Compare 7-day Rongai tours & realize an 80% Kilimanjaro summit guarantee when you hike this Rongai route 7 day itinerary. This especially applies if you’re under 30 years of age and have no experience hiking at high altitudes.
The Rongai route 7 days itinerary ranks second as one of the easiest of all the seven official routes to trek on Kilimanjaro. Though this is the case, the route lags behind in acclimatization opportunities. Aside from being one of the shortest routes on the mountain, it also happens to be the least frequented. This is great if you’d prefer to trek in solitude.
If this is your first-time hiking at high elevations (above 3,000m/9,900ft), you should know that the most effective way to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is to properly acclimatize during your hike. Long and relatively gradual routes like the 7-day Rongai route are good for acclimatization systems to be utilized. See, on Kilimanjaro, there are 2 systems that prevent altitude sickness:
- The first method, Pole Pole (Slow-Slow in English), requires you to be on the mountain long enough for your body to acclimate to various altitudes.
- The second method, Trek-High & Sleep-Low, calls for trails to have gradual inclines in order for you to trek to high elevations and sleep at lower altitudes. This method conditions your body to anticipate elevation changes while helping you adjust during your sleep.
Unless you find yourself between the ages of 12 and 29, you should seriously consider trekking Lemosho route’s 8-day variation. This will give you ample time to adjust to elevation changes and will make for a much better hiking experience. The 8-day Lemosho program, unlike the 7-day Rongai hike, performs extremely well with hikers that are under 40 years of age.
Highlights From This Long-Distance Trail
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Dietary Food Menus Served On Mount Kilimanjaro
All of your meals on Kilimanjaro are freshly cooked by excellent chefs and served according to your dietary preference.
Safety Trekking Materials & Hiking Equipment
Medication & Sanitary Treatments
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Evacuation Protocols On This Walking Tour
Transportation & Meeting Points
Kilimanjaro National Park Fees
|Kilimanjaro National Park fees|
|Conservation Fees||$70/Per Day|
|Camping Fees||$50/Per Night|
|Rescue Fees||$20/Per Hiker|
|Guide and Porter Entrance Fees||$2/Per Supporting Crew|
|Forest Entry Fees||$10/Per Hiker|
|Forest Vehicle Entry Fees||$20/Per Vehicle|
|Forest Support Crew Entry Fees||$1/Per Supporting Crew|
|Tourism Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
|Retail Value Added Tax (VAT)||18%|
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7-Day Mountain Climbing Itinerary & Cumulative Elevation Gains
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Camping Tents At The Mountain’s Campsites
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