6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route

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Tour Overview

Rongai is the only northern route up Kilimanjaro. It will take you past the second-highest point in Tanzania – Mawenzi while offering bird’s-eye views of the mountain’s rain forest. The gentle gradient and its gradual acclimatization bring one safely to the highest point of Africa – Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, at 5,895 m. Rongai Route boasts high success rates of 84 and 94 percent on 7-day climbs, respectively. Rongai is great for travelers with previous exposure to high altitude and offers an escape from fellow-climbers, as it requires the longest drive before reaching the park gate

Tour Facts

Duration

6 days

Tour Itinerary

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.
  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
We hike from Simba camp up towards Kibo till 3 482m for lunch at First Caves, a distance of 5.8km. After lunch we continue trekking until reaching Kikelewa Camp at about 3679 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Water can be found in a obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find a pool or two. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Kikelewa camp.
  • Approx. time taken: 6 – 7 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 11.8 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.
  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
After breakfast we head west and continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo hut.
  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 – 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve, will accompany each pair of climbers. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a twohour rest continue your descent to School Hut Camp (3,720 m). Note: Don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.  Elevation: (4715m to 5895m) (5895m to 3720m)
 Distance: 21km
 Hiking Time: 1214 hours
 Difficulty: High
You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
 Elevation: 3720m to 1860m
 Distance: 18km
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Rainforest

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