Rongai Route - 5 Days / 4 Nights.
The climb begins at the village of Nale Moru ( 1950 mts) through cultivated
land before entering the pine forest. Watch out for Kilimanjaro Colobus
monkeys in the tree tops with their white fringed 'capes' and tail. Taking
3 - 4 hours the first camp is on the edge of the moorland zone where the
forest begins to thin out at First Cave at 8500ft / 2600m. Overnight 1st
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to Second Cave at 11300ft / 3450m
with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Pushing on to reach Third Cave taking 3 to 4 hours at 12800ft / 3800m for
overnight camp. Overnight 3rd Cave Camp
Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between
Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut at 15000ft / 4700m.
The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final
ascent which begins around midnight. Overnight Kibo Camp
An early start for the summit on steep heavy scree to arrive at Gilman's
Point at 18640ft/5681m in time to see the sun rise. Those who want to
reach the highest point in Africa can take the approximately three hour
excursion to Uhuru Peak 19340 / 5896m passing close to the spectacular glaciers
and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent
to Kibo is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, continue the
descent to reach the final campsite at Horombo at 12000ft / 3700m taking
11 to 15 hours. Overnight Horombo Camp
A steady descent down through the moor land to Mandara Hut and then downward
through the lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu
(1830m) taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to your Hotel for
dinner and overnight.
Price US$ 950 per person
Any additional day is US$ 180
The price is inclusive
2 transfers from Moshi
to Rongai park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Rongai
4 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Rongai
First and Last night accommodation at standard hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client
The Price does not
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain
suits, Warm Jacket,
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers, tents
Note: All the above items can be hired
at a reasonable price
Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List
. Leather or thermal boots
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
. Fleece jacket
. Fleece pants
. Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
. Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
. Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
. Fleece balaclava
. Thermal balaclava
. Thermal top
. Thermal long johns
. Thermal socks
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. Day pack
. Head torch
. Thermal flask
Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)
. Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
. Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle
Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Duffel bag
. Walking stick (adjustable)
. Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
. Sleeping mat
Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
. Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.