KILIMANJARO TREKKING – RONGAI ROUTE 8 Days/ 7 Nights

KILIMANJARO TREKKING – RONGAI  ROUTE  8 Days/ 7 Nights

Route Description:

This route offers beautiful views of Kenya’s Maasai Plains. This route is the least  visited, thus offers a quiet environment and is the only route that approaches  Kilimanjaro from the north. It offers a gentle gradient and has some unspoiled  flora and fauna.

Day 1: KILIMANJARO  INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  –   ARUSHA

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival and after the immigration and customs procedures, you will be met and welcomed by our Professional Mountain Guide/ Guides  who will assist you with your luggage to the waiting vehicles. There after you will be driven to Arusha ( approximately 50 minutes drive) and check in at Outpost  Lodge for overnight. ( Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast Only)

 

Day 2 :   ARUSHA – NARE MORU VILLAGE – SIMBA CAMP  ( 8900ft

After breakfast, we drive to Nare Moru Village ( 6,500ft) where the trek starts. From there we walk through the cultivated land and Pine Forest on the way to Simba Campsite (8900ft) where we will camp. ( Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 3:     SIMBA  CAMP(8900ft) – KIKELWA CAMP (11800ft)

Today we will continue with our trek via second cave to Kikelwa Camp. This trek offers impressive views of Kibo and the eastern Ice fields on the rim of the crater. We will carry on to Kikelwa Camp ( 11,800ft) where we will camp. (Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day4:    KIKELWA CAMP(11800ft) – MAWENZI TARN  (14,150ft)

After breakfast, we leave for Mawenzi Tarn ( 14,150ft). We spend the

afternoon exploring the surrounding area which will help us to acclimatize and

camp for the night. (Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.)

 

Day 5:    MAWENZI TARN  ( 14,150ft) – KIBO HUT (15,000ft)

After breakfast, we cross the lunar desert of the ‘‘Saddle’’between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach the campsite (15,000ft) at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent. (Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 6:    SUMMIT ATTEMPT, KIBO HUT  (15,000ft) – UHURU PEAK (5895m)- HOROMBO HUT (12,000ft)

You will rise around 23.30hrs, and after some tea and biscuits you will shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point magnificent sunsrise you are ever likely to see ( weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again  due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Kibo Hut from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest with tea, soup and some snacks and thereafter we collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Horombo Hut ( 12,000ft) where we will camp there throughout the night. (Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner)

 

Day 7:   HOROMBO HUT(12,000ft) – MARANGU GATE (1980m)

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, we descend further to Marangu Gate where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Arusha with an overnight at Outpost Lodge. ( Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast)

 

Day 8:   ARUSHA – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

After breakfast, (depending on your flight time)  we will depart from Outpost Lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport for your flight.

 

Route Way Points                                                               Time ( Approx)
Rongai Gate to Simba Camp                                                        4 hrs
Simba Camp – Kikelwa Camp                                                 6 -7 hrs
Kikelwa Camp – Mawenzi Tarn                                              4 -5 hrs
Mawenzi Tarn – Kibo Campsite                                                  5 hrs
Kibo Campsite – Uhuru Peak                                                  6- 7 hrs
Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut                                                        5 hrs
Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate                                                5- 6 hrs

 

Price per person

2Pax – USD 2285pp

3Pax – USD 2136pp

4Pax – USD 2070pp

5Pax – USD 1900 pp

Above 5 Pax – A special discounted price will be provided

 

Important notes:

  1. The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds ( i.e 15kg)
  2. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10 per bag per day
  3. You are advised to leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office ( do not leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)
  4. Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets a portable toilet is available for an extra cost of USD 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

 

Information on Tips for the Mountain Crew

Mountain Guide – USD 20 per day per group

Mountain Cook –  USD 10 per day per group

Porter – USD 8 per day per group

 

The price includes:

– Ground transfers with pick up and drop off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi – Transport from Moshi to the Mountain gate.

 

– Park fees. – Fees of national park approved guide and porters.

– Food on the mountain (B/L/D). – Drinking water (Not Mineral water) & fruit juices

– Experienced cooks, guides and porters.

