Seven-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Rongai Route

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 7-79 yrs
  • max group size 25
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-31484
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, via Rongai route
  • Approach the mountain from its northeastern part & descend via the Marangu route
  • Spend the first few days hiking through a relatively flat surface
  • Rongai route is considered an excellent alternative to the Marangu route & is less crowded
The Rongai route is the only trail that starts from the northern, or Kenyan, side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Because of its remote location, this route offers trekkers a relatively unspoilt wilderness experience whereby climbers can see large wildlife like antelopes, elephants and buffalos. Additionally, since the northeastern side of the mountain receives significantly less moisture than the southern slopes, climbers are less likely to encounter rain and there is a high chance of enjoying clear, unclouded views of the mountain.

Join us on this seven-day, guided journey to the top of Africa through the route less taken. We will pick you up on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you to your hotel in Moshi. Your journey starts on the second day with a drive from Moshi to Marangu Park Gate.

The trek starts in earnest from the Rongai trailhead. Ascend to the top via Simba Camp, Kikelewa Cave, Mawenzi Tarn Camp and Kibo Hut. Although the Rongai route is flatter than other Mount Kilimanjaro routes, the push to the summit from Kibo Hut is steep and follows the same path taken by those using the Marangu route. Once you have summited the mountain, the descent is made through the Marangu route.

Please note that the tour price also includes two night's accommodation in Moshi, one night each before and after the climb. For more details, please scroll down.

  • Day 1: Moshi – Rongai Gate (1,950m) – Simba Camp (2,600m)
  • Day 2: Simba Camp – Second Cave Camp
  • Day 3: Second Cave Camp – Kikelewa Cave (3,600m)
  • Day 4: Kikelewa Cave – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m)
  • Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp – Kibo Hut (4,700m)
  • Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
  • Day 7: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Moshi
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • Private pickup and drop-off transport from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transport to & from Kilimanjaro Gate
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Moshi & camping during the trek
  • 4 season mountain tents & double layered sleeping mats
  • National park entry fees & camping charges
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cooks & porters
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages to the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) & Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable oxygen tanks & oximeter
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Government taxes
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • International & domestic flights
  • Tanzania visa charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before & after the climb
  • Private flash portable toilet with a portable tent can be rented for USD 100 (to be shared in a group)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls and laundry. You can get your laundry done for extra charges at the hotel
  • Tips for guides, porters & cooks
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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