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$2,800/

Per Person
  • 7 Days / 6 Night
  • Max People : 40
  • Kilimanjaro

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our 7 day Rongai Route trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Starting from the northern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route is known for its remote, less crowded paths, beautiful scenery, and higher chances of spotting wildlife. This detailed itinerary ensures a gradual ascent, providing ample time for acclimatization and maximizing your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak.

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced, English-Speaking Guides Certified In First Aid And Mountain Rescue.
  • Porters And Support Staff: Friendly And Reliable Porters To Carry Your Gear And Supplies, Ensuring A Comfortable Trek.
  • Nutritious And Delicious Meals Prepared By Our Skilled Cooks, Including Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner.
  • Clean, Safe Drinking Water Provided Throughout The Trek.
  • Park Fees: All Kilimanjaro National Park Fees, Including Entrance, Hut, And Rescue Fees.
  • Oxygen Cylinders And Oxymeters For Emergency Use.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit For Minor Injuries And Illnesses.
  • A Certificate Of Achievement Upon Reaching Uhuru Peak.
  • Flights (International And Domestic)
  • Meals Not Indicated In The Itinerary
  • Alcoholic And Soft Drinks
  • Optional Activities
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses, Visa Fees, Travel Insurance

Highlights of the Tour

  • Experience the unique northern side of Kilimanjaro with panoramic views of the Kenyan plains and the eastern ice fields.
  • Enjoy a quieter, more remote trek with fewer crowds compared to other popular routes.
  • Traverse diverse terrains, from lush rainforest and moorlands to high-altitude desert and arctic conditions near the summit.
  • Higher chances of encountering wildlife in the lower sections of the route, including colobus monkeys and various bird species.
  • Camp beneath the dramatic spires of Mawenzi, one of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, offering stunning and rugged scenery.
  • Benefit from a gradual climb with excellent acclimatization opportunities, increasing your chances of a successful summit.
  • Reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, and witness a breathtaking sunrise with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Interact with local guides and porters, gaining insights into the culture and traditions of the Chagga people.
  • Trek with experienced guides who provide support, monitor health, and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey to the summit.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment with a summit certificate awarded at the end of the trek.

Itinerary

Begin your trek from Rongai Gate with a gentle hike through lush farmlands and pine forests. The trail gradually ascends to Simba Camp, offering stunning views of the Kenyan plains.

  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Continue your trek with a steady climb through moorland. The trail offers panoramic views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Arrive at Second Cave Camp in the afternoon.

  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Trek across the moorland towards Kikelewa Camp, passing through several valleys and ridges. The scenery becomes more rugged and remote as you ascend.

  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

A short but steep climb takes you up grassy slopes and across barren high-altitude desert to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, located beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Cross the lunar-like desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo, reaching Kibo Hut in the early afternoon. Rest and prepare for your summit attempt, which begins at midnight.

  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Begin your final ascent to the summit around midnight. The steep and challenging trail to Gilman’s Point (5,685m) takes about 5-6 hours. From there, continue along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), the highest point in Africa. After celebrating your achievement, descend to Kibo Hut for a short rest, then continue down to Horombo Hut.

  • Distance: 22 km
  • Hiking Time: 10-14 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic to Moorland

Enjoy your final descent through the lush rainforest to Marangu Gate. Celebrate your accomplishment and receive your summit certificate before transferring back to Moshi.

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

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