– Tents, dining or mess tents, camping table and chairs.(On camping routes only).

– 2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn or Sal Salinero Hotel depending on availability.

 

The price does not include:

– Tips. – Visas. – Airline tickets.

– Airport taxes. – Laundry. – Insurances.

– Items of a personal nature. – Other beverages apart from fruit juices and mineral water given on the first day of the climb (boiled water is given during the climb)

– Other equipment’s on the mountain. (other than tents, camping table and chairs). (Mountain gear)

 

KILIMANJARO TREKKING – MARANGU ROUTE 6 Days/5 Nights

KILIMANJARO TREKKING – MARANGU ROUTE 6 Days/5 Nights

 

Route Description:

It is considered to be the easiest path on the Mountain, popularly known as  Coca Cola route. Given its gradual slope and direct path, Marangu is the only  Route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodation. There  are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 bunk beds at  Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and Pillows, but  sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and  basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the  lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Marangu route is a classic trek to the top of Kilimanjaro. However, it has the Least scenic variety of all routes (ascent and descent are done on the same  path)and is the most crowded for that reason.

 

Day 1: KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO NAKARA HOTEL(85kms)

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival and after immigration and

customs procedures, you will be received by our Professional Mountain Guide

who will assist you with your luggage to the waiting vehicle. Thereafter drive to

Nakara Hotel in Marangu, Moshi for overnight. Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2: MARANGU GATE (1843m) to MANDARA HUT (2700m) Time: 4- 5 hrs

Distance: 8kms or 5 Miles

After breakfast, we will depart from our Hotel to Marangu Gate. Here we will

spend about 2 hours for registration, payment of fees and final packing.

Thereafter we will then start climbing passing through dense semi- tropical

forest up to the first hut which is Mandara Hut (2700m). Dinner and overnight

stay at Mandara Hut.

 

Day 3: MANDARA HUT (2700m) to HOROMBO HUT (3720m) Time: 6 – 8hrs)

Distance: 12kms or 7 Miles

After breakfast, ascend through alpine meadows, grassland and moorland to

Horombo Hut (3720m). Here both Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks can be easily viewed.

Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

 

Day4:  HOROMBO HUT (3720m) to KIBO HUT (4703m) Time: 6 – 8hrs

Distance: 10kms or 6 Miles

After breakfast, further ascend to Kibo Hut (4703m). The Landscape becomes

very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like Giant Cactus,

Groundswell and Lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo

Hut.

 

Day 5:KIBO HUT (4703m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to HOROMBO HUT (3720m)

Distance: 6Kms or 4 Miles, Time: 6 – 8hrs

Wake up at midnight at 23.30hrs. After a snack. We will start the journey to the

summit through Gilmans Point. It will take us between 6 – 8 hrs to reach the

summit thus reaching at Uhuru peak in early hours of morning the 6th day. We

will then sign the register book, take group photographs which will last only 3

minutes where we will then descend down to Kibo Hut and proceed to Horombo

Hut for hot lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Hut.

 

Day 6: HOROMBO HUT (3720m) to MARANGU GATE  (1843m)

After breakfast, we will descend to Marangu Gate where we will receive our

Certificates, a song from the Mountain Crew and there after our driver guide will

be there to receive you and escort you to the waiting vehicle where you will be

drive back to the base hotel for Overnight at Sal Sanero Hotel (BB)

 

Rate per person:

Cost:

USD 2035 FOR 1 PERSON PRIVATE

USD 1975 FOR 1 PERSON GROUP JOINING

USD 1850 PER PERSON FOR 2 – 5 PEOPLE JOINING

USD 1750 PER PERSON FOR 6 – 10 PEOPLE JOINING

 

Important notes:

  1. The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds ( i.e 15kg)
  2. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10 per bag per day
  3. You are advised to leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office ( do not leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)
  4. Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets a portable toilet is available for an extra cost of USD 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

 

Information on Tips for the Mountain Crew

Mountain Guide – USD 20 per day per group

Mountain Cook –  USD 10 per day per group

Porter – USD 8 per day per group

 

The price includes:

– Ground transfers with pick up and drop off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi – Transport from Moshi to the Mountain gate.

