7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Rongai Route 2022/2023
Tanzania Climb The Rongai Route (Mt Kilimanjaro) 2022/2023
7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek on Rongai Route 2022/2023 visiting Moshi . 1st Cave . 3rd Cave . Mawenzi Tarn . Kibo . Horombo . Moshi 6 nights
Rongai Route Climbing Kilimanjaro 2022
The Rongai route on Mount Kilimanjaro is a seven day camping route; it has the attraction of being a lower traffic and easier route compared to the southern slopes for climbing Kilimanjaro. It attracts about 10% of visitors to the mountain. The route is really a complete traverse, the only one to experience the arid northern side and the lush southern side. It’s also known as the Loitokitok Route.
Starting from the Kenyan side of the mountain in the north its advantages are a more gradual and easier route in terms of terrain, plus there are excellent clear views of the mountain all through the approach. There is also more opportunity to see wildlife such as buffalo, elephant and antelope
The seven days includes a day of acclimatization at Mawenzi Tarn and this is an important addition because the flatter terrain means you can’t ‘climb high, sleep low’ which is a good approach to acclimatization. This extra day helps a lot and means the summit success rate on this route is quite high at over 80%. A six day itinerary without the acclimatisation day lowers the summit success rate to about 65% and it’s much more likely to get altitude sickness.
-Trek the Rongai Route, with an additional day on the mountain vital for acclimatization and summit success
-Our highly experienced and expert guides work hard to give you the best chances to summit
-Watch the African sunrise from the crater rim of Africa’s highest mountain
- Mentioned arrival and departure transfers in Moshi.
- The transfer from Moshi to Mt. Kilimanjaro Gate on Day 1.
- The transfer from Mandara Gate to Keys Hotel on Day 6.
- Bed and breakfast with overnight at Keys Hotel, Moshi for one nigth on Day 6.
- Park fees for Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Mountaineering fees during the Mount Kilimanjaro trek.
- Services of Portes during the Mount Kilimanjaro trek
- Services of Guides during the Mount Kilimanjaro trek.
- Services of a cook during the Mount Kilimanjaro trek
- Full board ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Mount Kilimanjaro trek.
- Accommodations as outlined in the itinerary above.
- Rescue to a Hospital during the Trek ( if need be).
- Bottled water during the trek.
- Items not mentioned as included.
- Sleeping bags.
- Trekking equipment.
- Tanzania visas
Day 1: Moshi- Rongai Trailhead- First Caves Camp
You have the morning link up with our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking crew for gear check and briefing about your forthcoming adventure. You are picked up and transferred to the Rongai Gate for registration. You are then transferred to the Rongai Trailhead (1950 metres) and embark on your trek. The trail passes through maize plantations through the pine forest. The trail is gentle and breathtaking in beautiful countryside. Arrival at the First Caves Camp ( 2600 metres). Dinner and overnight at the First Caves Camp. Full board
Day 2: First Caves- Kikelewa Camp
Breakfast. Commence the trek. You will pass through the Second Cave ( 3450 metres) and onto the Third Cave (Kikelewa Caves, 3600 metres). The views start to open up and you now feel you are on a really big mountain. Overnight at the Kikelewa Caves Camp. Full board
Day 3: Kikelewa- Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Breakfast. A short and steepy climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next Camp; Mawenzi Tarn Camp( 4330 metres). The Camp is situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area. Overnight at the Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Full board
Day 4: Mawezi Camp- Kibo Hut
Breakfast. Breakfast. Embark on the trek ascending on the East side of Kibo. The habitat here is Alpine Desert. You cross the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrival at Kibo Hut ( 4700 metres) in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent to the Summit of Africa which begins at midnight. Overnight at the Kibo Hut. Full board
Day 5: Kibo- Gilman's Point- Uhuru Peak- Horombo Hut
Take the mid-night Trek to the Uhuru Peak ( 5895 metres). You have 14 hours of treking on this section. The first section of the trail consits of rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave ( 5150 metres). The path then zizags to the Gilman's Point ( 5681 metres) and it is located on the Crater Rim. The habitat here is stone scree and ice capped summit. It is in this section that the going gets really tough. Move slowly. From Gilman's Point, you normally encounter snow all the way to Uhuru Peak, The Summit of Africa. Get excited, you made to the top. Take some photos and take the 3 hour descent to Kibo Hut for breakfast and some relaxing. Take a further 3 hour descent to Horombo Hut ( 3720 metres). Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut. Full board
Day 6: Horombo Hut- Moshi Town
Breakfast. Take the 6 hour descent via Mandara Hut and down to the Marangu Gate. You will receive your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Certificates here. Soon thereafter, you are picked up and transferred to the Keys Hotel, Moshi and check in. Spend the rest of your day on leisure here. Overnight at Keys Hotel, Moshi. Breakfast and lunch
Day 7: Moshi Town- Kilimanjaro Airport
Breakfast at Keys Hotel, Moshi. In good time you are picked up and transferred to the Airport for you ongoing arrangements. Breakfast