Rongai is the main course beginning the northern incline of Kilimanjaro. However this piece of the Mountain is seldom visited by explorers, it isn’t less intriguing than the well known southern and western slants. We prescribe Rongai to every one of the people who like hermitic climbing encounters. Getting to the trailhead – Nalemuru Gate – for the most part requires 3-4 hours from Aishi Machame Hotel.
Rongai is additionally the main course that passes by Mawenzi, one of the three volcanic cones of Kilimanjaro and the third most elevated top in Africa. The way back lies through Marangu, and consequently you will actually want to see the two sides of the mountain.
However six and seven-day programs are accessible, a more extended choice is suggested for better acclimatization change.
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟎 | 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet Kiliholidays representative, and transfer to Weru Weru River lodge (https://www.weruweruriverlodge.com/ ). The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.𝐁𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: Check-in starts at 1:00 PM.
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟏: 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐊𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐌𝐔𝐑𝐔 𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐈𝐌𝐁𝐀 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏.
You will meet your mountain guides and crew in the morning before setting out for Kilimanjaro National
Park’s northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). Here, the head guide will acquire the necessary
permits and finalize search and rescue registration. This day’s trek through coniferous forest of Kilimanjaro’s northern slope to Simba Camp is moderate, taking you up to 2,625 m. Remember not to hurry and maintain a comfortable pace. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will have pitched your tents and started dinner preparations. It is advisable to adhere to the following rules from the very beginning of your climb: Stay away from alcohol and caffeine.
Make sure you drink a minimum of 4 liters of water every day, taking it frequently and in small doses.
The use of Diamox tablets is a good idea as it staves off altitude sickness symptoms. These are taken in
the morning before the day’s climb. Consult your family doctor to make sure that you can safely take it.
Do not be unduly alarmed if you experience discomfort during the night- high altitude has this effect on
the human body. Nausea and headaches are a common occurrence in the mountains. However, make
sure you alert your guide to any symptoms of altitude sickness. 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟐,𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟐,𝟔𝟐𝟓 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟑-𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟖 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟐: 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐊𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐒𝐈𝐌𝐁𝐀 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏.
Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart from Simba Camp to start trekking towards
your second high altitude camp: Second Cave Camp (3,480 m). This route is rather easy and will only
take around 3 hours, so when you reach the camp you will still have ample time to rest and explore the
surrounding area. After lunch you will have a couple hours to rest, followed by an acclimatization hike in
the direction of Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) on a stretch of the Rongai Route at a short distance with a 100-
meter gain in altitude, after which you will hike back down to Second Cave Camp.
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: the acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the
acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase
your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude
sickness. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 (𝟑,𝟒𝟖𝟎 𝐦) — 𝐊𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐰𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 (𝟑,𝟓𝟖𝟎 𝐦)
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟐,𝟓 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝟏–𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟐,𝟔𝟐𝟓 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟒𝟖𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟐-𝟑 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟒 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟑: 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐊𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐖𝐀 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏.
After breakfast you will begin trekking to Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m), where you can see Kibo Volcano at
its finest (barring cloudy weather). This will be a relief day, so after lunch you will have time to sleep
before the next trekking towards Mawenzi Tarn Camp. In the evening after dinner the guide will check
health conditions of the each person of the group and give the necessary instructions for tomorrow’s trekking. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,𝟒𝟖𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟔𝟑𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟑-𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟓 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟒: 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐊𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐊𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐖𝐀 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏 𝐓𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐖𝐄𝐍𝐙𝐈 𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐍 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏.
Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of
Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and a two-hour rest, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200- meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐌𝐚𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐳𝐢 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 (𝟒,𝟑𝟏𝟎 𝐦) — 𝐌𝐚𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐳𝐢 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨 (𝟒,𝟓𝟏𝟎 𝐦)
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝟐 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝟏–𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,𝟔𝟑𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟒,𝟑𝟏𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟒-𝟓 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟔 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟓: 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐊𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐌𝐀𝐖𝐄𝐍𝐙𝐈 𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐍 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐈𝐁𝐎 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏.
This day will be spent trekking towards Kibo Summit Camp (4,700 m). The landscape will change
significantly to give
way to a rocky semidesert. The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an
appropriate pace to
keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp, we
recommend you sleep
well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be
ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡; 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟒,𝟑𝟏𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟒,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟓-𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟗 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟔: 𝐔𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐔 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐊 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐏 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐌𝐁𝐎 𝐇𝐔𝐓.
The team will depart School Hut Camp with its elevation of 4,715 m at night. The trek up to Uhuru
Peak’s 5,895 m puts more of a strain on your cardiovascular system than your muscles as the high
altitude takes its toll on your body despite the moderate gradient of the climb. One guide will be
assigned to every two climbers, constantly evaluating their fitness over the duration of this part of the
climb. A walk on the nearest glacier can be undertaken upon reaching the summit. The descent to 3,720
m at Horombo Camp will include a 2-hour rest stop at Kibo Camp. It is highly advisable to keep in mind
that 9 out of 10 climbing accident happen on the way down, so watch your step! 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡;
𝟒,𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟒,𝟕𝟏𝟓 𝐦
𝟓,𝟖𝟗𝟓 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟕𝟐𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟏𝟐-𝟏𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟐𝟏 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟕: 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐔 𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐄.
The final descent to Marangu Gate’s 1,860 m starts after breakfast. The stop at the gate presents a good
opportunity for a last exchange of impressions and memories of the expedition with the whole of your
support crew. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates and provide you a
transfer back to the 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐮 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭; 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟑,𝟖𝟐𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟏,𝟔𝟒𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟒-𝟓 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟐 𝐤𝐦
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟖 | 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening
flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.
The climb cost includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
- Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
- Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel;
- All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
- One night at 3* hotel (Weru Weru River Lodge or Similar) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool);
- Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro (modern comfortable 4-season North Face VE-25 tents).
All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer).
- Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike
- All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-
free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
- All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭:
- 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
- All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
- Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
- Complete medical kits.
- Climbing crew:
- Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 10+years of successful mountaineering experience;
- Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐬:
- Airline tickets;
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
- Personal gear rentals;
𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐫𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝!! 𝐀 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛: 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞.
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞: $𝟐𝟎-$𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲
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