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7 Days Rongai route

7 Days Rongai route

This route is considered by many as the easiest route to reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route ascends from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya and offers a different perspective due to its unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty. The trekking can be done in six or seven days.

Itinerary

Arrival Day at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Pick up from airport and transfer to accommodation in Arusha for an overnight stay.

Day 1 of 7

Simba Camp (2600m)

Hiking Time: 3 hrs
In the morning, we will head to Marangu Park gate for registration before commencing our hike on the Rongai trail though rain forests towards the Simba camp. The hiking will be in the ever green forest with different kinds of trees and flowers such as the gladiola, protea and elephant trunk.

Day 2 of 7

Kikelelwa Cave (3600m) (For seven days hiking the second day will be at Second Cave which is 3100m)

Hiking time: 7 hrs to Kikelelwa and 3-4 hrs to the Second Cave.
We continue our hiking across moorlands towards Kibo,passing second cave (3450m) en-route before reaching Kikelwa Cave.The views start to open up and offer a great view of the water streams below inside the cave.

Day 3 of 7

Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)

Hiking Time: 4 hrs
On this day,we will walk towards the jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi and camp at Mawenzi Tarn Camp.It is a short but steep climb and offers stunning views of the wilderness area.The vegetation zone ends shortly before we reach our next camp at Mawenzi.

Day 4 of 7

Kibo Hut (4700m)

Hiking time: 5 hrs
We will cross a desert area known as the Saddle,situated between Mawenzi and Kibo towards Kibo Hut and make our final preparations and rest before commencing our hike towards the summit in the mid night. You will have you lunch and enough time to rest with a very early dinner again to give you more time to rest for the mid night hiking to the summit which will be passing through the Gilmans point 5681m before meeting people hiking from other routes at Stella Point 5751m joining them towards the Uhuru peak 5895m. This is 7-8hrs from Kibo hut and descend is 3hrs back to Kibo Hut. You will have lunch and a short rest before hiking down 3 hrs to the Horombo Hut 3700m

Day 5 of 7

Kibo Hut 4700m – Horombo (3700m)

Hiking Time : 3 hrs
After the summit you will descend back to the Kibo hut and have a short rest and rest and later lunch and descend to the Horombo Hut passing through saddle area before getting back to the heathers and moorland zone. At Horombo you will continue meeting people ascending through the Marangu route the only route that can be used for ascending and descending to the summit.

Day 6 of 7

Horombo Hut 3700m – Marangu Gate (1980m)

Hiking Time : 6 – 7 hrs
On our final day,we will leave Horombo Hut, heading towards the Marangu Gate before getting to Mandara Hut 2700m you can pass and see the Maundi Crater which offers the great view of Lake Chala which is at the border of Kenya and Tanzania and there after continue walking to the ever green rain forest where we can see two different specimen of Monkey(the blue Monkey and black and white colobus Monkey and lots of different kind of birds and flowers. You will get your certificates at the gate with a short break for lunch and head back towards Arusha for a relaxed afternoon and dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7 of 7

Departure

You will be transferred to the Air port for departure.

Pricing

Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price Per Person $2,405 $2,225 $2,105

Included
Ground transport for all the above days
Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Kilimanjaro
All park fees
Rescue fees
Guides, porters and cooks salaries
Three meals a day
Excuded
All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages
Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)


WHAT TO PACK

Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a "+" can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colors are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

Technical Clothing
1 - Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1+ Hiking Pants
1 - Shorts (optional)
1 - Bathing suit (optional)
1 - Bathing suit (optional)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended
Headwear
1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 - Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask, for face coverage for dust and sweat (optional)
Footwear
1 - Hiking Boots or Shoes
1 - Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional)
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic,
Accessories
1 - Sunglasses
1 - Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional)
1 - Daypack, small
Other
Toiletries
Prescriptions
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Face Mask (REQUIRED)
Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)
Snacks (optional)
Headlamp or Flashlight
Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Electrical Outlet Adapter
Paperwork
Trip Receipt
Passport
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents







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