mawenzi Peaks and the magnificent northern ice fields. After a short break, we proceed along the crater rim to the Uhuru Peak (5895m) reaching there at about 9.00am. After our summit photo session, we descend to Kibo Hut for lunch before another 3 hours descend to Horombo (3720m) where we spend the night in a fly camp. The brave ones can have a cold dip in the nearby stream which is surrounded by senecio and lobelia on the river banks.

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 6 Descend Marangu Gate, Transfer to Moshi

After breakfast, and final glance at the Kibo summit which we have conquered, we now start on the final leg. The 6 hours descend takes us from the moorland into a beautiful natural forest characterized by giant ancient trees. After lunch at Mandara, we will get to the Marangu Gate (1800m) at 1.00-3.00pm depending on our speed and remaining strength. Here we will be awarded certificates for a successful climb & bid the crew goodbye. We transfer to Sal Salinero Hotel for a well-deserved dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Sal Salinero Hotel

Meal Plan: D B

Day 7 Transfer to Airport

After breakfast we will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for international departures or proceed for a Safari to be booked in advance.


Important

Best months: June to October & December to March

  • Climbers must be prepared to walk for 8 hours a day and up to 14 hours on the day of the Uhuru Peak Ascend.
  • Climbers must bring along own climbing gear.
  • Our porters carry 8kg of personal climbing gear per client.

Group Package(Fixed Departures)
Departure Dates
15 Feb 2024 - 21 Feb 2024: $1725
19 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024: $1725
13 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024: $1725


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From 4 Pax $2,185.00 p.p.s

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Group Package(Fixed Departures)
Departure Dates
15 Feb 2024 - 21 Feb 2024: $1725
19 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024: $1725
13 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024: $1725


Individual Package
From 4 Pax $2,185.00 p.p.s
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