Kilimanjaro Rongai Route – 6 days

OVERVIEW

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1

Drive to Marangu gate to collect your permit. Then drive from Marangu to Rongai gate (Rombo village) Start trek begins from the gate winding up to the lush tropical forests and out into heather moorland. Overnight camping at First Cave. (2100m)

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Day 2

The trek continue, through the fine open moorlands, we get great views of the plains of Kenya below and spectacular Mawenzi turn above. Overnight at Third Cave. (3800m)

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Day 3

Acclimatization day. Overnight at Third Cave (3800m)

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Day 4

Trek through the lunar desert of the Saddle, the lava-covered expanse between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo Reaching Kibo hut by the end of the day at 4700m. Overnight at Kibo Hut. (4703m)

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Day 5

At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Hanzi Meya Cave (half way to the summit). Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the Gillman’s Point (5695m) – Trek to Stella Point and the summit at Uhuru peak 5896m. From the summit the trek descends to Horombo Hut for the final night. (3720m).

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Day 6

Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the Marangu gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha. Overnight at Zawadi on House Bed & breakfast

COST

2 pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax
U$D 2,950 per person U$D 2,710 per person U$D 2,445 per person

What’s included?

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

What’s not included?

  • International Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks not included
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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