6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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1775$ per person
6 Days
Tour type
Mountain Trek

Climb to the Rooftop of Africa Rongai Route

Is the only route that approach Mount Kilimanjaro from North East, close to Kenyan boarder. It begins with long drive from Moshi to Rongai gate where the hikes start. The route has low traffic compare to others until Uhuru peak (the summit) and later descend via Marangu route. Is more favorable during the rainy season as the fact of its location. It is located on the direction where the mountain receives very low amount of rainfall in a year and has a varies scenery and beautiful nature, therefore become the best route during the wet season. It is through this route that Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout a year. This route can be climbed in six days but at Popote Adventure Africa we recommend 7days with acclimatization at Mawenzi Turn hut camp. This route can be climbed by any individual even those with less backpackers’ experience, those who love mountain cycling experience and people with physical challenges. Our success rate is 98% on this route.
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Tour Start Location
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Tour End Location
Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Kilimanjaro climb 6-Days Rongai route

#People in group

1 2-5 6-10 11-15
Standard package $2,110 $1,875 $1,825


Included On Kilimanjaro Standard Climb

  • Airport pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport
  • Transfer to the ascending and descending gate
  • Accommodation before and after trekking at Lindrin Lodge or Parkview Inn.
  • Welcome and Celebration dinner before and after the climb
Mountain Crew:
  • Trained Head Guide
  • Assistant Guide
  • Camp Crew
  • Professional cook
  • Mountain Porters
Sleeping Tents
  • 3 person tents used for 2people
  • 2-inch form pad with Maasai Blanket Cover
  • Good quality Mess tent
  • Lightweight backed chairs
  • Portable Chemical Toilets and its Tent
Safety Instruments:
  • Altitude Sickness Checklist
  • First Aid Kit – Fully Stocked
  • Paulse Oximeter
  • Oxygen
  • Custom Evacuation Stretcher
  • Full trip and Safety briefing
Food on the Mountain
  • Quality saved 3-meals every day
  • Boiled and filtered enough water during every day.
Entry fee:
  • Entry fee
  • Camping fee
  • Rescue fee

Not Included in Kilimanjaro package

  • Both International and local flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips to mountain crew


Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast

DAY 1: Nalemoru gate – Simba Camp

This morning we will drive to the village of NaleMoru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.

  • Distance: 8km/5miles,
  • Hiking Time: 4-6hours,
  • Eleven: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft
  • Habitat: Rain Forest.

DAY 2: Simba Camp – Second Cave Camp

DAY 2: Simba Camp – Second Cave Camp

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch we will continue with our hike to Kikelelwa camp.

  • Distance: 5km/3miles,
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours,
  • Eleven: 9,300 ft to 11,417 ft
  • Habitat: Heath.

DAY 3: Second Cave Camp – Third Cave Camp

After breakfast we will have short hike at gentle slope toward Third Camp. On the way we will have a beautiful view of the mountain Kino and mawenzi. If luck you might be able to see some wild animal like elephant.

  • Distance: 5km/3miles,
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
  • Eleven: 11,417 ft to 12,700 ft
  • Habitat: Heath

DAY 4: Third Cave Camp – Kibo Camp

We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!

  • Distance: 8km/5miles,
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours,
  • Eleven: 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

DAY 5: Kibo Camp – Uhuru Peak – Horombo camp

Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2-hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

  • Distance: 6km/4miles and 16km/10miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours & 4-5 hours
  • Eleven:15,430 ft to 19,341 to 12,250 ft.
  • Habitat: Arctic and Heath

DAY 6: Horombo camp – Marangu Gate

The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

  • Distance: 20km/12miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Eleven:12,205 ft to 6,046
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Depart Tanzania

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

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    6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

    1775$ per person
    6 Days
    Mount Kilimanjaro
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