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Discover the Ultimate Adventure: 7-Day Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Trek


per person
  • 7 Days / 6 Night
  • Max People :4+
  • Tanzania

Begin on an unforgettable 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro climbing journey via the iconic Rongai Route, promising an extraordinary blend of adventure and exploration. Traverse diverse landscapes and captivating terrains, ensuring an unparalleled odyssey to Africa's highest summit.

Experience a remarkable climbing escapade through lush forests, scenic alpine meadows, and challenging rocky paths, while soaking in the breathtaking vistas of Kilimanjaro's majestic peaks. Whether you're a seasoned climber or a novice adventurer, this expedition is designed to challenge and inspire, creating lasting memories.

With expert guides and carefully curated schedules, immerse yourself in Tanzania's vibrant culture and natural wonders, conquering one of the world's most iconic summits. Prepare for an exhilarating journey filled with camaraderie, stunning panoramas, and the pride of achieving new heights on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Highlights of the 7-Day Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, led by our experienced team of climbing guides.
  • Explore diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests to expansive alpine deserts, along the captivating Rongai Route.
  • Experience the thrill of reaching Uhuru Peak, standing tall at 5,895 meters above sea level, and celebrate your remarkable achievement.
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations in mountain huts and relish delicious meals prepared by our skilled chefs throughout your climbing journey.
  • Engage with welcoming local communities along the route, gaining cultural insights and fostering meaningful connections.
  • Capture stunning views of glaciers, volcanic formations, and sweeping African landscapes from various viewpoints on the Rongai Route.
  • Embrace sustainable tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact, and contributing positively to 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.

  • 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

Take a well-deserved rest day at Kikelewa Camp to allow your body to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Acclimatization is crucial for adapting to the lower oxygen levels at higher elevations and reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

During this day, you can engage in light activities such as short walks around the campsite to aid in acclimatization. It's important to stay hydrated, eat nutritious meals, and listen to your body's signals.

  • Acclimatization Day
  • Recommended Light Activities: Short walks, stretching
  • Altitude: 12,205 ft (3720m)
  • Habitat: Alpine moorland
  • 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 - 7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

The Rongai Route is a scenic trail on Mount Kilimanjaro known for its gradual ascent and diverse landscapes. It's popular among climbers for its less crowded nature compared to other routes and the opportunity to observe wildlife.

The Rongai Route is considered a moderate climb with gradual slopes, making it suitable for climbers of various skill levels. However, climbers should still be prepared for altitude challenges and long trekking days.

The typical itinerary for a 7-day Rongai Route climb includes arrival and briefing, trekking days with acclimatization breaks, summit attempt, and descent. It may vary depending on the tour operator and weather conditions.

Recommended equipment and gear for the Rongai Route climb include proper hiking boots, warm clothing layers, waterproof gear, trekking poles, sleeping bag, and personal essentials. A detailed packing list is usually provided by tour operators.

Highlights of the 7-day Rongai Route climb include scenic views of Kilimanjaro, diverse ecosystems, wildlife sightings, cultural experiences, and the sense of achievement upon reaching the summit.

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