Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route - East Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai Route

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Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai route the range’s ascent profile could be very much like that of Marangu. Its miles considered one of Kilimanjaro’s less complicated routes.

  • Only Northern approach to Kilimanjaro
  • Offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb
  • Very tough final summit night from the north
  • Fewer acclimatization opportunities
  • Less scenic and flat than other routes
mt kilimanjaro 6 days Rongai route
mt Kilimanjaro 6 days Rongai route

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai route wilderness

Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Days Rongai route Is Also known as the Nalemuru route. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. Rongai is a moderately difficult route and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. There are different options to complete the climb in 5, 6, or 7 days.

The climb to the top is sluggish and constant. However, in contrast to Marangu, this path has low crowds and passes via remote wasteland areas.

It is probably the most effective direction, wherein seeing the flora and fauna within the first days is viable.

The direction starts off evolved on 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 course on the south face of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view factors.

The pressure to the path head takes approximately 2.5 hours from Moshi through many villages and coffee plantations, together with a present to register mountain climbing in at Marangu.

The Rongai route also can be accessed from the Amboseli national park in Kenya. Permit 2 hours, which includes the border crossing. We will want copies of passports ahead of time

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Jungle, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Extreme
    • Group Size Large Group
    1. Day 1 Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel

      We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to The hotel for overnight

    2. Day 2 Rest day

      We suggest as a minimum one rest day before beginning your trek and try and sleep due to one of a kind time zone, our Guide he will provide the briefing and take a look at your trekking gears to ensure you have got the whole thing needed.

    3. Day 3 Drive to  Marangu gate to register and head to range gate, hike to Simba camp

      Drive for 2 hours together with a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you’ll begin the hike on a huge direction that winds through fields of maize and potatoes earlier than getting into pine forest. The track then begins to climb always, however lightly through an attractive wooded area that shelters a division of the natural world. The woodland begins to thin out and the primary camp is at the threshold of the moorland zone with considerable views over the Kenyan plains.

      Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft

      Distance: 6km/4mi

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Montane Forest

      Meals: LD

      Budget Lodging: Simba Camp

    4. 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

      Distance: 6km/4mi

      Walking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Moorland

      Meals: BLD

      Budget Lodging: Second Cave Camp

    5. Day 5 Get to Know Country

      Today we continue our hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.

      Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3880m/12,700ft

      Distance: 9km/5mi

      Walking Time: 2-3 hours

      Habitat: Semi-desert

      Meals: BLD

      Budget Lodging: Third Cave Camp

    6. Day 6 Hike Third Cave to Kibo Hut

      Hike to Kibo Hut at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and a very early day!

      Elevation: 3880m/12,700ft to 4750m/15,600ft

      Distance: 5km/3mi

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      Meals: BLD

      Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut Camp

    7. Day 7 Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

      Very early in the morning (midnight to more), 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.

      From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

      The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly ”pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

      Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
      Down to 3700m/12,200ft
      Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
      Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
      Habitat: Alpine Desert
      Meals: BLD
      Budget Lodging: Horombo Camp

    8. Day 8 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 the 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
      Distance: 20km/12.5mile
      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
      Habitat: Forest
      Meals: B

    9. Day 9 Departure transfers

      Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.


    Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel

    Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is a medium size hotel in the quiet and secluded location of Moshi town in Northern Tanzania.

    This magnificent hotel is situated along Station Road Kaunda Street opposite Nakumat Supermarket.

    We are sure that you will be making the right choice when you decide to stay with us. We offer the best services in Moshi, for business as well as for pleasure. The hotel is situated about one kilometre from the town centre


    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Day Rongai Includes6 Day Rongai Includes
    • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • Transfer to the trailhead;
    • 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 Oximeters;
    • 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;
    • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
    • * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
    • ** 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.
    Mt Kilimanjaro 6 Day Rongai Excludes6 Day Rongai Excludes
    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • 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.)
    • Meals not listed above
    • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb
    • Sleeping bags.
    • Personal mountain gear
    • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
    • Personal Expenses