6 Days Rongai Route

Klimanjaro Flower

Rongai Route begins at the remote, northern side of Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border. We hike through a true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall. The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent, therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most beautiful route in which you can see the wild animals.

Day 0: Arrive in Marangu
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from (JRO). To Marangu at fortune hotel, where you will spend the rest of the day for leisure. Fortune hotel is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. At the evening time the guides will take you for a short walk around marangu village waterfall, coffee plantation. After a walk the guides will check and confirm if you have the appropriate equipment’s for the trekking.

Day 1: Rongai Simba Camp (2,600 m);
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, the porters and guides will be ready and go back to the car drive to Rongai gate. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path treks through the fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. 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 is at the edge of the moorland zone, Rongai One Camp (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Day 2: Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m);
we now leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m). After lunch, there is time to explore the valley or to rest.

Day 3: Mawenzi Tarn hut (4,330m);
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 hut (4,330m), 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 acclimatisation.

Day 4: Kibo campsite (4,700m);
We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. You will meet other people from Marangu route who will be staying in the hut. The remainder of the day is spend resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3,720 m);
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 continue to the next two peaks Stella point and Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs which surrounding most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast in which you will have hot soup, juice for refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3,720 m).

Day 6: National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m);
After breakfast you will celebrate with you team for Kilimanjaro song, jambo song then descent down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m).

Day 7: Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included option for safari,

  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi (before & after climb) bed and breakfast
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport and transfer to the entry and exit gate.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, mountain hut fees, and rescue fees.
  • All government taxes (VAT)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.

Not include

  • Airfares and taxes
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook depending on how many hikers in the group.
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook. Can be split between each Client in the climb.
  • Single supplement, for single tent
  • Small private party supplement, for private climbs of one or two people.
  • Extra hotel night.

Route & Pricing Options

Kilimanjaro package now include night accommodation (1 before trek and 1 after)
You will spend a night in Moshi allowing you time to regenerate and meet with your guides the next day as they give you a detailed climb orientation and gear check

Kilimanjaro Routes 1 to 2 People 3 to 5 People More Than 6 People
Machame 6 days US $ 1600/ Person US $ 1500/Person US $ 1450/Person
Machame 7days US $ 1700/ Person US $ 1600/Person US $ 1500/Person
Lemosho 7 Days US $ 2000/ Person US$ 1900/Person US $ 1800/Person
Lemosho 8 Days US $ 2200/ Person US $ 2100/Person US $ 2000/Person
Rongai 6 Days US $ 1600/ Person US $ 1550/Person US $ 1500/Person
Rongai 7 Days US $ 1700/ Person US $ 1600/Person US $ 1500/Person
Umbwe 6 Days US $ 1550/ Person US$ 1500/Person US $ 1450/Person
Marangu 5 Days US $ 1450/ Person US $ 1400/Person US $ 1350/Person
Marangu 6 Days US $ 1500/ Person US $ 1450/Person US $ 1400/Person

Mount Meru prices (Pre-Kilimanjaro Climb start to Climb Mt.Meru an optional)

Number Of Days 1 to 2 People 3 to 5 People More than 6 People
3 Days Climb US $ 879/person US $849/person US $ 769/person
4 Days Climb US $ 1029/person US $ 979/person US $ 869/person

If you have a larger group, special needs or any other reason to contact us concerning the price of your climb, please feel free to do so.