kilimanjaro-Rongai Route

Code: 1905
Kilimanjaro Trekking

Route Description

Rongai route is one of the less trekked route to Uhuru peak, it lies on the far eastern side of the mountain offering you the view of the neighboring Kenya as you ascend. The route Join the Marangu route at kibo Hut and descend through marangu gate.

Therefore trekking through this route offers you the bonus of experiencing Marangu rout on your way back.

DEPARTURE TIME Leave the hotel at  9:00 am.
Accommod before and after the trek(BB) Accommodations and meals in National park Airport Transfers
All Park Fees Camping Equipments Professional Guide(S), Potters and Cook(s)
Visa International and Domestic flights
Tips to the Crew All items of Personal Nature


Arrivals in Arusha/Moshi should be atleast a day before the trekking begins

TheGiven prices are instructional and are per day based on 2 pax

This itinerary can be customized to fit your aspirations


Day 1: Arrival

Meet a driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport, and drive for an hour to the Hotel in Arusha city for the first night.


Day 1: Starting Day

Start from the hotel with the team of potters, cook and guide driving to Rongai gate 2300 meters above the sea level for almost 4 to 5 hours’ drive from Arusha. After reaching at the gate we will have lunch, while we are having lunch the crew will be sorting out the luggage the will get permit and start our walking in Montana forest for one hour, while we are in the forest we will see black and white-colobus monkeys if we are luck, then proceed walking in moorland zone about one to two and half hours to the Simba camp 2671 meters above the sea level then we will sing and dancing together to welcome you on Kilimanjaro mountain. After that hot drink with popcorn will be read and then dinner and bed.


Day 2: Day 2 on Trekking

Early breakfast the start walking up to the Second caves 3450 meters for lunch then proceed to kikelelwa campsite 3660 meters above the sea level for dinner and bed. But on the way up you will be enjoying the view of both pick to your right the big Kilimanjaro Kibo pick and to your left Mawenzi pick the second pick of Kilimanjaro.


Day 3:Acclimatization

After breakfast we will start our walking to Mawenzi Turn hut 4300 meters for lunch then short rest, after resting we will have a walk up to the ridge 4500 meters for acclimatization and see the view of Kilimanjaro then we descend down, after reaching hot drink we be read we will drink then dinner and bed.


Day 4: From Mawenzi Tarn to kibo Huts

Early breakfast then start walking to Kibo hut 4720 meters about 5 to 6 hours walk, we will be walking on the alpine desert across saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. After reaching there we will have lunch and go to your tent to rest till 5:30 for dinner and briefing about summit night, then we will sleep up to 22:45 we will wake-up and start preparing to be ready for summit, we will get hot drinks and snacks then start our trekking in midnight.


Day 5:Summit Day

We will be on the way to the top, we will spend from 5 to 6 hour and that depend on fit you are approximation time of reaching the first top is from 5:30 to 6:30 which is good time to enjoy sunrise and amazing view of Africa land then we proceed toward the second top Stella point and Uhuru 5895 meters we will spend from 10 to 20 minutes of taking photos and enjoying the top of Africa then we will descend down to Kibo hut / base camp. After reaching there we will have one hour to rest then we will wake up for branch and descend down to Horombo hut for our lust night on mountain.


Day 6: LAst walk on the mountain.

Early wake-up, breakfast, celebration and tipping then start our walking 19 km, 6 hours to Marangu gate. After reaching there we will check-out, have lunch then you will be given certificate if you made it to the top, then driving back to the hotel or airport that depend on your flight.

No.of people Price Per Person Sharing
2-3 $2,850
4-6 $2.150
10-15 $2,015
20+ $1,950

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