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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the Kenyan border. It is one of the less frequently used routes, mostly attributed to the long drive required to reach the gate on day one. This has its advantages though, as it is less crowded and therefore a quieter way to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also the only route which will give you a close view of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro's 2nd highest peak, as you sleep under it during night three.

This route meets up with the Marangu route upon decent, allowing climbers a different view of the mountain on the way down.
Although Rongai climbers do not experience the rain forest on day one, they are given the chance on the final day of the trek before reaching the Marangu Gate where the climb concludes.

We highly recommend the Rongai route and are looking forward to provide you with a fantastic climbing experience in Tanzania.
Day 1 - Transfer from Moshi to Marangu gate where we complete park formalities then proceed to the Rongai gate (1950 m) where we meet our porters and thereafter begin our trek from the Nale Moru village to Rongai cave camp (2600 m)
Day 2 - Rongai cave to Kikelewa cave (3600 m)
Day 3 - Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi tarn (4330 m)
Day 4 - Spend an extra day at Mawenzi tarn to acclimatize and rest.
Day 5 - From Mawenzi tarn we continue and cross the lunar like desert of the "Saddle" between Mawenzi and kibo peak to reach Kibo Camp site (4750 m)
Day 6 - Overnight treking to Uhuru peak (5895 m) then start our descent to Horombo camp (3720 m)
Day 7 - After breakfast we continue our decent through Mandara hut to Marangu gate where we meet the vehicles and start our drive back to Moshi.
what’s included
  • 1 professional mountain guide
  • Assistant guides/porters
  • Cook
  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
  • Camping Equipment (2 person sleeping tents,mattress,stools,table,mess tent,cutlery)
  • First aid kit
  • Transport to & from Moshi town.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation pre & post trek in Moshi town.
  • Airport transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport
what’s excluded
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel visa to Tanzania
  • International flight tickets to Tanzania
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal hiking gears(sleeping bag, duffle bags, clothing)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Tanzanian
Starts/Ends Moshi, Tanzania/Moshi, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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Pristine Trails Adventures / Product Category: Trekking
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