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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route

Rongai Gate | First Cave Camp | Kikelewa Camp | Mawenzi Tarn Camp | Kibo Camp | Horombo Hut

Rongai Gate | First Cave Camp | Kikelewa Camp | Mawenzi Tarn Camp | Kibo Camp | Horombo Hut

Tour Includes
  • Return transport from Arusha/Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Use of our professional Mountain Guides/potters
  • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and Taxes
Tour Excludes
  • All your climbing gears
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips for guide, porter, and cook.

Itinerary in Pictures

Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up Moshi / Transfer Rongai Gate

After an early breakfast in Moshi, drive to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, begin your climb to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. During the first day, hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.

Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.

Day 2: Climb First Cave Camp

During day two hike through Kilimanjaro’s moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.

Day 3: Climb KIkelewa Camp

This day is an acclimatization day, allowing you to hike at the beginning of the day and rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.

Day 4: Climb Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Day four is an acclimatization day at Mawenzi Tarn. We advise hiking a bit higher this day before returning to Mawenzi Tarn in the afternoon.

Day 5: Climb Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you views of your final destination.

Day 6: Climb Kibo Camp

Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your flashlight. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point. The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.

Day 7: Down Horombo Hut

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi/Arusha. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.

Tour Pricing

All Seasons Private Climb

Standard Price

Accommodations on Mountain Hut or tents

1 Person - $ 1,650

2 Persons - $ 1,460 pps

3 Persons - $ 1,450 pps

4 Persons - $ 1,440 pps

5 Persons - $ 1,430 pps

6 Persons - $ 1,420 pps

Tailormake this tour

A tailormade tour will put you in control of what you would like to do and experience in your safari to Africa. The above is just an indication of what an itinerary can be like.

Destinations

Kenya Office

Twinkle Star Tours & Safaris
4th Flr, Rm.402, Leon House, Tom Mboya Street
Box 50329 - 00100, Nbi, kenya
Tel: +254 705 22 99 95
Cell: +254 723 57 99 16
Email: info@twinklestartours.com

Taiwan Office

5 FL No.36 Chan-Chun Street
West District, Taichung City, Taiwan.
Tel: +886-4-2338-1000
Fax: +886-4-2338-1020
Cell: +886-988-000040
Email: taiwan@twinklestartours.com

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