7 days trekking kilimanjaro-rongai route

7 Days | Arusha, Tanzania
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RONGAI ROUTE 7 DAY begins at the remote, northern side of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. We hike through a true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall.
The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent, and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most hardened trekkers. As mentioned above, an additional acclimatization day on Day 5 is added.
During this day, we will do additional acclimatization hikes around and up to the saddle towards Camel’s Back.


DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will use our private transfer to Marangu at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort.
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.
Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast-included.


DAY 2: RONGAI SIMBA CAMP (FULL BOARD).


We take a ride to Marangu to complete the necessary registration formalities, before transferring by SUV to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (6,400 ft) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering a pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out at the edge of the moorland zone. Then, we take in the expansive views over the Kenyan plains as we arrive at our first campsite at Rongai One Camp (8,500 ft). [3-4 hours walking]


DAY 3: RONGAI SECOND CAVE (FULL BOARD).


The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave (11,300 ft) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern Icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out and head southeast across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our campsite is in a sheltered valley, decorated with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (11,800 ft). [6-7 hours walking]


DAY 4: RONGAI KIKELELWA CAVE (FULL BOARD).


A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]


DAY 5: MAWENZI TURN (FULL BOARD).


We have an additional day to acclimatize. We explore the area with a walk up onto the Saddle towards Camel’s Back. We return back to camp at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft). [2-3 hours walking]


DAY 6: MAWENZI TURN TO KIBO HUT (FULL BOARD).


We cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the bottom of the crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for an early morning final ascent. [5-6 hours walking]


DAY 7: KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT TO HORROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD).


We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshments, we continue the descent to Horombo Huts (12,200 ft). [11-15 hours walking]


DAY 8: HORROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD).


A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), where we are transferred back to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu. [5-6 hours walking]
Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast-included.


DAY 9: DEPARTING DAY:


After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.


TREKKING KILIMANJARO FOR CHARITY CHALLENGE?
The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

Useful informations

Details

Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
English
Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking

Included

Good to know

KILIMANJARO CLIMB COMPREND:

• Tanzanie TVA sur les activités touristiques et frais de parc

• Transferts aller-retour aéroport Kilimanjaro à Marangu et Marangu aéroport Kilimanjaro

• Hébergement à l'hôtel la veille et la nuit suivante, avec dîner et petit-déjeuner inclus (occupation double)

• avec dîner et petit-déjeuner inclus (occupation double)

• avec lit dîner et petit-déjeuner

• Transfert de votre hôtel au point de départ de votre montée et retour à votre hôtel après votre montée

• grandes portions d'aliments frais, sains et nutritifs

• Tous les frais d'entrée au parc national du Kilimandjaro, les frais de camping et les permis d'escalade.

• Frais de sauvetage du parc national du Kilimandjaro (équipe de secours du Kilimandjaro)

• Oxygène d’urgence (à utiliser en cas d’urgence uniquement - pas comme aide au sommet)

• Trousse de premiers soins de base (à utiliser en cas d’urgence uniquement)

• Guide de montagne qualifié, guides assistants, porteurs et cuisinier

• Salaires des équipages de montagne selon les directives du parc national du Kilimandjaro

• Petit-déjeuner, déjeuner et dîner, ainsi que des boissons chaudes à la montagne

• Eau pour la vaisselle quotidienne

• Porter pour transporter votre sac de sport (poids maximum 15kg / 32 lb) d’un camp à l’autre.

• Certificat du parc national du Kilimandjaro pour votre tentative de sommet réussie

• Un dossier d’information complet sur l’escalade du Kilimandjaro

• Service de docteur en vol

KILIMANJARO CLIMB EXCLUT:

• Vols et taxes d'aéroport

• Articles de nature personnelle

• Pourboires obligatoires pour les guides, les porteurs et les cuisiniers (le pourboire moyen varie de 230 USD à 300 USD par randonneur - en fonction du nombre de jours / du nombre de randonneurs dans le groupe et de l'itinéraire choisi)

• Les détenteurs de passeports sud-africains NE nécessitent PAS de visa pour la Tanzanie. Cependant, la plupart des autres nationalités exigent un visa pour la Tanzanie.

• Exigences sanitaires (fièvre jaune obligatoire si vous voyagez en Tanzanie est recommandé)

• Assurance voyage et médicale fortement recommandée.

• Matériel de randonnée / trekking personnel - nous pouvons louer une partie du matériel dans notre magasin d’équipement en Tanzanie

• Toilette mobile facultative mais fortement recommandée

• Collations, médicaments personnels et comprimés d’épuration de l’eau

• Repas et boissons non spécifiés et collations.

Meeting Point

Arusha at kalama Lodge

Upcoming Availibilities

28 Nov 2020 - 08:00  |  05 Dec 2020 - 08:00
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29 Nov 2020 - 08:00  |  06 Dec 2020 - 08:00
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30 Nov 2020 - 08:00  |  07 Dec 2020 - 08:00
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01 Dec 2020 - 08:00  |  08 Dec 2020 - 08:00
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02 Dec 2020 - 08:00  |  09 Dec 2020 - 08:00
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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and African Safari Specialists.
Kilipeak Adventure specialized in tailor-made and custom-made tour programs. Our team of experts is experienced in arranging and planning wildlife safaris, special trips for couples, family, honeymoons and professional groups. We can take you to see world famous icons like Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Serengeti Animal Migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar beaches for relaxation and visit Tanzania local people where you will learn local cultures,
Also, we offer Budget Camping Safaris, Luxury Lodge Safaris, Walking Safaris, Culture Tour, Balloon Safari.
Welcome and enjoy your visit.
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