Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, 6 Days Rongai Route

Rongai is the only route starting on the northern slope of Kilimanjaro. Though this part of the Mountain is rarely visited by hikers, it is not less interesting than the popular southern and western slopes. We recommend Rongai to all those who like reclusive hiking experiences.
Rongai is also the only route that passes by Mawenzi, one of the three volcanic cones of Kilimanjaro and the third highest peak in Africa. The way back lies through Marangu, and thus you will be able to see both sides of the mountain.

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Porters and Guides Salaries
    • 24 hours support from our office in Moshi
    • Sleeping & Mess Tents
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Hot Water For Wash
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Flights, Visas & Insurances
    • Personal Mountain Gears
    • Laundry Services
    • Gratuities
    • Items of personal nature
    • Alcohol & Non alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

    Stop At: Rongai, Rongai, Rift Valley Province
    Distance: 6km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest
    You will be driven from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi for about 5 hours to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, we take the first hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.

    The Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp

    Day 2: Simba Camp to Kikuletwa Camp

    Stop At: Mawenzi Peak, Tanzania
    Distance: 9km
    Walking Time: 6-7 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    Hike through Kilimanjaro’s moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During the hike, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikuletwa Camp

    Day 3: Kikuletwa camp to Mawenzi Turn Camp

    Stop At: Mawenzi Peak, Tanzania
    Distance: 6km
    Walking Time: 4 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    This more leisurely acclimatization day starts with a morning hike followed by a rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Mawenzi Turn Camp

    Day 4: Mawenzi Turn Camp to Kibo Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Distance: 4km
    Walking Time: 3 hours
    Habitat: Alpine desert
    Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you stunning uninterrupted views of your final destination.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Kibo Camp

    Day 5: Kibo Camp To Uhuru Peak, then Descend to Horombo Huts

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Distance: 6 km ascent/16km descent
    Walking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
    Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Hike by the light of your flashlight for the next six hours. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.

    The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes about two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Camp

    Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    Stop At: Marangu, Marangu, Kilimanjaro Region
    Hiking time: 6 – 8 hours
    Distance: 20km
    Walking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Moorlands
    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to your hotel.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Moshi/Arusha
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.



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Organised by Kilimanjaro Safari Experience

Activity ID: V-237745P6

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