7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike

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7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike; The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very high when Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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.

The 7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike can also be accessed from Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Allow 2 hours including border crossing.

We will need copies of passports ahead of time.

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Itinerary Summary

DAY 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Rongai Gate (Nale Moru), Hike to Simba Camp

DAY 2: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave

DAY 3: Hike Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp

DAY 4: Hike Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn

DAY 5: Hike Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

DAY 6: Kibo Camp to Summit and Horombo Hut

DAY 7: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Rongai Gate (Nale Moru) (2000 M/ 6560 Ft), Hike to Simba Camp (2650 M/ 8700 Ft)

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.

Hiking distance is 6 Kilometers/ 4 Miles and the hiking time is 3 to 4 hours on Montane Forest

Overnight at Simba Camp
Meal Plan
: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Hike Simba Camp (2650 Meters/ 8700 Feet) Hike to Second Cave (3450 Meters/ 11,300 Feet)

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.

Hiking distance is 6 Kilometers/ 4 Miles and the hiking time is 3 to 4 hours on Moorland.

Overnight at Second Cave Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Hike Second Cave (3450 Meters/ 11,300 Feet) Hike to Kikelewa Camp (3600 Meters/ 11,800 Feet)

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.

Hiking distance is 9 Kilometers/ 5 Miles and the hiking time is 2 to 3 hours on Semi-desert.

Overnight at Kikelewa Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Hike Kikelewa Camp (3600 Meters/ 11,800 Feet) Hike to Mawenzi Tarn (4330 Meters/ 14,200 Feet)

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. If you are spending an extra day on the mountain, you will camp for two nights here.

You can hike up and around Mawenzi for your acclimatization hike.

Hiking distance is 6 Kilometers/ 4 Miles and the hiking time is 3 to 4 hours on Semi-desert.

Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Hike Mawenzi Tarn (4330 Meters/ 14,200 Feet) Hike to Kibo Hut (4750 Meters/ 15,600 Feet)

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.

Hiking distance is 9 Kilometers/ 5 Miles and the hiking time is 4 to 5 hours on Alpine Desert.

Overnight at Kibo Hut Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Kibo Camp (4750 M/ 15,600 Ft) Hike to Summit (5895 M/ 19,340 Ft) and Horombo Hut (3700 M/ 12,200 Ft)

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 5700 meters/18,700 feet).

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!

Hiking up distance is 6 Kilometers/ 4 Miles and the hiking time is 6 to 8 hours on Alpine Desert.

Hiking down distance is 15 Kilometers/ 9 Miles and the hiking time is 6 to 7 hours on Alpine Desert.

Overnight at Horombo Hut Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut (3700 Meters/ 12,200 Feet) Hike to trail head (1700 Meters/ 5500 Feet), drive to Moshi

 

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).

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). It is time for celebration!

Hiking down distance is 20 Kilometers/ 12.5 Miles and the hiking time is 4 to 5 hours on Alpine Desert.

Overnight at Horombo Hut Camp
Meal Plan:
 {Breakfast}

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Prices

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per Student8 to 12 Year Child
 1st January 201931st December 2019Request for ratesRequest for rates

Notes

* Budget for extras: 400 US Dollars to 550 US Dollars person for Gratuity
* The main itinerary difference between the Rongai 6 day and 7 day routes is the additional acclimatization day at Mwenzi Tarn

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Rates Includes:

* Oximeters
* Hut or camping fees
* National Park gate fees
* All meals on the mountain
* Salaries for all crew members
* Rescue fees (as required by national park)
* Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
* Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
* Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi

7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Laundry
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Sleeping bags and personal items
* Accommodation and meals in Moshi
* Tips or gratuity for guides and porters
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Lunch or dinner in town (option and extra charges direct)
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

Booking & Reservations for 7 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Hike Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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