 

– Park fees. – Fees of national park approved guide and porters.

– Food on the mountain (B/L/D). – Drinking water (Not Mineral water) & fruit juices

– Experienced cooks, guides and porters.

– Tents, dining or mess tents, camping table and chairs.(On camping routes only).

– 2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn or Sal Salinero Hotel depending on availability.

 

The price does not include:

– Tips. – Visas. – Airline tickets.

– Airport taxes. – Laundry. – Insurances.

– Items of a personal nature. – Other beverages apart from fruit juices and mineral water given on the first day of the climb (boiled water is given during the climb)

– Other equipments on the mountain. (other than tents, camping table and chairs). (Mountain gear)

HALF DAY EXCURSION AT MT KILIMANJARO

HALF DAY EXCURSION AT MT KILIMANJARO

 

Early breakfast drive straight to Kilimanjaro National Park for the half day tour.

You will visit the Chaga caves, coffee plantation and the waterfalls and the cultural visit of the Chaga people.

Later, drop off at the Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight OR hotel at Moshi

Cost:

USD 525 for 1 person

USD 370 per person sharing 2 -3

USD 290 per person sharing 4 and above

Cost Includes:

Transport from Moshi hotel to the gate

Professional Guide

 

 Cost Excludes:

Tips

Local lunch can be organized at an extra cost.

For Kilimanjaro Airport will be extra USD 50 per vehicle of up to 6 people

Mount Meru Trekking

Mount Meru Trekking

Route Description:

Though often ignored in favour of its big sister Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is a worthy trekker’s paradise. This massive volcano towers over 3,000 meters above Arusha town, which lies at the foothills on its south side. The mountain endured a violent explosion in the distant past, and in its wake the explosion left towering cliffs in a gaping U shaped ridge facing east towards Kilimanjaro. The crater stands today in a protected amphitheatre of sorts, thousands of feet below the summit rocks. The craggy top lies at the westernmost point of the summit ridge and juts boldly into the sky at 4566 mt. (14,979 feet). From the top, one can look out at Kilimanjaro from the highest perch possible…. Perhaps there is no better vantage point to gaze at Africa’s tallest mountain, approximately 80 kilometers to the northeast. The trail to the summit follows the northern rim of the natural amphitheatre which forms Meru Crater. The trail skirts the ridgeline, and above the Saddle (between the summit and Little Meru Peak (12,533 ft / 3,820 mt.)), the route is quite steep, with sections of rock scrambling and sheer drops on one side.  

 

DAY 1:  Arusha – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) In the morning you will be met at your hotel and after a briefing about your upcoming trek start the scenic drive to Arusha National Park. Arriving at the gate, your guide will complete the registration forms and gather the hiking team before you will start your journey up Mount Meru accompanied by an armed park ranger. Walking through the grasslands towards the acacia forest on the southern route, you might spot giraffes and buffaloes lazily grazing on the lush vegetation. After roughly 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic lunch. Thereafter the journey continues through the “fig tree arch”, an unusual tree formation created by the wild fig Ficus Thonningii. Another two hours of hiking takes you to Miriakamba Hut where afternoon tea and snacks await you. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut.

 

DAY 2:  Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Saddle Hut (3,550 m) After breakfast you will continue on wooden steps along a steep track. The shift in altitude brings about a noticeable drop in temperature and walking may seem easier. The low hanging clouds often shrouds the rainforest in mist, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. Your uphill trek will take you to “Mgongo wa Tembo” (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m after approximately 2 hours, where you can take in the scenery and rest, before heading onward to Saddle Hut (3,550 m). On the way you will see the vegetation changing from rainforest to heather and moorland. After reaching Saddle Hut you can opt to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m), a 1 to 1½ hours hike from where you will have a fantastic view over Arusha National Park and Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. A warm meal and an early night awaits you back at Saddle Hut as your wake-up call will be just after midnight

 

DAY 3:    Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) You will be awakened with a small snack and warm tea, after which you will start your final ascent. Headlamps light your way as you follow the trail through bush land to Rhino Point (3,821 m). The path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be required. Following the crater rim, you will walk on frozen volcanic ash and rocks, before reaching the summit, Socialist Peak, in about 4 – 5 hours. Standing at the peak you will enjoy the breath-taking view of the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro as well as have a fantastic view of Mt Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the “ash cone” in the middle. After taking a few deep fresh breaths you will start your descent on the same route back to Saddle Hut (3,550 m) where you can recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once rested, you will continue the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m). Tired and happy you will have your evening meal and doze off with the views of the day filling your thoughts.

