6 Days
Tour Type
Group Size
30 People
Tour Guide
05 People

6 Days Rongai Route

Tour Highlights

  • The 6-day Rongai Route on Mount Kilimanjaro offers a distinctive and secluded trekking experience.
  • One of the highlights of the Rongai Route is the opportunity to spot wildlife during the climb.
  • The Rongai Route features a gradual and steady ascent, providing a manageable challenge for climbers of varying fitness levels.
  • Embarking on the 6-day Rongai Route allows climbers to enjoy a secluded trek, witness captivating wildlife, and experience the beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro in a unique way.
  • With a gradual ascent, favorable weather conditions, and opportunities for acclimatization, this route offers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Africa.
Destination Tanzania
Route Rongai
Arrival Moshi
Departure Moshi
  • Airport transfers- (Return)
  • Hotel (Budget)- can be upgraded by paying extra
  • All park entry fees
  • All hut fees
  • All the camping equipment except personal gear, available for rent or bring from home
  • Rescue fees
  • Emergency Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox-miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Guides, chef and porters
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • English speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Elevation: 6,398 ft to 8,530ft
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

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. After signing in and preparing the porters, you will start hiking to climb gently but consistently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin as you arrive at Simba Camp.

  • Elevation: 8,530ft to 12,070ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After an early breakfast you will have a steady ascent to the second cave where you will stop for lunch. Then after lunch you will have a little rest before acclimatization session whereby you will be walking higher then descend back to the same camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Elevation: 12,070ft to 14,117ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-Desert

Today after your breakfast you will start your walk to Third Cave Camp where you will have your hot lunch then short rest followed with acclimatization session then after you will be brought back to the same camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Elevation: 14,117 ft to 15,580 ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After an early breakfast, you will cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks 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: 15,580 ft to 12,200 ft
  • Distance: 4 km up, 14 km down
  • Hiking Time: 10-15 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

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. 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’s true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some minutes taking photos and treasuring the moment. 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 Camp.

  • Elevation: 12,200 ft to 5,905 ft
  • Distance: 18 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

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. .

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