This route begins on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, on the Kenyan border, and is the least traveled route. It takes a long drive to get to the starting point that is filled with fantastic views. After summit you will decent on the Marangu route. Accommodation on this route will be in tents.
Day1: Arrive in Marangu.
We stay at Out post lodge which is a beautiful Hotel located in Arusha town and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Day 2: Rongai Camp One.
After an early breakfast at hotel in Arusha we will start our drive to the Rongai Nalemoru Gate near the Kenya border We begin our climb on this unspoilt wilderness route. Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. The walk 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 2600 m. Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. The first day is only a half-day walk, 3-4 hours walking.
Day 3: Kikelelwa Camp.
The morning walk is a steady ascend up to the ‘Second Cave’ 3,450 m. with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. Our Upper Kikelewa campsite is on a small plateau above a sheltered valley with giant senecios past Kikelewa Caves 3,750 m. 7-8 hours walking
Day 4: Mawenzi Turn Hut.
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes 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 4,300 m.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. 3-4 hours walking.
Day 5: School Hut.
We cross the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach, School Hut campsite 4,750 m. 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, 5-6 hours walking.
Day 6: School Hut to Summit Down to Horrombo Hut.
We will start the final and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 am. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point 5,685 m.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. We will 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 5,896 m.passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. The descent to School 4,700 m. is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo 3,720 m.11-15 hours walking.
Day 7: Horrombo Hut Down to Marangu Gate.
A steady descend takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut 2,700m.the first stopping place at the Marangu route.Kilimanjaro-climbing Rongai route 6 Days Itinerary. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu 1,830 m. 5-6 hours walking overnight at out post lodge.
Day 8: Departure day.
After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
- All Park fees.
- Two Nights Hotel Accommodations in Arusha.
- Rescue fees.
- All meals while on the Mountain.
- Arrival and Departure transfers.
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.
- Clean, purified drinking water.
- Crisis management and safety procedures.
- Supplement summit Emergency Oxygen.
- Pulse Oximeters.
- Walking Poles.
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
- Personal Expenses e.g. laundry telephone beverages etc.
- Optional Tours.
- Tips and any items of personal nature.