What is this?
• 7 Days Rongai Route
• includes some steep passage
Where you stay?
• first night in a beautiful lodge with breathtaking views of the Mount Meru (additional night for better acclimatization on request)
• during the ascent in tents
• All camping gear (except sleeping bag and ISO mat) will be provided
When is this tour possible?
• in the dry months of December to February and again between June and October
• In November, daily rainfall and cloudy views are common
• Not recommended during the April and May rainy season
For whom especially suitable?
• for all climbers and outdoor enthusiasts
• also possible for families traveling with children (minimum age 12 years, recommended age 14 years and older)
From where to where?
• starting at Kilimanjaro airport and ending with a transfer after the descent
• additional night after the descent
• Can easily be combined with a short safari or beach holiday This private safari can be adapted to your wishes at any time.
7 Days / 6 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route
Nalemoru Gate to Rongai Camp (2,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.
After an early breakfast you will drive to the Rongai (Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border. We begin our climb on this unspoiled wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
Rongai Camp to Rongai Camp 2 (3,450 m): 3-4 hours walking.
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave, (3,450m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After hot lunch we have a free time to rest at the camp or in the afternoon we can explore the surrounding area for acclimatization walk to Third Cave.
Rongai Camp 2 to Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m): 3-4 hours walking.
Gradual rise through beautiful open moorland towards jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi to Kikelewa Camp (3679m) we reach in late afternoon at Kikelewa Caves for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m):3-4 hours walking.
A Short but steep ascent to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m). Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. The afternoon is free to help your acclimatization.
Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut (4,700m); 5-6 hours walking.
Today we cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and KiboHut (4700m), at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by early afternoon. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman?s 5,685 m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut.
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. 6-7 hours walking.
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to your hotel or lodge.
For different climbing days, the itinerary will be modified.
All Price in US$ Dollar per Person.
• all transfers
• 01 x HB in Meru area prior your climb
• 7 days private Rongai Route climb
• Full board during climb including drinking water
• Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guides, cook and porters
• Mountain Hut’s accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag)
• camping equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs, tables, camping toilet, toilet tent
• service of a professional cook,
• All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
• ‘flying doctor’ insurance
Not included Items
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
• Airport departure tax
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival)
• sleeping bag (rental fee 15 USD)
• any nights after the climb