Simba Camp, Second Cave, Kikelewa, Mawenzi Tarn Camp, Mawenzi Ridge, Kibo Hut, Uhuru Peak, Horombo Hut,
Camping and Hut
• 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.