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The Best 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route in 2024

6 days Rongai route on Kilimanjaro climbing: an easier route for 2024 and 2025

The best 6 days Kilimanjaro Rongai route Overview

Explore these 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai route which is the only rpote that approaches the mountain from the north, near the Kenyan border.

It may be considered an easy route because of its gradual slope, but it is recommended for those who wish for a more solemn climb and can be the best during the rainy season as the north side receives less precipitation.

The scenery on this route is not very popular, but it offers a spectacular view of the mountain and passes through a true wilderness area for almost its entire length.

Our Rongai itinerary has a seven- or six-day option, with the seven-day variation offering an extra day for acclimatization at Mawenzi Tarn.

This is also the only route that has a real chance of spotting wildlife, including colobus monkeys, in the first few days of climbing.    

6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai route

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.

Included

  • Park fees
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Portable toilet
  • Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Medical Kit and Oximeter

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • visa

The best 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai route cost for 2024 and 2025

The average cost to climb Kilimanjaro is $1400 to $2300; the price varies from cheap, budget operators to large Western travel agents selling outsourced climbs at an inflated price. There are various, unavoidable fixed costs for any tour operator, and if a climb seems too cheap, you’ve got to ask yourself why. The price can also vary depending on group size, season, and number of days.

The best 6 days kilimanjaro climbing Rongai itinerary

A full detailed 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai route a day by day itinerary: Day 1: From Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp;

Day 2: Trekking from Simba Camp to Kikilewa Camp; Day 3: Trekking from Kikilewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp; Day 4: Trekking from Mawenzi Tarn Camp to School Camp; Day 5: Trekking to Uhuru Peak and descent to Horombo Camp; Day 6: Descent from Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate

Day 01: From Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp

Elevation (m): 915–1950–2750   Distance: 9 km Hiking time: 4 hours Climate condition: montane forest After an early breakfast in your hotel,

Our climb will be moderate but gentle and will lead us to our first camp, which offers a magnificent view of the Kenyan plains.

Day 02: Trekking from Simba Camp to Kikilewa Camp

Elevation (m): 2750–3600 Distance covered: 17 km Hiking time: 7 hours Climatic condition: moorland On this day we ascend to the second camp where lunch will be offered.

After that, we will leave the direct path and diverge across the moorland on a smaller trail toward Mawenzi Side Peak to reach Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley.

Here we will get dinner and an overnight’s rest.

Day 03:Trekking from Kikilewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Elevation: 3,600 – 4,330 m Distance covered: 7 km Hiking time: 4 hours Climatic condition: semi-desert Immediately after breakfast we will face a short but steep climb up grassy slopes, which will offer us magnificent, all round views.

After that, we leave the vegetation behind and head to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is located in the amazing cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak.

After this short hike, we arrive at Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp, where we will spot the mesmerizing undried lake with neither an outlet nor inlet.

Here we will get lunch and dinner followed by an overnight’s rest.

Day 04:Trekking from Mawenzi Tarn Camp to School Camp

Elevation (m): 4,330–4,695 Distance covered: 8 km Hiking time: 5 hours Climate condition: alpine desert After breakfast, we cross the lunar desert of the saddle in the midst of Kibo peak and Mawenzi peak to Kibo huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall.Take as much rest as you can here and maintain your body’s energy for the summit.

Day 05:Trekking to Uhuru Peak and descent to Horombo Camp

Elevation (m): 4,330–4,695 Distance covered: 8 km Hiking time: 5 hours Climate condition: alpine desert After breakfast, we cross the lunar desert of the saddle in the midst of Kibo peak and Mawenzi peak to Kibo huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall.Take as much rest as you can here and maintain your body’s energy for the summit.

Day 06: Descent from Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate

Descend (m): 3,690-1,830 Distance: 20km Hiking time: 5-7 hours Climate habitat: rain forest We will have a long descent trek to Marangu Gate, where certificates will be offered to certify that you reached the highest peak, and a car will be waiting to transfer us to Moshi.

The Best 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route in 2024
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