7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure via Rongai Route

Experience a 7day Kilimanjaro climbing adventure via the Rongai route ascending to the summit of Africa highest peak

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About 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing adventure via rongai route

The Rongai route, the northern approach to Kilimanjaro near Kenya's border, is gaining favor among climbers for its solitude. This route requires a minimum of seven days. While the scenery may not match the western routes, Rongai compensates with pristine wilderness, immersing trekkers in nature before connecting with the Marangu route at Kibo camp. Moderately challenging, it's a top pick, especially for less experienced backpackers, offering a unique Kilimanjaro adventure.

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Day 1  :  Nalemoru Gate climb to Simba Camp


Setting off from Nalemoru Gate (1990m), we embark on the Rongai route adventure. The initial stretch leads us through picturesque farmland and enchanting pine forests. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for captivating Colobus monkeys and, if fortune smiles upon us, you might catch glimpses of majestic elephants or formidable buffalos. Our first day's journey culminates at Simba Camp, perched on the cusp of the moorland zone at 2625m.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Simba Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Simba Camp climb to 2nd Cave Camp


    As dawn breaks at Simba Camp (2625m), we commence our trek with a gradual ascent toward the Second Cave Camp (3480m). This leg of the journey takes us deeper into the moorland zone, where panoramic vistas of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim unfold before our eyes. Each step forward brings us closer to the heart of Kilimanjaro's enchanting beauty.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Second Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  2nd Cave Camp climb to Kikelewa Camp


    Today we embark on Day 3 of our ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro. We leave the lush pine forest behind and trek through moorland, enjoying stunning views of Kibo's crater rim and the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. As we continue our ascent, the terrain becomes more challenging, but our determination and teamwork keep us going. We set up camp at Kikelewa Valley at 3630m, where the air is thin and the nights are cold. Tomorrow, we will continue our ascent towards the summit, braving the thin air and treacherous terrain in pursuit of our goal.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Kikelelwa Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  Kikelewa Camp climb to Mawenzi Tarn Hut


    As we start our ascent on Day 4, we are greeted with a beautiful sight of the Kenyan plains stretching out before us. The grassy slopes are steep, but the exhilarating view makes it worthwhile. We reach Mawenzi Tarn Hut, nestled at the foot of the towering cliffs of Mawenzi, and are awestruck by its beauty. The hut is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, with the turquoise waters of Mawenzi Tarn reflecting the surrounding peaks. We take some time to rest and acclimatize, exploring the surrounding area and taking in the stunning views. The air is thin, but the serene surroundings help us to relax and recharge. Tomorrow, we will continue our ascent towards the summit, but for now, we are content to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings and take in the breathtaking views of Mawenzi.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Mawenzi Turn Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Mawenzi Tarn Hut climb to Kibo Hut


    Today is a big day as we set out to conquer the highest point of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. We begin our ascent by leaving Mawenzi Tarn Hut and crossing the lunar desert of the 'saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo. The trek is challenging, but the breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro's summit make it worthwhile. As we trek, we can see the trail stretching out before us, leading us to Kibo Hut, our high camp. Upon reaching Kibo Hut, we are awestruck by the spectacular view of the summit and the surrounding landscape. The remainder of the day is spent resting and preparing for the final ascent. Tomorrow, we will wake up early and begin our ascent to the summit. For now, we will bask in the beauty of Kibo Hut and reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken so far.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Kibo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  Kibo Hut climb to Uhuru peak & down to Horombo Hut


    Today is the big day, Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and back to Horombo Hut. We'll begin our ascent at midnight, passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m. The climb will be long and strenuous, but we'll keep pushing forward. After 1-2 hours of hiking, we'll reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m, the highest point in Africa. A warm meal and a break will follow before we head back down to Horombo Hut. It's going to be a long day, but I'm excited to reach the summit and see the incredible views from the top. Let's do this!

    Accommodation for day 6
    • Horombo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 7  :  Horombo Hut descend to Marangu Gate


    The final stage of your Kilimanjaro climb takes you through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch awaits. After passing through the tropical rainforest, you'll return to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m) after 6 hours of trekking. Congratulations on reaching the summit! End your journey with a relaxing shower and celebration in Moshi.

    Accommodation for day 7
    • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure via Rongai Route

    What is the Kilimanjaro climbing adventure via the Rongai route 7-day itinerary?

    This itinerary is a 7-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, which is a scenic and less crowded route that starts in the north of the mountain.

    How difficult is the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route?

    The difficulty of the climb varies depending on individual fitness levels, but overall the Rongai route is considered a moderate to moderate-difficult climb.

    What is the recommended fitness level for the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route?

    It is recommended to have a basic level of fitness and to train before the climb, as the altitude can be challenging.

    What is the climbing permit cost for Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route?

    The cost of the climbing permit for Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route is around $150 USD.

    What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route?

    The best time to climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route is from September to November or from March to May, as these months have the best weather conditions.

    What is the typical climbing route via the Rongai route?

    The climb via the Rongai route starts in the north of Kilimanjaro and takes you through the beautiful scenery of the mountain, including farmland, forests, and moorlands.

    What are the accommodations like on the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route?

    The accommodations on the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route are basic but comfortable, including dormitory-style tents, communal toilets and showers, and a mess tent for meals.

    What is the climbing equipment required for the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route?

    The climbing equipment required for the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route includes a sleeping bag, trekking poles, crampons, and a warm hat and gloves.

    Are there any medical requirements for the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route?

    Yes, it is recommended to have a medical check-up before the climb, and to bring any necessary medication.

    What is the cost of the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route, including transportation and permits?

    The cost of the Kilimanjaro climb via the Rongai route, including transportation and permits, is around $3,000 USD.