Rongai Route Trek

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An 8 day tour (with 6 day trek) taking a more off-the-beaten-track route starting on the Eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro – a relatively dry area with a short forest zone .The route skirts the base of Mawenzi, ascends via Gilman's Point to Uhuru Peak and descends via the Marangu route trail.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1  KILIMANJARO - MOSHI     

 

Pick up in Kilimanjaro and transfer to Moshi and to either Parkview Inn (Standard Tour) or Ameg Lodge (Luxury or VIP Tour). Dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 2  MOSHI – SIMBA

After breakfast transfer by road to Rongai Gate to register and meet your guides. The hike commences through farmland and pine plantations and then continues through afromontane forest. Overnight at Simba Camp (Full Board).

 

DAY 3  SIMBA – KIKELEWA     

After breakfast we ascend to Second Cave and its views of the Eastern ice fields. After lunch we leave the main trail and head towards Mawenzi and later to the Kikelewa Caves Camp in a sheltered valley. Overnight Kikelewa Caves Camp (Full Board).

 

DAY 4   KIKELEWA – MAWENZI

Breakfast followed by a hike to see Mawenzi Tarn located beneath Mawenzi Volcano at 4330 metres. In order to avoid altitude sickness we head out for an acclimatisation walk in the afternoon. Overnight Mawenzi Tarn Camp (Full Board).

 

DAY 5   MAWENZI – KIBO        

Today we cross the saddle between the majestic volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo through the alpine desert zone to reach Kibo Camp which is situated at 4700 metres. After an early dinner there is a chance to get some rest before departing late this evening / early next morning on the final ascent to the summit. Overnight Kibo Camp (Full Board).

 

DAY 6   KIBO – HOROMBO      

Depart very early (around midnight) to arrive in time for dawn to break on the Roof of Africa! We ascend Kibo Volcano via Gilman's Point (5685 metres) which takes around six to seven hours. It is then a further one and a half to two hours to the summit. Descend to Kibo Camp for refreshment and food and then continue down to Horombo Camp. Overnight Horombo Camp (Full Board).

 

DAY 7   HOROMBO –MOSHI

The final section descends to Marangu Gate via Mandara and Marangu. From here we transfer back to Moshi and to either Parkview Inn (Standard Tour) or Ameg Lodge (Luxury or VIP Tour) to relax and enjoy dinner.

 

DAY 8  MOSHI – KILIMANJARO

After breakfast transfer back to Kilimanjaro. Drop off at the international airport for your onward flight.

 

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Rongai Route: Price in USD$

A 6 day ascent of Kilimanjaro starting on the Eastern side of Kilimanjaro. This side of the mountain is relatively dry and has a relatively short forest zone. It skirts the base of Mawenzi and then ascends via Gilman's point to Uhuru Peak. The descent is via the Marangu route trail. Kilimanjaro: views over the Mawenzi and Kibo saddle, close views of Mawenzi, the Kibo crater and ash pit and glaciers on the roof of Africa

Tour includes: transfers and accommodation as stated, Full Board on trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), guest tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps and fully trained, expert guides, porters and cook and all park fees, camping fees and rescue fees. Luxury tour also has private portable wc, larger tents (3-person tent used for 2 people) with 3 inch foam mattresses, 18 Celsius rated sleeping bags with liners, pillow, a large walk-in mess tent. All tours include safety equipment, safety briefings and staff fully trained in First Aid.

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PRICES ARE PER PERSON (based on No. of People in Group):
STANDARD TOUR
DATES FROMDATES TO123 to 56
01-Jan-1431-Dec-142225 USD1980 USD1930 USD1900 USD
01-Jan-1531-Dec-152260 USD2015 USD1965 USD1935 USD
LUXURY TOUR
DATES FROMDATES TO1234 to 89 to 10
01-Jan-1431-Dec-146260 USD4090 USD3625 USD3325 USD3195 USD
01-Jan-1531-Dec-156265 USD4125 USD3660 USD3360 USD3230 USD
V.I.P. TOUR
DATES FROMDATES TO1234 to 89 to 10
01-Jan-1431-Dec-146545 USD4735 USD3810 USD3510 USD3215 USD
01-Jan-1531-Dec-156580 USD4770 USD3840 USD3540 USD3245 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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