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SHORT BRIEF ABOUT THE RONGAI ROUTE 7 DAYS

The Rongai Route is the of the easier route way up to Kilimanjaro and only route approach on the north side of the mount Kilimanjaro and makes almost a complete experience north to south side of the mountain, this means we start climb Kilimanjaro from Rongai gate and descend to the Marangu route ,two deferent route in the same trek, Note that; Rongai route is the route cross near Kenyan border, this side is bordered by Kenyan national park called TSAVO, so that is possible to found the big animal like buffalo and elephant some time simba (lion) that cause the first camp to be called simba camp the lion were several time found there long time ago.
Rongai route provide gradual ascent which allows the tourist to be able to acclimatize to the new altitude and enjoy beautiful scenery from mawenzi peak 5151m , the second highest point of Tanzania. As the tourist you have the optional to select six days or seven days according to your vocational but due to our experience , please we would like to recommend seven day is preferable to be sure , it will give you more time to acclimation and excellent training before to attack summit 5895m

HIKING MOUNT KILIMANJARO THOUGH RONGAI ROUTE

By the time you arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be picked up with our driver and transferred to the hotel where you will have rest and relax or explore Moshi town and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, visiting the local market known as market for everyone, Moshi city center and some little biking, the choice is yours. If you’re in Moshi do not worry we will follow you ready for our itineraries or we will come to transfer you to our selected lodge ready for short briefing about our itineraries

FIRST DAY; MOSHI TOWN TO RONGAI GATE TO SIMBA CAMP

Starting elevation 900m Moshi Town
Ending elevation 1850m Rongai Gate
Altitude gain 950m
Driving distance 90kms
Driving hours 2-3 Hours

In the morning after breakfast you will departure Moshi and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Rongai gate, home to the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m. After we arrived at the Rongai Gate you will make the registration, ready to get in Kilimanjaro. Here it will take a little bit time before the team of Guides, Chefs and Porters, start trekking, because they have to sort out each and everything to be used to Kilimanjaro for hole days seven days Rongai route. NB it will be also the good time to have your lunch out there before we start our trekking to Kilimanjaro first day.
The average maximum time is 0ne hour-2 hours depend to the number of tourist , in that day and thereafter we will call you ready to go and starting to realize the climbers dream way up to stand at the highest point of Africa (UHURU PEAK 5895M.).

RONGAI GATE TO SIMBA CAMP

Starting elevation 1850m Rongai gate starting point
. Ending elevation 2750m Simba Camp
Altitude gain today 770m
Trekking distance 7kms
Walking hours 3-4 hours
Overnight hut Simba Camp
Elevation Zone Rainforest/MontaneForest
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

After registration and once the team is ready for the hiking, we will call you to start point our hiking through Rongai route crossing over the thick forest of pine plantations then we will start our natural rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, Columbus monkeys and the appearance of flowers such as impatiens kilimanjari and impatiens pseudo viola introduce some bright colors to the scenery.
There is a possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a, muddy and slippery experience so gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts should be sufficient, but keep your rain gear and warmer clothing handy. Note that; the possibility to see the big animal such as buffalo is high, if not in the walking may be later during evening or night time After get in Simba camp the team will prepare hot drinks such as coffee, tea, and chocolate drinks warm up your body and then waiting for the dinner.

SECOND DAY; SIMBA CAMP TO SECOND CAVE CAMP

Starting elevation 2620m Simba Camp
Ending elevation 3450m Second Cave Camp
Altitude gain today 830 m
Trekking distance 7kms
Walking hours 4-5 hours
Overnight hut Second Camp
Elevation Zone Moorland and Alpine zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Today our walk is easy and sill will be possible to found the big animal too such as buffalo , Eland and others . You will cross a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations, will allows great views of the kibo peak 5895m and Mawenzi peak 5151m. The ever changing landscape will again surprise you with a different terrain; you will walk on ground where lava once flowed.
You will also pass the big Senecieo Kilimanjari that can grow more than 9 meters in high and other more strange plants like lobelia, gladiolas and wild protea kilimanjari, From the Second cave camp, we will be above the clouds, you will be rewarded with best views of the Kenyan side and beautiful landscape. This is a easy day meant for acclimatization, that will increase your chance to conger the highest point of Africa UHURU PEAK 5895M .

