Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Rongai route 7 Days

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Embark on a thrilling adventure of 7-Day Rongai route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Regarded as one of the easiest routes, it ascends from the north-eastern side, providing a unique perspective with unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty. The trekking can be completed in either six or seven days, offering a fulfilling and less strenuous journey to Kilimanjaro’s summit. Join us on this incredible expedition, exploring the pristine landscapes and achieving the awe-inspiring feat of reaching the Roof of Africa.

Arrival Day at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Pick up from airport and transfer to accommodation in Arusha for an overnight stay.

Day 1 of 7: Simba Camp (2600m)

Embark on your Rongai route adventure! Begin the day with a journey to Marangu Park gate for registration before commencing the hike on the Rongai trail. Traverse through lush rainforests towards Simba Camp, surrounded by the evergreen forest showcasing diverse trees and flowers, including the enchanting gladiola, protea, and elephant trunk. The hiking time for today is approximately 3 hours, offering a serene introduction to your Kilimanjaro expedition.

Day 2 of 7: Kikelelwa Cave (3600m) [For seven days, the second day will be at Second Cave, 3100m]

Embark on a full day of hiking! Traverse through moorlands towards Kibo, passing by the Second Cave (3450m) along the way before reaching the scenic Kikelelwa Cave. Marvel at the opening views and enjoy a great perspective of the water streams below, creating a picturesque setting within the cave. The hiking time for today is approximately 7 hours to Kikelelwa and 3-4 hours to the Second Cave (for seven days hiking).

Day 3 of 7: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)

Embark on a 4-hour hike towards the jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi, where we will set up camp at Mawenzi Tarn Camp. The trail is short but steep, offering stunning views of the wilderness area. As we approach Mawenzi, the vegetation zone ends, and we’ll find ourselves surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

Day 4 of 7: Kibo Hut (4700m)

Hiking time: 5 hrs Cross a desert area known as the Saddle, nestled between Mawenzi and Kibo, towards Kibo Hut. This is where we make our final preparations and rest before the challenging summit hike in the midnight hours. Lunch and ample rest time precede an early dinner, providing sufficient rest before the ascent. The summit hike will pass through Gilman’s Point (5681m) before reaching Stella Point (5751m), where our trail merges with hikers from other routes, ultimately leading to the Uhuru Peak at 5895m. The ascent takes approximately 7-8 hours from Kibo Hut, with a descent of 3 hours back to Kibo Hut. After lunch and a brief rest, we descend further to Horombo Hut at 3700m.

Day 5 of 7: Kibo Hut 4700m – Horombo (3700m)

Hiking Time: 3 hrs Post-summit, descend back to Kibo Hut for a short rest and lunch. Continue the descent to Horombo Hut, passing through the saddle area before transitioning back to the heathers and moorland zone. At Horombo, you’ll encounter hikers ascending through the Marangu route, the only route used for both ascending and descending from the summit.

Day 6 of 7: Horombo Hut 3700m – Marangu Gate (1980m)

Hiking Time: 6 – 7 hrs On the final day, depart from Horombo Hut towards the Marangu Gate. Along the way, pass by Mandara Hut (2700m) to view the Maundi Crater, offering a spectacular sight of Lake Chala at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Continue the descent through the evergreen rainforest, where you may encounter different monkey species and a variety of birds and flowers. Collect your certificates at the gate, enjoy a short break for lunch, and head back to Arusha for a relaxed afternoon, dinner, and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 of 7: Departure

Transfer to the airport for departure.

  • • Airport Transfers
  • • Accommodations before and after trekking( double occupancy)
  • • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
  • • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
  • • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid)
  • • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
  • • Salaries for the mountain crew
  • • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
  • • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • • Private Portable Chemical toilet
  • • Flights and airport taxes
  • • Items of a personal nature
  • • Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
  • • Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • • Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some from our equipment store in Tanzania
  • • Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets


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