Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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$2,899 per person
8 days/ 7 nights

EXPERIENCE AN ADVENTURE! Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

Mount Kilimanjaro climb with the Rongai Route tour. Start at the North side of the Mount and go through the coniferous forest, offering fantastic views.
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What's included

Departure Location
Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Return Location
Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Additional Information
Optional Extension: Extra acclimatization night is available between Day 2 & Day 3 Tour Number: SVTM0701D
Price includes
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Accommodation prior to and after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
  • Airport transfers
  • Camping/hut fees
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • First aid kit and oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents
  • Transfer to the trail head
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
Price does not include
  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Mountaineering and Flying Doctor insurance
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Portable toilet and shower (possible to hire at an additional cost)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: Additional fee Price Ranges: (See "Dates & Prices")

Tour Highlights:

  • Guided Mt. Kilimanjaro hike- Rongai Route (More info)
  • Optional Extension:
    • Extra acclimatization night is available between Day 2 & Day 3
    • Combine with a Tanzania safari

Rongai Route

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain on earth; making it an international destination attracting trekkers and mountaineers from around the globe. Set within the Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro emerges from the sprawling plains of Tanzania and boasts dense tropical rainforests, glacial ice fields, moorlands, and mystical moonscapes. Take on the colossal challenge of climbing this majestic mountain, explore the lush forested foothills, soak up the breathtaking views or take a wildlife safari and spot some of Africa’s diverse wildlife including: elephant, buffalo, leopard, duiker, eland, hyrax, blue monkeys and more.

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Day 1-

Mount Kilimanjaro

ARRIVAL Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be met by your Safari Ventures representative and transferred to your hotel. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening, there will be a briefing with your climb representatives who will share various information on your upcoming climb and ensure you are ready to embark on your adventure Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM. Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM NALEMURU GATE TO SIMBA CAMP   A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m). Your trek this day will be moderate and take you through coniferous forest up Kilimanjaro's northern slope. Remember not to hurry and always keep a comfortable pace. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you. This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on: • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently) At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day.  Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. Change in Elevation: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m) — Simba Camp (2,625 m) Hiking distance: 8 km Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Day 3-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM SIMBA CAMP TO KIKILEWA CAMP Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart from Simba Camp to start trekking towards your second high altitude camp: Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) where you can see Kibo Volcano at its finest (barring cloudy weather). This trekking is more physically demanding than the previous one, so once you are in the camp, full rest is recommended. Change in Elevation: Simba Camp (2,625 m) — Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Day 4-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM KIKILEWA CAMP TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro's second summit. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and a two-hour rest, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200-meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening. Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness. Trekking from Kikilewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp: Change in Elevation: Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) — Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m) Hiking distance: 6 km Hiking time: 4–5 hours Acclimatization hike Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m) — Destination point en route to Mawenzi Volcano (4,510 m) Hiking distance: 2 km Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 5-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM MAWENZI TARN CAMP TO SCHOOL HUT CAMP This day will be spent trekking towards School Hut Camp (4,715 m). The landscape will change significantly to give way to a rocky semidesert. The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp, we recommend you sleep well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m) — School Hut Camp (4,715 m) Hiking distance: 9 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Day 6-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO HOROMBO CAMP Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Camp (3,720 m). Change in Elevation: School Hut Camp (4,715 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Camp (3,720 m) Hiking distance: 21 km Hiking time: 12–14 hours

Day 7-

Mount Kilimanjaro

DESCENT FROM HOROMBO CAMP TO MARANGU GATE You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel. Change in Elevation: Horombo Camp (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m) Hiking distance: 18 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 8-

End of Itinerary

DEPARTURE Rest in the hotel and later transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight or extend your stay with a safari tour.  (If dayrooms are required this can be arranged).

More about Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!
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    Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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