6 Days Rongai Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

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Day by day itineraies for 6 days climbing kilimanjaro rongai route

1DAY 1: To Simba Camp (First Cave)

Transfer by Land Rover (about 4-5 hours) to the attractive wooden village of Nale Muru. 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.

2DAY 2: To Second Cave

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

3DAY 3: To Third Cave

A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4330m.), 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. (3-4 hours walking)

4DAY 4: To Kibo Camp

Hike to Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night!

5DAY 5: To Summit and Horombo Hut

Begin the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. Proceed very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5685m,18,650ft) Rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, continue the descent to reach the final campsite at Horombo.

6DAY 6: To Moshi

After breakfast, A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2700m / 8858 ft), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good 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).

Price for 6 Days Rongai Route

Rongai route – 6 days climbPrice in US$Extra Day
1 pax – 2 pax$1,445$241
3 pax – 5 pax$1,395$232
6 pax onwards (group rate)$1,345$224

2 transfers from Moshi to Rongai park gate -return

3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian

6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Rongai

5 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Rongai

First and Last night accommodations at a designated hotel / lodge – Bed and Breakfast

All park entrance fees and government levies

English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides

Porters- a maximum of 3 per client

Tents and Mattresses


Gloves, sun glasses, hats, rain gear, jackets, etc…

Camping gear like sleeping bags and tents (but these can be hired at a reasonable price)

Mountain Gears

Guides: $18 per guide per day

Assistant Guide: $15 per guide per day

Porters: $ 8 per porter per day

Cook: $12 per cook per day