Price
$1915 per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro
Travellers
1+
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Mount Kilimanjaro Discover Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. Descent is made via the Marangu route.

Destination : Mount Kilimanjaro
Departure Location : Rongai Gate, Kilimanjaro
Return Location : Marangu Gate, Kilimanjaro

Day 1 - Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave
We drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey.

  • Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft
  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2 - Rongai Cave to to Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave

We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night.

  • Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft
  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave

  • Elevation: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft
  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Day 3 - Kikelewa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn

The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.

  • Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 4 - Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

  • Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5 - Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
  • Distance: 16 km/10 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Day 6 - Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km/12 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

The price per person for small group journey is fixed as stated below. The price is based on two persons accommodation. There are also the options of tailor-made journey best suited for you, your family and friends!

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  • 6 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE
    No. Of People Price Per Person
    1-1 USD     1915
    2-2 USD     1700
    3-3 USD     1660
    4-4 USD     1561
    5-5 USD     1540
    6-6 USD     1518
    7-7 USD     1501
    8-8 USD     1496
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Date (Start - End) Price (Per Person)
AUGUST, 2019
Sat, 24 Aug- Thu, 29 Aug USD 1800
Sat, 31 Aug- Thu, 5 Sep USD 1800
SEPTEMBER, 2019
Sat, 7 Sep- Thu, 12 Sep USD 1800
Sat, 14 Sep- Thu, 19 Sep USD 1800
Sat, 21 Sep- Thu, 26 Sep USD 1800
Sat, 28 Sep- Thu, 3 Oct USD 1800
OCTOBER, 2019
Sat, 5 Oct- Thu, 10 Oct USD 1800
Sat, 12 Oct- Thu, 17 Oct USD 1800
Sat, 19 Oct- Thu, 24 Oct USD 1800
Sat, 26 Oct- Thu, 31 Oct USD 1800
NOVEMBER, 2019
Sat, 2 Nov- Thu, 7 Nov USD 1800
Sat, 9 Nov- Thu, 14 Nov USD 1800
Sat, 16 Nov- Thu, 21 Nov USD 1800
Sat, 23 Nov- Thu, 28 Nov USD 1800
Sat, 30 Nov- Thu, 5 Dec USD 1800
DECEMBER, 2019
Sat, 7 Dec-Thu, 12 Dec USD 1800
Sat, 14 Dec-Thu, 19 Dec USD 1800
Sat, 21 Dec- Thu, 26 Dec USD 1800
Sat, 28 Dec- Tue, 2 Dec USD 1800
JANUARY, 2020
Sat, 4 Jan- Thu, 9 Jan USD 1800
Sat, 11 Jan- Thu, 16 Jan USD 1800
Sat, 18 Jan- Thu, 23 Jan USD 1800
Sat, 25 Jan- Thu, 30 Jan USD 1800
FEBRUARY, 2020
Sat, 1 Feb- Thu, 6 Feb USD 1800
Sat, 8 Feb- Thu, 13 Feb USD 1800
Sat, 15 Feb- Thu, 20 Feb USD 1800
Sat, 22 Feb- Thu, 27 Feb USD 1800
Sat, 29 Feb- Thu, 5 Mar USD 1800

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

  • Portable toilet tent
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Safety Equipment:
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Pulse Ox meter
  • Hot drinks at every meal
  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day
  • Emergency rescue fees
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

– Personal items and toiletries

– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $10/day/porter
  • N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.
Required Item Price Per Piece
1-Walking Poles $ 15 pp
1-Sleeping Bag $ 40 pp
1-Duffel Bag $ 30 pp
1-Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood $ 15 pp
1-Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down $ 15 pp
1-Sleeping Pad/ Mattress $ 10 pp
1-Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell $ 15 pp
2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric $ 10 pp
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric $ 10 pp
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended) $ 10 pp
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Fleece Pants $ 10 pp
1 – Shorts (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) $ 10 pp
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) $ 10 pp
2 – Sport Bra (women)Head wear $ 15 pp
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection $ 5 pp
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth $ 5 pp
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Bandana (optional)Hand wear $ 5 pp
1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended) $ 5 pp
1 – Glove Liners, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces $ 20 pp
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional) $ 20 pp
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic $ 10 pp
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional) $ 5 pp
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)Accessories $ 10 pp
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles $ 10 pp
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended) $ 5 pp
1 – Water Bladder, Camelback type (recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night ( recommended) $ 10 pp
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional) $ 10 pp
1 – Head lamp $ 15 pp
1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear $ 10 pp

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6 Days Rongai Route

Price
$1915 per person
Duration
6 Days
Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro
Travellers
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