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Duration: 8 Days
Location: Mt. KILIMANJARO

Rongai Route
RONGAI / MARANGU – 8 DAYS

Rongai route is the only route that offers a long stretch of Chagga land as you travel from Moshi to Nalemoru Snow Cap Cottages.

Apart from the coffee and banana plantation that you will see throughout your 21/2 hours trip you shall also have an opportunity to see the weekly local markets in different areas along the road.

For sure you will be seeing and learning the lives of the habitants of Kilimanjaro in the rural area.

RONGAI / MARANGU – 8 DAYS

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and transfer to Moshi in a hotel for overnight.

Day 2: After breakfast, transfer from Moshi to Snow-Cap Cottages at Naleimoru/Rongai starting point. Clients check in their rooms, wash and have lunch in the restaurant. Short program of culture tour can be arranged to fill your day, and sight seeing. Clients go back to the cottages for evening coffee where briefing with guides is followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 3: After breakfast, climb starts through pine forest where the Colobus Monkeys can be viewed. The walk will take 4 hours to reach Sekimba campsite at the edge of forest, lunch will be taken in between. Overnight will be spent in tents at the first cave (2800m).

Day 4: You start in morning walking through the Moorland heading on the 3rd caves (3900m). The climb takes about 6 hours with lunch break at the second caves (3300m). Overnight will again be spent in tents.

Day 5: After the last good rest before the summit ascend, you hike to School Hut at (4750m) where you have dinner and rest in the hut.

Day 6: After a short night and a hot drink, the final ascend starts at about 1:30 a.m. The path leads through gradually steeper getting screed to the Gilman’s point (5685m) where you can watch the sunrise and the magnificent ice fields. After a short break, you now proceed along the crater rim to the Uhuru Peak (5895m) reaching there at about 9:00a.m. After your summit photo, you then descend to Kibo Hut for lunch before dropping to Horombo Hut (3720m) where the night will be spent.

Day 7: After breakfast, the final leg that takes about 6 hours starts heading for Marangu gate (1800m). You will be awarded a certificate for successful climb. You then proceed to Moshi / Arusha for a hot shower before dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to departure Kilimanjaro International Airport or by shuttle to Nairobi or your next safari destination.


RONGAI / MARANGU – 9 DAYS

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (K IA) and transfer to Moshi in a hotel for overnight.

Day 2: After breakfast transfer from Moshi to Snow-Cap Cottages at Naleimoru/Rongai starting point. Clients check in their rooms, wash and have lunch in the restaurant. Short program of culture tour can be arranged to fill your day, and sight seeing. Clients go back to the cottages for evening coffee where briefing with guides is followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 3: After breakfast climb starts through pine forest where the Colobus Monkey can be viewed. The walk will take 4 hours to reach Sekimba campsite with lunch break in between at the edge of forest. Overnight will be spent in tents at the first cave (2800m)

Day 4: You start in morning walking through the Moorland heading for the 2nd cave (3300m) where you will take your lunch. After lunch you proceed to Kikelelwa cave for dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 5: After breakfast, you continue towards the Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4330m), lunch will be taken on the way. From the Tarn Hut you will enjoy a magnificent view towards Kibo your final target. The night will be spent in tents.

Day 6: After your last good rest before the summit ascend, you hike to School Hut (4750m) where you have dinner and rest in the hut.

Day 7: After a short night and a hot drink, the final ascend starts at about 1:30 a.m. The path leads through gradually steeper getting screed to the Gilman’s point (5685m) from where you can watch sunrise and the magnificent ice fields. After a short break, you then proceed along the crater rim to the Uhuru Peak (5895m) reaching there at about 9.00 a.m. After your summit photo, you then descend to Kibo Hut for lunch before dropping to Horombo Hut (3720m) where the night will be spent.

Day 8: The final leg, which takes about 6 hours, starts heading for Marangu gate (1800m). Here, you will be awarded your certificate before proceeding to Moshi / Arusha for a hot shower dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Transfer to departure at Kilimanjaro International Airport or your next safari destination