RONGAI 7d-6n schoolHut
RONGAI short schoolHut 6d-5n
RONGAI LOITOKITOK long 7d-6n
RONGAI Short LOITOKITOK 6d-5n

RONGAI 7d-6n schoolHut Top
TOTAL HIKING DISTANCES 70KMS

DURATION: 7 Days/6 Nights

Rongai route like Marangu route-coca cola is nicknamed as Nale Moru or Loitokitok route, is the least travelled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain ,along the border of Tanzania and Kenya at Loitokitok border. Local wildlife here are greater than any other routes. Troops of colobus monkeys, elephant droppings, buffalo dung etc. Unlike Marangu route where you sleep in huts, on Rongai route you sleep in Tents, well erected by the well trained porters. The descent of this route shall be at the Marangu Gate.
Day 1

Nalemuru Gate (1950m) and First Camp (Simba) 2700m

Hiking Time: 5 hrs

Distance: 9kms

Habitat: Cypress plantations and heather

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall

finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nale moru village at the

Nale moru gate at 1950m. Here your shall do the final preparation for the

climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the

pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the

first camp also know as Simba camp at 2700m

Day 2

First camp (Simba) 2700m and Second cave 3450m

Hiking Time: 3hrs

Distance: 5kms

Habitat: Heather and Erica

After breakfast you shall pass on the way the first cave at 3500m and

continue to the second hut at 3450m which is about 3kms but you shall have

gained only 150m altitude. You shall have a very good view of Kibo and the

eastern ice fields of the crater rim. You shall have your lunch, dinner and

overnight at Second cave .

Day 3

Second Cave3450m and Third Cave 3800m

Hiking Time: 5hrs

Distance: 10kms

Habitat: Semi Desert.

After breakfast you shall continue your steady ascent to the third cave and not forgetting to keep on drinking water all the time as its very necessary at the high altitude. Here you shall be very close to the eastern ice fields of the Crater rim. Its very important to have a very Good night sleep tonight as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Third Camp (3800m).

Day 4

THE ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Third Cave 3800m and Half way to Mawenzi Tarn Hut-Third Cave.

Hiking Time: 3hrs

Distance: 5kms

Habitat: Desert.

You hike from the Third Cave to half way upto Mawenzi Tarn Hut and return to Third Cave for Hot Lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Third Cave,

Day 5

Third Cave 3800m and School Hut Camp 4750m

Hiking Time: 3hrs

Distance: 5kms

Habitat: Desert.

You hike through rocky moonlike lansdscape to School Hut at 4750m. This Hut has been renovated by Hauser Exkursionen International. The exclusive use of the hut gives much better chances to rest in preparation for the next days challenge

Day 6

SchoolHut4750-Summit-Uhurupeak 5895m-Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m

Hiking Time: 6hrs ascend 11hrs descend

Distance: 17kms

Habitat Stone scree and Ice capped summit

After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen andmaking it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut Campsite.

Day 7

Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m and Marangu Gate 1980m

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 27kms

Habitat: Forest

An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980m via Mandara hut at 2700m

At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and transfer to Moshi to your Hotel.

Don’t forget to tip your guides, cooks and porters

Dinner and Celebration

RONGAI short schoolHut 6d-5n Top
TOTAL HIKING DISTANCES 67KMS

DURATION: 6 Days/5 Nights

Rongai route like Marangu route-coca cola is nicknamed as Nale Moru or Loitokitok route, is the least travelled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain ,along the border of Tanzania and Kenya at Loitokitok border. Local wildlife here are greater than any other routes. Troops of colobus monkeys, elephant droppings, buffalo dung etc. Unlike, Marangu route where you sleep in huts, on Rongai route you sleep in Tents, well erected by the well trained porters. The descent of this route shall be at the Marangu Gate.
Day 1

Nalemuru Gate (1950m) and First Camp (Simba) 2700m

Hiking Time: 5 hrs

Distance: 9kms

Habitat: Cypress plantations and heather

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall

finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nale moru village at the

Nale moru gate at 1950m. Here your shall do the final preparation for the

climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the

pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the

first camp also know as Simba camp at 2700m

Day 2

First camp (Simba) 2700m and Second cave 3450m

Hiking Time: 3hrs

Distance: 5kms

Habitat: Heather and Erica

After breakfast you shall pass on the way the first cave at 3500m and

continue to the second hut at 3450m which is about 3kms but you shall have

gained only 150m altitude. You shall have a very good view of Kibo and the

eastern ice fields of the crater rim. You shall have your lunch dinner and

overnight at Second cave .

