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7-Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour By The Rongai Route

Trek Mount Kilimanjaro on the Rongai route in Tanzania – Africa, a Kilimanjaro tour package through an old route can take from 7 Days round trip Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route with 86% of summit success rate, a Kilimanjaro hikes via rongai can start from northern which is a Tanzania and Kenya border side of Kilimanjaro. Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
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Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania
Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport; you will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Arusha in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation in Arusha – Tulia Lodge. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa.
Accommodation: TULIA LODGE

Day 1 Rongai Gate (1950m) – Simba Camp (2600m)
Hiking Time: 3 – 4 Hours
Distance: About 8 Km.
Habitat: Montana forest
Pick up from your hotel drive for two hours and 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 is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below samba camp.

Day 2 Simba Camp –Second Cave
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 relax at second cave with dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Second Tarn Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m)
Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Moorlands.
After breakfast then continues up towards Kibo, reaching Kikelwa Cave at 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)

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

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

Day 6 Summit Attempt, Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m).
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 really 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 all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you madeit, 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.

Day 7 Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
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 TULIA LODGE in Arusha where your trekking tour ends with sweet memories.

- What To Expect

Starting from the northeastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route rises above the Amboseli plains and approach the summit of Kilimanjaro west of the Mawenzi peak. It is an unfrequented route and is also the easiest camping approach to Uhuru Peak. The descent normally uses the Marangu Route. There are two variations to this route. You can choose to attempt the summit via Mawenzi Tarn Hut or via School Hut which is also referred to as the Outward Bound Hut. The former is longer and more popular. Prior acclimatization is recommended in order to attempt the latter successfully.

- What Is Included

- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- Accommodation in Arusha
- All meals while on the Mountain
- 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
- Airport transfers

- What Is Not Included

- Tanzania Visa
- Gratuities
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
- Meals not listed above

- Transfers

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport; you will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Arusha in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation in Arusha – Tulia Lodge. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa.
Accommodation: TULIA LODGE

Related Interest Points

- FAQ

Which Is The Best Route To Climb Kilimanjaro?
There are 6 different routes are available to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Each of them has its unique sceneries, budget, distance which makes the travelers explore the glory of Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the primary task for every visitors to select the best route before starting to climb Kilimanjaro. This seems to be a challenging factor for every traveler to choose the best Kilimanjaro route for trekking. The success rate of each and every Kilimanjaro route vary with each other.
Rongai route
Rongai route is slightly cost higher than the other routes which take 6 days to complete the journey. This route also has the highest success rate like every other Kilimanjaro routes. Anyone who want to views adventures sceneries throughout the Kilimanjaro trip through the Tanzania camping safari recommended with the Rongai route.
Umbwe Route
Umbwe route known as steep, direct and rough compared with other routes. This route is highly recommended only for the people who have experience in climbing mountains. Every day number get tougher and tougher for the climbers to reach the top which is completely a hard task any travelers who don’t have trekking experience.

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Price per person:
- Adult (18 to 70): 2,496.00 

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