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THE TOUR IN SHORT

9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Trekking Route

9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Trekking Route. This Rongai way holds a sense of unchanged wilderness and bids a different viewpoint on Kilimanjaro by accessing it from the north.  With this package of 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Trekking Route experienced guides reflect the Rongai path to be both easier and more attractive than the Marangu Trail. Peak attempts start in the pre-dawn hours, with mountaineers usually getting to Gillman’s Point at sunrise. For the climbers who will be strong enough, around three hours of journey will take you from Gillman’s Point to Uhuru Summit.

This Rongai way holds a sense of unchanged wilderness and bids a different viewpoint on Kilimanjaro by accessing it from the north. Experienced guides reflect the Rongai path to be both easier and more attractive than the Marangu Trail. Peak attempts start in the pre-dawn hours, with mountaineers usually getting to Gillman’s Point at sunrise. For the climbers who will be strong enough, around three hours of journey will take you from Gillman’s Point to Uhuru Summit

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

  • Pick-up & drop-off airport transfers
  • Local, English-speaking guide/driver
  • Two nights’ full board accommodation at Kaliwa Lodge Kilimanjaro in Moshi (one night before the ascent, one night after)
  • Ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route
  • 6-nights ‘full board’ camping on Kilimanjaro
  • All meals prepared by a local cook
  • Professional guides and bearers all the way
  • Option to purchase a safari or beach holiday after the ascent
  • Start date of your choice, as ascents are possible all year round
  • Departure guarantee – the tour goes ahead regardless of the number of participants

Welcome at JRO upon your arrival

 Transfer to the lodge

 Indeed, be met upon your arrival by Reuel Travel representative.  Accordingly, he   will transfer you to Moshi by road direct to your hotel/lodge.

OVERNIGHT STAY: KALIWA LODGE KILIMANJARO

Main Destination: 1st Caves Camp

Accommodation:  Camping

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft Distance: 8 km Trekking Time: 3-4 hours Habitation: Rain Forest All formalities having taken place at the Marangu park entrance with a drive of (approximately 2-hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Encounter both your guide as well as porters before you commence your trek from the Nale Moru village. The small zigzagging trail traverses’ maize fields before inflowing pine forest and there after hikes gradually over a forest. The path is not at all sheer but is rather a mild trek through good-looking country. Your first night’s camp is at First Cave, at around 2,600 meters. The camp consists of toilets as well as a wooden table with seats, but no hut. Water can be obtained just down the track below First Cave.

OVERNIGHT STAY: TENT CAMP ON KILIMANJARO

 Main Destination: Kikelelwa Cave Camp

Accommodation:  Camping

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 9,300 ft. to 11,300 ft. Distance: 6 km Trekking Time: 3-4 hours Habitation: Heath Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave Altitude: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft Distance: 6 km Trekking Time: 3-4 hours Habitation: Heath This day our walk carries on up heading to Kibo, crossing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and arriving to Kikelwa Caveat around 3600 meters. The sights begin to to be exposed and you will start to sense you’re on a really big mountain! Water at this level is found in the clear stream beneath the cave, despite that you might have to stroll downhill a way to find some. This day night will be at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves).

OVERNIGHT STAY: TENTS CAMP ON KILIMANJARO

Main Destination: Mawenzi Tam Camp

 

Accommodation:  Camping

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft Distance: 5 km Trekking Time: 3-4 hours Habitation: Alpine Desert This will be a short hiking distance but sheer ascent up to grassy grades that bids outstanding sights of this wilderness area. The undergrowth region ends shortly before you arrive to your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn enormously located below the towering tips of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon adjusting and discovering the area

OVERNIGHT STAY: TENTS CAMP ON KILIMANJARO

Main Destination: Kibo Hut

Accommodation:  Hut

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft Distance: 8 km Trekking Time: 5-6 hours Habitation: Alpine Desert We proceed mounting on the east side of Kibo overpass the saddle amidst Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to arrive at Kibo Hut. The rest time of this day is spent resting in order to get ready for the final climb, which starts around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp

OVERNIGHT STAY: TENTS CAMP ON KILIMANJARO

Main Destination: Horombo Hut

Accommodation:  Hut

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude (ft.): 15,430 ft. to 19,341 ft. Distance: 6 km Trekking Time: 6-8 hours Habitation: Arctic Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut Altitude (ft.): 19,341 ft. to 12,250 ft. Distance: 16 km Trekking Time: 4-5 hours Habitation: Heath Get out of sleep at midnight, and after a snack, continue to the roof of Africa over Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is around 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Summit (19,340ft) correspondingly. You will get to arrive at the Mountain summit in the morning of the 5th day and start downward after picture taking on the summit to Horombo hut for dinner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut.

OVERNIGHT STAY: TENTS CAMP ON KILIMANJARO

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation:  Hotel/Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Altitude (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft Distance: 20 km Trekking Time: 5-7 hours Habitation: Rain Forest This day, we will have a long walk mostly downhill vie the tropical rain forest. Upon arrival at the park headquarters at Marangu entrance, we collect our summit certificates. The waiting vehicle will take us to Arusha, for your ongoing travel arrangements.

OVERNIGHT STAY: KALIWA LODGE KILIMANJARO

Breakfast at lodge

Transfer to the Airport

Assist on boarding your flight back home

Today morning mark the end of your remarkable Mount Kilimanjaro trekking. After breakfast depending the time of your flight back home you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport which mark the end of our services.

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