Day 3

Second Cave3450m and Third Cave 3800m

Hiking Time: 5hrs

Distance: 10kms

Habitat: Semi Desert.

After breakfast you shall continue your steady ascent to the third cave and not forgetting to keep on drinking water all the time as its very necessary at the high altitude. Here you shall be very close to the eastern ice fields of the Crater rim. Its very important to have a very Good night sleep tonight as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Third Camp (3800m).

Day 4

Third Cave 3800m and School Hut Camp 4750m

Hiking Time: 3hrs

Distance: 5kms

Habitat: Desert.

You hike through rocky moonlike lansdscape to School Hut at 4750m. This Hut has been renovated by Hauser Exkursionen International. The exclusive use of the hut gives much better chance to rest in preparation for the next day’s challenge.

Day 5

SchoolHut4750-Summit-Uhurupeak 5895m-HoromboHutCampsite 3720m

Hiking Time: 6hrs ascend 11hrs descend

Distance: 17kms

Habitat: Stone scree and Ice capped summit

After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen andmaking it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut Campsite.

Day 6

Horombo Huts Campsite 3720m and Marangu Gate 1980m

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 27kms

Habitat: Forest

An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980m via Mandara hut at 2700m

At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and transfer to Moshi to your Hotel.

Don’t forget to tip your guides, cooks and porters.

Dinner and Celebration!

RONGAI LOITOKITOK long 7d-6n Top
TOTAL HIKING DISTANCE 90KMS

DURATION: – 7 Days/6 Nights

Rongai route like Marangu route-coca cola is nicknamed as Nale Moru or Loitokitok route, is the least travelled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain ,along the border of Tanzania and Kenya at Loitokitok border Local wildlife here are greater than any other routes. Troops of colobus monkeys, elephant droppings, buffalo dung etc. Unlike Marangu route where you sleep in huts, on Rongai route you sleep in Tents, well erected by the well trained porters. The descent of this route shall be at the Marangu Gate.
Day 1

Nalemuru Gate (1950m) and First Camp (Simba) 2700m

Hiking Time: 5 hrs

Distance: 9kms

Habitat: Cypress plantations and heather

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall

finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nale moru village at the

Nale moru gate at 1950m. Here your shall do the final preparation for the

climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the

pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the

first camp also know as Simba camp at 2700m

Day 2

First camp (Simba) 2700m and Kikelelwa Camp (3600m)

Hiking Time: 7hrs

Distance: 17km

Habitat: Heather and Erica

After breakfast you shall trek towards kibo to the second hut at 3450m which

is about 3kms but you shall have gained only 150m altitude for your delicious hot lunch. Continue and the path will take abrupt south- easterly turn directly towards the jagged peak Mawenzi and shall reach the Kikelelwa camp at3600m. You shall find the view starts to open and you shall really feel that you are on a very BIG mountain. Overnight at Kikelelwa camp the third camp.

Day 3

Kikelelwa Camp 3600m and Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp (4330m)

Hiking Time: 4hrs

Distance: 7km

Habitat Moorland

The path heads south from Kikelelwa camp and climbs steadily on a ridge through an area of senecio. The path climbs fairly steeply and you ascend towards Mawenzi Tarn hut camp at 4330m situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Hot lunch will be served here. Dinner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp.

Day 4

THE ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp 4330m and Mawenzi Foot Hill

Hiking Time: 1hrs

Distance: 2km

Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast you shall trek slowly andPOLE POLE and drink enough water upto the foot hills of Mawenzi and return back to the Mawenzi Tarn hut camp for your lunch dinner and overnight. At the mawenzi foot hills you shall be able to see a very good view of Lake Challa and the Loitokitok area. Its very important to have a very Good night sleep tonight as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only

Day 5

Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp 4330m and Kibo Hut Camp (4703m)

