Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain
  • Take the challenging 7Day Rongai, the most beautiful and unspoiled route
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 Rongai route is one of the easiest route up to Kilimanjaro summit and it joins the Marangu route at Kibo hut. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended. We have designed the trip for 7 days as that will allow for proper acclimatization on the mountain.

Wildlife can be seen on the lower slopes such as buffalo's, Elephants, Baboons and monkeys together with different species of birds.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, the Rongai route makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. On the way down this route goes together with the Marangu route.

The Rongai route as such is a moderately difficult route and relatively easier than other routes up Kilimanjaro. It is therefore highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience, as the probability of reaching the summit will be higher.
  • Day 1: Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp
  • Day 2: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave
  • Day 3: Hike Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp
  • Day 4: Hike Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Hut
  • Day 5: Hike Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut
  • Day 6: Kibo Camp to Summit and Horombo Hut
  • Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Keys Hotel in Moshi
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping Mattress:
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
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