Private 7-Day Kilimanjaro Climb via Rongai Route

Lying in the rain shadow of Kilimanjaro, the Rongai route is one of the best routes to make the attempt on Kilimanjaro during the rainy season, as it sees substantially less rain than the southern routes.

Starting from the Rongai gate, the route traverses several diverse climate zones, and each produces its own amazing views and experiences. Throughout the early trek, Kilimanjaro looms overhead dramatically and at higher altitudes, you are rewarded with incredible sights finally ending with the 360-degree view from the top of Uhuru Peak.

As the descent is along the more heavily travelled Marangu route this trek offers you the chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro from both sides, and to experience nearly everything this unique and beautiful region has to offer.

per adult from

$3,146

AUD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • eturn transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
    • Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
    • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid) & Basic first aid kit
    • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + their wages
    • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
    • Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
    • Entry/Admission - Simba Camp
    What's excluded :
    • Visas & Flights
    • Travel & Health Insurances (Yellow fiver vaccination is compulsory)
    • Gratuities
    • Items of Personal Nature
    • Personal hiking/trekking gear–you opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi
    • Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
    • Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
    • Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

  • Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) – Simba Camp (2600m).

    Stop At: Rongai, Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 3 – 4 Hours.

    Distance: About 8 Km.

    Habitat: Montana forest

    Pick up from your hotel drive for two hours and a half to Marangu park gate for formalities registration after that transfer to the Rongai trailhead in about 3hours. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night’s camp is at Simba camp, at about 2,600 meters. There are toilets and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below samba camp.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba camp

    Day 2: Simba Camp to Second Cave

    Stop At: Simba Camp, Tanzania
    Hiking Time 2 – 3hours

    Habitat: Moorland

    Late Breakfast, enjoy the morning at Simba camp proceed with the hiking very slowly acclimatize your body until you reach Second cave (3450M ) for hot lunch. Afternoon relaxes at the second cave with dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Second cave

    Day 3: Second Tarn Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m).

    Stop At: Kikelewa - Mawenzi Tarn Trail, Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours.

    Habitat: Moorlands.

    After breakfast then continues up towards Kibo, reaching Kikelwa Caveat about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves).
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikelewa cave

    Day 4: Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m).

    Stop At: Mawenzi Peak, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours.

    Habitat: Moorlands.

    A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi tarn Camp

    Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) – Kibo Hut (4700m).

    Stop At: Kibo Hut - School Hut Trail, Tanzania
    Hiking Time: 4 – 5 hours.

    Habitat: Alpine desert.

    Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut

    Day 6: Summit Attempt, Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m).

    Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru

    6 hours to descend to Horombo.

    Distance: 6 km’s ascent – 21 km’s descent.

    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.

    You will wake up around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. From Gillman’s Point, you will normally encounter snow up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut for a short rest ten after you descent to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The descent to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around almost 14 hours, Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and well-earned sleep.
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Camps

    Day 7: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m).

    Stop At: Marangu, Marangu, Kilimanjaro Region
    Hiking Time: 6 hours.

    Distance: About 27 Km.

    After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate, you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Arusha or Moshi where your trekking tour ends with sweet memories.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our Airport Pick-up Team always have a paper with your name on it; kindly observe right after coming out to spot her/him/themAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    3/31/2020 - 10/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by PINNACLE ADVENTURES & SAFARIS LTD.

Activity ID: V-253782P10

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