6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking

/6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking
6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking2018-10-29T17:27:17+00:00

6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking This route begins on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, on the Kenyan border, and is the least traveled route. It takes a long drive to get to the starting point that is filled with fantastic views. After summit  you will decent on the Marangu route. Accommodation on this route will be in tents.
THE BEST MONTHS TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.
Normally March, April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all the days so Climbing is possible.
The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.
July can be colder and November to December can be wet.
January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.

6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking

Rongai  Route 6 days Kilimanjaro Trekking 

Trek Africa’s highest mountain on a much less crowded route compared to the Marangu route  and Machame route

With its gentle gradient and sense of unspoilt wilderness, the Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and is less crowded than the most popular trails. We trek through farmlands, forest and alpine moorlands as we approach the beautiful summit cone. This route allows an extra day for acclimatization under the imposing spires of Mawenzi, before the arduous final ascent. The final climb begins in darkness but our reward is an incomparable dawn vista over the sweeping East African plains.

Your chance to
Trek Africa’s highest mountain
Follow the lesser-used Rongai Route
Watch sunrise over the summit crater rim

At a glance
2 nights comfortable en suite hotels, 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided
6 days point-to-point walking
Full porter age throughout
Altitude maximum 5895m, average 3600m

What’s included?

6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

All accommodation (see below)

All transport and listed activities

Tour / mt guide leader throughout

Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Kilimanjaro Park Fee

What’s not included?

Travel insurance clink to book your insurance

Single accommodation from GBP 170  (includes single tent)

Visas or vaccinations

Accommodation details

Hotels & Camping

2 night’s comfortable en suite hotels out post lodge , 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided,
During the climb you will have 5 nights of full-service camping, with a private toilet tent. There is a large communal tent, which is used for dining and at other times in the event of inclement weather Limited single accommodation is available and includes a single tent as well as the hotel nights. We can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip

Vaccinations and Visa

Most nationalities require a tourist visa for Tanzania, including British nationals, most EC nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians. The visa is available at the border and the cost for British and most other European Nationals is USD50 cash, whilst for US citizens it is USD100 cash. Please note that although Tanzania does not officially require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, at most airports and other points of entry you may be required to show a certificate of vaccination or an exemption certificate. This includes coming from Europe via, or transiting through an endemic country including the airports of Nairobi (Kenya) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). If visiting Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania border officials have been known to demand proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or an exemption certificate. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Holiday style

Grade 6
the summit attempt is graded 7 / tough because of the high altitude and the level of physical effort needed. Please be aware many clients find the summit day on Kilimanjaro the toughest physical challenge of their life. The rest of the trek is graded as 5/ challenging more as a consequence of the high altitude and extended wilderness camping than the difficulty of walking; hence the overall grading of this trek as challenging/tough. We strongly recommend that you thoroughly read the Exodus grading system as outlined in the Walking & Trekking Brochure before booking this trip. Maximum altitude 5895m.

Walking Conditions
This is a long and hard trek, which reaches an altitude of 5895m. Even if you consider yourself fit, you might still find the climb very hard, depending on how well your body acclimatizes to high altitude. There is no scientific way to determine how easily you acclimatize, and be aware that the acclimatization process also can differ from climb to climb.
Most of the trails on the Kilimanjaro trek are well defined and of good quality but some forest sections are often slippery and moorland paths can be very wet in poor weather conditions.
The final ascent to Uhuru peak is almost exclusively on scree and loose rock without permanent footpaths but no technical skills are required. During the course of the trip we shall spend time at both high and low altitude, experiencing both extremely cold and quite hot conditions. Please note that this is graded as a Challenging / Tough trek in our Walking & Trekking Brochure; you will need complete confidence in your physical ability to attempt this trek. You should be prepared for an early start every day on Kilimanjaro.

