Forever Nature

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”10″ bg_type=”image” bg_image_new=”24631″ bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_override=”full” parallax_content=”off” fadeout_row=”off” enable_overlay=”enable_overlay_value” overlay_color=”rgba(12,13,13,0.4)” overlay_pattern=”transperant” overlay_pattern_opacity=”16″ overlay_pattern_attachment=”scroll” css=”.vc_custom_1651158648731{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 100px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][boc_heading html_element=”h1″ alignment=”center” color=”#ffffff” font_size=”35px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Rongai Route[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_width=”100px” divider_position=”center” divider_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.2)” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”10px”][boc_heading html_element=”h4″ alignment=”center” color=”#c9c9c9″ subheading=”yes” margin_bottom=”30px” font_size=”15px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Kilimanjaro Trekking – 6 Days Rongai Route[/boc_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1650886293688{padding-top: 80px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1650550900568{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][boc_heading html_element=”h4″ color=”#ab8f63″ font_size=”25px”]Overview[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_color=”#eeeeee”][vc_column_text]

There is only one route over on the north eastern side of the mountain, Rongai, which is usually a five night climb. This lesser known track may not be quite as spectacular as the western routes, but it does usually have far lower traffic than the other five night routes. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.It is generally considered to be the easiest of the quality routes on the mountain. Rongai is the best route for people who are looking for a decent quality experience and are perhaps not absolutely confident about their fitness.

Rongai route offers scenic view traversing through beautiful lush rain forest and unspoiled wilderness. The route is not very crowded and best for those who are seeking for less traffic.

The route is best preferable for those who are looking for ascending Kilimanjaro in rainy season. As staring from the north side of the mountain the route experiences less rain-fall and the trail way stays dry most of the time.

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[/boc_list_item][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”25px”]Itinerary[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_color=”#eeeeee”][boc_accordion_section rounded=”yes” border=”yes”][boc_accordion title=”Day 1: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp” is_open=”yes”]Distance: 6km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

You will be driven from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi for about 5 hours to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, we take the first hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.
The Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 2: First Cave Camp to Kikelewa Camp”]Distance: 9km
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland

Hike through Kilimanjaro’s moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During the hike, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 3: Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp”]Distance: 6km
Walking Time: 4 hours
Habitat: Moorland

This more leisurely acclimatization day starts with a morning hike followed by a rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp”]Distance: 4km
Walking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert

Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you stunning uninterrupted views of your final destination.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 5: Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut”]Distance: 6 km ascent/16km descent
Walking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Hike by the light of your flashlight for the next six hours. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.
The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes about two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate”]Hiking time: 6 – 8 hours
Distance: 20km
Walking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Moorlands

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to your hotel.[/boc_accordion][/boc_accordion_section][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces”][vc_column][boc_img_carousel items_visible=”4″ arrows_position=”side” autoplay=”yes” loop=”yes” img_link=”lightbox” fixed_size=”yes” image_ids=”24632,24630,24629,24628″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f2ead2″ css=”.vc_custom_1650886258061{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1650550413428{margin-bottom: 50px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-right-color: #ddbd8b !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}” offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”20px” css_classes=”text_transform”]What’s Included[/boc_heading][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro route gate[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Government taxes[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Sleeping mountain tents[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Double layered Sleeping Mats[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]3 meals daily while on the mountain[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Filtered water throughout the trek[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Hot Water For Wash[/boc_list_item][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”20px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Not Included[/boc_heading][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]International flights[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Items of a personal nature[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Tips for the mountain crew[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Laundry Services[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Travel insurance[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Visa fees[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Personal expenses not included in the itinerary[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Laundry Service[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Trekking equipment not included in the itinerary (clothing, footwear, portable toilets and tents, accessories)[/boc_list_item][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row]