Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days is close to the Kenyan border. The Rongai ascent profile could be very just like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one of Kilimanjaro’s less complicated routes.
The climb to the top is slow and regular. However, in contrast to Marangu, this course has low crowds and passes through remote wasteland regions. It might be the only path wherein seeing the natural world in the first days is feasible.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days is one of the easiest routes and the fulfillment price could be very high. The route starts off evolved at the north face of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu route on the south face of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view factors.
Day 1: Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kilimanjaro hotel for overnight
Day 2: Rest day
We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.
Day 3: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu gate for register and head to Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp
Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours, including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering the pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Budget Lodging: Simba Camp
Day 4: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp
Day 5: Hike Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp
Head out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant scenes nearby.
Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3600m/11,800ft
Walking Time: 2-3 hours
Budget Lodging: Kikelewa Camp
Day 6: Hike Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb views. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn, 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.
If you are spending an extra day on the mountain, you will camp for two nights here. You can hike up and around Mawenzi for your acclimatization hike
Elevation: 3600m/11,800ft to 4330m/14,200ft
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Budget Lodging: Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Day 7: Hike Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut
Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent very early.
Elevation: 4330m/14,200ft to 4750m/15,600ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp
Day 8: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim.
Continuing passing Stella point
We now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family.
Day 9: Hike Horombo Hut to the trailhead, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through a lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Day 10: Departure transfers
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.
- A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost
- Accommodation prior to the climb can be arranged for an extra cost
Mount Kilimanjaro price Includes:
- Transfer to the trail head;
- Professional mountain crew. All guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates, along with over 9 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 18 kg of personal baggage);
- English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and Child CPR)
- Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
- Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
- Camping/hut fees;
- 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
- Oxygen systems and pulse Ox meters;
- First aid kit;
- Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
- Camping equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats
- Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
- Guide, chef and porters salaries
- Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
- International certificates for a successful ascent;
- ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
The climb cost excludes:
- Airline tickets;
- Accommodation before trekking and after trekking
- Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
- Personal gear rentals;
- Tanzania Visa: $50/$100 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
- Sleeping bags.
- Personal mountain gear
- Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
- Personal Expenses