6 Days Rongai Route - Kilitrek

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About This Route

Starting from the northeastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route rises above the Amboseli plains and approach the summit of Kilimanjaro west of the Mawenzi peak. It is an unfrequented route and is also the easiest camping approach to Uhuru Peak. The descent normally uses the Marangu Route. There are two variations to this route. Rongai route is best option during the rainy season, due to its location, which receive little rain. This route can be climbed for 6days, although 7days is recommend for better acclimatization.

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At a glance

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Day 2: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m)

Day 3: Simba Camp (2625m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630m)

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Day 6: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

Day 8: Depart Tanzania

Tour Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Moshi

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m)

Simba Camp

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 3: Simba Camp (2625m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630m)

Kikelewa Camp

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch at cave camp we carry on with a steady ascent walking though moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro's volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630m

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 6 - 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Kibo Camp

We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 6: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Horombo Hut

Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

Horombo Hut

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 8: Depart Tanzania

Moshi

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Hotels: Breakfast Included

 

6DAYS/5NIGHTS RONGAI ROUTE
Group Size Price per person
1 person USD 1,675
2- 4 person USD 1,645
5- 7 people USD 1,590
8 -10 people USD 1,545
11+ people USD 1,500

 

Included

    • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
    • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
    • 3 Season mountain tents
    • Double layered Sleeping Mats
    • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
    • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
    • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Parkview Inn
    • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
    • 2- way private airport transfers

 

Not Included

    • Flights
    • Tips to mountain crew
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Laundry Services
    • A doctor for the group
    • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$70 per toilet + toilet tent)

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