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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai Route

From US$ 1,700 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • It includes 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals during the climb
  • Camping equipments
  • Transport is included
The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.
Day 1 Moshi – Nalemoru Gate (1,990 m) – Simba Camp (2,625 m) 4 hours Camping

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.

Day 2 Simba Camp (2,625 m) – Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m) 5 hours Camping

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 with incredible views and after a strenuous day’s climb, you can relax and take in its peaceful ambience.

Day 3 Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m) – Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m) 5 hours Camping

The typical senecien 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.

Day 4 Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m) 5 hours Camping

On a relatively easy path, today’s leg takes you over the Kibo Saddle. A lack of vegetation is characteristic for 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.

Day 5 Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut 5 hours Camping

The climb begins at around 00:00 h and 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.

Day 6 Horombo Hut (3,720 m) – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Moshi 6 hours Camping

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. Here you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your achievement.

what’s included
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • All meals during the climb
  • Drinking water
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Portable toilet and toilet tent
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
what’s excluded
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Enosa Expeditions / Product Category: Trekking
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