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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days PFJR
Min Altitude Max Altitude
2600m 5895m

Maximum Passengers

15 people

Countries Visited

Tanzania

Start City

End City

Marangu Village, Tanzania Marangu Village, Tanzania
Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai

Trek to the highest point in Africa – enjoy mountain scenery, sensational views and a great sense of achievement! The Rongai route is one of the least travelled paths to the summit so it's the perfect route if you want to beat some of the crowds on the other tracks.

Why we love it:

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Machame Village

Activities:

Day 2: Nale Moru - First Cave

Travel time: Approx 3-4 hours walking
Trek time: Approx 3-4 hours walking

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Moorland Camp or similar, Rongai Route

Activities:

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave

Travel time: Approx 6-7 hours walking
Trek time: Approx 6-7 hours walking

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Kikelelwa Caves or similar, Rongai Route

Activities:

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Travel time: Approx 3-4 hours walking
Trek time: Approx 3-4 hours walking

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp or similar, Rongai Route

Activities:

Day 5: Kibo Campsite

Travel time: Approx 4-5 hours walking
Trek time: Approx 4-5 hours walking

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Outward bound Campsite or similar, Rongai Route

Activities:

Day 6: Summit day - Horombo Camp

Travel time: Approx 13 - 15 Hours
Trek time: Approx 13 - 15 Hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Horombo Camp or similar, Rongai Route

Activities:

Day 7: Marangu

Travel time: Approx 5-7 hours walking
Trek time: Approx 5-7 hours walking

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Kilimanjaro Mountain Lodge or similar, Marangu

Activities:

Day 8: Marangu

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

Physical preparation is essential to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. You will trek on terrain with plenty of ascents and descents, often on steep trails, and at altitude.

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFSE - Selous & Zanzibar Escape
PFZESP - Essence of Zanzibar Extension
PFZN - Northern Zanzibar Extension

What's Included

Transport

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

From 01 January 2015, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Tanzania
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Tanzania. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Care must be taken to ensure that your visa does not expire before your proposed date of entry to Tanzania (visas are usually valid for three months from the date of issue). It is recommended that visas should be obtained before departure. A visa fee of US$50 is charged to most foreign nationals. A visa fee of US$100 is charged for US citizens.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Tanzania

East Africa - Lonely Planet

Going Down River Road - Meja Mwangi

Flame Trees of Thika - Elspeth Huxley


Important Information

From 01 January 2015, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.

During the climb, the bag the porter carries for you should not exceed 15 kg/33 lbs. If bags are too heavy items may have to be removed or the climber may choose to hire an additional porter.

Please note there are no laundry services available on the climb.

This trip is run by our experienced sister company Intrepid Travel. Your group is therefore likely to be  a mixture of Peregrine passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

High Altitudes

High altitudes may be experienced during this trip. Please refer to our Altitude Sickness document for more info.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

13 August 2014


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