Kilimanjaro, 6 Days Rongai route

6 Days
5 Nights

Departs daily ex Nairobi by road

Tour Cost
Prices on request

6 Days:
Rongai route

This 6 day Rongai route Mount Kilimanjaro climbing safari is recommended for highly experienced climbers. The safari takes a direct approach to climbing Kilimanjaro- it practically takes fewer days to climb Kilimanjaro using this route than any other climbing route in Kilimanjaro. Get ready to experience the best fun, memories and life lessons on your journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After climbing, you can have more adventure by taking a trip to any of the national parks in Tanzania or simply relax on the coastal beaches of Zanzibar.

Day 01:
Pick up Day: Kilimanjaro International airport.

Kilimanjaro international airport is considered as the gateway to the northern parks of Tanzania. Our tour guide shall wait for you at the airport until your arrival time. In case there is a flight delay or reschedule, our guides are kind enough to wait. Upon meeting our tour guide, you shall be transferred to Moshi at your selected hotel. At the hotel, you shall ensure that you have the necessary tools for your climbing, you will have a simple briefing with the tour guide about your expectations and should you require anything, there is always time to purchase anything that you will need during the hike. Spend a wonderful day at the hotel while enjoying serene environment and cool air breeze.

Day 2: Moshi- Rongai gate- Rongai one camp.

Early in the morning after breakfast, our guide shall pick you at the hotel and later, you shall be transferred to Mount Kilimanjaro national park- the park inhabits Mount Kilimanjaro. You will drive towards the Rongai gate. At the park gate, you shall meet the other climbing crew- cooks, porters and rangers. Cooks prepare the meals during the safari; porters help in handy work such as carrying the luggage and pitching tents; and the ranger offer insights of how to best climb until the summit. After registration at the gate, you will start ascending past the rainforest which is the lower part of the mountain Kilimanjaro. If you are fortunate enough, you shall meet lots of wildlife and bird species. Upon arrival at Rongai one camp which is at the altitude of 2900m, you shall relax, have dinner and spend an overnight.

Day 3:
Rongai one camp - Rongai third cave.

After a great night at Rongai one camp, you shall wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. Later you will start ascending to the Rongai second cave which is at an altitude of 3450m. You shall have a stopover at Rongai second cave for lunch as well as sightseeing-you will experience the wonderful views of Kibo and the eastern side of the crater rim. After lunch, you will continue with the journey to Rongai third cave. And upon arrival, you will relax, and enjoy the picturesque views of the surroundings. At this point, you will start to feel altitude changes. Be willing to seek advice from the park ranger if you experience altitude sickness.

Day 4:
Rongai third cave- Rongai School hut.

Great fitness is required during this day as the day is a bit challenging compared to the previous day. Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall ascend to Mawenzi and pass past the saddle that connects Mawenzi to Kibo until Rongai school hut. Rongai school hut is located at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Since this is the last day before attempting the summit climb, ensure that you have enough sleep and also make all the necessary preparation to ensure that you reach the summit. Things like headlamps, and the best hiking gear should be with you.

Day 5:
Rongai school hut- Uhuru peak - Horombo hut.

After all the necessary preparation, you shall wake up at 1am and start your summit attempt; you will begin by ascending until the Gillman’s point. The Gillman’s point is located at the crater rim.  At the Gilman’s point, you shall have the necessary relaxation while having wonderful views of Mawenzi. Later, you will continue hiking for 2 hours until the Uhuru peak- the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 5895m.  Here, you shall have photo taking moments while having scenic views of the surroundings. Later after sunrise, you will start descending to Kibo huts for lunch and later, you will continue your journey to Horombo huts for dinner and relaxation.

Day 6:
Horombo hut- Mandara hut- Marangu gate & Moshi.

After breakfasting, you shall start descending to Mandara hut and later to Marangu gate. At the gate, you will checkout of the park, say goodbye to porters and cooks before departing for Moshi. Climbing certificates are awarded to any climber- you will receive your climbing certificate at the Marangu gate. In Moshi, you will check in your hotel and prepare for the next day.

The Hike includes

  • Accommodation on full-board basis. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  •  Transportation
  • Camping tents
  • Hiking gears
  • Professional Mountain guides
  • Porters and cooks
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • bottled mineral water,
  • Evacuation insurance in-case of emergency.
  • All airport transfers

Hike Excludes

  • Visa
  • Health Insurance
  •  souvenirs
  •  Air ticket
  •  tips
  •  Things of personal nature.
  • Sleeping bags
  • International flights

Getting There

This tour starts and ends in Wilson Airport Nairobi, Kenyan Capital city.

We have local daily flights available on several airlines, you will get to Masai mara in just 50 minutes.

A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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