The Rongai Route

The Rongai Route
This is a favourite of climbers who look to enjoy the scenery and surroundings as they climb. The route approaches the mountain from the north and is classified as a moderate climb. A good level of physical fitness is all that is required and accommodation is in high-altitude tents.

Climb Routing
01 Transfer from Arusha to your hotel. Evening briefing and equipment check.
02 Depart for the mountain. Walk through maize and potato fields, followed by pine forests. 3-4 hours’ walking.
03 A steady walk with spectacular views of the eastern ice-fields and Kibo. 6-7 hours’ walking.
04 Short steep morning climb. Afternoon to acclimatise with time to explore local surroundings. 3-4 hours’ walking.
05 Cross the lunar desert. Rest of the day to acclimatise and early to bed. 5-6 hours’ walking.
06 Depart during the early hours for the final ascent to Gilman’s Point to watch the sunrise, then on to Uhuru Peak. 11-15 hours’ walking.
07 Steady descent through moorland and forest to the base of the mountain. 5-6 hours’ walking. Transfer to your hotel.
08 Morning transfer for your onward arrangements.

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