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TAS 216 - 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Rongai Route | Mt Kilimanjaro Hiking Expeditions

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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Rongai Route | Mt Kilimanjaro Hiking Expeditions

This 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing expedition on Rongai trek is rapidly gaining popularity, and is considered to be one of the easiest routes up Mount Kilimanjaro.Rongai is the only route starting from the north side of Kilimanjaro at Rongai, a small village close to the Kenyan border. The climbing conditions are drier on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, and there are fantastic sweeping views over the broad flat Masai lands. Overnights are spent camping in

tents. The summit is reached via the east side of Kibo and the descent is via the Marangu Trek.

Overview

Climb / Trek Overview
Climb / Trek Rating: Easy
Rongai Trek is rapidly gaining popularity, and is considered to be one of the easiest routes up Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the only route starting from the north side of the mountain at Rongai, a small village close to the Kenyan border. The climbing conditions are drier on the northern side of the mountain, and there are fantastic sweeping views over the broad flat Maasai lands. Overnights are spent camping in tents. The summit is reached via the east side of Kibo and the descent is via the Marangu Trek.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station, guest will be personally met by our Moshi office. We will be standing outside the arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. You will be transferred to Mountain Inn in Moshi for an overnight stay. In the early evening, you will have pre–climb briefing on the trek.

Overnight at Mountain Inn Moshi.
Meal Plan {Dinner}

Day 2: Moshi – First Cave Camp
Drive to Rongai where the small village of Nale Moru (1950m) sits. Your trekking expedition begins through cultivated land before entering the pine forest. Watch out for Kilimanjaro Colobus Monkeys in the treetops with their white fringed 'capes' and tail. It takes about three to four hours trek to the first camp, and the camp is located on the edge of the moorland zone where the forest begins to thin out at First Cave at 8500ft/2600m.

Overnight will be at First Cave Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}
Kilimanjaro's view from Third Cave Camp

Day 3 : First Cave Camp – Third Cave Camp
The morning trek is a steady ascent up to Second Cave at 11300ft/3450m with stunning views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Head to reach Third Cave at 12800ft/3800m for an overnight camp taking three to four hours.

Overnight will be at the Third Cave Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Third Cave Camp – Kibo Camp
Continue ascending on the eastern side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking four to five hours to reach Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. The rest of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent which begins around midnight.

Overnight will be at Kibo Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}
Kilimanjaro Horombo Camp

Day 5: Kibo Camp – Horombo Camp
An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's Point at 18640ft / 5681m on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak (the highest point in Africa) at 19340ft / 5896m. Descend to Horombo Camp site for your overnight stay. The ascent is about seven to eight hours and the descent is about four to seven hours.
Overnight will be at Horombo Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Kilimanjaro's view from Horombo Campsite

Day 6: Horombo Camp – Moshi
You will descend the mountain heading to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate. The descent will take five to seven hours. You will be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for your overnight stay.

Overnight will be at Mountain Inn Moshi
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}
Giraffe's at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 7: Moshi – Kilimanjaro – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station for your departure. We board our plane knowing that this has been an adventure to remember for the rest of our lives.
Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Features


What’s Included in this Safari Adventure:

  • Professional trek and climb guiding services. All our guides are native experts in mountain trekking and climbing, African wildlife, and the African culture, many of who speak other European languages.
  • Pre– planning professional program expertise, resource guiding along with first hand experience.
  • All gratuities except to driver-guides, game rangers, escort, and lodge, hotel, camp or bar staff.
  • First class transportation in a custom designed safari vehicle abiding by vehicle standards.
  • All park entry fees, airstrip transfers, VAT, state levies, service charge, and hotel taxes.
  • All point-to-point personalized meet, greet and transfer service as in the program.
  • 24 Hours– 7 days office and cellular emergency contact details while in Tanzania.
  • Accommodation as indicated - sharing room.
  • Meals as indicated.

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals, accommodation or sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • International airfares and Domestic Flights in Africa.
  • Travelers insurance, communication charges.
  • Personal expenses such laundry, drinks.
  • Excursions or optional activities.
  • Flying doctor service.
  • Visas.

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