Rongai Route has a wonderful success climbing rate approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the north, goes through the picturesque views of the tropica rainforest and therefore the second highest purpose of Tanzania – the Mawenzi volcano. This is due gradual elevation increase, you will be able to get good altitude acclimatization and reach safely the highest point of Africa – Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters. Rongai Route has wonderful success rates of 90% for six- and seven-days climb. Rongai is great for those travelers who have already got high altitude experience and are willing to escape the crowds of other climbers since this route is quite far from the town. The Rongai Route is a perfect way to test your strength and get unforgettable impressions on a distance of 65 kilometers (40 miles).
TREKKING FROM NALEMURU GATE TO SIMBA CAMP
A guide and a mountain support crew can have an early morning breakfast, and hold a fast briefing on the route, then you’ll travel by vehicle to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park’s northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m).
After the short formality of effort rise permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the traveler can begin trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m).
Your trek at the present time is going to be moderate and take you through the evergreen forest up Kilimanjaro’s northern slope. Do not hurry during climbing and always keep a comfortable pace. After reaching the campsite, our skilled mountain crew can prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.
This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended to take note on the following instructions from this point on: - Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
– Drink over 3.5 liters of drinking water daily.
– Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness.
We advocate you consult your doctor before the trip just in case of potential allergies.
At night you’ll expertise discomfort related to acclimatization to the high altitude: as a result of a discounting your waking respiratory pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day.
Taking altitude into consideration, you may, therefore, start feeling sick and have a headache.
Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you begin feeling any symptoms of sickness/dizziness.
TREKKING FROM SIMBA CAMP TO KIKILEWA CAMP
Early within the morning once 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.
TREKKING FROM KIKILEWA CAMP TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP
Early wakeup and you will be given breakfast and the start off trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit.
When you reach the camp, you’ll 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 backtrack to Mawenzi lake Camp, wherever you’ll have dinner within 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 probabilities of with success summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and prevent from the implications of hypoxia.
TREKKING FROM MAWENZI TARN CAMP TO SCHOOL HUT CAMP
This day is going to be spent trekking towards school Hut Camp (4,715 m).
The landscape can modification considerably to administer thanks to a rocky geographical area.
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).
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 winning ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired.
Then you’ll come back to Kibo Camp and once a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Camp (3,720 m).
Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.
DESCENT FROM HOROMBO CAMP TO MARANGU GATE
You will be offered an amazing 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 full cluster can gather to congratulate you, and so you’ll have the possibility to share your opinions on the trip within the guestbook.
Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel. Spend an Extra day at Second Cave Camp (3480m) for better acclimatization.
End of Rongai Route Tour
Inclusions & Exclusions
- All Park fees
- All activities
- All accommodation
- All Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- All Round trip airport transfer
- All Meals (3 meals a day)
- Drinking water and Wine
- Free Day tour on Request
- All things of personal nature
- Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Pop Up Roof
- Every one gets a Window Seat
- Electric Charger in Car
- Radio Call
- Professional Guide
- 4 * 4 wheels drive