The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the Kenyan border. It is one of the less frequently used routes, mostly attributed to the long drive required to reach the gate on day one. This has its advantages though, as it is less crowded and therefore a quieter way to ascend the mountain. It is also the only route to afford you such a close view of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro’s second highest peak, as you sleep under it at night three. This route meets up with the Marangu route upon descent, allowing climbers a different view of the mountain on the way down. Although Rongai climbers do not experience the rainforest on day one, they are given the chance on the final day of the trek before reaching the gate where the climb concludes.
- What Will You DoDAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania
DAY 2: Moshi – Rongai Cave
DAY 3: Rongai Cave – Kikelewa Cave
DAY 4: Kikelewa Cave – Mawenzi Tarn
DAY 5: Mawenzi Tarn
DAY 6: Mawenzi Tarn – Kibo
DAY 7: Kibo – Uhuru Peak – Horombo
DAY 8: Horombo Hut – Moshi
DAY 9: Departure day in Tanzania
- What To ExpectOur groups are limited to only 15 climbers. We don’t believe in creating large trekking parties as it detracts from the experience. Keeping the party small creates an intimate setting on the mountain, but more importantly ensures proper attention for each and every climber. Group trips are guaranteed to depart, regardless of the number of climbers. Your trip will never be canceled, and you will never be asked to pay more, even if you are the only person booked on the climb.
- What Is Included-2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.
-Government taxes and park fees.
-Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
-Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.
-Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment.
-2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy.
-3 full fresh meals daily. (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian).
-Portable toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
-Emergency evacuation covers AMREF Flying Doctors for Kilimanjaro trek.
-Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
-Emergency oxygen and Basic first aid kit.
- What Is Not Included-Flights and airport taxes. (Option we can book a flight from your destination to JRO).
-Items of a personal nature.
-Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook.
-Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $100 per visa for USA passport holders).
-Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional but comes recommended).
-Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
-Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
-Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
-Meals and drinks not specified.