7 Days Rongai Route

7 Days Rongai Route

Routes Overview

Rongai is a tolerably troublesome course and is enthusiastically suggested, particularly for those with less exploring experience.

Albeit the landscape isn't pretty much as fluctuated as the western courses, Rongai compensates for this by going through obvious wild regions for almost the whole way.

Plummet is made through the Marangu course. Immortal Dream Travels offers Rongai as a seven days bunch climb or a six days climb.

The seven-day variety doesn't have an acclimatization day on day four at Mawenzi Tarn.

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 time: 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 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 Kikelewa Cave Camp

Continue your way through the heather and moorland, a steeper, rockier, and slightly more physically demanding journey today compared to the previous day.

  • Trekking time: 3-5hours
  • Trekking distance: 8km
  • Start altitude: 3480m
  • End altitude: 3630m
  • Highest Altitude: 4310m
  • Altitude gain: 680m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 - Kikelewa Cave Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Your trek today includes a short but steep climb into the Alpine desert zone towards Mawenzi.

  • Trekking time: 3-4hours
  • Trekking distance: 5km
  • Start altitude: 3630m
  • End altitude: 4310m
  • Highest Altitude: 4310m
  • Altitude gain: 680m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5 - Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp

Journey across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo.

  • Trekking time: 3-5hours
  • Trekking distance: 8km
  • Start altitude: 4310m
  • End altitude: 4703m
  • Highest Altitude: 4703m
  • Altitude gain:393m
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - Kibo Camp to Horombo Camp

Around midnight start for the summit to Gilman’s Point (5681m) and then proceed to Stella point, take a short rest and continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Spend few minutes at the peak and later descend to Kibo camp for a short rest and later descend to Horombo 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 7 - 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, and a tipping ceremony with your support team. Our driver will then transfer you to Moshi.

  • 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

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

Kikelewa Cave Camp

Kikelewa Cave Camp

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

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