7 Days Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Trekking Adventure

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About 7 Days Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Trekking Adventure Tour Itinerary

The Rongai route, one of the less-traveled paths up Mount Kilimanjaro, offers a serene wilderness experience. It's the only route to ascend from the north, with opportunities to spot wildlife and clearer peak views due to lower moisture levels. Extra acclimatization days are recommended for this unique adventure.

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Day 1  :  Starting Trekking from Rongai Gate to Simba Camp


Our adventure begins as we check-in at the Marangu Park Gate and make our way to the Rongai trailhead. The journey takes about 2 and a half hours, and upon arrival, we will meet our porters. The trail starts by winding through corn fields before gradually ascending into a picturesque pine woodland. We will spend our first night at Simba Camp, nestled at an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Simba Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Continue Trekking from Simba Camp to Kikelewa Cave Via Second Cave Camp


    Today, we continue our ascent towards Kibo, passing through Second Cave at 3,450 meters along the way. As we trek, the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape begin to unfold, allowing us to truly appreciate the immensity of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our destination for the night is Kikelewa Cave, situated at an elevation of 3,600 meters. We will set up camp at the Third Cave Camp, also known as Kikelewa Caves.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Kikelelwa Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Leaving Kikelewa Cave Trekking to Mawenzi Tarn


    A relatively short but steep climb over grassy hills rewards us with awe-inspiring panoramic views and a genuine sense of being immersed in the untamed wilderness. Leaving the forest behind, we reach Mawenzi Tarn at 4,330 meters. This serene spot is nestled in a cirque beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to relax and explore the surrounding area as part of our acclimatization process.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Mawenzi Turn Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  Mawenzi Tarn (Acclimatization Day)


    we will spend an extra day at Mawenzi Tarn. This allows us to hike and explore the beautiful surroundings while also resting and preparing for our trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro the following day.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Mawenzi Turn Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut 5th of 7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Trekking


    Today, we traverse the lunar desert known as the 'Saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo. This barren landscape leads us to the Kibo Hut, situated at an altitude of 4,750 meters and nestled at the base of the Kibo crater rim. The remainder of the day is dedicated to recuperation and final preparations for the challenging ascent that awaits us tomorrow.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Kibo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  Summit Day Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak then Back to Horombo Hut


    We wake up before dawn, at 23:30 a.m., to enjoy a light breakfast of tea and biscuits before embarking on our final ascent. The journey begins with a demanding climb to Hans Meyer Cave at 5,150 meters. From there, we zigzag along the crater rim, facing steep slopes and loose scree, until we reach Gillman's Point at 5,681 meters. This is the most challenging part of the climb. Snow may accompany us all the way to the summit, Uhuru Peak, standing proudly at 5,895 meters as the highest point in Africa. The overwhelming sense of accomplishment and joy fills our hearts as we stand atop the summit. The duration of our stay at the summit will depend on the prevailing weather conditions. After capturing the memories through photographs, we descend to Kibo Hut and then continue to Horombo Hut, where we will spend the night.

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


    After a hearty breakfast, we begin our descent, passing Mandara Hut as we make our way down to the Marangu Gate. At the gate, we receive our well-deserved summit certificates, commemorating our achievement. A vehicle awaits us to transport us back to the hotel in Moshi, marking the end of our memorable 7-day Rongai Route tour.

    Accommodation for day 7
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    Customizable
    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    KILIMANJARO BIKERS EXPEDITION

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    KILIMANJARO BIKERS EXPEDITION CO L.T.D, we proud to be voted as the best international tour operator in Africa during the Tourism excellence awards that were held on both times for Africa including Kilimanjaro Bike trekking (Riding) tours. We organize Tanzania Safari, Mount Kilimanjaro Bike Trekking Tour with a reasonable price that meet your tour Package.


    Tour offered

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Trekking Adventure

    1.Q: What is the Rongai Route for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    A: The Rongai Route is a scenic trail on the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro, known for its tranquility and diverse landscapes.

    2. Q: How long does the Rongai Route trek take?

    A: It typically takes 7 days to complete the Rongai Route trek, allowing for acclimatization and a more enjoyable journey.

    3. Q: Is 7 days enough to acclimatize for Kilimanjaro?

    A: Yes, 7 days provide ample time for acclimatization, increasing your chances of a successful summit.

    4. Q: What's the best time for Kilimanjaro Rongai Route trekking?

    A: The best time is during the dry seasons, from January to March and June to October, for clear skies and stable weather.

    5. Q: Do I need prior trekking experience for this adventure?

    A: While prior trekking experience is helpful, our guides will support trekkers of all levels to reach the summit safely.

    6. Q: What's the summit altitude on Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route?

    A: The Uhuru Peak, the highest point, stands at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level.

    7. Q: What gear and clothing are essential for the Rongai Route?

    A: Proper layering, sturdy boots, warm clothing, and essential gear like trekking poles and a quality backpack are vital.

    8. Q: Are permits required for Kilimanjaro Rongai Route trek?

    A: Yes, you need permits, and our tour packages often include permit arrangements.

    9. Q: What's the success rate of reaching Kilimanjaro's summit?

    A: The Rongai Route boasts a higher success rate due to its gradual ascent, typically around 85%.

    10. Q: Can I customize my Rongai Route Kilimanjaro trek?

    A: Absolutely! Many tour operators offer customizable itineraries to suit your preferences and needs.