ABOUT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK
Kilimanjaro National Park, in the East African country of Tanzania, is home to the continent’s highest mountain, snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Around the base of its tallest peak, relatively accessible hiking trails wind through rain forest inhabited by colobus monkeys and past the volcanic caldera of Lake Chala. Approaching the summit of Uhuru Peak, the slopes steepen and are studded with glacial ice fields.
- Location: Tanzania
- Area: 1,688 km²
- Visitors: 52,000 per year
- Established: 1973
Rongai Route, Quiet, Remote and Unspoiled
This 6-day route begins at the remote, northern side of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. We hike through an unspoiled wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall. This route is a more gradual ascent, and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most hardened trekkers.
|ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE LOCATION||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please check your airline ticket for information.|
We can assist you with flight bookings and travel insurance!
PRE-TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AND VACCINATIONS FOR TANZANIA
- Flights to Kilimanjaro: We can assist with Flights from anywhere on the globe to Kilimanjaro Airport (Please drop us a line or email to assist)
- Travel Insurance: This is a very important part of the trip, we can assist if so required. Include hazardous activity cover.
- Medical Insurance: Utmost important! Please we urge you to get Medical Cover for the duration of your adventure. Include pre-existing medical conditions.
- Visas: Visas can be obtained at the port of entry (The Airport for a fee of $50US and for US Citizens $100US) Ref :http://immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/services/visa-information
- Malaria: Consult with your Doctor or Healthcare professional for the correct medication.
- Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
- Rabies Travelers to Tanzania may need a rabies vaccination if they will be staying in rural areas or spending much of their visit outdoors.
- Hepatitis A: you can receive a single dose of immune globulin (IG) that can protect you from the disease for up to five months.
- Hepatitis B: the CDC recommends that any adult or child traveling to the country should receive a hepatitis B vaccination prior to departure.
- Typhoid Fever: Remember that typhoid fever immunization does not fully protect people from the disease, so use caution when eating and drinking in Tanzania.
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Day 2: Rongai Gate to Rongai One
Day 3: Rongai One to Second Cave
Day 4: Second Caves to Mawenzi Tran Camp
Day 5: Mawenzi Tran Camp to Kibo Huts
Day 6: Kibo Huts to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts
Day 7: Horombo Huts to Mandara to Marangu Gate
Day 8: Departure Day
KILIMANJARO, GEAR LIST
Before you pack your gear please acquire a standard travel bag for general clothing before and after the climb. We will make provision at the respected hotel to keep your bag safe until your return. The list provided here will be sufficient for the trek, however feel free to add items as you desire as every individual’s needs and taste differ.
** For Women ## Differ For Different Routes >> To Keep In Day Pack
- 1 x Waterproof Rain Jacket with Hood >>
- 1 x Insulated Jacket (down or synthetic)
- 1 x (100) Fleece Jacket
- 1 x (200) Fleece Jacket
- 2 x Long Sleeve Shirts (moisture wicking) ##
- 2 x Short Sleeve Shirts (moisture wicking) ##
- 2 x T-Shirts
- 1 x Waterproof Pants >>
- 2 x Hiking Utility Pants (zip off legs) ##
- 1 x Comfortable Shorts
- 1 x Fleece Trail Pants
- 2 x Thermal Long Sleeve Base Layer Tops
- 2 x Thermal Long Base Layer Bottoms
- 2 x Sports Bra **
- 4 x Pairs Moisture Wicking Underwear ##
HEAD, HAND AND FOOT GEAR
- 1 x Brimmed Hat
- 1 x Beanie or Peruvian Hat
- 1 x Buff (face and mouth cover) >>
- 1 x Pair Ski Gloves (waterproof)
- 1 x Glove Liners (thin gloves)
- 1 x Pair Hiking Boots (Waterproof, broken-in)
- 1 x Pair Trainers (to wear at camp)
- 3 x Pairs Sock Liners (thin moisture wicking, seamless) ##
- 3 x Pairs Wool Socks (seamless) ##
- 1 x Pair Extra Thick Wool Socks (for summit night)
- 1 x Set Gaiters (waterproof)
- Yellow Card – Immunization Papers
- Travel Insurance (include – hazardous activity cover)
- Visa available at JRO (not applicable for SADC countries)
- Trip Receipt
- TSh or USD for tips
- 1 x Sleeping Bag (four seasons – Warm)
- 1 x Head Lamp (with spare batteries)
- 1 x Duffel Bag 60 to 80L (for porters to carry limit 15Kg)
- 1 x Day Pack 30 to 35L (with rain cover) >>
- 1 x Set Trekking Poles
- 1 x Camera (with spare batteries) >>
- 1 x Pair Sunglasses (with UV protection) >>
- 2 x 1L Stainless Steel Water Bottles (double wall, water bladder pipes tend to freeze) >>
- 1 x Pee Bottle (** available for women)
- 4 x Dry bags or Zip Lock-bags various sizes
- 1 x 50ml body wash bio-degradable
- 1 x Face Cloth and Travel towel (light weight and compact)
- 1 x Small Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- 1 x Hair Brush Small (optional)
- 1 x Lip Balm with SPF >>
- 1 x Insect repellent – with DEET
- 1 x Toilet Paper / Wet Wipes >>
- 1 x Hand Sanitizer NB! >>
- 1 x Sunblock SPF50 >>
- 1 x Basic First Aid Kit (include blister plasters) >>
- General pain medication
- Prescription and chronic meds >>
- 1 x Anti Chafing Cream (optional)
- 1 x Fungal Cream (optional)
- 1 x Pain Relief Cream (optional)
- Rehydrate / Electrolyte Powder >>
- Snacks >>
Available tour dates:
24 November 2018 – 1 December 2018
26 January 2019 – 2 February 2019
22 March 2019 – 29 March 2019