Altitude
The rate of ascent to high altitude on Kilimanjaro is rapid because of the shape and isolated nature of the mountain. Despite careful pacing and adequate hydration, it is probable that many trekkers will experience mild altitude sickness. Most recover quickly; but those affected by serious altitude problems will need to descend to a lower altitude with a member of the local staff and probably abandon the trek in the interests of safety. Please report any symptoms of altitude sickness to our Guides immediately and be prepared to follow their advice. The decision of the Senior Local Guide in such situations will be final.
Over 30,000 people attempt the climb of Kilimanjaro annually and there are, on average, two or three fatalities from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) every year. These fatalities are always the result of the failure to undertake a rapid descent quickly enough. Our Guides have had formal training to recognise and deal quickly with the symptoms of AMS, whilst our medical box contains drugs to facilitate a rapid descent together with an evacuation plan from each campsite on Kilimanjaro. Please note that thorough training and preparation still offer no guarantees in the remote and abnormal conditions that exist at higher altitudes on Kilimanjaro.
Although rare, a number of medical conditions can also reduce your body’s ability to acclimatise, and thus will affect your performance at altitude and make you more susceptible to AMS. If you are worried about any pre-existing condition (e.g. heart problems), or unsure of your physical ability, we recommend that you seek medical advice prior to booking.
Female travellers please note there is some evidence to suggest that the regularity of the menstrual cycle is disrupted at altitude, this disruption has been known to bring on unexpected periods.

Eating & drinking

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included.
On trek the emphasis is on a varied and well balanced diet with a greater amount of fresh fruit and soup to maximise the daily intake of fluids.
Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Tanzania the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialized dietary items from home.
You may find it beneficial to bring some ‘summit snacks’ with you from home; summit day is a long trekking day and high energy snacks are not readily available locally in Tanzania.
All meals during the climb are included. Please allow about GBP40 (USD65) for the meals not included.
Water
whilst the water we provide on Kilimanjaro is suitable for drinking you may wish to be extra safe and treat it with your own water purification tablets. The EU banned iodine to be used to purify water on 25 Oct 2009. The cheapest alternative is to use chlorine tablets. The major difference is chlorine doesn’t eliminate giardia. Biox Aqua drops or tablets are the best available alternative for sale in the UK as they kill giardia and crytosporidium. ending of  6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking

January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.

6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro trekking This route begins on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, on the Kenyan border, and is the least traveled route. It takes a long drive to get to the starting point that is filled with fantastic views. After summit  you will decent on the Marangu route. Accommodation on this route will be in tents.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA:
Welcome to Tanzania – Today you will be meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and then transferred to the volunteer house in Arusha. The drive from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha is approx one hour. Meals – Dinner at Mvuli hotel in Arusha https://www.mvulihotels.co.tz/ half board included

DAY 2: RONGAI CAMP (FULL BOARD)
After an early breakfast in Marangu, you will drive to the Rongai (Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border. We begin our climb on this unspoilt wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
The first day is only a half-day walk.
Nalemoru Gate to Rongai Camp (2,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.

DAY 3: RONGAI KIKELELWA CAVE (FULL BOARD)
Gradual rise through beautiful open moorland towards jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi to Kikelewa Camp (3679m) we reach in late afternoon at Kikelewa Caves for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Rongai Camp to Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m): 6-8 hours walking.

DAY 4: RONGAI KIKELELWA CAVE (FULL BOARD)
A Short but steep ascent to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m). Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. The afternoon is free to help your acclimatization.
Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m):3-4 hours walking.

DAY 5: MAWENZI TURN TO KIBO HUT TO (FULL BOARD)
Today we cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo Hut (4700m), at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by early afternoon. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut (4,700m); 5-6 hours walking.

DAY 6: KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT TO HORROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut.
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

DAY 7: HORROMBO HUT (FULL BOARD)
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for dinner and overnight.
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking). Dinner and overnight at Mvuli hotel Bed, and Breakfast-included
DAY 8: DEPARTING DAY:
After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight, unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.

Prices for a Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

Solo Trekker USD 1554 per person
Group of 2 USD 1501 per person
Group of 3 USD 1456 per person
Group of 4 USD 1411 per person
Group of 5 USD 1375 per person
Group of 6 USD 1365 per person
Group of 7 USD 1363 per person
Group of 8 USD 1354 per person
Group of 9 USD 1347 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1356 per person

Available Discounts Available discounts for Rongai – 6 days

Children between 5 years and 15 years old USD 590 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania USD 210 per person
East African Citizens USD 750 per person
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