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6-Day Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing: Unveil Your Extraordinary Expedition


per person
  • 6 Days / 5 Night
  • Group: 4+
  • Tanzania

On a captivating 6-day climbing odyssey along Mount Kilimanjaro's renowned Rongai Route, experience an unmatched blend of adventure and discovery. This legendary path guides you through diverse landscapes and captivating terrains, ensuring an unforgettable journey to Africa's pinnacle.

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary climbing experience as you traverse lush forests, picturesque alpine meadows, and rugged rocky trails, all while relishing the awe-inspiring vistas of Kilimanjaro's majestic peaks. Whether you're an adept climber or a newcomer seeking thrilling challenges, this expedition is crafted to push your limits and create lasting memories.

With expert guides and meticulously planned itineraries, you'll have the opportunity to delve into Tanzania's rich culture and natural beauty while conquering one of the world's most iconic summits. Prepare for an exhilarating adventure filled with camaraderie, breathtaking panoramas, and a profound sense of accomplishment that only a Kilimanjaro climb can bestow.

Highlights of the 6-Day Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, led by our seasoned team of climbing guides.
  • Explore diverse ecosystems, from verdant rainforests to vast alpine deserts, along the captivating Rongai Route.
  • Experience the exhilaration of reaching Uhuru Peak, towering at 5,895 meters above sea level, and celebrate your remarkable feat.
  • Enjoy cozy accommodations in mountain huts and savor delectable meals crafted by our skilled chefs throughout your climbing adventure.
  • Engage with friendly local communities along the route, gaining cultural insights and fostering meaningful connections.
  • Capture breathtaking views of glaciers, volcanic formations, and sweeping African landscapes from various vantage points on the Rongai Route.
  • Embrace sustainable tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact and making positive contributions to the local communities.


If you've chosen the optional airport transfers, our team will arrange to pick you up either from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Once you've settled in, we'll schedule a pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Moshi. It's recommended to arrive at least one day before the trek begins to ensure you're well-rested and prepared. During the briefing, we'll discuss the itinerary in detail, review your equipment, and provide any necessary rentals to ensure you have everything needed for a successful trek

  • Meals On your own
  • AccommodationHotel/lordge in Moshi

Begin on your 6-day Rongai Route adventure from Moshi/Arusha to Rongai Gate for registration. Trek through lush rainforests, discovering diverse flora and fauna. Arrive at Simba Camp for a hearty dinner and restful overnight stay. Optimize with SEO keywords like "Rongai Route trek," "dense rainforests," "Simba Camp experience," and "flora and fauna spotting."

  • Elevation Gain: 6,627ft to 8,761ft
  • Distance Covered: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat Type: Rainforest
  • Meals Provided: Lunch and Dinner

Set out from the tranquil setting of Simba Camp, venturing through the breathtaking moorlands that showcase nature's splendor. As you traverse the scenic landscapes, you'll encounter Second Cave Camp before reaching the picturesque Kikelewa Cave Camp, nestled at an elevation of 3600 meters (11,811 feet). Indulge in a delightful lunch amidst the journey and then unwind at Kikelewa Cave Camp, immersing yourself in the serene ambiance as you prepare for the days ahead.

  • Elevation: 2635m/8648ft to 3450m/11,319ft
  • Distance: 10km
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorlands
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Ascend to the serene Mawenzi Tarn Camp, nestled at an elevation of 4330m/14,206ft, where you'll discover captivating alpine desert landscapes, rugged rocky paths, and distinctive vegetation zones. Enjoy a delicious dinner and restful overnight stay at Mawenzi Tarn Camp, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Kilimanjaro's high-altitude environments.

  • Elevation Gain: From 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
  • Distance Covered: 6 Km
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin your ascent towards Kibo Hut, situated at an elevation of 4700m and serving as the starting point for your summit climb. Traverse through the Saddle, a desert area nestled between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, experiencing a unique and awe-inspiring landscape along the way. Prepare meticulously for the summit push with an early dinner, ample rest, and thorough readiness, ensuring optimal conditions for a successful and rewarding Kilimanjaro summit experience.

  • Elevation Gain: From 14,210ft to 15,420ft
  • Distance Covered: 9km/5.6mi
  • Walking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Ascend towards Uhuru Peak (5895m/19,341ft) in the early hours to reach the summit, where you can witness the breathtaking sunrise, celebrate your achievement, and capture unforgettable photos. After descending to Kibo Hut for a well-deserved rest, continue your journey to Horombo Hut (elevation: 3720m/12,205ft) for a comforting dinner and a restful night's sleep.

Kibo to Uhuru peak
  • Elevation Gain: From 4700m/15,500ft to 3700m/12,200ft
  • Distance Covered: 6km/4mi
  • Climbing Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation: From 19,341ft to 12,250ft
  • Distance Covered: 16km/10mi
  • Climbing Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Descend from Horombo Hut, graced by the scenic beauty of heather and moorland zones, offering a tranquil descent. As you journey downwards, immerse yourself in the serene natural surroundings, taking in the diverse landscapes. Celebrate your triumphant achievement upon reaching Marangu Gate, officially marking the end of your remarkable trek. Conclude your adventure with a transfer back to Moshi or Arusha, relishing the memories of your Mount Kilimanjaro expedition.

  • Elevation Gain: From 312,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance Covered: 20 km/12 miles
  • Walking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced guide with safety certifications.
  • Accommodations with breakfast before and after trek.
  • Hassle-free airport transfers.
  • Nutritious meals throughout the trek.
  • Complimentary drinking water and full-board meals.
  • All-inclusive fees and permits.
  • Fair wages for mountain crew.
  • Portable private toilet and porter services.
  • Flights to and from the trek starting point.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is mandatory and recommended; please seek recommendations.
  • Medications.
  • Tips and gratuities for the porters and mountain crew (20% industry standard recommended).
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs or other purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Rongai Route typically takes 6 days, including both ascent and descent days.

The 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Rongai Route is considered moderately challenging, suitable for both novice and experienced hikers.

Essential gear for the 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Rongai Route includes proper hiking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bag, trekking poles, and hydration supplies.

While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory for the 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Rongai Route. However, basic fitness and preparation are recommended.

The best time for the 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Rongai Route is during the dry seasons, which are typically from January to March and June to October.

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