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 8kms

Habitat: Alpine Desert

You hike to Kibo Hut Campsite 4703m. This is a simple day that culminates with you being in a position to tackle the final summit bid. Little additional height is gained as you forge across the lunar-like saddle landscape between Mawenzi Peak and Kibo Peak which is almost 7kms, allowing you to prepare physically and psychologically for the challenge ahead. It shall be a very tiring trek therefore it is very much essential that you walk slowly andPOLE POLE not forgetting to drink enough water on the way, so as to increase the level of oxygen in your body at the high altitude. The rest of the day is spent resting and preparation for the final ascent starting at midnight

Day 6

KiboHut Campsite 4703m-Summit Uhuru peak 5895m-Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m

Hiking Time: 6hrs ascend 11hrs descend

Distance: 17kms

Habitat: Stone scree and Ice capped summit

After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen andmaking it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time) The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hu Campsite.

Day 7

Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m and Marangu Gate 1980m

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 27kms

Habitat: Forest

An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980m via Mandara hut at 2700m.

At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and transfer to Moshi to your Hotel

Don’t forget to tip your guides, cooks and porters.

Dinner and Celebration!

RONGAI Short LOITOKITOK 6d-5n Top
TOTAL HIKING DISTANCE 85KMS

DURATION: – 6 Days/5 Nights

Rongai route like Marangu route-coca cola is nicknamed as Nale Moru or Loitokitok route, is the least travelled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border of Tanzania and Kenya at Loitokitok border. Local wildlife here are greater than any other routes. Troops of colobus monkeys, elephant droppings, buffalo dung etc. Unlike, Marangu route where you sleep in huts, on Rongai route you sleep in tents, well erected by the well trained porters. The descent of this route shall be at the Marangu Gate.
Day 1

Nalemuru Gate (1950m) and First Camp (Simba) 2700m

Hiking Time: 5 hrs

Distance: 9kms

Habitat: Cypress plantations and heather

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall

finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nale moru village at the

Nale moru gate at 1950m. Here you shall do the final preparation for the

Climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the

pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the

first camp also know as Simba camp at 2700m

Day 2

First camp (Simba) 2700m and Kikelelwa Camp (3600m)

Hiking Time: 7hrs

Distance: 17km

Habitat: Heather and Erica

After breakfast you shall trek towards kibo to the second hut at 3450m which

is about 3kms but, you shall have gained only 150m altitude for your delicious hot lunch. Continue and the path will take abrupt South- easterly turn directly towards the jagged peak Mawenzi and shall reach the Kikelelwa camp at3600m. You shall find the view starts to open and you shall really feel that you are on a very BIG mountain. Overnight at Kikelelwa camp the third camp.

Day 3

Kikelelwa Camp 3600m and Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp (4330m)

Hiking Time: 4hrs

Distance: 7km

Habitat Moorland

The path heads south from Kikelelwa camp and climbs steadily on a ridge through an area of senecio. The path climbs fairly steeply and you ascend towards Mawenzi Tarn hut camp at 4330m situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Hot lunch will be served here. Its very important to have a very Good night sleep as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only. Dinner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp.

Day 4

Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp 4330m and Kibo Hut Camp (4703m)

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 8kms

Habitat: Alpine Desert

You hike to Kibo Hut Campsite 4703m. This is a simple day that culminates with you being in a position to tackle the final summit bid. Little additional height is gained as you forge across the lunar-like saddle landscape between Mawenzi Peak and Kibo Peak which is almost 7kms, allowing you to prepare physically and psychologically for the challenge ahead. It shall be a very tiring trek therefore it is very much essential that you walk slowly andPOLE POLE not forgetting to drink enough water on the way, so as to increase the level of oxygen in your body at the high altitude. The rest of the day is spent resting and preparation for the final ascent starting at midnight.

Day 5

Kibo Hut Campsite 4703m-Summit Uhuru peak 5895m-Horombo Hut 3720m

Hiking Time: 6hrs ascend 11hrs descend

Distance: 17kms

Habitat Stone scree and Ice capped summit

After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen andmaking it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut.

Day 6

Horombo Hut Campsite 3720m and Marangu Gate 1980m

Hiking Time: 6hrs

Distance: 27kms

Habitat: Forest

An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980m via Mandara hut at 2700m

At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and transfer to Moshi to your Hotel.

Don’t forget to tip your guides, cooks and porters.

Dinner and Celebration!

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