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9-Day Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route
Product Code: 3841-173851
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Complete the thrilling Rongai Route up Kilimanjaro
  • • Enjoy amazing views of Tanzania
  • • Cross this amazing feat off your bucket list
  • • Stay one night at the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort
Tour Code
3841-173851
Duration
9 days
Departure City
Arusha
End City
Arusha
Tour Type:
Hiking
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Backpacker, Adventure, Nature

Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Challenge

Only the most seasoned travelers with high fitness levels should join

Quality: Camping

Each night you'll unroll your bedroll and sleep beneath the stars

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Arusha

Marangu

Hotel: Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar

Today we'll begin our journey to the peak of Kilimanjaro!

After picking you up from your hotel, we'll head to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, which is beautifully located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.

In the evening we'll gather together at 5:30pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

Tips:
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Kilimanjaro

Arusha - Rongai Camp

Hotel: Camp or similar

After an early breakfast in Arusha, you will drive to the Rongai (Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border.

Here we'll begin our climb on this unspoiled wilderness route. We'll steadily but gently move up through the stunning forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. As the forest begins to thin out we'll stop at the first camp, located at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Tips:
The first day is only a half-day walk.

Nalemoru Gate to Rongai Camp (2,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Kilimanjaro

Rongai Camp - Second Cave

Hotel: Camp or similar

In the morning we'll continue our journey, steadily ascenting to the Second Cave (3,450m) while enjoy amazing views ofKibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After a hot lunch we'll have a free time to rest at the camp or in the afternoon we can explore the surrounding area and climatize for our walk to the Third Cave.

Tips:
Rongai Camp to Second Cave’ (3,450 m): 3-4 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kilimanjaro

Second Cave - Kikelelwa Cave

Hotel: Camp or similar

Today we'll gradually rise through beautiful open moorland towards the jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi and finally the Kikelewa Camp (3679m). We'll arrive at the Kikelewa Caves in the late afternoon, just in time for dinner.

Tips:
Second Cave to Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m): 3-4 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Kilimanjaro

Kikelelwa Cave - Mawenzi Turn

Hotel: Camp or similar

Today we'll follow a short but steep ascent. We'll leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. The afternoon is free to help your acclimatization and enjoy the amazing views.

Tips:
Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m):3-4 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Kilimanjaro

Mawenzi Turn - Kibo Hut

Hotel: Camp or similar

Today we'll cross the lunar desert that rests between Mawenzi and KiboHut (4700m), at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by early afternoon. Please be away there is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent, which will begin early in the morning on day 7, so please get a good nights rest.

Tips:
Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut (4,700m); 5-6 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Kilimanjaro

Kibo Hut - Kilimanjaro Summit - Horrombo Hut

Hotel: Camp or similar

Today we'll awake just before midnight and begin our final ascent. The climb will be steep and under the cover of darkness over loose loose volcanic scree. There will be well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace that will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685m.

We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa.

Congratulations! We did it!

After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we'll descend to Kiko Hut, which will go quick and smoothly, and we'll stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment. From here we'll continue down to Horrombo Hut.

Tips:
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Kilimanjaro

Horrombo Hut - Arusha

Hotel: Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar

Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, where all successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Arusha for dinner and your final night.

Tips:
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-7 hours walking).

Visiting Attractions

Day 09

Arusha

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
【Airport Pick-Up】
We provide 24-hour free pick-up service for the tour starts and we will transfer to your hotel in Arusha (pre-tour accommodation is not included). Airport pick-up is always available depending on your flight.

【Airport Drop-Off】
Airport drop-off is always available depending on your flight. The tour will end from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please book your flight accordingly. If you are not supposed to leave on the same day of finishing the trip, you can stay overnight for free.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional mountain guide, mountain chef, mountain potters and assistance mountain guide
  • 8-night accommodations.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Arusha Airport
  • All park entry fee
  • Mineral water
  • 3 meals a day
  • Rescue fee
  • Camping Fee
  • Mountain Gears like 2-person tents, mattress and sleeping bags

Package Excludes

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Tips to the mountain guides, porters.
  • Personal Mountain Gears like warm clothes, gloves, stick, etc.
Special Notes
  • Airport pick up is available for the day before your tour starts.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft or loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 16 and older.
* Child: 6-15.
* Free for children under 6.
*The default price is per person based on 11-15 participants.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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