Moshi, Tanzania

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Duration

9 days

Start Time

07:30 AM

Pick up not included

Language

English

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Hi, I'm Yusuf

My name is YUSUF NGAINA, married with three kids. I’m a Professional guide with an experience of 20 years in the field, guiding both Safari and Mount Kilimanjaro summits over 200 times and served a thousand couple of clients. I also organize Safaris in North and Southern National Parks in Tanzania, which includes:- Serengeti National Park, Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara,Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Conservation Area, Ruaha, Selous and Nyerere. In addition, I do private and sharing Tour, organize cultural Tourism with home stays, which is not only giving clients adventure but also engaging with communities which I highly recommend for the young guys. It teaches them to appreciate how lucky they are, thus changing their life in a good way and building their future. This is an experience we have learned from our previous clients since, I have been working with kids from Colorado and life line University from USA. I have been engaging with the local people in the area in all my tours, for them to benefit, increase their income, and also get a chance to respect nature as they acquire knowledge from our Professional guides. The reason why I choose YUSUF Is because we are giving back to the community by supporting them in education, getting solutions while partnering with the journey from USA, building houses and water wells for widows and abandoned women in Lake Eyasi (very remote area in Tanzania). Feel free to visit https://journeysofsolutions.org/ to see what we do with the community. I am glad to be part of Go Africa platform.
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Overview

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). The minimum number of days required for this route is six days (seven days are recommended). Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route.

Pick Up Point

At guest hotel

Day 1 of Tour

 

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

After landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel in Moshi for your overnight and briefing with your guide one day or few hours before hiking.

Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Breakfast
Accommodation Details

Type

Hotel

Name

Hotel

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 2 of Tour

 

Day 2: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m)

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi

Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 3 of Tour

 

Day 3: Simba Camp (2625m) to 2nd Cave Camp (3480m)

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi

Approx. time taken: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 4 of Tour

 

Day 4: 2nd Cave Camp (3480m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630m)

Leaving the pine forest behind, we carry on with a steady ascent walking though moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro’s volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630m

Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi

Approx. time taken: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 5 of Tour

 

Day 5: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi

Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 6 of Tour

 

Day 6: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi

Approx. time taken: 5 – 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Website

Notes

Day 7 of Tour

 

Day 7: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi

Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Appetizers
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert
Accommodation Details

Type

Camping

Name

Camping

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 8 of Tour

 

Day 8: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi

Approx. time taken: 8 hours

What is included in your Tour Today?

Food

Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation Details

Type

Hotel

Name

Hotel

Rating

    Unrated

Address

Moshi

Notes

Day 9 of Tour

 

Day 9

Fly out, head to safari or make your way to Zanzibar.

 

What is included in your Tour Today?

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No

Important Information

Minimum age

From 7 Years Old

Activity level

Extreme

Additional requirements

Water Bottle, Sunglasses or Goggles, Pee Bottle- to avoid leaving tent at night, Trekking Poles, Face Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Hiking Boots, Balaclava or Buff, Brimmed Hat, Knit Hat, Hiking Pants, Waterproof Pants, Short and long Sleeve Shirts- light weight- moisture wicking fabric, Underwear- moisture wicking fabric, Sport Bra- Women, Waterproof Pants- breathable- side zipper, Waterproof Jacket- Breathable with hood, Soft Jacket, Insulated Jacket- Synthetic.

Cancellation Policy

Moderate

Cancel up to 14 days before Tour Starting time and get 50% refund

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