6 Days Rongai Route

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route 

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US $ 2000 per person per 7-days trek for a group of 1 person.

US $ 1900 per person per 7-days trek for a group of 2-4 people.

US $ 1800 per person per 7-days trek for a group of 5-8people.

US $ 1700 per person per 7-days trek for a group of 8-10people.

US $ 1600 per person per 7-days trek for a group of 10 and above people.

Included:

  •   Park fees, Rescue fees
  •   Camping equipment
  •   4 Seasons Vaude tents, Sleeping bags
  •   Vaude Sleeping mats
  •   Portable summit oxygen tanks: US$100 per trek
  •   Transport to and from the mountain starting gate and finishing gate to the Hotel in Moshi.
  •   Guide, assistant guides, Cook, and Porters
  •   3 meals daily snack Glass of wine or Champaign after dinner.
  •   Water
  •   D02: We provide 1.5 liters of Kilimanjaro bottled mineral water
  •   D03-D07:  We provide filtered water. We highly recommend you bring purification tablets for the group
  •   Accommodation for a pre-climb night and after climbing.
  •   D07-Kizy Hotel BB
  •   We can assist you on borrowing hiking gears around Moshi
  •   =Fair wages for Cook, Porters, and Guides approved by Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project as well as Tanzania Association of Tour Operators

    Not included:

  •   Alcohol
  •   Tips: Recommended $10 Per Porter per day $15 Cook per day person and       $20 Guide per day.
  •   Items of a personal nature like cigarettes.
  •   Airport transfer: US$150per vehicle 2 ways
  •   Portable manual chemical flush toilets: US$100 per trek

 

Description:

Approaching Mt. Kilimanjaro from the North, Rongai Route offers unspoiled wilderness experience where it is possible to see wildlife like antelope, elephant, and buffalo. It’s the quietest route suitable for those who want to get away from the crowds.

Full Itinerary

Day One: Rongai Gate (1,800m/5,900ft) to Simba Camp (2,600m/8,400ft) 

Elevation Gain: 760 meters, 2,000 feet

After an early breakfast, drive to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, begin your climb to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. During the first day, hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.

The Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.

Day Two: Simba Camp (2,600m/8,400ft) to Kikelewa Camp (3,600m/11,810ft) 

Elevation Gain: 1,000 meters, 3,280 feet

During day two hike through Kilimanjaro’s moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.

Day Three: Kikelewa Camp (3,600m/11,810ft) to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,200ft) 

Elevation Gain: 730 meters, 2,390 feet

This day is an acclimatization day, allowing you to hike in the beginning of the day and rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.

Day Four: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,200ft) to Kibo Camp (4,750m/15,580ft) 

Elevation Gain: 420 meters/1380 feet

Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you views of your final destination.

Day Five: Kibo Camp (4,750m/15,580ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) 

Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet 

Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet

Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your flashlight. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.

The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

Day Six: Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) 

Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.