Ascending Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

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Take a mountain climbing safari to enjoy both nature and personal achievement of scaling the highest Africa peaks.

Rongai Route begins in the northern side of Kilimanjaro Mountain, 45 km from Moshi town or 69 km from Arusha town.

This is one of Kilimanjaro easiest routes, and it has become an increasingly popular route in recent years. This route is located on the northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro with a variety of spectacular landscapes together with different plants and animal’s species. The typical duration for this trip is 6 days. However, you can also add an acclimatization day and make it 7 day climb. The Rongai Route is more scenic than the Marangu Route and easier than other camping route in climbing Kilimanjaro and the success rate on the Rongai Route is very high. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai Route you sleep in tents, the porter will have your tent pitched and waiting for you at the end of each days trek. This route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border and is one of the least traveled routes. The route merges with the Marangu Route for the summit climb. The descend follows the Marangu Route on the mountain’s southeast side, so you will able see Kilimanjaro from many viewpoints. There are two versions of this trek – a direct 6-day itinerary, and a 7-day itinerary that takes a longer route.

Itinerary

Moshi - Rongai gate to Simba Camp

(9 km, 4 - 5 hours)

You will have an early breakfast. Transfer by our vehicles through many villages and coffee and plantations for 2-3 hour drive to Rongai gate (1,950 m/6,398 ft). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will start hiking on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, and then enter into Montana forest. You will then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin as you arrive at Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530ft) with fantastic views over the Kenyan plains.

  • Elevation: 1387/915 m to 1950 m to 2750 m
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montana Forest
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Simba Camp - Kikelewa Camp

(17 km, 7 - 8 hours)

After an early breakfast you will have a steady ascent to the second cave where you will stop for lunch. You leave the direct trail at this point and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi side peak to Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley. At the Kikelewa Camp you will settle for your dinner and overnight rest.

  • Elevation: 2750 m to 3600 m
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
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Kikelewa camp - Mawenzi Tarn hut

(7 km, 4 - 5 hours)

After breakfast you will face a short, steep climb up grassy slopes; rewarded by superb all-round views, immersed in the vast surrounding wilderness. Soon after, you leave the vegetation behind and arrive at the Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated in a spectacular cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak. After this hike, you will reach to the Mawenzi turn hut camp where you will also see the amazing undried Lake with no inlet as well as outlet here you will have lunch and rest then dinner and overnight at this camp.

  • Elevation: 3600m to 4330m
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-Desert
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Mawenzi Tarn Hut - Acclimatization day

This is your extra day on the mountain, and you will spend two nights at Mawenzi Tarn. You will hike up towards Mawenzi for a splendid acclimatization hike. Then after return back to the camp for lunch the dinner and overnight.

  • Elevation: 4330m
  • Distance: Nil
  • Hiking Time: Nil
  • Habitat: Semi-Desert
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Mawenzi Tarn hut - Kibo Huts camp

(8 km, 5 - 6 hours)

After an early breakfast you will cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Kibo peak and Mawenzi peak to Kibo Huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. You should spend the remainder of the day resting and preparing for your summit climb.

  • Elevation: 4330 m to 4695 m
  • Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
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Summit Day! Kibo Huts camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts camp

(18 km, 10 - 15 hours)

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12; 00AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 6 AM. At this point, you will have views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue on down, re-crossing the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Have dinner and overnight at Horombo camp.

  • Elevation: 4695 m to 5895 m to 3690 m
  • Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
  • Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert.
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Horombo Huts camp - Marangu Gate to Moshi

(18 km, 5 - 7 hours)

After a long and enjoyable sleep you will be awaked for breakfast and pack up, start descend through the moorland to Mandara Huts. Here you will have lunch then proceed with your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to Marangu park gate. Here you will sign out then after a vehicle will take you to back to the hotel where it is definitely time for certificate presentation and celebration!

  • Elevation: 3690 m to 1830 m to 1387 m
  • Distance: 18 km, Descending
  • Time: 5 – 7 hours
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Prices and Seasons

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2021

USD 2,290 per person

USD 2,225 per person

USD 2,150 per person

USD 2,105 per person

Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2021

USD 2,090 per person

USD 2,025 per person

USD 1,950 per person

USD 1,905 per person

Dec 16 - 31, 2021

USD 2,290 per person

USD 2,225 per person

USD 2,150 per person

USD 2,105 per person

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 3 - May 31, 2022

USD 2,090 per person

USD 2,025 per person

USD 1,950 per person

USD 1,905 per person

Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2022

USD 2,290 per person

USD 2,225 per person

USD 2,150 per person

USD 2,105 per person

Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2022

USD 2,090 per person

USD 2,025 per person

USD 1,950 per person

USD 1,905 per person

Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2022

USD 2,290 per person

USD 2,225 per person

USD 2,150 per person

USD 2,105 per person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. Children below 3 years are free of Charge, children between 3 and 12 years will pay 75% of the adult rate.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What's Included


  • All transfers
  • All accommodations during the trek
  • All meals and drinking water during the trek
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Porters to carry your luggage
  • English speaking tour guides/ leader
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and entry fees
  • Personalized private service
  • Oxygen cylinder

What's Not Included


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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