Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai 6 Days 5 Nights

Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai 6 Days 5 Nights

From US$ 2,050 per person

The name Rongai Route is the name that everybody uses but, strictly speaking, it is not the correct one. The real, original Rongai Route used to start at the border village of the same name. Enjoy this stunning climb through Kilimanjaro National Park.

About this activity

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Duration: 8 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Booklets
English
Pickup included
At your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Have a full briefing before your trip
  • Relax with professional and experienced mountain guides
  • Spend two nights in Moshi
  • Benefit from food (3 meals per day) and all camping equipment included
Full description
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected by your head guide and driven to Kilimanjaro National Park for registration and to begin the climb. Form here, you will travel by vehicle onto the village of Nale Moru at around 1,950 meters. The day’s walk is around 3 to 4 hours, beginning on a small path that winds its way through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. Have dinner and stay overnight at Simba campsite. After breakfast at the camp, you set off to the Kikelelwa Caves. On this day you will walk around 5-6 hours from the campsite, with a steady ascent up to Second Cave at 3,450 meters. Here you are rewarded (weather permitting) with superb views of Kibo (the summit) and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Have dinner and camp overnight near the Kikelelwa Caves at 3,800m. The trek the following day is shorter, but it involves some steeper sections. Leaving camp at a short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by a real sense of wilderness and stunning all round views. Stay at Mawenzi Tarn Hut for a night before you set off for day four of the adventure. On this day you will walk for 4 to 5 hours as you cross the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo (Kilimanjaro’s two highest peaks). On day five, you will be woken early (around 1am) for a hot drink and snack before beginning the summit attempt. The group will trek very slowly by torchlight to reach the crater rim at Gilman’s point at 5,685 meters. You will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi peak. Then, continue on to Uhuru (freedom) peak at 5,895 meters - the roof of Africa. Descend to Kibo hut, at 4700m to rest and have brunch before you continue down to camp at Horombo Hut. The final day involves a descent of around 5 -7 hours to Marangu Park Gate (1,700m), where you will sign out of the mountains. The walk is through lush forest on good paths. You will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
Includes
  • Full briefing before your trip
  • Park fees
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Moshi
  • Camping fees
  • Camping equipment
  • Rescue fees
  • Food (3 meals per day)
  • Water
  • Salaries (guide, cooks, porters)
  • Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
  • Lunch box for the first day
  • Crew park fees
  • Administration fee
  • Certificates of achievement
  • Sleeping tent, mess tent, camping chairs, and table
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIA TO)
  • Airport transfer 2 ways complimentary
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Additional personal equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities
  • Gratuities (Recommended: Guide $15 – $20/guide/day; Cook $10 – $15/day; Porters $8 – $10/porter/day)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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