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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Rongai Route 9 Days

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Fredrick Wilbert

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Rongai Route 9 Days

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 on 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.

DAY 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to Stella Maris hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Read more

Stella Maris, 1 night
DAY 2

Moshi - Rongai Cave

Wake early and drive about one hour to the Marangu Gate where you will register. Thereafter drive approximately 2.5 hours to the Rongai Gate (1950 m) where you will meet your porters before beginning the trek from the Nale Moru Village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before climbing gradually through a pine forest. Spend the night at Rongai Cave (2600 m). Trekking Time: 3-4 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 650 m Read more

Camp at Rongai Cave, 1 night
DAY 3

Rongai Cave - Kikelewa Cave

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave en-route, and reaching Kikelewa Cave at 3600 meters. From here the views start to open up affording expansive views of the summit. Spend the night at Kikelewa Cave. Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 1000 m he trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave en-route, and reaching Kikelewa Cave at 3600 meters. From here the views start to open up affording expansive views of the summit. Spend the night at Kikelewa Cave. Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 1000 m Read more

Camp -Kikelewa Cave, 1 night
DAY 4

Kikelewa Cave - Mawenzi Tarn

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. You will leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m), spectacularly situated directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 730 Read more

Camp at Mawenzi Tarn,1 night
DAY 5

Mawenzi Tarn

Spend the day at Mawenzi Tarn to acclimatize. You will be able to trek and explore the area in addition to resting to ensure readiness to continue the trek the following day.

Camp at Mawenzi Tarn,1 night
DAY 6

Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo

Cross the lunar-like desert of the 'Saddle' between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks to reach Kibo campsite (4750 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Spend the evening resting for the final ascent to the summit. Trekking Time: 5-6 hours ⎟Distance: 8 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 420 m

Camp at Kibo, 1night
DAY 7

Kibo - Uhuru Peak - Horombo

Wake around midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave. You will then take on switchbacks up to Gillman's Point at 5681 m, situated on the crater rim. This section is very steep with much stone scree and is the most demanding section of the route. From Gillman's Point, hike for another two hours up to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the highest point in Africa. You made it! Enjoy a short time on the Roof of Africa before beginning the descent. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 1145 m Descend via the Marangu Route, passing through Kibo Hut and then onto Horombo (3720 m), where you will spend your last night on the mountain. Enjoy your final mountain dinner and a well-earned night’s sleep. Trekking Time: 5-6 hours ⎟Distance: 12 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 2175 m Read more

Camp at Horombo Hut, 1 night
DAY 8

Horombo Hut - Moshi

After breakfast, continue your descent, passing Mandara Hut down to the Marangu Gate (1842 m) where you will receive your summit certificates courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. You will be met by a vehicle for the transfer back to your hotel in Moshi town. Trekking Time: 5-7 hours ⎟Distance: 18 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 1878 m back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 1360 m Read more

Stella maris, 1 night
DAY 9

Departure day in Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required e will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi- Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Rongai Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Kikelewa Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Kibo
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Rongai Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Kikelewa Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Kibo
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Rongai Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Kikelewa Cave
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Mawenzi Tarn
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Kibo
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Horombo Hut
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Economy package does not include portable toilet

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Albert, United States

The tour we took with Eco-Africa climbing was actually one of our best experiences during our holiday. Frederick was a wonderful host - very helpful, very friendly and with his eco-african colleague and driver Freddie he gave us some Tanzanian memories we will never forget. He took us to local restaurants and bars, showed us Moshi and drove us to town whenever we needed to go. In the weekend he arranged a trip to Marangu. In the evening we cooked chagga (the local tribe) - food (pork with fried green bananas and salad) great to taste! and next days we went on a coffee-tour to see how you cultivated, dry and roast your own coffebeans, next we went to an underground chagga-cave and last we went to see a very beautiful waterfall! Everything was very well-arranged, and we will definitely recommend everyone to book their kilimanjaro trek, safari, or maybe just a day-tour with the Eco-african company! Read more

Cheng C., United States

My friend and I climbed the Kilimanjaro with Eco-Africa travel tours. They are very efficient and engaging, we were able to climb the day after we signed the contract. Also, the climbing was good as well. The guides, porters and cook were doing a wonderful job helping us make to the top. I would recommend using this tour agency for your travel to Kilimanjaro. Read more

Angy, United States

This team treats you like family. We were informed, save, encouraged, and had a lot of fun on this trip while pushing our personal boundaries. Highly Recommendad!!!

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