7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Climb - Moshi

Overview

Rongai, being the only way to approach Kilimanjaro from the north, goes through the picturesque views of the rainforest and the second highest point of Tanzania the Mawenzi volcano. Thanks to gradual elevation increase, you will be able to get a good altitude acclimatization and reach safely the highest point of Africa Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters.Rongai Route has excellent success rates of 85%, 90% for 6 and 7 days climb. Rongai is great for those travelers who have already got high altitude experience and are willing to escape the crowds of other climbers since this route is quite far from the town. The Rongai Route is a perfect way to test your strength and get unforgettable impressions on the distance of 65 kilometers (40 miles).

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Nalemoru (1950 m) - First Cave Campsite (2650 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 6.5 km Time: 3-4 hours Altitude gain: 700 m
Today you will start Rongai route climb through cypress plantations and fairly open country. The scenery of the first day will be wildlife. Alot of Birds and colobus monkeys.
The open small forest ends and heather starts to dominate.
You will reach cave Campsite and rest for the day. It has a real sense of wilderness.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: .Simba Camp
Day 2: Simba Cave Campsite - Second Caves camp (3425 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 6 km Walking time: 3-4 hours Altitude gain: 800 m
On this day the walk is steep through moorland covered in heather to the Second Cave Camp.
The Rongai route allows for good acclimatization.
The walk is not steep today with heathland and small rocky section with ups and downs.
You will have great views of Mawenzi, Kibo, eastern icefields, Amboseli Plains views in a distance.Second camp is an open area where you will rest for today and have dinner and overnight at the camp. You will be provide with a tent accommodation
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Second Camp
Day 3: Second Cave camp - Kikelewa Caves (3600 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 3 km Time: 3-4 hours Altitude gain: 175 m.
On this day the walk is steep through moorland covered in heather to the kikelewa Caves Camp .
The walk is short and not steep today with heathland and small rocky section. You will have plenty of time to rest.
You will have great views of Mawenzi, Kibo, eastern icefields, Saddle Amboseli Plains views in a distance.
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: .Kikelewa Cave Camp
Day 4: Kikelewa Caves - Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 6 km Walking time: 3-4 hrs Altitude gain: 730 m
In the morning you wil see great views of kibo sunrise. The walk is in a gentle slope but soon it becomes steeper.
The view of the last vegetation will soon disappear.
Lunch will be at camp as it is a short day. After lunch have a rest and simple acclimatization walk to about 4500 m.
The Mawenzi Tarn Campsite very spectacular right underneath the pointed peak of Mawenzi in a hollow close to a tiny lake.
open and windswept saddle mawenzi peak ridge tiny lake Kibo peak Valley
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: .
Mawenzi Tarn Campsite
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Huts (4700 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 9 km Walking time: 4-5 hours Altitude gain: 370 m
Today you will head towards Kibo. Walking over a small ridge, and then a comfortable path on the side of ``The Saddle``.
The view is breathtaking over that ridge.
The saddle is a plain desert of alpine between Mawenzi and Kibo peak. The only vegetation is hardy grasses and very few everlasting flower.
The landscape is open, windswept, big boulder and big clouds..
The last part to Kibo Huts is steeper and lack of oxygen, the air is thin. The best thing is that you will reach around lunch and have plenty of time to relax for the big day.
Walking Highlights
Hills Valley Ridge Barren and bleak landscape creeks
Duration: 14 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: .Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit (5895 m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Walking distance: 5.5 km(up) + 15 km Time: 10hrs+
Wake up at 11.00 and 11.30 pm. Get ready with your gear and have break fast. Around midnight start the hike to the summit you will see strings of little lights for climbers ahead of you.
As steep as the slope is the path itself isn't that bad. Take all the time you need.
There are two landmarks that are resting points only minutes. Then 1:30hrs after leaving the cave rocks appear on the path a bit slippery called Jamaican Rocks. Its another 1:30hrs to reach Uhuru Peak.
Descend for Lunch at Kibo Huts. You have no choice but to pack up your gear and keep going 3hrs to the Horombo Huts...
Uhuru Peak crater rim Glaciers Sunrise At Africa Highest Point breath Taking Views.
A group of wooden huts in a forest clearing. You will find a basic shelter and you will have dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Huts.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo Huts.
Day 7: Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After beakfast you set continue descending down. The path is already known so its just getting down to the mweka gate.
At the gate you'll have to clear more formalities, but eventually you will say good bye to your guides and you climb into the vehicle waiting for you and be carried away to your hotel for hot showers and cold beers.
After a hard treck of kilimanjaro drive back to Arusha you will spend the night at Arusha tourist inn hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Arusha Tourist Inn

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Sleeping bag
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • Airport pickup and Drop-off
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Drinking water and Wine
  • Bath towels
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
  • Visas
  • All things of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 1920
Per Person