Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
8 Days Rongai Route.
Price US$1580.00 per person.
 

Tanzania offers the best trekking in Africa, The Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m the world largest free standing Mountain in the World known as Roof top of Africa and the only highest point in Africa.

The beautiful and unspoilt wilderness route of Rongai to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route starts just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border and has been almost unused for many years because the area was considered “sensitive”. Now few years back has been open for climbing. Our professional mountain experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both easier and more beautiful than the main Marangu route. The Rongai route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the possibility of wildlife viewing, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. We also recommend to add an extra day to the standard five day itinerary to ensure maximum acclimatization and give your selves the best possible chance of enjoying the magnificent scenery and success to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day

Destination

Accomodation

Altitude

Walking Time

Meals

01

From Air port to City of Arusha

2 to 3 Star Hotel

1500 m

 Transfer

Bed & Braekfast

02

Nale Moru to Simba Camp

Camping

2750 m

4 to 5 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

03

Kikelwa Cave

Camping

3600 m

5 to 6 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04

Mawenzi Tarn

Camping

4330 m

5 to 6 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

05

School Campsite

Camping

4750 m

6 to 7 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06

To Summit  to Horombo Hut

Camping

3820 m

11 to 12 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07

Marangu Gate to Arusha

2 to3 Star Hotel

1500 m

6 Hours hike

Breakfast, Lunch

08

From Arusha to Airport

1500 m

Breakfast

Day 01: TRANSFER TO TOWN OF ARUSHA.
Pick up from your Hotel Nairobi or from Jomo Kenyatta Int Airport (NBO) and transfer by shuttle bus to Arusha or Pick up from Kilimanjaro Int Airport (JRO) to Arusha and drop of at your Hotel, at City of Arusha, Overnight Stay at 3 Star Hotel, Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast.

Day 02: FIRST CAMP.
At 08:00am After breakfast we will pick up from your hotel to our office were you will have briefing about daily routine during your trek and there after we depart Arusha town for Marangu Gate for completing the all necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, short drive to Rongai. The climb begins from the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (1,950m.) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone 2,600m with extensive views over the Kenyan Masai plains. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 03: KIKELEWA CAVES.
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ 3,450m with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Walk to our campsite for overnight camping near Kikelewa Caves 3.600m. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 04: MAWENZI TARN CAMP.
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn 4,330m spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatisation. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 05: SCHOOL CAMP.
We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School campsite 4,750m at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night!. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 06: HOROMBO CAMP.
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic screen to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m.) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak 5,896m passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo 4,700m is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo 3,720m. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 07: MANDARA HUT – MARANGU GATE
The day is spent descending Mount Kilimanjaro a steady descent takes us down through moorland to Marangu Gate 1800m. From Mount Kilimanjaro transfer to  your hotel at your base point in Moshi Town or City of Arusha which is start point of northern Tanzania Safaris and centre point of Cape to Cairo, drop of at your Hotel, Overnight Stay at 3 Star Hotel, Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast.

Day 08: CITY OF ARUSHA.
After breakfast say farewell to your Mount Kilimanjaro climb, check out your room at your hotel End of services or possible extension to Safari or Zanzibar beach holiday. Meal Plan: Breakfast. 

CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO 
8 Days Rongai Route - Ref PSCR8
Daily Departure from Arusha or Moshi

Tour Dates

Price in
Dollars US$

Price in
Euro €

Price in
UK Pounds £

 Price Per person

US$1580.00

€910.00

£700.00

 Extra day for Acclimatization

US$200.00

€167.00

£110.00

 Airport Shuttle Bus – One-Way

US$35.00

€30.00

£20.00

 Nairobi Shuttle Bus – One-Way

US$35.00

€30.00

£20.00

All price are per person based on min of two passengers sharing Double or Twin Room, payable and calculated based on US$ subject to exchange rate. Price Valid till Dec/2008 Subject to availability.

“Price Promise Guarantee” We do not compete with cheap but we make quality affordable. If you find same safari at cheaper price, we guarantee to match the price and knockdown by extra 5%”.

