$1830 per person
7 Days
Mount Kilimanjaro

7 Days RongaiRoute

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The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation)

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
Day 1

Hotel to Simba Camp

Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
  • Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

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: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp

Head out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant Senecios nearby. Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3600m/11,800ft Distance: 9km/5mi Walking Time: 2-3 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb views. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn, spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization.
Day 5

Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent very early.
  • Elevation: 4330m/14,200ft to 4750m/15,600ft
  • Distance: 9km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point located on the crater rim (elev 5700m/18,700ft). Continuing, 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 / 6-8 hours down
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Horombo Hut to trail head to Moshi hotel

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through 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).Drive back to the hotel.
  • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
  • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast
    7-DAY CLIMB + 2 DAYS IN A HOTEL, before & after the climb Package Price 2024/2025 The price for 1 - 3 pax is $ 2,330 per single Climber. The Price for 4 - 7 pax is $ 2,120 per single Climber. The Price for 8+ pax is $ 1,830 per single Climber.   What is included in Kilimanjaro Package. Transfers:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the trailhead - entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel;
Entry fees:
  • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
  • One night at 3*- 4* hotel (New Safari Hotel) before the expedition. The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay - caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool, hot shower).
  • Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Please note: All accommodation is on a sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer). Meals:
  • Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike;
  • All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
  • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).
Hiking and safety equipment
  • 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
  • All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • The Helicopter rescue is free (book with us so we can give you the helicopter)
  • Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
  • GPS-tracking service;
  • Complete medical kits.
Climbing crew:
  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience;
  • Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.)
Kilimanjaro Price Excludes:
  • Local airfares, international airfares.
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above on those arrival and departure days
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.) • Tips for per climber 250-350 per trip.
  • Any items of a personal nature. •  Currently, the cost of portable toilets is not included in the tour package to reduce trip expenses. Public restrooms are available in camps along the way. However, for those who prioritize comfort, renting a portable toilet is highly recommended, $270 to 350$ for the entire trip.
  How Many Porters Are Required to Conquer Kilimanjaro?   Embarking on a daring expedition up the majestic Kilimanjaro warrants meticulous planning, dear adventurer. Rest assured, for we have accounted for every aspect of your conquest. Picture this: your personal porter, unwavering and valiant, shall bear the weight of your gear, from trekking essentials to culinary apparatus. And should your journey necessitate the comforts of a private lavatory, fret not, for your porter will dutifully transport it as well. Adventure awaits!  
1 Climber                                                     3 To 4 Porters 2 Climbers                                                    5 To 6 Porters 3 Climbers                                                    8 To 10 Porters 4 Climbers                                                    11 To 13 Porters 5 Climbers                                                    13 To 15 Porters 6 Climbers                                                    17 To 20 Porters   But, dare I say, we go above and beyond mere adequacy! Any bespoke needs you may harbor shall be met with an additional porter by your side, ready to offer unwavering support. No request is too great! Of course, dear explorer, we are well aware of the limitations our tireless porters face. A weight threshold exists, as a sanction upon the burdens they may shoulder. Fear not, however, for the finest of companies, such as ours, uphold a remarkable porters-to-clients ratio. This ensures that our gallant companions can tackle their duties with unparalleled efficiency, permitting them to provide you with the best possible experience. Rest easy, knowing that your needs shall be zealously met. Now, without further ado, let us dive into the captivating specifics. NB: Tips should be submitted to the office.  

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The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation)

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7 Days Rongai Route

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