9 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro Using Rongai Route




Tour Information

9 day climbing Mount Kilimanjaro from Rongai Route is considered to be remote bordering Kenya on the North. The route is mostly used by experienced climbers given that you ascend the mountain and then descend using the Marangu route on the other side of the mountain. This route gives you an opportunity to have a view of both sides of mount Kilimanjaro.

The route has nothing much to offer in terms of scenic views as compared to other routes since it’s on the drier side of the mountain.

As part of our package, climbing teams are headed by experienced tour guides, porters who provide a helping hand in ferrying the supplies up the Mountain and cooks to ensure there is sufficient food for the climbers through the trekking up.

Tour Plan

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we'll be ready to pick you up and make reservations for you at a hotel of your choice at a price that's reasonable for the area. This is crucial since you'll have plenty of time to unwind while getting ready physically and emotionally for the climb. Your body will experience less stress from the change in climate during this time as you get accustomed to the climate around Mount Kilimanjaro. Since you have the freedom to choose what you find comfortable or interesting, reservations for our clients' first and last days are typically not made. Nevertheless, we can still make a reservation for you in a 5-star or a basic accommodation as you wish.
The elevation gain for this climbing segment is 800 m/ 2,624 ft. You are picked up by your driver and dropped off at the Rongai Gate, which is close to the Kenyan border, as this is the beginning of the climbing expedition. Following completion of the registration process, the drive continues to Rongai (1,950 meters), where you will begin the ascent. As you approach the rain forest, the hike begins slowly through the thinly vegetated areas. You can take pleasure in viewing various animals along the road, like the colobus monkey among others. Occasionally in the late afternoon, you will arrive to First Cave Camp and end your trip for the day.
The height gain covered by this phase is 1000 meters (3,280 feet). This section of the climb takes you through a rainforest and into an alpine meadow. You can get a good view of the Mawenzi Peak along this area, which rises high and is readily visible during the day. Due to the steep terrain, this part of the walk is typically difficult and is therefore traveled slowly. The crew can take a quick rest as they investigate the region when they reach the First Cave during this route. From here, it takes another 6 km or so to reach Kikelewa camp, where the group can spend the night. This trip takes about 6 to 7 hours. At this point we advise you to take some rest and let your body adapt to the climate around the place.
The phase includes an elevation gain of 2,395 feet or 730 meters. This journey includes a brief, difficult ascent to the Mawenzi Tarn, which is close to the Mawenzi Peak, one of Kilimanjaro's three highest summits. The stunning Tanzanian bush and the magnificent peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can both be seen from here. You should arrive at lunchtime after your journey. The rest of the day will be spent relaxing while your body adjusts to the climate after having lunch.
The elevation gain throughout this phase is 370 meters/1,213 feet. After breakfast, the trip begins with an arduous ascent up the mountain through the lunar desert that rises up Kilimanjaro between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The vegetation gets scarcer as you ascend higher, bringing you to the alpine moorland. You can see the Kenyan plains clearly from above right at Kibo Camp; the Kibo Peak, which is directly above you, is only a short distance away. You should now take a moment to unwind and double-check that everything is in order and in good condition for the last ascent the following day, such as your climbing equipment. Ensure you have a headlamp, enough water, and warm clothes since this is a must have for the remaining part of the journey.
This section includes an elevation rise of 1,195 meters (3,920 feet) and a subsequent drop of 2,175 meters (7,135 feet) in height. The most difficult element of climbing Mount Everest is The ascent of Kilimanjaro begins at midnight in the pitch-black of the night, with steep terrain and a chilly breeze from the mountain's low temperatures carrying you to Gilman's Point. Due to the darkness and the steepness, the walk requires periodic rest stops throughout the ascent it will take you two to three hours to reach the highest point, Uhuru Peak. As you toast your ascent of the mountain, you can enjoy the lovely view of the surroundings. On the descent, the team moves all the way to Horombo hut where you can rest after a day long walk taking approximtely 14 hours. From here lunch can be served and later dinner in readiness for the final descend the next morning.
The height reduction in this phase is 1890 meters (6,200 feet). The journey to the Marangu gate descends through a tropical forest. You can reach the mountain's base after around 5 to 6 hours of walking. The finest part is that your efforts to climb the mountain will be acknowledged when summt certificates are issued during the last descent. When you're ready, your driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel so you can have some refreshments and get a good night's sleep.
Once the assignment is completed, the person can use the remaining time to travel other parts of Tanzania. One may choose to travel to the Indian Ocean's Zanzibar Islands or even choose to relax on the secluded beaches of Pemba and Mafia Islands. However, you will be traveling on the final day, which is the ninth day, if you have enjoyed yourself and wish to return to your destination. What level of physical fitness is required to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro using the Leomosho Route? Given the distance and terrain, one must get there on foot over a period of about 6-7 days in a variety of temperatures and altitudes. If you take a few things into consideration, you'll be able to reach the summit without too much difficulty. 1. Always move at a pace that is not so fast as this will give your body time to acclimatize to the temperatures as you climb up. 2. Prior to climbing the mountain do some exercise to ensure you are fit. You can have some aerobics sessions or jogging to help you keep fit. It's always hard to tell if one will succumb to altitude sickness. But the good thing is that the Leomosho Route offers a favorable climbing trek owing to the high terrain and the low terrain which gives the body room to adapt. Over time few people have been reported to have succumbed to altitude sickness. In case you need advice on how to prepare to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro, you can contact us for advice.
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