7Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai Route

Arusha, Tanzania

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7Days Rongai Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

7 Days & 6 Nights

Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai Route

Safari Highlights

Embark on a thrilling seven-day trekking adventure along the Rongai Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This less-traveled path offers a unique perspective of the mountain, starting from the north and traversing diverse landscapes, from lush rainforest to barren alpine desert.

Get ready for thrilling game drives where you’ll encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife up close

7Days Rongai Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

Detailed Itinerary

A thrilling seven-day trekking adventure along the Rongai Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This less-traveled path offers a unique perspective of the mountain, starting from the north and traversing diverse landscapes, from lush rainforest to barren alpine desert. Trek through dense forests teeming with wildlife, ascend through moorland with panoramic views, and brave the challenging summit push to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. With experienced guides leading the way and comfortable campsites for rest, this expedition promises unforgettable moments and a sense of accomplishment as you conquer the Roof of Africa.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Meet your guide for a briefing and equipment check. Relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Moshi/Arusha to Rongai Gate to Simba Camp (2,650m)

After breakfast, drive to the Rongai Gate (1,950m) for registration and formalities. Begin the trek through dense forest, spotting various bird species and Colobus monkeys. Reach Simba Camp for overnight stay.

Day 3: Simba Camp to Second Cave Camp (3,450m)

Trek through moorland with occasional views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Ascend steadily to Second Cave Camp situated at the base of Kibo. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views.

Day 4: Second Cave Camp to Kikelelwa Camp (3,600m)

Traverse the barren landscape, crossing the lunar desert towards Kikelelwa Camp. Ascend to Third Cave before descending into a valley dotted with giant senecio plants.

Day 5: Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m)

Ascend gradually through alpine desert with stunning views of Mawenzi Peak. Arrive at Mawenzi Tarn Camp nestled beneath the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. Rest and acclimatize.

Day 6: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Hut (4,700m)

Trek across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, a stark alpine desert. Arrive at Kibo Hut, the base camp for the summit attempt. Rest and prepare for the summit bid.

Day 7: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Horombo Hut (3,720m)

Begin the ascent in the early hours of the morning under the starlit sky. Reach Gilman’s Point (5,681m) at dawn and continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Descend through moorland to Marangu Gate, where you’ll receive your summit certificates. Transfer back to your hotel for a celebration dinner and a well-deserved rest.

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro
  • International Airport (JRO)*
    2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after the climb)
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel*
    1 Post-climb celebratory drink (beer, juice, or soda) on us*
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to ALL Kilimanjaro park gates*
  • No additional transport fees will be charged to the Northern or Western route gates*
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Camping/Hut fees
  • Mountain rescue fees
  • Guides/Porters salaries
  • Private toilet for the party on all climbs (except for Marangu)*
  • All season mountain tents
  • Foam sleeping pad (unless you opt to bring your own instead)
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs for parties of two or more
  • All meals on the mountain
  • No small party supplement fees will be charged
  • No single supplement fees for Private Climbs will be charged

WHATS EXCLUDED?

  • Airfare
  • Personal Gear
  • Tips for porters & Guides
  • 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.

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Note:

  • We can arrange domestic flight to Zanzibar
  • We do hotel booking and excursions in Zanzibar upon request
  • Also, we do cultural tourism and visit Lake Natron excursion.
  • We do Kilimanjaro climbing all routes
  • Meru Trekking
  • Lake Manyara night game drive
  • Treetop Lake Manyara Canoe

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