Rongai Route 6/8 Days – Kilimanjaro Experience.

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6 - 8 Days
Availability : All Year Round
Moshi
Uhuru Peak
Min Age : 15+
Tour Details

Located on the northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro this route is among the easy routes known as ( Fanta) route. The route pass through different landscapes which are spectacular. Minimum number of days is six , seven to eight days, unlike Marangu route this route consists of camps. The trek starts south of the Kenyan border up to a point where it comes to merge with the Marangu route for the summit climb. After reaching the summit we descend back via the Marangu route to the Marangu gate. Here you will sign out and then driven back to your hotel. 

Departure & Return Location

Moshi

Departure Time

7am – 9am 

Price Includes

  • Transport to and from
  • Allowance for the crew
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank for an emergency
  • Rescue car
  • Park fees/ VAT
  • Three delicious meals a day
  • Sleeping tents
  • Table and chairs
  • Two nights accommodation in the hotel
  • Hot water for wash
  • Ginger tea for the summit
  • Pick and drop off at the airport

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Drinks and food at the hotel
  • Personal belongings
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips for the crew
  • Taxi driver service
Itinerary

Day 1Moshi - Rongai Gate - Simba Camp

Elevation: 800m – 1950 m – 2650 m
Distance: 8km 
Hiking time 3 -4 hours 
Habitat: montane forest.
 
The shuttle will pick you up at the hotel just after breakfast to Rongai gate. We will pass through villages and coffee plantation with banana trees along the way to Rongai gate where you will register to attain a pass and weighing of our equipment. After the legal papers a signed we start trekking through the montane forest up to Simba camp. Dinner will be served here with a briefing from your guide as usually of the next day. 

Day 2Simba Campsite - Kikelelwa Campsite

Elevation: 2650m – 3600 m
Distance:17km 
Hiking time:7 hours 
Habitat: moorlands 
 
On this day just after breakfast we start climbing to the second cave campsite a hot lunch will be served here. After lunch we trek crossing moorlands to Mawenzi peak to Kikelelwa campsite situated in a sheltered valley. We will have  dinner here with a briefing of the next day.

Day 3Kikelelwa campsite to Mawenzi Turn Hut

Elevation:3600m – 4330m
Distance: 3 Km 
Hiking time: 4 hours 
Habitat: semi desert 
 
Today after having breakfast we start a steep short trek up a semi- desert to Mawenzi turn camp situated directly beneath Mawenzi peak. At Mawenzi turn hut camp you will be able to see the spectacular undried lake which doesn’t have an inlet nor outlet. Lunch will be served here and a rest before dinner and briefing from your guide about the next day.

Day 4Acclimatization [ For 6 days itinerary this day is omitted]

An extra day for those are on a 7/8 days itinerary will spend another night at camp. Your guide will trek you up to Mawenzi ridge for a splendid acclimatization. Back at camp you will be served with lunch. Dinner at camp with a briefing of the next day.

Day 5Mawenzi Turn Hut - Kibo Hut Campsite

Elevation:4330m – 4720m
Distance:8 Km 
Hiking time: 4-5 hours 
Habitat: Alpine desert. 
 
Here the trek starts as usually after morning breakfast to kibo hut where lunch will be served. After lunch will be a briefing on the summit trek and checking your mountain gear for the summit. Resting follows before dinner and an early sleep for recuperation. You are advised to drink a lot of water and to eat much of the served dish.

Day 6Summit Day/ Kibo hut/ Uhuru peak/ Horombo Campsite

Elevation: 4720m – 5895m – 3720m 
Distance: 6km up / 15 Km down 
Hiking time:12-15 hours 
Habitat: Alpine desert.
 
We will wake up at midnight, take a light breakfast before the summit hike. On this hike  you will need to have water 2-3 litres and some chocolate bars. We will ascend for 6-7 hours. We will walk along the kibo crater ridge for one and half hours from Gilman’s point to uhuru peak. Escorted by the early sunrise, at uhuru peak we will take 10-15 minutes for taking pictures before descending back to kibo hut where you will be served with hot food and taking a short nap before we descend to Horombo campsite . Dinner will be served at Horombo campsite and overnight.

Day 7Horombo Campsite/ Hut - Marangu Gate/ Moshi

Elevation: 3720 m – 1800m – 800 m
Distance:19km 
Hiking time: 5-7 hours.
 
On this day after having slept at Horombo campsite you will be served breakfast before packing for our descent. We pass through moorlands to Mandara hut where lunch will be served. After lunch we move again through the montane forest to Marangu gate. At the gate you will sign out before being driven back to the hotel, where you will be provided with a certificate and you to give tips to the whole crew.

𝘾𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙗 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙖𝙛𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨:

• Prices vary between operators you should choose with caution.

• We offer reasonable rates for food, equipment, transportation and wages for the staff.

• Our services are better than others because we regard our clients highly.

• We organize group climb of 10-20 people per group, solo clients, honeymooners, pairs and family tours. Also private climbs/ Safaris are organized every day you should reserve your booking with us as soon as possible for any dates, any climbing route or Safari with any number of participants.

• Note that we never add people to a private climb/ safari without consent of the group.

• We Offer 2 Nights hotel in Moshi with B+B make sure you book your accommodation in Moshi rather than Arusha.

 

𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙠𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚;

We have a team of well experienced, competent, with proven expertise for a long period of time in this field. Our guides have communication skills with good knowledge of first aid skills, provision of Food is done by the best chefs and our porters are well behaved and ready to standout to clients. We ensure individual attention, flexibility and high safety to all. Our 4X4 WD are reliable, comfortable and ready to take to roughest, toughest wilderness.