6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking –Rongai route + 2 nights hotel stay

6 Days
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Rongai route approaches Kibo from the unfrequented and drier north-eastern side of Kilimanjaro. The tour departs close to the Kenyan border and offers stunning and impressive views over the African savannah and rugged Mawenzi. Just after Mawenzi Tarn Camp, climbers will pass the only mountain lake in Kilimanjaro National Park. The trails are well developed and pass through rain forest and alpine desert. Although the Rongai route can generally be thought of as an easy route, the rockier stages in the summit area are sometimes a little more demanding. Climbers will overnight in the tents during the entire climbing

Day 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

At Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Tulia hotel and Spa (https://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/ ) or similar in Arusha. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy at leisure. In the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trekking adventure. Bed and breakfast

Day 1: Arusha – Nalemoru Gate (1,990 m) – Simba Camp (2,625 m)

After breakfast you will be driven around Mt Kilimanjaro to its north-western side and after 3 to 4 hours, you will arrive at the Nalemoru Gate. After the registration process has been completed and your luggage has been divided between the porters, your adventure begins. The path runs alongside mountain farmers’ fields and pine forests before it enters the sparse mountain forest zone, where black and white colobus monkeys can often be seen. After an approximate 3 to 4 hour hike, you will reach the Simba Camp where you will spend the night. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 2: Simba Camp (2,625 m) – Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m)

Today’s trek passes through the heather and moorland zones and the views of Mawenzi and the vast Kenyan steppes are nothing short of grand. You will have lunch at the Second Cave (3,450 m) and after a short break, you will cross the undulating terrain to Kikelewa Camp. This camp boasts with incredible views and after a strenuous day’s climb, you can relax and take in its peaceful ambience.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 3: Kikelewa Camp (3,630 m) – Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m)

The typical vegetation will soon disappear and the scenery will become more barren with the occasional rock formations. In good weather you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the Kibo and Mawenzi summits as well as Kenya’s savannah grasslands. After passing a few more rock formations, you will arrive at the Mawenzi Hut. For many mountain climbers, it is the most atmospheric camp on the mountain. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,310 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

On a relatively easy path, today’s leg takes you over the Kibo Saddle. A lack of vegetation is characteristic for the landscape here as only a few types of grass and other plant species can survive in this dry area and thin air. Just before today’s destination is reached, one last rock passage has to be conquered. Finally you will arrive at the School Hut, where you can relax and mentally prepare yourself for tomorrow’s summit stage. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

The climb begins at around 00:00 h and after a 5 to 7 hour walk on frozen volcanic ash, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5,715 m) on the crater’s edge. The sun rays will warm you while you trek for another 1 to 2 hours until you reach Uhuru Peak and finally stand on “Africa’s Roof”. The descent on the now thawed lava ash runs almost along the same route and you will arrive at the School Hut in the late morning. A warm meal will be served and after a well-deserved break, the descent continues to the Horombo Hut. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Marangu Gate (1,860 m) – Arusha

Approximately 6 hours walking, you will have managed the easy descent and you will return to the Marangu Gate during the early afternoon. You will have a farewell moment to your mountain crew and will take you back to the Tulia hotel and Spa or similar in Arusha. Here you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your achievement. This will mark the end of your trekking.
Bed and Breakfast included

Items included:

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • All national park fees
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
  • Airport pick up on arrival and drop off after the treks
  • All mentioned transfers
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water

Items excluded:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Travel insurance

1 review for 6 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking –Rongai route + 2 nights hotel stay

  1. Johnson Kelly

    Fantastic trekking guides and post-climb service!
    Wow! I can’t say enough about the professional, friendly, and helpful guides and porters at Kiliholidays! Our private group of 9 climbers took the Rongai route with 4 guides and 33 porters. We trekked 5 days up and 2 down. The whole experience with them gave us confidence and so much joy! 6 of the group made it to Uhuru Peak and the other 3 came down after Gilman’s Peak due to altitude sickness. But the guides were amazing at keeping everyone healthy and pumped up to succeed! The chef-prepared meals on the mountain were plentiful and delicious! And they easily accommodated one climber’s gluten-free, vegan diet. They even baked a birthday cake and all sang happy birthday to one of the climbers. The porters were fantastic quickly getting camp set up everyday with our gear. I am so thankful for their knowledge, professionalism, and kindness, and I will never forget the week we shared together!

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