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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,817

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side along the Kenyan border. As one of the less-travelled routes, it retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness and offers a different perspective of the mountain by approaching it from the north. The rewards are fantastic views, with few other climbers around you.


Alongside the trek to Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro is perhaps the greatest mountain hike in the world. And unlike Everest Base Camp, this one takes you all the way to the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, and one of the legendary Seven Summits.

This 8-day trek takes you along the less-travelled Rongai Route, which passes through a variety of terrain including a forest alive with colobus monkeys, the Alpine Desert zone with spectacular views of the Mawenzi spires, and of course the Uhuru summit. Take in the awesome sunrise from Gilman’s Point, at an elevation of 18,500ft, then finally reach the roof of Africa as you arrive at Uhuru Peak. Your much quicker descent takes you through tropical rainforest to the park headquarters at Marangu gate, before one final night in the comfort of your hotel in Moshi. Luggage on the climb is strictly limited, but your larger bags can be secured at your hotel.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,817

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Day 1

Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by a Goway local representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi, located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Excess clothing or baggage can be stored at the hotel. You must remember to pack your bag carefully for the climb, as there is a strict weight limit of 12 kg.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

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    Keys Hotel



    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Simba Camp

After a climb briefing, drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey.

Accommodation: Simba Camp

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Kikelewa

We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Mwenzi Tarn Camp

The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.

Accommodation: Mwenzi Tarn Camp

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Kibo

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Stella Point and Uhuru Peak

From Kibo via Gillman’s Point, summit to Uhuru, back to Horombo Hut (total hiking time approx 12-16 hours).

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Moshi

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Keys Hotel

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  • starstarstar

    Keys Hotel



    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities ...

    Keys Hotel on Uru Road is a modern tourist hotel. The hotel is located in an area where you can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has 15 en-suite bedrooms and 15 en-suite African style cottages with traditional thatched roofs. The facilities include a restaurant, bar, room service, full laundry services, swimming and car parking.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

    More Details

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation at base hotel including breakfast
  • Roundtrip transfers to the park gate
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents depending on the route
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Porters and guides on the mountain
  • Park and hut fees
  • Mountain Rescue Fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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22 Sep 2018
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