Rongai route ascends Mount Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The rongai route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness. The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north.
A remote alternative to the crowded Marangu
While Rongai takes a minimum of six days, a seven-day itinerary is recommended as one day should be spent for acclimatization. The scenic diversity is not as great as the western routes, but Rongai is the only route in which you get to experience African wildlife during the early stages of your climb.
You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Hotel either to Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel ,Park view Hotel or Kilimanjaro the Crane in Moshi. Located on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania, the vibrant town of Moshi is known as a coffee producing hub boasting vast coffee plantations.
The majestic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro towers over this little African town. For basic, clean and affordable accommodation in the mountaineering town of Moshi, we recommend Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel ,Park view Hotel or Kilimanjaro the Crane.
Both hotels offer views of Mount Kilimanjaro and are classified as basic 2 star budget hotels. They are of medium size, privately owned and rooms are all en-suite. Some have air conditioning, television and mini-bar. There is a full restaurant offering a choice of either bar snacks, restaurant meals and pizzas which are served all day, and occasional evening barbecues.
A bar with a full range of drinks is available. Amenities include full laundry service and swimming pool. Guests may be accommodated at either hotel.
Collect your race number from Race registration at Keys Hotel, Uru Road.
Rest of day at leisure, relaxing by the hotel's pool or venturing into the town of Moshi, where you can buy curios and
enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.
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Transfers to/from the stadium will be provided. Good luck with the race!
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Days at leisure to recover from your race and prepare for your Kili climb.
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Preparation is a big word and an even bigger concept! It covers the vital question of getting yourself into shape, and here we at Easy Travel give you the benefit of our experience on matters such as strength conditioning, aerobic fitness and acclimatization.
But preparation covers much more, too. There’s no point of you being in excellent shape if your clothing and equipment are not – and you certainly want to know what to bring and what to leave at home. So, on these pages we advise you about your clothing, from head to toe, and about all the gear you should bring to make your climb a successful one.
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Mount Kilimanjaro, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, is the highest mountain in Africa (5 895 metres and the highest walkable summit in the world. One of the legendary seven Summits, and a bucket list challenge for many people, any reasonably fit person can reach the summit of Kilimanjaro with the help of a team of dedicated porters and guides. We at Lets view Tanzania have been taking climbers safely up Kili since 2016 and have first hand experience of what it’s like. We will hold your hand every step of the way – from early planning and preparation, all the way to the top of Africa! Our success rate for summiting is over 95% and is attributed to good preparation and professional guiding. Our guides are the very best available, and their enthusiasm, knowledge of the region and care for you will ensure that your hike is both comfortable and rewarding. After an early breakfast, a senior guide will conduct your climb briefing.
You will then be driven to Rongai Gate, where you will meet the rest of your guides and porters. After the formalities at the gate have been completed, begin your ascent to the first cave en route. The climb should take approximately 2 to 3 hours. This part takes you through the cultivated area of the mountain, where you can see how local farmers tend to their lands on the slopes. Overnight at Simba Camp (1,800m).
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Simba Camp is situated at an elevation of 3,600m in the Kilimanjaro region. The campsite offers tent camping and is close to First Caves campsite where guests can enjoy lunch while trekking
Early in the morning, begin trekking out past the second cave, and on to the third cave. This should take you approximately 6 to 7 hours. The climb today is relatively difficult, taking you through forest and well into the moorland. Overnight at Kikelelwa Camp (3,800m).
>Overnight: Kikelewa Camp
The Kikelewa Camp is part of the Rongai Route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the North, near the Kenya Tanzania border. At the camp, adventurers can enjoy the surrounding grassy slopes. The camp is near the Tsavo River which runs from Tsavo West National Park into Tanzania
Continue ascending to Mawenzi Tarn Hut, which should take approximately 7 hours to get to. Overnight camping at Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,330m).
> Overnight: Mawenzi Tarn Camp
The Mawenzi Tarn Camp is located near the base of Mwenzi, which is one of the 3 peaks of Mount. Kilimanjaro and is mostly used by ascending climbers on the Rongai route.
Depart to Kibo Hut, which should take you approximately 4 to 5 hours. Settle down for an early night camping at Kibo Hut (4,703m).
>Overnight: Kibo Hut Kibo is a little basecamp set in the Kilimanjaro National Park. Climbers set camp here before leaving for Uhuru Peak.
Today you will be heading for the highest point in Africa - Uhuru Peak (5,895m). You will be woken around midnight to commence the 5 hour hike on heavy scree up to Gillman's Point (5,686m). You will be walking in the dark as the ground is frozen and this makes it easier to ascend this steep section.
As you reach the Crater Rim, the sun should be rising to display Africa in all its glory beneath you. The views are spectacular and it makes the entire journey worth every step! Continue another 1 or 2 hours to Uhuru Peak, along the wide paths of the crater rim, peering down onto massive glaciers shining in the morning sun.
Arriving at Uhuru can be quite emotional, with the strain of the summit finally behind you and Africa surrounding you! After a few photographs at the summit, begin your steady descent to Kibo Hut for a rest and some nourishment, then continue to Horombo Hut to camp for overnight.
Having witnessed nature at its magnificent best, you must now descend all the way back to Marangu Gate. Use trekking poles to assist you and don’t forget to collect your green or gold certificates (green for trekkers who stopped at Gilman’s Point, gold for the ones who made it to Uhuru Peak).
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your return flight home.
What is Included
- Return airport – hotel transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport
- 6 nights accommodation including breakfast at Hotel in Moshi (5 nights pre and 1 night post climb)
- Marathon entry fee & guaranteed bib number
- Return transfers to/ from stadium on race day
- Services of Let’s view Tanzania co-ordinator at race and over weekend
- Gear storage at Hotel for duration of hike (the stuff you don’t want to take on the hike such as your
swimsuit, safari clothes etc)
- Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro National Park Gates
- Services of an experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guide and assistant guides during hike
- Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 12kg)
- Guide and porter fees as stipulated by Kilimanjaro National Park
- National Parks Mountain rescue fees
- Government tourist tax
- Three meals per day on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro cook
- Camping equipment (alpine tents, enclosed mess tents, compressed foam sleeping mats, camping chairs,
tables, cutlery and crockery)
- Water during the hike (boiled for consumption and washing)
- Portable oxygen for emergency use and Pulse Fingertip Oximeter
- Kilimanjaro certificate issued by Kilimanjaro National Park post hike (if you reach Stella Point/Gilman’s Point
or Uhuru Peak)
What is Excluded
- Flights and airport taxes
- Visa fees
- Health requirements including Yellow Fever Inoculations as applicable.
- Meals and drinks not specified above
- All items of a personal nature including tips, and any services not mentioned above under included