Kilimanjaro – Rongai Route

  • 5,895 m / 19,341 ft
  • Tanzania
  • 7 days

Overview


A mythical summit, the “Roof of Africa” is an amazing mountain rising majestically above the lowlands. The trek to the summit is beautiful, going through several layers of climate zones including rainforest, moorland and alpine desert. The Rongai route is on the north of Kilimanjaro and is one of the less frequented trails. This trek includes seven days on the mountain with a one-day rest to acclimatize better before the summit push. The Kilimanjaro is often combined with a safari at one of the National Parks around (in particular the famous Sarengeti) or a stay in Zanzibar to rest on the beautiful beaches and to enjoy the crystal clear water of the lagoons (on request).

Itinerary


Location map

Trek height and distance
Trek itinerary

 

Day 1
Arrival to Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to hotel (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Day 2
Moshi – Rongai Gate – Simba Camp

Day 3
Simba Camp – Kikelewa Cave

Day 4
Kikelewa Camp – Mawenzi Tarn Hut

Day 5
Mawenzi Tarn Hut rest day

Day 6
Mawenzi Tarn Hut – Kibo Hut

Day 7
Kibo Hut – Kilimanjaro Summit – Horombu Hut

Day 8
Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

Day 9
Transfer to airport or continuation to Safari / Zanzibar excursions

Services


Included:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport
  • Transport of up to 1 duffle bag of a maximum total weight of 15 kgs during the trek
  • All transportation to and from Kilimanjaro National Park
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Moshi on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost – US$60)
  • Accommodation in individual tents during the trek
  • Experienced guides, cooks and porters
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation in single tents during the trek
  • Purified drinking water
  • Conservation, camping and rescue fees as required by the local regulations representing US$1,015 (or 900€) for this seven-day program)
  • Experienced Trekking Guide
  • First aid medical kit
  • World Sherpas T-Shirt
  • Oxygen (in case of emergency)
  • Pulse Oximeter

Excluded:

  • Tips for trekking guides, cooks and porters
  •  Lunch and dinner in Moshi
  • Extra hotel charge at Moshi (bar bills, laundry, extra nights)
  • Internet access during the climb (we can arrange for you a Tanzanian SIM card and top-up card at Moshi for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment (see gear list)
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Tanzanian entry visa fee
Price / Date

1-9 February 2020
(full moon at this date!)
US$2,500

1-9 August 2020
US$2,500

Private trip on request from 2 people

Trip facts

Maximum altitude
5,895 m / 19,341 ft

Location
Tanzania

Type of trek
Strenuous, no exposure

We like
  • The highest mountain in Africa and one of the 7 Summits
  • A great peak for beginners trekking for first time to altitude
  • The diversity of flora at different eights
  • A much less travelled route than Machame or Marangu with a rest day at 4,300 m /12,208 ft to ensure a better acclimatization
  • The opportunity to combine Kilimanjaro with a great safari or to experience the amazing beaches of Zanzibar (trip extension on request)