7 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Program

The Rongai Route is the only route that appraoches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. Rongai’s ascent profile is very similar to that of Marangu. It is one of Kilimanjaro’s easier routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady. However, unlike Marangu, this route has low crowds and passes through remote wilderness areas. It is probably the only route where seeing wildlife in the first days is possible.

per adult from

$3,832

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Duration

7 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, beverages,) Tips and any items of personal nature.

  • Day 1: Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft

    Distance: 8 km

    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Rain Forest

    We drive from Arusha to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 2: Rongai Cave to to Second Cave

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft

    Distance: 6 km

    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Heath

    Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave

    Elevation: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft

    Distance: 6 km

    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Heath

    We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 3: Kikelewa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft

    Distance: 5 km

    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn to Mawenzi Ridge

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft

    Distance: 2 km

    Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Mawenzi Ridge to Mawenzi Tarn

    Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft -14,160 ft

    Distance: 2 km

    Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Mawenzi Tarn for camp.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 5: Marwenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft

    Distance: 8 km

    Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
    Duration: 24 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

    Distance: 6 km

    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

    Habitat: Arctic

    Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

    Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

    Distance: 16 km

    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

    Habitat: Heath

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
    Duration: 24 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping

    Day 7: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

    Distance: 20 km

    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

    Habitat: Rain Forest

    On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Arusha
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping
  • Departure Point :
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we can pick up at any hotel in ArushaAirports
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Moorland Safari and Trekking

Activity ID: V-142902P17

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