Best time to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro - Marangu route 
Jan, Feb, Mar and July Aug Sep, Oct, Dec

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 7 Night / 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro climb - Rongai Route - National Park and rescue fees, experienced and professional English speaking mountain guide, porters, 3 meals a day whilst on trek, transfers from base hotel in Arusha Town or Moshi Town to and from the mountain gates, 2 Nights 3 star Hotel bed and breakfast at the base point in Arusha of City or Moshi town .

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Drinks, Tips, Insurance, Hire of any clothing / equipment, Sleeping bag, Personal toiletry requirements and all items of a personal nature.

There is no special equipment or expertise needed to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro - the basic thing is having a slow pace. The routes have been chosen to allow a slow gradual hike. Any physically fit person is able to trek Mount Kilimanjaro Romgai route. However, please note the following - you are not permitted to trek the mountain if you have any respiratory problems, cold, high / low blood pressure, diabetics or any cardiac problem. Mount Kilimanjaro is a big mountain and should not be under estimated.

Mount Kilimanjaro Checklist

Documents

Clothing

Medical Essential

  • Valid Passport
  • Medical certificate
  • Entry Visa
  • Travel / Medical insurance


     
  • Jersey
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water proof pants
  • Shorts / T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Warm jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Balaclava / Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Woolen socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Light shoes
  • Cap / hat
  • Towel
  • Under wear / Socks
  • Walking Boots
  • Asprin Tablets
  • Assorted plasters
  • Sun protection cream
  • Anti malaria tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip salve
  • Water purification tablets
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Bandages
  • Throat lozenges
  • Pain Killer Tablets


     

Personnel Items

  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Matches / Candles
  • Soap
  • Writing Pads
  • Cash and Cheques
  • Lose Change / Small Bills
  • Pen
  • Alcohol
  • Reading Books

MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING - MEALS MENU WHILE ON TREK:

BREAKFAST: Fruit Juice, Fruit, Cereal / Porridge, Eggs bread / French-toast / Plain-toast / Pancakes, Sausages, Margarine, Jam / Honey, Tea / Coffee / Drinking chocolate.

SNACKS: Peanuts / Crisps / Popcorn / Cookies.

LUNCH: Sliced Carrot and Cucumber stripes, Avocado slices, Boiled egg, Vegetable / Meat cutlets, Sandwiches (Egg / Cheese / Tomato/ Tuna / Meat / Peanut butter), Fruit.

DINNER: Soup ( Mushroom /Asparagus / Chicken / Tomato / Vegetable), Bread, Salad, Rice / Pasta / Potatoes, Chicken / Meat, Mixed Vegetables ( Zucchini / Carrot / French -Beans / Cabbage), Lentils, Fruit Salad, Fruit with custard, Tea / Coffee / Milo / Drinking chocolate.

EQUIPMENT AND COST FOR HIRING PER ITEM FOR THE ENTIRE TREK:
Day Pack: US$10.00, Torch: US$10.00, Mountain Boots: US$20.00, Sun Glasses: US$5.00, Wool Hat / Balaclava: US$5.00, Wool Socks: US$2.00, Warm Trousers: US$10.00, Sleeping Bag: US$15.00, Warm Bottle: US$5.00, Long Inner Wear: US$5.00, Cutters: US$5.00, Rain Coat: US$5.00, Rain Trouser: US$5.00, Walking Stick: US$5.00, Gloves: US$5.00, Warm Jacket: US$10.00, Pull Over / Sweater: US$10.00, Scarf: US$5.00, Ponchoo for Rain: US$10.00, Roll Mat: US$10.00 .

For Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Reservation Contact
 

Predators Safari Club
Tanzania's Professional Tours & Safari Operator
Namanga Road, Sakina Area
Tel/Fax:+255272506471, Tel:+255272502111
Mobile: +255754562254
Reservations Email: Intoarusha@yahoo.com
Reservations Email: predatorssafari@habari.co.tz
Email London U.K: predators@safarisno1.fsnet.co.uk

Last Update on 02/April/2007
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