This 6 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai route .The Rongai Trailhead is Kilimanjaro’s only route beginning from the north side and crossing the mountain. Rongai Route 6 Day begins and end at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick up you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu.All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is reuired.
Normally 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 day.
The best time for climbing mount Kilimanjaro is January to February and September.
July to August can be colder and November to December can be wetter.
January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick up you to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.
Your guides will meet you at your hotel in Moshi for a detailed briefing of the climb. Accommodation:Keys Hotel – Moshi (D)
Departure from hotel will be at around 7:30 am for Loitokitok Gate (ca. 4 hrs transfer), where you will complete the entry formalities and have lunch. You start trekking through fields and dense mountain rain forest to your first camp in the heather. 3-4 hrs trekking.Accommodation: Rongai 1 Caves camp (B, L, D)
About 4-5 hrs trekking through heather and moorland brings you to the second caves where you have lunch. If the weather is clear, Mawenzi will be in plain view – a stunning sight.
Enjoy stopping to observe an exotic heather-zone vegetation along the trail. If you are still very fit, you might continue to the Rongai 3 caves camp (ca. 2-3 hrs trekking), otherwise you stay overnight here.Accommodation: Rongai 2 or Rongai 3 Caves camp (B, L, D)
From Rongai 2, it’s about 5-7 hrs, from Rongai 3 about 3-5 hrs trekking, first through moorland and then into the highland desert, until you arrive in the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The landscape grows more impressive and spectacular as you gain altitude. Prepare all your gear for the night ahead and turn in early to rest.Accommodation: Outward Bound camp (B, L, D)
A hot drink will arrive very early this morning. At about 1 am , you start trekking towards the rim of the crater, which you reach at Gilmans’ Point (5,712 m) and from there to Uhuru Peak (7-8 hrs). The following descend to Horombo Camp is about 6-8 hrs.
At the start of the trek at 1 am, temperatures usually be between -10 and 0 deg. and somewhere between -12 deg. C (10 deg. F) to -23 deg. C (-10 F.) on or near the summit just before dawn.
The slope is steep, with switchbacks, over loose rock and scree with some boulders as you near Gilman’s Point. You will stop at Hans Meyer cave on the way, the famous place that Kilimanjaro’s first western climber described in jis journals. Once at Gilmans’ Point (after ca. 5-6 hrs) at the edge of the crater, the trail becomes less steep and Uhuru Peak is reached after 1.5-2 hrs trekking along the usually snowy crater rim. After descending to Kibo hut, there is a pause for rest and food, then it’s another 3-4 hrs to reach Horombo Camp. Total trekking time: 13-16 hrs.Accommodation: Horombo camp (B, L, D)
It’s a relaxed 5-6 hours trek straight down to Marangu Gate, where you’ll have lunch. After receiving your certificates and saying goodbye to many of your crew, we’ll return to Moshi). Accommodation: Keys Hotel – Moshi (B, L, D)