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7 Days Rongai Route


This Rongai trail separate at Second cave to Mawenzi peak. This trail join at Kibo hut camp or School hut camp with other trail come straight to Kibo or school hut.The advantage of this route is longer which helps for the acclimatization. Second easy route after Marangu route. Starts at Rongai gate and ends at Marangu gate.

Full Itinerary

Day 0:

Arrival. Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive to Moshi town 35 minutes. Overnight stay at Stella Maris lodge bed and breakfast.

Day 1:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch and drinking water, drive to Rongai gate. The drives to Rongai gate takes about 3hrs. After check in at Rongai gate, start walking through rain forest to Simba camp. The walk to camp takes about 2-3 hours. Dinner and overnight at first camp or Simba camp 2,671m.

Day 2:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch and drinking water continues walking to second cave campsite. Beautiful day walking on heather and Moorland. Enjoy great view of two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi. Enjoy also fantastic view of Kenya Villages. The walk takes about 3-4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Second cave campsite 3,450m.

Day 3:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch, walk to Kikelewa campsite 4 hours. This day you will be walking on heather and moorland zone. Enjoy the perfect view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Dinner and overnight at Kikelewa campsite 3,600m.

Day 4:

Morning after breakfast, continue walking to Mawenzi tarn hut campsite 4,350m. The walk is short and takes about 3 hours. Get hot lunch at the camp. Relax at the camp. Later evening walk to Mawenzi Peak for acclimatization one hour. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight full board basis.

Day 5:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch continue walking to Kibo hut campsite. At this day, you will be trekking heading to Kibo hut camp. Walking on the alpine desert, the walk takes about 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Kibo hut campsite 4,720m.

Day 6:

Midnight after refreshing tea with cookies, start walking for summit. The walk to summit takes about 6-7 hours. Walking on the desert and glacier zones to Gilman’s Point 5,685m for about 5-6 hours. This point is on the crater rim. After relaxing few minutes, continue walking to UHURU PEAK through crater rim for about 2 hours. After arriving at UHURU PEAK, take pictures for about 20 minutes. Then walk down to Horombo hut campsite via Kibo hut campsite 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut campsite 3,720m full board basis.

Day 7:

Morning after breakfast descends to Marangu Park gate 6hrs. Meet Van and transfer to Stella Maris Lodge Moshi 1h20 for overnight based on bed and breakfast.

Please note; the day 8 you will be taken by our vehicle to Airport for home flight, Zanzibar or other destination.



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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


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