5 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

5 days / 4 Nights

5 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing


5 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing offered by Macpace Tours & Safaris will make a life time memory in your mind as it will be the best adventure ever happened in your life. You will be picked up from Arusha/Moshi town to Rongai gate. It is an easy route for Kilimanjaro hiking trails even conducive for beginners. It connects with Marangu route on the third day at Kibo hut camp. On first day while hiking through the vegetation zone, wild animal like Elephant, Buffalo, Antelope and Monkeys will be seen. climbers are most likely to capture clearly unclouded view of the Mount Kilimanjaro thus , the 5days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Rongai Route will be your best route with full of adventures. You will discend through Marangu route which will take you direct to Marangu gate. Our vehicles will be waiting here to take you back to the hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview




Rongai gate to Simba camp

Elevation: 1387/915 m to 1950 m to 2750 m,
Distance: 7 km,
Hiking Time: 3 hours,
Habitat: Montana Forest

Drive from Moshi/Arusha to Rongai gate starting point. Hikes begins from Nale Moru village before entering Kilimanjaro Mountain rain forest or Vegetation Zone. First day hiking is very easy; on the way expect to see wild animals like Elephant and Buffalos.



Simba camp to Mawenzi tarn via Kikelewa tarn

Distance: 16km,
Hiking Time: 9 hours,
Habitat: Semi-Desert

Long way day-hike, having a rest mid-way at Kikelewa tarn for hot lunch, reaching the camp early evening, rest, dinner and overnight.



Mawenzi tarn to Kibo hut camp, summit overnight

Elevation: 4330 m to 4695 m,
Distance: 5km,
Hiking Time: 5 hours,
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After an early breakfast you will cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Kibo peak and Mawenzi peak to Kibo Huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. You should spend the reminder of the day resting and preparing for your summit hike.



Kibo Huts camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts camp

Elevation: 4330 m to 4695 m,
Distance: 5km,
Hiking Time: 5 hours,
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Wake start at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to hike before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12; 00AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point. At this point, you will have views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 2 hours of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue descending, re-crossing the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Have dinner and overnight at Horombo camp.



Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Arusha/Moshi

Elevation: 3690 m to 1830 m to 1387 m,
Distance: 18 km,
Descending Time: 5-7 hours.

After a long and enjoyable sleep, you will be awaked for breakfast and pick up, start descend through the moorland to Mandara Huts. Here you will have lunch then proceed with your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to Marangu park gate. Here you will sign out then after a vehicle will take you to back to the hotel where it is definitely time for certificate presentation and celebration of descending!



We offer the following hotel options

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) - USD 55 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) - USD 70 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) - USD 105 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Single Room) - USD 69 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Double Room) - USD 94 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) - USD 122 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Single Room) - USD 81 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Double Room) - USD 91 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) - USD 170 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) - USD 140 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) - USD 160 per night

Note: if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.
If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.


We offer the following addons to your gear

  • Private Toilet - USD 150

  • Private Tent - USD 5 per day

  • Thicker sleeping mattress - USD 10 per mattress

  • Thermarest - USD 15 per thermarest

Note: Our packages by default include a foam sleeping mattress of 2 inch thickness, if you want a thicker alternative you can opt a 4 inch foam mattress with above mentioned extra cost.


We offer the following transfer optionsr

  • Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

  • Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) - USD 50 per vehicle

  • Arusha to Moshi (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle

  • Moshi to Arusha (one way) - USD 100 per vehicle


  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides

  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)

  • Sleeping Mattress

  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

  • All meals while on the Mountain

  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

  • Clean, purified drinking water

  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)

  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)

  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate


  • Tanzania Visa

  • International and domestic flights

  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)

  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

  • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

Payment Terms

Deposit Payment

  • Deposit is 20% of the total booking amount.

  • Deposit can be paid either via a bank transfer or an online card payment.t

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charges), this is non-refundable.

  • We offer bank accounts in 10 different currencies for bank transfer.

  • Once you make the advance payment you will receive a booking confirmation.

Balance Payment

  • Balance can be paid via bank transfer, online card payment, or with cash.

  • Bank payment can be done 15 days prior to the tour date (recommended 30 days prior).

  • Card Payment can be done 1 day prior to the tour date (recommended 7 days prior).

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charge), this is non-refundable.

  • Cash can be paid on arrival (USD printed in or after the year 2009).

Cancellation Policy

8 days and above departure

  • No cancellation fees.

0 to 7 days before departure

  • 50% of the total tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.

  • Trek can be postponed to any new date without any extra cost at any point in time.

  • The 5% surcharge paid for either or both advance and balance payments is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trek.

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