 

DAY 4:  Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Momella Gate (1,500 m)  After breakfast you will start your final stretch on the so-called “northern route back to Momella gate. On this 2 to 3 hour trek you will once again have the chance to see giraffes, buffaloes elephants as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. Arriving at the gate you will say farewell to your hiking crew and be taken back to Arusha.   End of Services

 

Net Rates in USD: Per Person  

 

Climbing sector per person for each of 1- 4 Pax $ 1,345

 

Climbing sector per person for each of 5+ Pax   $ 1,225

 

DAY TRIP TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO

DAY TRIP TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO

This hike to the first hut will allow you to have a feel of the mountain for one day and the hike through the rain forest will be breathtaking. On a clear day you will be in a position to see and hear birds singing in the bushes, monkeys jumping from tree to tree and the breathtaking landscape and vegetation.

Description

Itinerary

0800 Hours: You will be picked from your hotel and drive to Marangu where the gate for Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park is (1970m).

0900 Hours: At the gate you will meet with our well experienced guide who will give you brief information about the hike. You will walk for about 3-4 hours to the first hut (Mandara hut) and you will arrive there in the afternoon.

1300 Hours: Lunch will be served when you reach the hut. From the hut you have a great view over Moshi district.

1400 Hours: After your lunch your guide will give you a short walk to Maundi crater before walking down to Marangu gate. You will walk down to Marangu gate and this walk will take you about 2 hours walking slowly as you observe for anything that you might have missed on your way up.

1600 Hours: At Marangu National Park you will meet with transport from the hotel ready to take you back to the lodge.

Between 1730 Hours to 1800 Hours: Return back to your hotel in Arusha.

Cost:

USD 350 per person

 

INCLUSIONS

All Entrance Fee to Kilimanjaro National Park
A heavy lunch box from the hotel which will contain everything that you need for the day from sandwiches, chocolate, groundnuts, biscuits, fruits, juice, boiled egg, piece of cake etc

Transport from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park gate in the morning and transport back to Arusha in the evening. Our driver guide will stop at places with the best views of Kilimanjaro on a clear day to ensure you get the best photos of Kilimanjaro (Weather

 

EXCLUSIONS

Tips (Optional)

KILIMANJARO TREKKING – RONGAI ROUTE 8 Days/ 7 Nights

KILIMANJARO TREKKING – RONGAI  ROUTE  8 Days/ 7 Nights

Route Description:

This route offers beautiful views of Kenya’s Maasai Plains. This route is the least  visited, thus offers a quiet environment and is the only route that approaches  Kilimanjaro from the north. It offers a gentle gradient and has some unspoiled  flora and fauna.

 

Route Way Points                                                               Time ( Approx)
Rongai Gate to Simba Camp                                                        4 hrs
Simba Camp – Kikelwa Camp                                                 6 -7 hrs
Kikelwa Camp – Mawenzi Tarn                                              4 -5 hrs
Mawenzi Tarn – Kibo Campsite                                                  5 hrs
Kibo Campsite – Uhuru Peak                                                  6- 7 hrs
Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut                                                        5 hrs
Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate                                                5- 6 hrs

 

Price per person

2Pax – USD 2285pp

3Pax – USD 2136pp

4Pax – USD 2070pp

5Pax – USD 1900 pp

Above 5 Pax – A special discounted price will be provided

 

Important notes:

  1. The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds ( i.e 15kg)
  2. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10 per bag per day
  3. You are advised to leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office ( do not leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)
  4. Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets a portable toilet is available for an extra cost of USD 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

 

Information on Tips for the Mountain Crew

Mountain Guide – USD 20 per day per group

Mountain Cook –  USD 10 per day per group

Porter – USD 8 per day per group