7 Days Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro Through Rongai Route

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About 7 Days Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro Through Rongai Route Tour

The Rongai Route is a 7-day Kilimanjaro trek, starting from the less-traveled north. It offers a pristine wilderness experience with shorter initial days for better acclimatization. You'll pass through lush forests to Mawenzi Pool, cross the barren Saddle, and ascend to Kilimanjaro summit via Gillman Point and Stella Point. Perfect for adventurous trekkers.

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Day 1  :  Starting Trekking Kilimanjaro Rongai Route from Rongai Gate to Simba Camp.


Your Kilimanjaro journey begins with an early breakfast in Moshi, followed by a drive to the remote Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registration, you start on your ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa's highest point. The first day's trek takes you through enchanting forests where wildlife may cross your path, and a trailside lunch break adds to the adventure. Rongai's allure lies in its tranquility and the opportunity to spot wildlife, thanks to its less-visited northern approach.

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


    Begin on a unique journey from the Simba Camp (2,600m/8,400ft) to Kikelelwa Camp (3,600m/11,810ft) on day two of your Kilimanjaro adventure. The Rongai route offers a shorter, steeper trek through the captivating moorland. Take in the breathtaking view of Mawenzi Peak as it stands proudly ahead, adding an extra touch of majesty to your unforgettable experience.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Kikelelwa Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Turn Camp.


    Starting from Kikelelwa Camp at 3,600m (11,810ft), we venture towards Mawenzi Turn Camp at 4,330m (14,200ft). This day serves as an acclimatization opportunity, with a short but steep trek. Positioned beneath the awe-inspiring Mawenzi Peak, the campsite treats us to breathtaking views of both Mawenzi and Kibo, the majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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


    As you reach Mawenzi Turn Camp on its time to take a break and acclimatize yourself to the high altitude. We recommend going for a trek to a higher altitude before returning to the camp in the afternoon. This will help your body adjust to the altitude and prepare you for the challenging trek ahead.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Mawenzi Turn Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Leaving Mawenzi Turn Camp to Kibo Camp.


    On day five, you will cross the lunar landscape of the saddle to reach the final campsite at Kibo Camp. Situated directly below the Kibo cone, this campsite offers stunning views of your final destination. At an altitude of 4,750m/15,580ft, this campsite is a crucial stopover before the final ascent to Uhuru Peak.

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


    The most challenging part of the entire trek begins on day six as you begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Starting around midnight, you will trek by the light of your flashlight for the next six hours. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman's Point. From there, the trek to Uhuru Peak is a gradual trek and not very difficult, but the altitude makes it long and tiring. The crater rim trek takes about two hours, and once you reach Uhuru Peak, take photos of your guide and group before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

    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.


    On the final day you will descend from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate. This descent takes you through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest, and you must watch your step as the trail can be slippery. At Marangu Gate, you will find Ascend Tanzania vehicles waiting to take you back to Moshi. Before you leave, you can buy t-shirts and sodas as souvenirs of your unforgettable journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

    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

    Rental vehicle

    Rescue fee

    A professional driver/guide

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    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

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Price exclusions

    Bath towels

    Climbing gear

    Roundtrip airport transfer

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

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    BUSH MONKEY TREKS AND SAFARIS

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

    Website https://www.bushmonkeytreksandsafaris.com

    BUSH MONKEY TREKS AND SAFARIS CO L.T.D Offers Kilimanjaro Trekking tours, Tanzania Serengeti safaris and Zanzibar vacations and cruises for the solo traveler, couples and groups, we organize both private and group sharing safaris, there are trips for under 18-year-old and above 18 year. We have the largest selection of both international and domestic trips.


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    6 days Tanzania safari from Arusha

    Tanzania safari tour to visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater


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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro Through Rongai Route

    1.Q: What is the Rongai Route on Kilimanjaro?

    A: The Rongai Route is a scenic trail known for its quiet, pristine beauty, offering a unique Kilimanjaro experience.

    2. Q: How long does it take to trek Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route?

    A: Typically, it takes 6-7 days, allowing for proper acclimatization and a memorable journey.

    3. Q: Is the Rongai Route suitable for beginners?

    A: Yes, it's one of the less challenging routes, making it accessible to both novice and experienced trekkers.

    4. Q: What permits are required for Rongai Route trekking?

    A: You'll need a Kilimanjaro National Park permit, which your tour operator can arrange.

    5. Q: When is the best time to trek Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route?

    A: The best months are January to February and July to October when weather conditions are favorable.

    6.Q: What's the accommodation like on the Rongai Route?

    A: Accommodations are in tents, with various campsites offering different levels of comfort.

    7. Q: How challenging is the Rongai Route compared to other Kilimanjaro routes?

    A: It's moderately challenging with gradual altitude gain, making it suitable for those seeking a manageable ascent.

    8. Q: What should I pack for a Rongai Route trek?

    A: Essentials include warm clothing, sturdy boots, a sleeping bag, and personal items. Check with your tour operator for a detailed packing list.

    9. Q: Are there altitude sickness risks on the Rongai Route?

    A: Yes, but the gradual ascent helps reduce the risk. Proper acclimatization and pace are crucial.

    10. Q: How do I choose a reliable tour operator for Rongai Route trekking?

    A: Research and read reviews. Ensure the operator has experienced guides, safety measures, and ethical practices.