Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 5 Days Tour Highlight.
Duration: 5 days on the Mountain
Itinerary Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 5 Days
Scenery: Very good
Arrive In Tanzania:
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by Kilipeak Adventure staff and transferred for overnight accommodation at Babylon Lodge Marangu B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check, and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need from Kilipeak Adventure Store
Dinner and overnight at Babylon Lodge or similar: Bed, and Breakfast included.
Day 2: Rongai Camp:
The Mount Kilimanjaro climb begins from the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (1,950 m.) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering a pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing whitetail. The forest begins to thin out and Rongai One Camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. [3-4 hours walking]
Day 3: Rongai Third Cave:
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Third Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we continue up our Mount Kilimanjaro climb to Third Cave (3,900 m) [5-6 hours walking]
Day 4: School Hut:
The steady ascend continues, soon reaching the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo. We should reach School Hut Campsite (4,750 m.) at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by midday. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking]
Day 5: Summit Down – Horombo Hut:
We will start the final and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the Mount Kilimanjaro climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m.) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to School (4,700 m.) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3,720 m.). [11-15 hours walking]
Day 6: Marangu Gate:
A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m.). [5-6 hours walking]
Dinner and overnight at Babylon Lodge: Bed, and Breakfast included.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 5 Days Includes:
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Airport transfers
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen
• Basic first aid kit
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet.
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Rongai Route – 5 Days Excludes:
• Flights and airport taxes, Tanzania Visa
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook- will provide tipping guidelines upon booking
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).
All customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.