7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

7 days / 6 Nights

7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing


7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing is more adventurous making you be very interesting with reaching the top summit a roof of Africa. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai route you will sleep in well-organized tents, the porters will have your tent pitched and waiting for you at the end of each day’s climb. This route starts on the northern Mount Kilimanjaro. The Rongai route merges with the Marangu Route for the summit climb. The descend follows the Marangu Route on the mountain’s southeast side, so you will able to see Mount Kilimanjaro well from many viewpoints. The 7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing package is described down below making your tour adventure being more than expected and exciting.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview




Moshi/Arusha to Rongai gate to Simba Camp

Elevation : 3690 m to 1830 m to 1387 m,
Distance : 101 km,
Descending Time : 5 hours

After finishing your early breakfast in your hotel in Arusha/Moshi, you will be transferred by our vehicles through many villages and coffee plant ations for 2–3 hours’ drive to Rongai gate. After signing in and preparing the porters, you will start climbing on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, and then enter into Montana forest. You will then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin as you arrive at Simba Camp.



Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp

Elevation : 2750 m to 3600 m,
Distance : 11 km,
Hiking Time : 6 hours,
Habitat : Moorland

After an early breakfast you will have a steady ascent to the second cave where you will stop for lunch. You leave the direct trail at this point and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi side peak to Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley. At the Kikelewa Camp you will settle for your dinner and overnight rest.



Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi turn hut

Elevation : 3600m to 4330m,
Distance : 5km,
Hiking Time : 4 hours, Habitat : Semi-Desert

After breakfast you will face a short, steep climb up grassy slopes; rewarded by superb all-round views, immersed in the vast surrounding wilderness. Soon after, you leave the vegetation behind and arrive at the Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated in a spectacular cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak. After this hike, you will reach to the Mawenzi turn hut camp where you will also see the amazing undried Lake with no inlet as well as outlet here you will have lunch and rest then dinner and overnight at this camp.



Acclimatization Day at Mawenzi Tarn

This is your extra day on the Mount Kilimanjaro through Rongai Route, and you will spend two nights at Mawenzi Tarn. You will hike up towards Mawenzi for a splendid acclimatization hike. Then after return back to the camp for lunch the dinner and overnight



Mawenzi Tarn hut to Kibo Huts camp

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 (summit area)¬ to Horombo Huts camp

Elevation : 4695 m to 5895 m to 3690 m,
Distance : 6 km up, 14 km down,
Hiking Time : 10-15 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 Moshi/Arusha

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.


  • Off-season supplement = USD 105

Note : Charged for solo trekkers to start a new departure in the month of March, April, May and November. Does not apply if you join an existing group. Does not apply if others trekkers also join your new group


Available discounts for Rongai - 7 days

  • Children between 5 years and 15 years old

  • Code: 5TO15 - USD 690 per person

  • Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania

  • Code: RESTAN - USD 245 per person

  • East African Citizens

  • Code: EAC - USD 880 per person

Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

  • Solo Trekker - USD 2062 per person

  • Group of 2 - USD 1916 per person

  • Group of 3 - USD 1894 per person

  • Group of 4 - USD 1867 per person

  • Group of 5 - USD 1853 per person

  • Group of 6 - USD 1832 per person

  • Group of 7 - USD 1824 per person

  • Group of 8 - USD 1816 per person

  • Group of 9 - USD 1811 per person

  • Group of 10 and above - USD 1804 per person

Tour Location

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