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6 Days Rongai route



6 Days Rongai route


This 6 Days Rongai route Kilimanjaro climb is the only route that beginning from the north side that joins with the Marangu Route on the final.
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), any time we will provide private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you up to the hotel in Moshi

  • Day 1

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro through Forest.

    After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer by Land rover to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Simba Camp; is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. [3-4 hours walking].

  • Day 2

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro through Ice Field.

    The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senesces near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m) [6-7 hours walking].

  • Day 3

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro through Wilderness.

    A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking].

  • Day 4

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro across the lunar Desert.

    We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! [5-6 hours walking].

  • Day 5

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro Gillman’s Point.

    We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m). [11-15 hours walking].

  • Day 6

    Climbing to Kilimanjaro Retrace through Moorland.

    A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m). [5-6 hours walking].

  • Day 7
    End of services, you will transferred to Airport for your flight back home

  • 2 nights accommodation at Keys Hotel in Moshi
  • All nights accommodation in Huts.
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees.
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

Package Price per Person

2 person3 persons 4-5 persons6-8 persons9 persons +
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