Rongai Route

Duration

6 Days

Activities

  • Hiking

Accommodation

  • Luxury Quarters – Moshi
  • Camping

Meals

    Vegan/ Vegetarian

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

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Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Itinerary

No. of DaysDays Schedule
Day 01Drive 4 hours to the Rongai Gate. Walk to Simba Camp at 2650m, 2½-3 hrs. The walk is initially through plantations then rain forest and finally bush country.
Day 02Walk to 2nd Cave at 3450m, 3½ hrs. A gentle day through bush then heathers.
Day 03Gentle rising traverse through moorland over several ridges to 3rd Cave.
Day 04Easy angled screes slopes lead across the Saddle to Kibo Hut, 4700m, 4½-5 hrs.
Day 05Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman’s Point (5681m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air an relative warmth of Horombo hut.
Day 06Descend to Marangu gate. Drive back to the hotel (B&B).

Inclusions

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut or camping fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation 1 day before and 1 day after the trek
Booking Information

Every client must send a deposit which is 200$ for kili climb and 100$ for safari in order to secure the booking while the balance will be finished in cash on arrival. however, the deposit is non refundable due to the any cancellation. and every client should consider that as a very strictly.

Food

Vegan food will be served

Departure dates

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Essential information

To increase your likelihood of getting that coveted photo of yourself on top of Uhuru Peak, here are seven tips that can help you reach your goal!

  • Choose a longer route. For the highest chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness, choose a longer journey to the summit rather than a shorter one.
  • Hike ahead of time. Exercises such as running and weightlifting can help, but the bulk of training, if not all of your training, should be hiking. Focus on your cardiovascular fitness, leg strength and spend time improving your balance
  • Hydrate on the mountain. At high levels of altitude, you dehydrate much quicker. Dehydration can increase your chances of headaches, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), overall fatigue, and even grouchiness, so drink plenty of water.
  • Pole, pole! Pole, pole is a phrase that you will often hear while climbing. In Swahili, it means slowly, gently, softly, quietly, be calm, or take it easy. When taking on a challenge, remember slow, and steady can mean the difference between successfully reaching the summit and turning back early. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
  • Gear up. While ascending , it is of the utmost importance to make sure you have the right gear.
  • Bring mountain treats. When at altitude, people often lose their appetite. Even with the extreme levels of exertion, getting the calories in to keep you going can be a strangely challenging task. We encourage you to bring some of your favorite, high-calorie snacks to munch on for your climb.
  • Believe! A positive mental attitude can keep you going when fatigue and doubts arise.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE YOUR SUMMIT!

Why us

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