DURATION

7 Days 

Rongai Route

AREA TO VISIT

Simba Camp, Second Cave, Kikelewa, Mawenzi Tarn Camp, Mawenzi Ridge, Kibo Hut, Uhuru Peak, Horombo Hut, 

ACCOMMODATION

Camping and Hut

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

• Possible in the rainy season

• It offers a clear views of the mountain
• Its Quieter than other routes
• There is a chance of seeing wild animals on the way


Rongai route is on the northern side of the mount. The route has a combination of camping and Hut. The Ascend from Rongai gate though all registration formalities are done at Marangu gate before driving to Rongai gate. The descent will be through Marangu route from Uhuru peaks.

INQUIRE THIS TOUR

    ITINERARY IN FULL

    Day 1: RONGAI GATE TO SIMBA CAMP

    DISTANCE: 6KM/4MILES

    TIME: 3-4HRS

    On  this Day  you  will  drive  from Moshi  to marangu  gate  for   entrance  formalities  then  proceed  to Rongai  gate that  will take  a total  of  about  four  hours . The trek start at Rongai gate through a rainforest  to Simba camp.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Simba camp.

     

    Day 2: SIMBA CAMP TO SECOND CAVE TO KIKELEWA CAVE

    DISTANCE: 12KM/8MILES

    TIME: 6-8HRS

    Today  you  have  two parts  to  cover,  one  from Simba  camp  to Second  cave  that  takes  you  about 4hours  and  from  Second  cave  to Kikelewa about 3 hours. The  trail  through  moorland  to  heath   gives  you a  clear  views  of  Kilimanjaro  icefields  on the  eastern side.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Kikelewa Camp

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    Day 3: KIKELELEWA CAVE TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP 

    DISTANCE: 6KM/4MILES

    TIME: 3-4HRS

    The  distance  seem  to be  short  but  will  be a steep ascent  through  heath  to  alpine  desert  to the  base  of Mawenzi.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp

     

    Day 4: MAWENZI TARN CAMP TO MAWENZI RIDGE AND BACK TO MAWENZI TARN CAMP

    DISTANCE: 4KM/2MILES

    TIME: 3-4HRS

    This day  is  an  acclimatization  day , you  will  go high elevation  and   sleep  in a low elevation. This  offers  two  parts,  one  from Mawenzi Tarn  camp  to Mawenzi  Ridge that  will  be  about  2hours  and Mawenzi Ridge  to Mawenzi Tarn camp  for  about  an  hour. This  hike  will  give  you  an  excellent experience  of  high peaks  of  Kilimanjaro.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp.

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    Day 5: MAWENZI TARN TO KIBO HUT

    DISTANCE: 9KM/6MILES

    TIME: 5-6HRS

    A trek  in an  alpine  desert   through  saddle  where  it  connects  Mawenzi  and  Kibo  peaks  to Kibo Hut. Enjoy  your  early  diner   and  in  bed  on time  for  a midnight  wake  up  for your  final  ascend.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Kibo Hut.


    Day 6: KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK TO HOROMBO HUT

    DISTANCE: 21KM/13MILES

    TIME: 10-12HRS

    Today  you  have  two parts  to cover,  from Kibo  to Uhuru  peak  a trek of  about  7 hours  and   from Uhuru  peak  to Horombo Hut about  5 hours.  A trek  to uhuru  peak  starts at  midnight  after  your  coffee  and  light snacks, will take  about  six  hours  to reach  stella point enjoy  amazing  sunrise  then  for  another  one   in a  snow  covered  trail  to Uhuru  peak,  highest  point  in Africa!.  After taking  enough  photos  Descend to  Kibo  hut  for a short  rest  then  to Horombo  hut.

    Evening: Diner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

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    Day 7: HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE

    DISTANCE: 20KM/12MILES

    TIME: 5-6HRS

    Today will be a long descend through heath then rainforest to Marangu gate. Here you will meet your driver, take you a lodge in Moshi   for hot shower and Diner

    Evening: Diner and overnight at a lodge in Moshi.