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9 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro Using Rongai Route

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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.

Day 1,Arrival at Kilimanjaro -Moshi

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we shall be ready to pick you up and have you booked in a hotel of your choice at a favorable cost matching the regions rates. This is essential since it will provide you with an ample time to relax as you prepare mentally and physically for the climb. This time will also help you get used to the climate around Mount Kilimanjaro and help reduce stress on your body owing to change of climate. Mostly reservations for our clients are not done for the first and the last day since you can have the liberty to choose what you deem comfortable or interesting to you. Nevertheless we can still make a reservation for you in a 5 star or a basic accommodation as you wish.

Day 2,Rongai Gate (1,800m/ 5,905 ft) to First Cave Camp (2,600m/ 8,350 ft)

The Elevation gain on this climbing phase is 800 m/ 2,624 ft. Being the start of the climbing expedition you are picked by your driver and dropped at the Rongai Gate next to the Kenyan border. From here all registration will be done and then the drive proceeds to Rongai (1,950 meters) where you will start the climbing. The trek starts off slow through the sparsely growing vegetation as you enter through the rain forest. Along the way you can enjoy seeing wild game such as the colobus monkey among others. You will get to First Cave Camp sometimes in the afternoon and close your expedition for the day.

Day 3,First Cave Camp (2,600m/ 8,530 ft) to Kikelewa Camp (3,600m/ 11,811 ft)

This phase covers an elevation gain of, 1000 meter / 3,280 feet Climbing through this phase takes you through the rainforest into the alpine moorland. Along this area, you can have a good view of the Mawenzi Peak from a distance rising high clearly visible during the day. This section of the trek is usually challenging due to the steepness of the terrain hence covered at a slow pace. When you arrive at the First Cave along this trek, the team can have a short break as they explore the surrounding area. From this point the team treks for another 6km taking you roughly 6 to 7 hours to Kikelewa camp, which is located at the second cave where the team can spend the night. At this point we advise you to take some rest and let your body adapt to the climate around the place.

Day 4,Kikelewa Camp (3,600 m/ 11,811 ft) to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m/ 14,206 ft)

The phase covers an elevation gain of 730 meter / 2,395 feet This distance covers a short steep climb to the Mawenzi Tarn, near the Mawenzi Peak (one of Kilimanjaro’s three highest peaks). From here you can have a view of the beautiful scenic Tanzanian wilderness and the spectacular peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. The journey should take you up to lunch time. You will then have some lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing as your body adapts to the climate.

Day 5,Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/ 14,206 ft) to Kibo Camp (4,700m/ 15,419 ft)

This phase takes you to an elevation gain of 370 meter/ 1,213 feet The trek starts off after breakfast with a steep climb up the mountain laying ahead is the lunar desert ascending up the Kilimanjaro between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. As you climb high, the vegetation becomes scarce leading you to the alpine moorland. From above right at Kibo camp, you can have a clear view of the Kenyan plains- this is just a short distance from the Kibo Peak standing right above you. At this point you will need to relax and re-ensure all you required, for example climbing gears are ready and in good shape for the final ascent the next day. Ensure you have a headlamp, enough water, and warm clothes since this is a must have for the remaining part of the journey.

Day 6,Kibo Camp (4,700m/ 15,419 ft) - Uhuru Peak (5,895m/ 19,340 ft) - Horombo Hut (3,720m/ 12,204 ft)

This phase covers an elevation gain of, 1,195 meter / 3,920 feet and subsequently a elevation loss of, 2,175 meter / 7,135 feet The most chalenging part to the highest peak on mount Kilimanjaro starts off at midnight in the dark of the night, steep terrain and in the cold breeze from the cold tempratues above the mountain taking you to Gilman's point. With the dark and the steepness, the trek has breaks for rests at intervals along the ascend taking you 2-3 hours to the highest point Uhuru peak. From the top you can have a nice view of the surrounding landscape as you celebrate your success up the mountain. On the descend, 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.

Day 7,Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,204 ft ) - Marangu Gate (1,830m/ 6000 ft)

This phase covers an elevation loss of, 1890 meter / 6,200 feet The trek is a descend through the tropical forest towards the Marangu gate. Walking through for approxmately 5-6 hours gets you at the bottom of the mountain. The best thing is that your efforts to climb the mountain will be recognized with issuing of summt certificates upon the final descend. Your driver will be ready to collect you and take you to your hotel where you can hve some refreshments and take a good sleep for the night.

Day 8,Moshi - Airport

With the mission accomplished, one can decide to tour other areaswthin Tanzania with the time remaining. One can decide to visit Zanzibar islands in the indian oecean or even optfor the exoctic beaches of Pemba and Mafia Islands. But if you have ejoyed yourself and want to travel back to your destination,you wll be travelling on the last day being the 9 day. How fit are you supposed to be inorder to climb Mount Kilimanjaro using the Leomosho Route? Given the distance one is bound to cover on foot the terrain, number of days approximately 6-7 days, over different tempratures over an increasing altitude. There are Several things if put into consideration will help you reach the summit easily without much strain. 1. Always move at a pace that is not so fast as this will give your body time to acclamatize to the tempratures as you climb up. 2. Prior to climbing the mountain do some exrcise to ensure you are fit. You can have some aerobics sessons or jogging to help you keep fit. its always hard to tell if one will succumb to altitude sickness. But the good thing is that the Leomosho Route offers a favourable 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. Incase you need advise on how to prepare to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro, you can contact us for advice.

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  • Duration : 11 Days
  • Price : $2460

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