Kilimanjaro climbing tour

[ 7 days & 6 Nights ]
Rongai route tour

7 day Rongai route Tour Overview

The route takes its start at the south-east of Mt Kilimanjaro. The entrance to the route, Marangu Gate, is quite close to our climbing base at Moshi town. The ride there takes about 1.5 hours. The Kilimanjaro "Coca-Cola" route features a well-trodden trail running through all the climate zones - from tropical rainforest to eternal ice, and will also will treat you to scenic African landscapes.

7 day Rongai route Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
You'll arrive in Tanzania, likely landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where your trekking company will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Take the opportunity to rest and prepare for the upcoming climb.
Day 2: Rongai Gate (1,950m) to Simba Camp (2,650m)
After breakfast, you'll drive to the Rongai Gate, where the trek begins. The trail winds through lush rainforests and offers glimpses of various flora and fauna. You'll hike for about 3-4 hours before reaching Simba Camp, your first overnight stop.
Day 3: Simba Camp (2,650m) to Kikelewa Camp (3,600m)
On this day, the trek takes you through the moorland zone. You'll notice the landscape change, with the vegetation becoming sparser as you ascend. The hike typically takes around 6-7 hours, and you'll spend the night at Kikelewa Camp.
Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3,600m) to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m)
As you continue your ascent, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Mawenzi Tarn Camp, situated near a picturesque alpine lake, will be your resting place for the night. The trek usually takes around 4-6 hours.
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m) to Kibo Hut (4,700m)
Today, you'll gradually hike to Kibo Hut, the base camp for the final summit push. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren as you approach the high desert zone. You'll have an early dinner and rest in preparation for the summit attempt.
Day 6: Kibo Hut (4,700m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and Horombo Hut (3,720m)
At midnight, you'll start the challenging summit climb. The hike to the summit will take around 6-8 hours, and you'll reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kilimanjaro, just before sunrise. After celebrating your achievement, you'll descend back to Kibo Hut for a short rest and then continue down to Horombo Hut for the night.
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m) and Departure
On the final day, you'll descend through the rainforest to Marangu Gate, where you'll receive a certificate of achievement. Your trekking adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro concludes here, and you'll be driven back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha to rest and celebrate your successful climb.
Please note that climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging endeavour and requires proper preparation, including physical fitness and acclimatization. It's essential to go with a reputable and experienced trekking company to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.