6 Days Rongai Route

6 Days Rongai Route

Routes Overview

The Rongai begins the north side of the mountain only south of the Kenyan boundary and is one of the most un-voyaged courses.

The Rongai joins the Marangu for the culmination climb, then, at that point, you slip the Marangu Route on the mountain's southeast side, so you see Kilimanjaro from many viewpoints.

There are two renditions of this journey – an immediate 6-day schedule, agenda that takes a more extended course.

The more catalyst 6-day schedule is portrayed underneath and the more drawn out variety is depicted in the additional day's segment.

Extras surcharge

Pre climb or post-climb accommodation

Extra single tents for camping routes not already included

Pre climb briefing in Arusha / out of Moshi and Arusha / out of Moshi gate transfers

Additional emergency oxygen cylinders (or any emergency cylinders for Mt Meru STTK15,15+1)

Comfort upgrades such as a portable toilet (excluding STTK16, K16+1), bed, larger tent, upgraded menu, celebration items, etc.

Airport or private / non-group gate transfers and out of Moshi transfers

Domestic flights

Day trips

Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership

Extra guides or porters

Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, duffel bags, etc.

Additional day for acclimatization (for STTKX)

Tour Itineraries


Direct arrival to Moshi. Pre-climb briefing on trek (time to be confirmed).

  • Approx driving distance: None
  • Approx. trekking time: None
  • Approx. trekking distance: None
  • Start altitude: None
  • End altitude: None
  • Highest Altitude reached: None
  • Altitude gain: None Meals included: None

Day 1 - Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp

Depart from Moshi to Nalemuru gate, complete your registration. Start your trek through the forest zone that shelters a variety of wildlife. Forest begins to thin out and Simba camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views.

  • Driving distance: 3-4 hours
  • Trekking time: 4-5hours
  • Trekking distance: 8km
  • Start altitude: 2020m
  • End altitude: 2625m
  • Highest Altitude: 2625m
  • Altitude gain: 605m
  • Meals included: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 - Simba Camp to Second Cave Camp

Steady trek through the forest zone into the heather and moorland.

  • Trekking time: 3-5hours
  • Trekking distance: 8km
  • Start altitude: 2625m
  • End altitude: 3480m
  • Highest Altitude: 3480m
  • Altitude gain: 855m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3 - Second Cave Camp to Third Cave Camp

Continue your way through the grassy moorland and heather, as your day ends at the base of the dessert zone.

  • Trekking time: 3-4hours
  • Trekking distance: 7km
  • Start altitude: 3480m
  • End altitude: 3935m
  • Highest Altitude: 3935m
  • Altitude gain: 455m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 - Second Cave Camp to Kibo Camp

Journey across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo.

  • Trekking time: 3-5hours
  • Trekking distance: 8km
  • Start altitude: 3935m
  • End altitude: 4703m
  • Highest Altitude: 4703m
  • Altitude gain: 768m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5 - Kibo Camp to Horombo Camp

Around midnight begins a steep climb over loose volcanic scree. A slow and steady pace will take you towards Stella point, take a short rest at Stella point (5685m), proceed with your ascent to Uhuru peak (5895m). You may encounter snow on your way to the peak. Spend few minutes on the top of the mountain and then descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest before you proceed to Mweka Camp to wind up your day.

  • Trekking time: 14-18hours
  • Trekking distance: 21km
  • Start altitude: 4703m
  • End altitude: 3700m
  • Highest Altitude: 5895m
  • Altitude gain:1192m
  • Altitude loss:2195m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

Continue your descent through the heather and moorland, and then to the rain forest zone to Marangu Gate (1860m). Upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities, Continue your descent through the heather and moorland, and then to the rain forest zone to Marangu Gate (1860m). Upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities, and a tipping ceremony with your support team. Our driver will then transfer you to Moshi.

  • Trekking time: 5-6hours
  • Trekking distance: 12km
  • Start altitude: 3700m
  • End altitude: 1860m
  • Altitude loss: 1840m
  • Driving time: 1hour
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Trip Included

  • All taxes and VAT applicable
  • All National Park conservation, park entry, camping or hut and rescue fees as applicable
  • Trained, certified, and experienced English-speaking mountain guide
  • 1 x luggage porter carrying luggage of 15kg per person for Kilimanjaro / 12kg per person for Meru
  • Specialist tent crew to service and set up campsites
  • Trained and experienced personal mountain cook and waiter
  • All meals on the mountain and eating utensils, cutlery, bowls, cups, etc.
  • Pre-climb briefing and equipment check with the guide/tour consultant in Moshi
  • 1 x transfer from a Moshi based lodge to park gates per group
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to a Moshi based lodge per group
  • Crew transportation for remote gates (Londrossi / Rongai)
  • Luggage storage while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st hut/camp onwards)
  • 1 Emergency oxygen cylinder per group (excluding STTK15 and K15+1, Mt. Meru) and first aid kit
  • Twice daily health checks with guides and a high-grade medical oximeter
  • Hand washing station, sanitizers, and small personal washbasin at campsites
  • Shared public toilet facilities at huts or public campsites
  • 1 x approx. 100Ltr rubberized hold all bag/packsack
  • Basic sleeping mattress per person (provided by the park for hut routes
  • Shared use of Mountain huts (sharing) or Four season tents (sharing for even-numbered groups + 1 single tent for odd numbers), chairs, tables, dining tent for camping routes
  • Private portable toilet (inc. toilet, toilet tent, porter to carry / clean, toilet rolls)

Trip Excluded

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol, etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Water on the first day of the trek
  • Metal & hard plastic water bottles, water bladders, etc. (note: soft plastics are not permitted on the mountain)

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Simba Camp

Simba Camp

Second Cave Camp

Second Cave Camp

Kibo Camp

Kibo Camp

Horombo Camp

Horombo Camp

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