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Rongai - Double scenic, gentle route!

Duration: 6 Days
The Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

It is more exhilarating and rewarding route because you experience more. You experience more in the sense that you trek through two routes. You ascent through Rongai route and descend through Marangu route. It’ s like throwing one stone and kill two birds.

Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m).

5 hours. Hiking time:
Distance: About 8 km's.

Habitat: Montane forest
Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night's camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 metres. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave.

Day 2: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m).

Hiking time: 6-7 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you're on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves).

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m).
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m).
Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours.
Habitat: Alpine desert.
Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.

Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m).
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo.
Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent.
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillman's Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction - you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m).
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 27 km's.
After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman's Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Arusha for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!

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Services includes the following :
• Return airport transfers between Kilimanjaro Intl Airport and town
• 2 Nights accommodation in the hotel in Moshi/Arusha, with breakfast (hikers class)
• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• All National Park gate fees
• All camping fees
• Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro rescue team fees)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks
• Salaries for mountain crew
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
• Hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs & sleeping mat) Toilet tent can be hired
• Climbing permit
• Certificate for your successful summit attempt
• Emergency Portable oxygen (for the duration of your climb)
• Government climbing taxes
• Travel info pack
• Hiking/trekking gear

Excluded from above package rates:
• Items of personal nature
• Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport)
• All health requirements (Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, Meningitis)
• Optional travel insurance (contact our office for further information)
• Airfares and departure taxes
• Dinner on your arrival evening (can be arranged on request)
Arrival services
• Complimentary meet and greet on arrival at Kilimanjaro Intl Airport
• Pre and post climb basic tourist class accommodation in Arusha/MOshi – Tanzania’s famous Safari town - offering so much more in terms of tourist attractions, restaurants and nightlife
• Upgrade to luxury class accommodation (5*)available at supplementary cost
• Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration of your climb
Management of your climb and tour
• Your overall climb will be managed by a well respected safety and Altitude sickness consultant Mountain Guide for the Tanzania- and Kilimanjaro National Parks, with many years of leadership and climbing experience in the Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai.

Guides and Porters
• Salaries paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
• Senior guides extensively trained by TANAPA.
• Guides have knowledge and experience
• Guides have a good record of success on all routes of Kilimanjaro
• Hire of specialist mountaineer clothing designed by our team manager
• Lunch tents & storm proof mountain mess tents
• Storm proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping chairs (Toilet tent can be hired as a supplementary extra)

Additional safety precautions
• Uniquely advantageous acclimatization procedures developed from our operational manager's pioneering projects in Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai
• Superior logistical arrangements that promote optimal hydration, digestion and rest for the duration of your climb
• First Aid kit (for the duration of your climb)
Other advantages
• Three litre of mineral water for the first day of your hike
• Energy drink on your summit evening
• Celebration dinner (evening after your climb)

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