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6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TOUR VIA RONGAI ROUTE 2024

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TOUR VIA RONGAI ROUTE 2024

ABOUT RONGAI ROUTE 6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

The only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border, is the Rongai route take a 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing. Despite growing popularity among climbers, this route is still relatively uncrowded.

Rongai has a gentler slope than the other routes on the mountain. For those seeking an alternative to the well-known Marangu path, it is the preferred route, a more remote hike, or those climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TOUR VIA RONGAI ROUTE 2024

Rongai is a moderately difficult route that is highly recommended, especially for first-time backpackers. Although the 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing scenery is not as varied as on the western routes, Rongai compensates by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire distance.

The Marangu route is used for the descent. Rongai is available as a seven-day group climb or a six-day solo climb with climbing specialist. The 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing variation does not include an acclimatization day at Mawenzi Tarn on day four.

DAY 1 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO CLIMBING FROM RONGAI GATE PARK GATE TO SIMBA CAMPSITE

On the Day 1 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing We take a drive to Marangu to complete the necessary

registration paperwork before transferring to Rongai by SUV.

The climb begins at Nale Moru (6,400 feet) on a small path that winds through maize and potato fields before entering a pine forest. The trail then begins to climb steadily but gently through a beautiful forest that is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a white ‘cape’ and a flowing white tail. At the edge of the moorland zone, the forest begins to thin. Then, as we approach our first campsite, Rongai One Camp, we take in the expansive views of the Kenyan plains (8,500 ft).

4.3 miles total distance traveled
Time required: 3 – 4 hours
Lunch and dinner are served
Simba campsite provides lodging

DAY 2 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO HIKING: HIKING FROM SIMBA CAMPSITE TO SECOND CAVES CAMPSITE

On the Day 2 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking The morning hike is a steady ascent to the Second Cave (11,300 ft), which offers spectacular views of Kibo and the Eastern Icefields from the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and take a smaller path southeast across the moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Our campsite is in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves and is surrounded by giant senecios (11,800 ft). 5.7 miles total distance traveled
Time required: 6 – 7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Second Caves Camp provides lodging

DAY 3 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO HIKING; CLIMBING FROM SECOND CAVES CAMP TO KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP

On the Day 3 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking A short but steep ascent rewards you with spectacular all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave the vegetation behind shortly before arriving at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 ft), which is spectacularly located in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. As part of the acclimatization process, the afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area.

2.3 miles total distance traveled
Time required: 3 – 4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 4 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO CLIMBING: TREKKING FROM KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP TO MAWENZI TARN THEN KIBO HUT

On the Day 4 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing We cross the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) at the crater wall’s base. The rest of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent in the early morning

5.5 miles total distance traveled
Time required: 5 – 6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Kibo Hut provides lodging

DAY 5 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO HIKING; HIKING FROM KIBO HUT TO SUMMIT THEN BACK TO HOROMBO HUT

On the Day5 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking We’ll start the most difficult part of the climb by headlamp at 1

a.m. First, we’ll walk slowly through the dark on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We’ll take a short break here to take in the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those in good enough shape can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft). You will be close to the magnificent glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy the majority of the summit area. The 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking descent to Kibo Hut (15,400 ft) is surprisingly quick, and we continue the descent to Horombo Huts after some refreshments (12,200 ft).

12.3 miles was covered
Time to use: 11 – 15 hours
provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner
A night stays at horombo hut

DAY 6 of 6 Days KILIMANJARO HIKING: HIKING FROM HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE THEN BACK TO MOSHI

On the Day 6 of 6 Days Kilimanjaro hiking A steady descent leads us through moorland to the Mandara Huts (8,900 ft). We then descend through a lovely lush forest on a good path to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu (6,000 ft), from where we are transferred back to your Moshi lodge.

12.4 miles total distance traveled
Time required: 5 – 6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Rongai Price Inclusion

General

✓ Guide✓ Park Fees✓ Tax✓ Gate transfer✓ Crew wages✓ Environment fees

Accommodation

During the climb you will spleep in Tents

Food

✓ 5 Breakfasts✓ 6 Lunches✓ 5 Dinners✓ Drinking Water

Other

✓ Guide✓ Porters✓ Cook

Not Included

FlightsCrew TipsVisas

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Cost Per Person for 2024 and 2024

The cost of a 6 days Rongai Route trek on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can vary depending on a number of factors such as the time of year and the level of service provided. However the the price for the normal packages are:

No of paxAdultChild
1 pax$1514$924
2-4 pax$1489$899
5-9 pax$1464$874
10-16 pax$1439$849
16+ pax$1414$824

Group joining price

AdultChild
$1489$899

Extra inclusions for the Luxury Tour

✓ Special Kilimanjaro guide with Wilderness First Responder certification✓ Personal porter for carrying day pack✓ Food resupply (once on trek)✓ Solar panel for charging USB devices (charges battery, which charges devices)✓ Solar lights✓ Hyperbaric pressure bag✓ Oxygen✓ Portable toilet (1 per 5 people)✓ Camp shower (1 per 5 people)✓ Large comfortable dining tent✓ Dining chairs with backs and arms✓ Hot lunches on the mountain✓ Solar lighting in dining tent and personal tent✓ Camp pillow✓ Extra sleeping pad or 1 double thick pad✓ Filtered water with Katadyn filter✓ Kilimanjaro map for the group✓ Celebration dinner at hotel after returning from trek✓ Walk-in tent (4-person, 4-season) for 2 people✓ Camp beds✓ Resupply of fresh food (2-3 times on trek)✓ Hot water bottle for sleeping bag

6 days Rongai route Luxury tour Prices

No of paxAdultChild
1 pax$2514$1924
2-4 pax$2489$1899
5-9 pax$2464$1874
10-16 pax$2439$1849
16+ pax$2414$1824
6 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TOUR VIA RONGAI ROUTE 2024
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