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  Trekking - Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Day 1
Drive 4 hours to the Rongai Gate. Walk to Simba Camp at 2650m, 2½-3 hrs. The walk is initially through plantations then rain forest and finally bush country.

Day 2
Walk to 2nd Cave at 3450m, 3½ hrs. A gentle day through bush then heathers.

Day 3
Gentle rising traverse through moorland over several ridges to 3rd Cave.

Day 4
Easy angled screes slopes lead across the Saddle to Kibo Hut, 4700m, 4½-5 hrs.

Day 5
Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman's Point (5681m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air an relative warmth of Horombo hut.

Day 6
Descend to Marangu gate. Drive back to the hotel (B&B).


Price : Rongai route 6day: 2PAX - 4PAX 1510$ PER PERSON, 5PAX - 8PAX 1470$ PER PERSON, 9PAX - 12PAX 1410$ PER PERSON.

Price includes:
  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut or camping fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation 1 day before and 1 day after the trek
Price does not include:
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleeping bags and personal items
  • Airport drop-off
Budget for extras:
  • $170 for extra day on the mountain
  • $270- $300/person tip
  • $30 for meals in Moshi
  • $30 for Kilimanjaro Airport departure tax

Booking Information
Every client must send a deposit which is 200$ for kili climb and 100$ for safari in order to secure the booking while the balance will be finished in cash on arrival. however, the deposit is non refundable due to the any cancellation. and every client should consider that as a very strictly.

Food
Our professionally trained cooks serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, good taste, high carbohydrate (energy) foods that are easily digestible. You may bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, energy bars or powdered energy drinks.

Breakfast: Toast (with honey, jam and/or butter); French toast; pancakes; sausage; bacon; eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, omelet and Spanish egg); cooked vegetables; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple), cereals; hot cereal; tea; coffee; cocoa; juice.

Lunch: Meat sandwiches; chicken, vegetables sandwiches; grilled cheese sandwiches; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple and paw-paws); boil eggs; French fries (chips), tea; coffee; cocoa; juice

Dinner: Beef, chicken, fish (roasted, stewed, curried); pasta; rice; vegetables (stewed, boiled, steamed, curried); potatoes (mashed, boiled, fried); ugali (local dish); fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas); tea; coffee; cocoa; juice

Click on any of the routes below to read an itinerary.

Marangu
Machame
Umbwe
Lemosho
Rongai
New Northern Circuit Route

We also offer treks on the second highest mountain in the country, Mt. Meru. Click here to read the itinerary.

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