RONGAI ROUTE

Price: $ 2,765.7 Per Person.

The Rongai Route starts near the Kenyan border and goes up the northern side of the mountain. You will descend on the same route as used on the Marangu route.

Day 1: Depart from your country. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania.
At the airport, our well trained English speaking guide(s) with warm hearts and kind smiles, will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. Before dinner, your guide will sit with you and brief you on the climb ahead.
Stay overnight at Arumeru River Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha - Rongai cave.
Register at Marangu then transfer by 4 x 4 Land Rover to the start of the Rongai route. The drive will take around 1.5 hours. By the time you arrive at camp, your porters will have already started preparing everything for your arrival. Your tents will be pitched and water will be boiling. Your cook will prepare dinner for you.

Distance: 8 km's
Hiking time: 4 hrs
Habitat: Rain forest
Stay overnight at Rongai first cave campsite.

Day 3: First cave - Kikelwa (second cave).
You will enjoy viewing areas that very few visitors to kilimanjaro will ever get to see, including great views of the plains of Kenya. By the time you arrive at the campsite, tents will be pitched by porters. Your cook will prepare your dinner.
Distance: 10 km’s
Hiking time: 7 hrs
Habitat: Moorland
Stay overnight at Second cave campsite.

Day 4: Kikelwa to Mawenzi Tarn.
You will hike until you reach Mawenzi tarn where you will camp overnight. The rest of the afternoon can be spent resting before the ascent to the summit the following day.
Distance: 10 km’s
Hiking time: 4 hrs
Habitat: Moorland and Alpine Desert
Stay overnight at Mawenzi Tarn.

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn - School camp.
You will spend some time resting here before the late night ascent to the summit. Make sure your supplies are in order so you do not spend time looking for them during departure.
Distance: 6 km's
Hiking time: 5 hrs
Habitat: Moorland and Alpine desert
Stay overnight at Barafu campsite.

Day 6: Kibo Hut, Uhuru Peak and Horombo Hut.
Your dreams have come true at Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro at (5,895 m).
Distance: 30 km’s
Hiking time: 15 - 16 hrs (ascent and descent)
Habitat: Snow, Ice and Stoney scree, Moorland
Stay overnight at Horombo hut.

Day 7: Horombo hut and Marangu Gate
After breakfast, hike back to Marangu gate where you will sign your name and enter your details in a registration book. At the gate, you will have earned a certificate for finishing your climb up to Uhuru Peak.
Distance: 27 km’s
Hiking time: 6 hrs
Habitat: Moorland and Rain forest
Drive back to Arusha and stay overnight at Impala hotel.

Day 8: Departure\ Safari extension.
After breakfast, you can do some shopping or begin your safari extension if one has been selected. Lunch and an early dinner will be served before you transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport late that evening for your onward flight.