6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
via Rongai Route

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Rongai Route – The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very high. The route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu Route on the south side of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view points. The drive to the trail head takes about 2.5 hours from Moshi through many villages and coffee plantations, including a stop to register climbing permits at Marangu.

- 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb the Marangu Route Itinerary

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meet with our representative, picked up there and transfer to Hotel in Arusha town. Then you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Rongai Route trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Londorosi Gate

DAY1: Rongai Gate to the First Cave

Drive from Arusha to Marangu Gate for the necessary registration formalities and then transferred by Land Rover to Rongai, which should take about 1.5 hours. The climb starts at the village of Nale Moru (1,950 m.) through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The climb is consistently and gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. Reaching first Campsite, at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m.), giving you extensive views over the Kenyan plains. (7km, 3-4 hrs Trekking)

Mti mkubwa camp

DAY 2: First Cave to the Kikelewa Caves

After breakfast start with steady walk ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m.). Start seeing Kibo Peak and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m.) (15km, 5-7 hrs of trekking)

Shira Camp

DAY 3: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Trailing start with short but steep climb up grassy slopes, which are rewarded with superb circular views and a tangible sense of wilderness, before reaching Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m.), for camping. Spend the rest of the day resting or exploring the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization (10km, 5-7 hrs. of trekking)

baranco wall camp

DAY 4: Kibo Campsite/ School Campsite

Early morning proceeds with trekking crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School Campsite at the foot of the Kibo crater wall. (8km, 6-7 hrs of trekking). Spend remainder of the day resting and preparation for the final ascent

barafu camp

DAY 5: Trek to Uhuru Peak 5895m

The last day will be a really early beginning for the summit, normally 01:00 am, trailing through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point, take a rest for short while before continuing to the Uhuru Peak (which might take 3 hours) After relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, start descending to the Horombo Hut and spend overnight there.

barafu camp

DAY 6: Horombo to the Hotel

After breakfast descend to Marangu Gate, meet the driver and return to your hotel in Arusha

Safari package INCLUDES

  • Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees and Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Sleeping Mattress

Safari Package EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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CLOTHING

  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve
  • 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • Lightweight Raingear

HEADGEAR

  • Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband
  • Bandana or Neck Gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses

HANDS AND WALKING

  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles

FOOTWEAR

  • Mid-weight Hiking Boots
  • Camp Trainers / Trekking Sandals
  • 4-5 Pairs of Trekking Socks

BAGS AND DAYPACK

  • Waterproof Duffle Bag
  • Daypack Raincover
  • Travel Bag Organisers (Optional)

SLEEPING ACCESSORIES

  • 4-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Insulated Sleeping Mat
  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

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