6-Day Rongai Route Itinerary

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Overview

6-Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Rongai Route – The less frequented Rongai route approaches Mt. Kilimanjaro from the north and runs along the drier north-eastern side. It is known to be the easiest camping route and passes through true wilderness. The descent follows the Marangu route. Accommodation is in tents.

Day To Day Itinerary

After breakfast, you will be driven around Mt Kilimanjaro to its north-western side and after 3 to 4 hours, you will arrive at the Nalemoru Gate. After the registration process has been completed and your luggage has been divided between the porters, your adventure begins. The path runs alongside mountain farmers’ fields and pine forests before it enters the sparse mountain forest zone, where black and white colobus monkeys can often be seen. After an approximate 3 to 4 hour hike, you will reach the Simba Camp where you will spend the night.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today’s trek passes through the heather and moorland zones and the views of Mawenzi and the vast Kenyan steppes are nothing short of grand. You will have lunch at the Second Cave (3,450 m) and after a short break, you will cross the undulating terrain to Kikelewa Camp. This camp boasts incredible views and after a strenuous day’s climb, you can relax and take in its peaceful ambiance.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

The typical scenic vegetation will soon disappear and the scenery will become more barren with the occasional rock formations. In good weather, you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the Kibo and Mawenzi summits as well as Kenya’s savannah grasslands. After passing a few more rock formations, you will arrive at the Mawenzi Hut. For many mountain climbers, it is the most atmospheric camp on the mountain.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

On a relatively easy path, today’s leg takes you over the Kibo Saddle. A lack of vegetation is characteristic of the landscape here as only a few types of grass and other plant species can survive in this dry area and thin air. Just before today’s destination is reached, one last rock passage has to be conquered. Finally, you will arrive at the School Hut, where you can relax and mentally prepare yourself for tomorrow’s summit stage. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

The trek begins at around 00:00 hand after a 5 to 7-hour walk on frozen volcanic ash, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5,715 m) on the crater’s edge. The sun rays will warm you while you trek for another 1 to 2 hours until you reach Uhuru Peak and finally stand on “Africa’s Roof”. The descent on the now thawed lava ash runs almost along the same route and you will arrive at the School Hut in the late morning. A warm meal will be served and after a well-deserved break, the descent continues to the Horombo Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After trekking for approximately 5 to 6 hours, you will have managed the easy descent and you will return to the Marangu Gate during the early afternoon. You will say goodbye to your mountain crew and a short transfer will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Here you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your achievement.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Tour Dates & Prices

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  • All Kilimanjaro park fees
  • Professional experienced mountain guides, cook and porters
  • Rescue fees
  • All accommodation in huts on the mountain
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • Guides, porters, cook park fees
  • Clean and purified drinking water
  • Transfers from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park and back as described in the itinerary
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, Hiking poles etc.
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc

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