Kilimanjaro - rongai route

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Airport transfers before and after Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Hotel Kilimanjaro park gates before and after trekking
  • Trekking during the day and overnight in campsites
Rongai is the only route that approaches from the north. Due to its remote starting location, which requires a little extra effort to get to, it is one of the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro, which is perfect for those looking for a more ‘wilderness’ experience. Technically speaking, ‘Rongai’ is not its true name, but is the one that it is best known by. The trail used to start right on the Kenyan border at Rongai Village, but now begins in the small town of Loitokitok, which is the official name of the trail. Rongai is by no means an ‘easier’ route, but it takes a slower pace, usually over 7 days, and has more of a gradual ascent than other routes. The route follows a trail through farmland and then up to a smaller forest section before continuing in the shadow of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro's second highest volcano, where trekkers have the chance experience arguably the most picturesque camp on the mountain at Mawenzi Tarn. From here the route crosses 'The Saddle' through desert terrain up to Kibo camp, and from here joins the Marangu Route on its approach to the summit via Gillman’s and Stella point.
  • Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Day 2: Moshi to Simba Camp
  • Day 3: Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp
  • Day 4: Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
  • Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp
  • Day 6: Kibo Camp to Horombo Camp
  • Day 7: Horombo Camp to Moshi/Arusha
  • Day 8: Transfer to the airport
  • Hotel accommodation in Moshi or Arusha, BB
  • Quality, waterproof private mountain tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides, cook and porters
  • All Kilimanjaro Park fees
  • Rescue fees for Climbing Kilimanjaro Route
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Insurance and ethical treatment of porters
  • Camping Mattress.
  • International flights to and from Tanzania
  • Tanzania Visa; $50 per person on arrival
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb, etc)
  • Tips to the mountain guide, cook and porters
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking sticks/poles.
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