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    The Rongai Route is the only route that appraoches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. Rongai’s ascent profile is very similar to that of Marangu. It is one of Kilimanjaro’s easier routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady. However, unlike Marangu, this route has low crowds and passes through remote wilderness areas. It is probably the only route where seeing wildlife in the first days is possible.

    Scenically, Rongai is beautiful because it travels through an unspoiled rain forest and remote wilderness area. However, it is not as scenically varied as Machame, Lemosho and Shira. Rongai is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths, those who want to avoid traffic, and those who want to enjoy a quieter hike. It is also preferred when climbing during the rainy season because the north side of the mountain receives less precipitation.

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    Day 1: Moshi – Marangu Gate

    We will pick you up from your hotel in Moshi at 0800 and drive to the Marangu Gate to obtain permits and clearance. Depart from Marangu and drive to Rongai Gate (1,800 M) where you begin your trek of 3-4 hours today, ascending to Cave Camp at 2,750 M. for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {L, D}

    Day 2: Kikelewa Camp

    Today you will trek 3-4 hours again before reaching the Kikelewa Camp at 3,500 M. where you will have dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 3: Tarn Hut Camp

    Hike to Tarn Hut camp today where you will overnight at 3,850 M. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}.

    Day 4: Kibo Hut

    You will trek to Kibo Hut today, about 4-5 hours, 4,700 M, from where you will begin your ascent to the summit. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

    Day 5: Uhuru Peak

    Shortly after midnight, you will arise to begin your ascent to the summit, reaching Uhuru Peak by sunrise. You will descend to Horombo Camp for dinner and overnight, 3,820 M. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}.

    Day 6: Horombo Camp – Marangu Gate

    After breakfast, depart Horombo Camp and descend to the Marangu Gate in about 5-6 hours to collect your certificate and be met by the vehicle to return to your hotel. Meal Plan: {L, D}.

    Included:

    • Return transport from Moshi/Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Use of our professional Mountain Guides/potters
    • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
    • Three meals a day while on the mountain
    • All park entrance fees and Taxes

    Excluded:

    • All your climbing gears
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal spending money
    • Tips for guide, potter and cook.

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