Rongai Route Summary
The Kilimanjaro Climbing will starts and ending at Mountain Inn Hotel in Moshi, you may
Arrive anytime of the day on Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be picked up with a private transfer waited you at the airport to take you to Mountain inn Hotel. Airport transfers are part of package there will be no extra charges.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Prices
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Rongai Route Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi
Arrive in Moshi use a private transfer to Mountain in Hotel B/B.
You will meet in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and equipment’s checkup, We will also have to confirm that you have the proper required medical coverage personal travel insurance.
Day 2: Simba Camp (Meals Full board)
The day start with a ride to Marangu gate to finish all the necessary park registration formalities, then proceed transferring by SUV minibus to Rongai gate. The climbing begins from Nale Moru gate (6,400 ft) on a small path that winds through maize and potatoes fields then entering a pine forest. The track then starts to become more climb regularly, but slightly through an gorgeous forest that accommodate a range of wildlife, including the Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of whitish hair and a flowing whitish tail. The forest begins to be thin out on the edge of the moorland zone. Before we take in the sprawling views of Kenyan plains as you arrive at your first campsite at Rongai One Camp (8,500 ft). [3-4 hours walking]
Day 3: Second Cave (Meals Full board)
Today the morning walk is a solid ascent up to reach the Second Cave (11,300 ft) with terrific sights of Kibo and the Eastern Ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch you leave the main trail and heading southeast through the moorland on a smaller path in the direction of the serrated peaks of Mawenzi. Our campsite is under a sheltered valley which is decorated with giant Seneca’s near Kikelewa Caves (11,800 ft). [6-7 hours walking]
Day 4: Kikelelwa Cave (Meals Full board)
Will start with a short but very steep climb which is rewarded by superb views and a real sense of wilderness. You will be leavi vegetation behind shortly before getting to the next camp on Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft), outstandingly the camp situated in a valley directly beneath the towering spikes of Mawenzi. Then this afternoon will be spent free resting or explore the surrounding areas as an relief to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]
Day 5: Mawenzi Turn (Meals Full board)
Today you would have an additional day to acclimatize, Explore the area with a walk up to Saddle on the way to Camel’s Back. Then later return back to camp at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft). [2-3 hours walking]
Day 6: Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut (F/B)
After a well-deserved breakfast you will cross the lunar desert of saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to arrive Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) on the bottom of the wall of the crater. The rest of the day is spent resting in prepare yourselves for the early morning final push ascending. [5-6 hours walking]
Day 7: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horrombo Hut (F/B)
You will start the final ascent which is generally is the most demanding part of the climb by flashlights around 1 a.m. We trudge very slowly in the darkness on a twist trail through unfastened volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). Here you will have a little rest to enjoy the remarkable sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling stronger would make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing nearby to the almighty glaciers and ice cliffs which still occupy most of the summit area. Then descend to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) which is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, you will proceed the descending to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). [11-15 hours walking]
Day 8: Horrombo Hut (F/B)
After breakfast continue with a solid descent takes us down over moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then lastly descending on a lovely lavish forest on a good path to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), where you will later be transferred back to Moshu at Mountain Inn Hotel. [5-6 hours walking]
Day 9: Departure day:
After breakfast, depending on your flights scheduled a private transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO will be offered confirm with your Kilimanjaro guide the flights time.
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Would you like to Trek Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenges? Above climbing itinerary can be taken as your own personal charity or group charity all you got do is to let us and we will work it out.
Climb Price Includes
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
• Hotel stay the night before and after the climb on B/B basis (double occupancy)
• with lunch dinner and breakfast while on the mountain
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point of your climb, and return to hotel after climb
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food whilst on trekking
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
• Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• Flying Doctor Service
Climb Prices Excludes
• Flights and airport taxes
• All Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tipping is about US $ 230 to US $ 300 per hiker – depends on number of days , number of hikers in the group and the route
• South African passport holders do NOT require a visa for Tanzania, however most other Nationalities require a visa for Tanzania 100$ for a Visa to the US, Canada and Australia passport
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if traveling to Tanzania recommended)
• Highly recommended personal travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – you can rent some of the gears from our store.
• Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet for Girls/Ladies
• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
• Meals snacks and drinks which are not outlined on the itinerary