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Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route Itinerary 8 Days8 Day Climbing Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route  Summary

8 Day Climbing Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route is the only option that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. It is the only route you can watch wildlife on the way to the top.

Climbing Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Details

Day 1. Transfer to the hotel in Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro international airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha, Plane lodge and have a short brief about the whole program.

Day 2. Drive to Nare Moru village (6,500ft)

After breakfast, drive to Nare Moru village (6,500ft) where the trekking starts. We will walk through the cultivate land and pine forest on the way to Simba Campsite, 8,900ft, B.L.D

Day 3.Simba Campsite, 8,900ft  to Kikelwa camp, 11,800ft

Breakfast, then the hike via Seconda Cove to Kikelwa Camp. Today’s trek will offer impressive views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the rim of the crater, Kikelwa camp, 11,800ft, camping, B.L.D

Day 4. from Kikelwa camp, 11,800ft to Mawenzi Tarn, (140,250ft)

After breakfast we leave Kikelwa camp for Mawenzi Tarn. We will spend an afternoon for exploring the surrounding area of Mawenzi Tarn which will also help us on acclimatizing, Mawenzi Tarn, (140,250ft), Camping, B.L.D

Day 5. Mawenzi Tarn, (140,250ft) to Kibo,

Today we cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle ‘between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, Kibo, Camping 15,000ft, B.L.D

Day 6.  Kibo, Camping 15,000ft to Uhuru peak

Very early for the summit scree up to Gilman Point (18,930ft) which is on the crater rim. Go on to Uhuru peak. Descend to Kibo hut for a tea/soup/cookies and then down to Horombo hut 12,000ft, B.L.D

Day 7.   Horombo hut 12,000ft to Marangu gate

Breakfast, descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to planet Lodge. B.L

Day 8. Transfer to the Airport (JRO)

Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to catch up your return flight, B.

Years 2017 2018
Prices in USD $1,950 $2,150
Cost for adding an extra day on the trek $220 220


For those who think jet lag might affect them and /or prefer to arrive a day earlier, we recommend a day trip to the nearby Arusha national park for game drive and hiking for an extra of $180/person including additional in hotel in Arusha.


distance Time (Approx.)
Rongai Gate-Simba camp 4 hours
Simba camp – Kikwelwa camp 6-7 hours
Kikwelwa camp – Mawenzi Tarn 4-5 hours
Mawenzi Tarn- Kibo 5 hours
Kibo- Uhuru Peak 6-7 hours
Uhuru peak to Horombo 5 hours
Horombo- Marangu gate 5-6 hours

 Climbing Prices Terms

Price Includes

Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro Airport transfers. Also, fee bust shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if flying to /from Nairobi

Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses we use the highest quality expedition tents of Eureka and MountainHardware.

Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes.

Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking.

Services of English –speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough numbers of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dining tent.

Dining tent on the trek.

Transport from your hotel to the mountain, and back to your hotel

Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.

Group average of 4-6 climbers, maximum of 10

Discount is available for group of 3 or more, booking together.

Price Excludes

Items of a person nature such as passport, visa, traveler insurance, medical evacuation insurance (a 50$value)

Tips to guides and porters

International Airfare (unless explicitly stated)

Medical Equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs:

$250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency Oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher.

Porter toilet: if you do not want to use public toilets which some of climbers have been complaining about being dirty, then add 110/person (or $180/group) for a portable toilet. Kindly, let us know at the time you make a booking and not afterwards.

Please not these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.


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