THIRD DAY; SECOND CAVE CAMP TO KIKELEWA CAMP

Starting elevation 3450m Second Camp
Ending elevation 3650m Kikelewa Camp
Altitude gain today 200 m
Trekking distance 4.5 kms
Walking hours 2-3 hours
Overnight hut Kikelewa Camp
Elevation Zone Moorland and Alpine zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Today our walk is short and enjoyable; it will be less tiring than the day before. You will cross a gradual flat zone such that, moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations, which will allows for great views of the Mawenzi peak second high point in Tanzania . The ever changing landscape will again surprise you with a different terrain; you will walk on ground where lava once flowed.
You will also pass the big Senecieo Kilimanjari that can grow more than 9 meters in high and other more strange plants like lobelia, gladiolas and wild protea kilimanjari, From this point, also we will be above the clouds., you will be rewarded with best views of the plateau and beautiful landscape, This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization, that will increase your chance to conger the highest point of Africa UHURU PEAK 5895M.

FORTH DAY; KIKELEWA CAMP TO MAWENZI TURN HUT

Starting elevation 3650m Kikelewa Camp
Ending elevation 4330m Mawenzi turn hut Camp
Altitude gain today 680 m
Trekking distance 8 kms
Walking hours 3-4 hours
Overnight hut Mawenzi turn hut Camp
Elevation Zone Moorland and Alpine, Alpine desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Soon after breakfast we will face a short, steep climb up grassy slopes, rewarded by super all-round views, as you leave the vegetation behind and arrive at the Mawenzi Tarn Camp, if the weather is good you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the Kibo and Mawenzi summits as well as Kenya’s savannah grasslands. After passing a few more rock formations, you will arrive at the Mawenzi Hut. Hot dinner and washing water will be prepared for hikers as we enjoying the magnificent sunset.

FIVETH DAY; MAWENZI TURN HUT KIBO HUT

Starting elevation 4330m Mawenzi turn hut Camp
Ending elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Altitude gain today 390 m
Trekking distance 9kms
Walking hours 4-5 hours
Overnight hut Kibo Hut
Elevation Zone Alpine and Alpine desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Soon after breakfast, the team will continue ascending east for a half-day hike to Kibo Hut. Through the “Saddle,” area which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. This area is very dry and there is no water at the camp, but worry out all the water you need it will be carried by the team.

After the Kibo hut an early dinner will be served so that we can rest before attempting the summit at the same night. As the guide we will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night and Get to sleep early by 19:00! In approximation .

SIXTH DAY; KIBO HUT TO GILIMANS TO STELLA POINT TO UHURU PEAK

Starting elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Ending elevation 5681M Gilimans Point
Altitude change 961m
Trekking distance 5kms
Walking hours 4-5hours
Then stella point 5720m/time 45minutes
finally UHURU PEAK 5895M/time 45Minutes
total time to be used to uhuru peak 7.5hours

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast, then prepare for your summit ascent. It would be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek. Slowly slowly, or, “pole pole,” and an optimistic attitude will get you there! The goal is to climb all the way to Uhuru Peak shortly after sunrise. Leave at 12;00 AM, switchback up steep or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m Here, views of the fabled crater and its icecaps greet you.Note Tha;t this will be the most physical and mentally challanging part of your trek stay positive slowily you will make it

KIBO HUT TO HOROMBO HUT

Starting elevation 4720m Kibo Hut
Ending elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Altitude change 1000m
Trekking distance 9kms
Walking hours 2-3hours
Overnight hut Horombo Hut
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

As usual the team after they have nice little rest , they should collect their stuff and again in the morning go to the Horombo Huts. Where we will have dinner and get some well-deserved sleep! Please note that; avoid to stay longer at kibo hut after the summit 4720m still high and is possibly allow your body to be attacked by ams , 1-2 hours will be enough to stay then team will call you to the next shift to horombo 3720m .

