7 Days 6 nights Rongai Route

7 Days 6 nights Rongai Route

 Circuit: South, number of Days: 6-5 Nights. For both individuals and Groups.

Price starts from 1,895$  per person group and 2,280$ for individuals.

Due to its isolation, the path is less busy and provides hikers with a rare opportunity to enjoy nature and view large animals like antelope, elephants, and buffalo. You are less likely to experience rain and have clearer views of the top since there usually is less moisture on this side of the mountain. We normally recommend the 7-day version for better acclimatization and a more interesting route.

One of the simpler ascent routes for Kilimanjaro is the Rongai path. The only way to climb Kilimanjaro from the north is via Rongai, and the Marangu Route is the only way to descend. The summit night route from Kibo Hut is difficult and travels along the same route as the Marangu route.


 Day:1 Nale Muru to Simba camp.

Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft

Distance: 6km/4mi

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Vegetation zone: Montane Forest

You can reach the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate after a 4-5 hours journey from Moshi that passes through coffee farms and the village of Nale Moru. We will wait patiently for the issuance of our permits while seeing the flurry of activity as other crews get ready for the voyage ahead. While your guide informs you about the regional flora and fauna and natural species you are likely to observe, and take in the stunning woodland surroundings and winding trails. With breathtaking views of Kenya’s plains, Simba Camp is located close to the first cave at the edge of the moorland region.

Day:2 Simba camp to the Second camp.

Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft

Distance: 6km/4mi

Walking Time: 3-4 hours

Vegetable zone: Moorland

After breakfast this will be a half-day trek. You’ll have a  first look at the ice fields on the Eastern crater rim and some fantastic vistas of Kibo will be yours. As you approved the Second Cave, the moorland’s little bushes grew sparser. The temperature starts to fall.

 Day:3 Second carve to Kilelekwa camp

Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3880m/12,700ft

Distance: 9km/5mi

Walking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert

You continue your steady trek across the Moorland towards the craggy peaks of Mawenzi after breakfast and packing. You get closer to the Easter ice fields on this relatively short hiking day, which keeps catching your eye for its magnificence. Pay attention to your body’s signals, and alert your guide if you experience any altitude sickness.

 Day:4 Kilelewa camp (3630M) to Mawezi tarn (4310M)

Start: Kikelewa Camp (3630 m)

Finish: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310 m)

Altitude: 680 m

Walking time: 4 – 5 hrs

Vegetable zone: Interesting plants

After having breakfast, we will leave the main trail and head towards Mawenzi before arriving at Kikelewa Caves Campsite in a sheltered valley. The distance covered is 8km / 5mi, Approximately time will take is 4 – 5 hours

 Day:5 Mawezi tarn (4,310m) to Kibo hut (4,700m)

Start: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310 m)

Finish: Kibo Hut (4700 m)

Altitude: 390 m

Walking time: 4 – 6 hrs

Today is an acclimatisation and rest day. Your guide takes you on a gentle exploration hike, which normally lasts for around 3-4 hours before returning back to Mawenzi Tarn Campsite.Is only 8km or 5 miles apart.

 Day:6 Kibo hut Summit then Horombo hut

Elevation: 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 6 km | 4 miles

Habitat: Arctic

Distance: 16 km | 10 miles

Habitat: Health

On this day you cross the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo in the alpine desert zone. You will arrive at your basecamp Kibo Hut in time for lunch. In the afternoon it is time to prepare for the night ascent and then an early dinner before heading to bed for a few hours.

 Day:7 Horombo hut to Marangu gate

Elevation: 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Distance: 20 km | 12 miles

Habitat: Rain Forest

Rising early (normally before midnight) your adventure begins from Kibo Hut towards Uhuru Peak. Usually, a midnight start allows the most effective probability of a transparent summit attempt. It takes around 6 hours to reach Gilman’s Point and an extra 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak (19,341ft, 5985m) the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the roof of Africa! then we descend the same route before a short stop at Kibo Hut for refueling and rest. By the evening you descend back to Horombo Huts for dinner and one last sleep.

 Package includes:

  • All transfers to and from Airport to the hotel and hotel to Kilimajaro gate
  • Expert English-speaking Mountain guide throughout the trip.
  • All entrance fees to parks and visits are described.
  • Bottled mineral water throughout the trip.
  • Any costs associated with the vehicle (gasoline, taxes, etc)
  • Fully flexible safaris rate schedules and daily travel by personal request.
  • All meals along the hike (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Package excludes.

  • International flight.
  • Visa ($ 50) upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania.
  • Gratuities to guide and cook.
  • Travel insurance or medical insurance.
  • Activities and visits are not specified in this itinerary. Optional hiring.
  • Extra meals or drinks in the accommodation

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