Rongai Route (7 Days Trek)

RONGAI ROUTE (7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS TREK)

Easy and gradual trekking for the beginning of the ascent but climbing hours are longer. The route joins Marangu route at Kibo Hut for the summit ascent and descend.

ARRIVAL DAY

You will be greeted on arrival by our friendly AFRICA GREATWALKS team who will transfer      you to your hotel in either Moshi or Arusha. After meals or refreshments, mountain climbing    briefing and climbing equipment inspection. Overnight at your Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Detailed Trekking Itinerary :

Drive from Arusha to Marangu Gate for the necessary registration formalities and then transferred by to Rongai, which should take about 1.5 hours. The climb starts at the village of Nale Moru (1,950 m.) through fields of maize and potatoes before entering the pine forest. The climb is consistently and gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. Reaching first Campsite, at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m.), giving you extensive views over the Kenyan plains. (7km, 3 – 4 hrs Trekking).

After breakfast start with steady walk ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m.). Start seeing Kibo Peak and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m.) (15km, 5 – 7 hrs of trekking).

Trailing start with short but steep climb up grassy slopes, which are rewarded with superb circular views and a tangible sense of wilderness, before reaching Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m.), for   camping (10km, 5 – 7 hrs. of trekking).

Spend the rest of the day resting or exploring the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization.

Early morning proceeds with trekking crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School Campsite at the foot of the Kibo crater wall (8km, 6 – 7 hrs of trekking). Spend remainder of the day resting and preparation for the final ascent.

JThe last day will be a really early beginning for the summit, normally 01:00 am, trailing through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point, take a rest for short while before continuing to the Uhuru Peak (which might take 3 hours) After relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, start descending to the Horombo Hut and spend overnight there.

After breakfast descend to Marangu Gate, meet the driver and return to the Hotel for lunch and a day at leisure and evening transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport OR Overnight and Extension for Wildlife Tours and Safari or Zanzibar Beach Holidays

END OF THE HIKE & TREK – SERVICES.

  • Pick up at International Airport and transfer to the Hotel;
  • Professional mountain crew. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping/hut fees
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Modern tents
  • First aid kit
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
  • Portable flush toilets can be provided for free upon clients request
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • Accommodation after the climb
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Flights tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Personal gear rental
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry services
  • Tips for the mountain

The perfect way to end your trekking and hiking in Tanzania is by making an add on tour program to Wildlife National Parks for animal viewing in their natural habitat, Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trails and cultural visits cannot be missed while visiting our Country. We can arrange transport and accommodation for a broad range of lodges, villas and hotels in the best resorts.
RATES: Budget, Semi-Luxury (Midrange), Luxury and VIP. 

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