SEVENTH DAY; HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

Starting elevation 3720m Horombo Hut
Ending elevation 1820M Marangu Gate
Altitude change 1900m
Trekking distance 20kms
Walking hours 6-7hours
Overnight hut Moshi town
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, AND WATER IS INCLUDED

The Great day has come yet, five days without shower, today everyone think about the hot showers Today the walking will take you to the moorland zone again until Mandara Huts, then have a lunch there then continue to the forest again, through the lush rainforest, where deference species of Monkey and the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjari flower grows, the air is totally fresh
species of Monkey and the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjari flower grows, the air is totally fresh , On arrived at the Marangu gate, you will be required to sign-out, for all successful climbers, they will be able to receive the certificate of completion from the National park
Climbers who reached Gilmans Point (5681m) receive green certificates , Climbers who reached Stella Point (5720m) receive green certificates and Climbers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, Driver with vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for hot shower and celebration! Departure to the airport or safari tour.


SERVICES OFFER BY KILIMANJARO BUSH ADVENTURES

SERVICES WE OFFER FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

Airport pickup on arrive and return on departure time .
Two nights to our selected hotels, mean full one before climbing and one after climbing.
All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi town.
Professional, experienced, mountain guides, cookers and porters
Guides, Porters, Cooker salaries are included.
waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis).
Sleeping Mattress.
Emergency Oxygen Cylinder (if necessary and Not in mount Meru).
All three meals fresh, healthy, nutritious food (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
and purified drinking water while on the Mountain.
Mess tents with table and outdoor chairs.
VAT (18% charged by the Government) and All government fees.

SERVICES WE ARE NOT OFFER FOR KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

Tanzania Visa.
Hotels and Transfers (available as an optional add on).
Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting in here Tanzania too; don't stress if you forget some of trekking equipments).
Tips and gratuities( This is traditionally for all Mt Kilimanjaro climber after finish their treks Guides, Cookers and Porters will expect this and the end of the trip).
Portable flush toilet with the toilet tent as add on please here we will need you to pay extra 150$ per toilet. Travel insurance.
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
Meals not listed in the itinerary.
Liquors, beers and bottled beverages.

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Hi! Due to the kilibush-adventures experience , we recommend to all tourist who are not sure to with their fitness to pick-up our plan with an extra day , this is the special day for acclimatization in order to get used to the new high altitude before climbing to the actual top point 5859m UHURU PEAK , the extra day is helpful for those who are not experience to the high mountain and has the great impact , that lead to increase the chance for the climbers to reach the actual top without much hassle, but never mind if your fit enough please pick any plan you wish be free to call us to assist you to plan your trip to Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is often taken as an easy walking to the high elevation because you do not need special equipment, but this does not mean that everyone will be guarantee 100% to reach the top of the mountain. Every year before pandemic was approximately more than 20000 people start the climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro only 80% gets the actual summit Uhuru Peak 5895m.

20% do not make it because of different reasons, it may be because their health condition is not good enough, or they are attacked with altitude sickness such as headach, vomiting, nausea,these symptoms continuous as you keep hiking if does not leave you, finally attacked by serious acute moutain sickness that are pulmonary edema that affect lungs or cerebral edema that affect brain/ loss of consciousness and feeling tiredness to exhausting, in most cases, will be noticed by any professional guide,keep drinking and slowdown the speed, Please you are free to asked our guide for his/her professionalism in order to be sure you book with a professional and competent teamwork. Note That; light headach, vomiting, nausea,these symptoms continuous as you keep hiking are normal to most of mountain climbers good news it will leave you as your body adapt to the new altitude.

"TANZANIA IS MIRACULOUS COUNTRY!"

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