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Moshi

KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTE TREK


Hiking

Category

9 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

Join us on the Rongai Route, Kilimanjaro's serene path from the north-east, skirting the Amboseli plains towards Uhuru Peak, west of Mawenzi. Known for its solitude and simplicity, it's ideal for camping and favored in the rainy season for its drier northern slopes. Choose your summit path: the popular Mawenzi Tarn Hut or the challenging School Hut, with prior acclimatization advised for the latter. Both lead to Gilman’s Point on the Crater Rim, offering a less-trodden journey to the peak.


Itinerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team eagerly awaits to escort you to your hotel in Moshi. This day is yours to unwind or discover Moshi's allure. In the evening, receive a detailed trek briefing and an equipment review, perfectly setting the stage for our adventure.
Our journey commences from Nale Moru, traversing farmland and pine forests. Anticipate sightings of Colobus monkeys and potentially elephants or buffalos. We established our first camp at Simba Camp, nestled on the moorland zone's fringe. Distance: 8km / Time: 4-5 hours
A gradual climb through the moorland brings us to Second Cave Camp, where vistas of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields unfold. Distance: 5km / Time: 3-4 hours
Progressing beyond the pine forest, we ascend towards Mawenzi's jagged peaks, camping in a sheltered valley by Kikelewa Caves. Distance: 5km / Time: 3-4 hours
A brisk climb through grassy slopes rewards us with magnificent views of the Kenyan plains, en route to Mawenzi Tarn Hut, located beneath Mawenzi's towering cliffs. Distance: 8km / Time: 4-5 hours
Trekking across the ‘saddle's lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo leads us to Kibo Hut, where we rest in anticipation of the summit attempt. Distance: 8km / Time: 5-6 hours
Embark on the final ascent around midnight, reaching Uhuru Peak at sunrise. After descending to Kibo Hut for nourishment, we continue down to Horombo Hut. Distance: 22km / Time: 12-15 hours
Our return journey takes us through heath and moor to Marangu Gate, followed by a transfer back to Moshi to celebrate your summit success. Distance: 20.8km / Time: 8 hours
A day of relaxation and reflection on your remarkable journey up Kilimanjaro concludes with a transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Emergency oxygen and first aid kit
Lodging includes hotel accommodations pre and post-trek, with tent accommodations during the hike
Inclusive of all necessary tour permits and camping fees
Provision of -15°C rated sleeping bags and sleeping mats for extreme conditions
Scheduled airport transfers, offering three-time options to match your flight schedule
Comprehensive meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the 6-day trek)
Welcoming and farewell dinners at the hotel, plus a departure day breakfast
Access to filtered water during the trek
Contribution towards tree planting and supporting local environmental conservation efforts
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Insurance over 4.500mt, mandatory for this trek
Tips
Laundry Services
Tanzanian mountain doctor
1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
Single Room supplement

Accomodations

Weru Weru River Lodge


The Weru Weru River Lodge offers 32 spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms designed for supreme comfort. Situated in an unbeatable location near Kilimanjaro, this eco-friendly lodge is the ideal pick for leisure travelers looking for an unforgettable and genuine African experience. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, making it a perfect choice for those seeking to combine luxury with adventure​​.

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel


The Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is celebrated as one of the premier 4-star boutique hotels in Moshi, offering exceptional ambience and facilities. Positioned 4km from Moshi's town center, 25km from Kilimanjaro National Park, and 40km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, its location is ideal for visitors to the region. This hotel stands out for its commitment to providing a luxurious stay with a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of its guests, whether they are there to explore the nearby natural wonders, embark on an adventure, or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat​​.


Guides

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield & Ahsante Tours

Holyfield is a guide at Ahsante Tours. They are a local, family-owned tour operator specializing in adventure travel in Tanzania. For over the last 21 years, they have helped fellow travelers explore and experience some of the most amazing places and cultures in Tanzania. ​Their dedicated team of professionals has one goal: to provide the best and most memorable adventure experience for you!


Meeting point

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Moshi


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

May 2024
Mon
13 May
7:00 AM
Tue
21 May
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
2630 €
Mon
27 May
7:00 AM
Tue
4 Jun
2:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
2630 €
Tue
5 Nov
8:00 AM
Wed
13 Nov
3:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
2630 €
Tue
19 Nov
8:00 AM
Wed
27 Nov
3:00 PM

Confirmed

12 spots left
Total
2630 €

From 2630 € / person
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