Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route G Adventures

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

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A huge adventure with priceless rewards awaits on this thrilling Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route, escorted tour. After your stay in Moshi, ascend the lovely Rongai Route to the crater rim at Gillman’s Point situated at 18,651 feet. If you still have fuel in your tank continue to Uhuru Peak at 19,340feet. Highlights include glaciers, ice-cliffs, magical sunrises and an incomparable sense of accomplishment.

Many come to Africa for the wildlife with Mt. Kilimanjaro as a beautiful backdrop for many photos. Join those who pack their hiking gear and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to ascend the magical mountain. You'll be accompanied by experienced guides, cooks and porters as you navigate diverse climate zones and stunning scenery. Spend multiple overnights in tents at various camps along this iconic mountain. Bring home photos documenting your ascent up Rongai Route and Marangu Route descent, gazing out over incredible plains and spectacular sunrises. Plus, you may have that precious certificate in addition to, perhaps, souvenirs you pick up at a Women's Cooperative providing free adult business education for women who left school at an early age as is common in the region. This epic journey will have you feeling amazing about yourself, for so many well-deserved reasons. Today conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro, tomorrow, the world!


8 Daysfr. $2,974

  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
  • FOLLOW: a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro
  • CONQUER Africa's highest peak
  • HIKE towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems
  • FOLLOW the Rongai Route
  • CLIMB the mountain from the north
  • DESCEND via the popular Marangu Route
  • CAMP beside the only lake on the mountain
  • ENJOY spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli plains
  • LOOK for the Colobus monkeys of the area
  • WITNESS Kibo and the Eastern ice fields
  • NIGHT HIKE to the Summit via Gillman's Point
  • MARVEL at spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi
  • CELEBRATE a successful climb
  • ENJOY climbing ceremony with the women of Moshi Women's Cooperative
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • All permits and fees
  • Private minibus, trekking
  • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Stella Maris Lodge in Moshi (2 nights)
  • Simba Camp (1 night)
  • Kikelelwa Camp (1 night)
  • Mawenzi Tarn Camp (1 night)
  • Kibo Camp (1 night)
  • Horombo Camp (1 night)

MOSHI Location Information Description

Moshi, Tanzania

Arrive at any time. Meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.

Stella Maris Lodge

MOSHI/SIMBA CAMP Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Follow a small path through farmland from the village of Nalemoru (1950m, or 6397 ft). Travel though pine forest mostly in the montane forest habitat, with a gentle but consistent incline. Keep a look out for the Colobus monkeys of the area with their long white hair that looks like a cape.

Camp for the night at the edge of the moorland zone (2750m, or 87632ft), from here the forest thins considerably and there’s a great, wide view of the plains of Kenya.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Simba Camp

SIMBA CAMP/KIKELELWA CAMP Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Leave from Simba Camp in the morning with a steady ascent that’s approximately 8km (6mi) from Kikelewa Camp. Arrive at the second cave around lunchtime and take in the views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields.

After lunch, hike for 3-5 hours across the moorland off the main trail heading towards the peaks of Mawenzi. Camp for the night in the sheltered valley of the Kikelewa Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kikelewa Camp

KIKELELWA CAMP/MAWENZI TARN CAMP Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Climb the steep trail towards the Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4303m, or 14115 ft) through the wilderness and semi-desert habitat. Don’t listen to that “don’t look down” rule, the view behind is superb so make sure you enjoy it. Exit the vegetation zone shortly before reaching camp in the afternoon. Take a rest or explore the area around camp to help acclimate.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

MAWENZI TARN CAMP/KIBO CAMP Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks (4700m, or 15486 ft) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Spend the remainder of the day resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early start.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kibo Camp

KIBO CAMP/HOROMBO CAMP Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Start the final and, by far, the steepest and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 12:00. Night hike to the Summit, go very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5685m, or 18651 ft). Rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi.

If you are still feeling strong, make the two hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5895m, or 19340 ft) ), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. Descend to Kibo (4720m, or 15486 ft), which is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3720m, or 12204 ft ).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Horombo Camp

HOROMBO CAMP/MARANGU Location Information Description

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Continue the descent to the Marangu Gate, passing by the Mandara escarpment on the way. Enjoy the easier descent and hikers who successfully reached Uhuru Peak will receive a summit certificate.

Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony. Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures and Planeterra Foundation. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Location Information Description

Moshi, Tanzania

Continue down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2770m), the first stopping place on the Marangu route. Descend through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1879m). Transfer to hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved night in relative comfort. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro!

Breakfast, Lunch

Stella Maris Lodge

MOSHI Location Information Description

Moshi, Tanzania

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Aug 05, 2021
$3,059.00
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
$3,059.00
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
$2,974.00
Thu, Dec 09, 2021
$3,499.00
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Feb 17, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Mar 10, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Jun 02, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Jul 07, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Sep 01, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Oct 20, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Nov 10, 2022
$3,399.00
Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$3,399.00

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