6 Days Rongai Route Budget Option | Kilimanjaro Climb

Rongai Route 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trek for US$1395/Person

 Day to Day Program

Day2: Rongai One (2,600 m); 3-4 hours walking.
After breakfast transfer to Nalemoru rongai starting gate and after completing the necessary registration formalities at the  National Park gate, The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

 Day3: Kikelewa campsite (3,600 m); 6-7 hours walking.
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m).

 Day4: Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m); 3-4 hours walking.
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb allround views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), 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 acclimatisation. [3-4 hours walking]

 Day5: Kibo campsite (4,700 m); 5-6 hours walking.
We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

 Day6: Horombo Hut (3.720); 11-15 hours walking.
We will start the final, and by far the steepest 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 (5,685 m) We will rest there 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 (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m).

 Day7: Marangu Gate (1,830 m); 5-6 hours walking.
A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu then after signing out transfer to moshi (1,830 m).
 

Included in the price:

-- 2 Airport Transfers, from/to JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport
-- 2 nights hotel at Panama Inn Hotel in Moshi town on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy
-- 3 Delicious meals a days, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
-- All park entrance, camping and rescue fees
-- All camping equipment, including sleeping tents, mess tent, mattresses, kitchen tent, staff tents and all cooking utensils
-- Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
-- Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
-- English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
-- Staff salaries and fees.
-- Transport to/from national park gates.
-- First aid kit and pulse oximeter.
-- Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
-- 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you.


Not included in the price:

-- Sleeping bags
-- Gratuities
-- Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
-- Health insurance
-- Visa fees
-- International airfare
-- Laundry
-- All Meals and drinks in Moshi town
 


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