ALKIL04 – KILIMANJARO – RONGAI ROUTE ITINERARY – 6 days

Kilimanjaro’s Rongai Route is the only route that commences from the north eastern side of the mountain near the Kenya/ Tanzania border. The profile of the climb is similar to that of the Marangu route which is considered to be easier than some of the other routes. It is scenic: passing through wilderness and rain forest with minimum people traffic. Rongai does not have steep ascents and does not receive much rain in the rainy season.

Day 1: Kilimnjaro Climb – Start
Climbs of Kilimanjaro by the Rongai Route begin at the picturesque village of Nale Moru (1,950m), on a small path through potato and corn fields. After entering the pine forest, it takes approximately three to four hours to reach first camp, situated on the edge of the moorland zone.

Day 02: First Cave Camp – Second Cave Camp (11,319 Ft)
A steady ascent across open grasslands (which attract elephant and other wildlife) brings us to second cave camp, where the views out over Amboseli and Tsavo parks in Kenya are superlative. This section of the trail takes approximately four hours.

Day 03: Second Cave Camp – Third Cave Camp (12,713 Ft)
Today you will trek up a gentle gradient to third cave, with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Allow yourself three to four hours for this section of the trail. Your easy, steady pace on the Rongai Route minimizes levels of difficulty and significantly assists acclimatization.

Day 04: Third Cave Camp – Kibo Hut On Marangu Trail (15,463 Ft)
The ascent to Kibo Hut takes about four to five hours, with the trail crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The remainder of this day is devoted to rest and recreation, in preparation for your attempt on the summit which starts around midnight.

Day 05: Kibo Hut – Summit – Horombo Hut (12,201 Ft)
It is at this stage that the climb becomes much more difficult and hikers should carry as little as possible for this stage. Making your way up a path that is flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, you will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater between Stella and Hans Meyer points. The track around the edge of the crater is icy and rocky, so concentrate on your feet and follow your guide very closely for this section of the climb.Another hour of climbing will bring you to the summit – Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the African continent. Enjoy your sense of achievement as you watch the rising sun reflect of Kilimanjaro’s ice-caps and glaciers. Trek down to Kibo Hut (a relatively quick descent) for a well-deserved breakfast before continuing down to your final night on the mountain at Horombo Hut.

Day 06: Horombu Hut – Marangu Gate
Take time to appreciate the different flora and thick forest on this side of the mountain, as you walk down from Horombo to Marangu Gate. Now is the time to collect your certificate, say goodbye to your new mountain friends.

For Accommodation pre and post Kilimanjaro Climb see: Kilimanjaro Accommodation or Arusha Accommodation

Prices in USD
Tour No. ALKIL04
Price per person sharing
Each of 1-3 Each of 4-5 Each of 6+
Year 2018 $1950 $1890 $1855
EXTRA DAY FOR ACCLIMATIZATION DURING CLIMBING USD $325 per person per day
Xmas , Easter & New Year supplement (22 Dec – 04 Jan) : 35 USD per person per night. Child under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 65% of Adult Rate.
Please Contact Us for rate of single person travelling.
FOR YOUR CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN KILIMANJARO AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE
NOTE: You can also combine this climb with a Tanzania safari to the northern parks or fly to Exotic Zanzibar island and relax in the white sandy beaches
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
mountain huts accommodation
cook – all meals, chairs, tables etc
climb and park fees, porters,
English speaking, professional guide, full briefing
KINAPA emergency mountain evacuation
Kilimanjaro certificate (UPON REACHING THE SUMMIT)
AMREF Evacuation Insurance

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Items of a personal nature

passport visa
traveler’s insurance
Tips to guides and porters

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NOTE

> You can combine the above Kilmanjaro Climb program with Safaris in Tanzania or Zanzibar Extension

> Transfers to and from the Airport are available at an additional cost.

Alternatively

One may choose an extra day for acclimatization on Kilimanjaro. which may increase your chances to reach the top.

Kilimanjaro Final Checklist – Kindly note that we can rent items like poles, balaclava, gators, etc.