Tanzania Mountain Trekking

7 Days Rongai Route Trekking

Tour Details


Embark on an unforgettable 7-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro through the less-traveled Rongai Route. This thoughtfully planned itinerary takes you through diverse landscapes, from dense forests to barren alpine deserts, culminating in a challenging yet exhilarating summit attempt. The Rongai Route offers a sense of solitude and stunning vistas, making this adventure a truly exceptional experience.

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Tour Itinerary

  • The itinerary has been meticulously planned to ensure proper acclimatization and a memorable ascent via the less-crowded Rongai Route.
  • The tour can be adjusted to accommodate individual preferences and ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll be greeted by the beauty of Tanzania. A transfer will whisk you to your chosen base in Moshi or Arusha. Here, you'll meet your trekking team, who will conduct an initial briefing and gear check. Take this time to rest and prepare for the exciting journey ahead, amidst the awe-inspiring presence of Kilimanjaro.

  • Day 2: Rongai Gate (1,950m) to Simba Camp (2,650m)

    Your adventure officially begins at the Rongai Gate, the starting point of the Rongai Route. The trail winds through dense forests, offering glimpses of the remarkable Kilimanjaro. As you ascend to Simba Camp, surrounded by a rich variety of flora, you'll start to feel the allure of the mountain and the promise of the days ahead.

  • Day 3: Simba Camp (2,650m) to Second Cave Camp (3,450m)

    The journey continues through moorland, revealing the varied landscapes of Kilimanjaro. You'll reach Second Cave Camp, nestled in the alpine heath, where the air is crisp and the views are expansive. Here, you'll acclimatize and rest, preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.

  • Day 4: Second Cave Camp (3,450m) to Third Cave Camp (3,870m)

    Traversing the barren Saddle, the trek showcases the stark beauty of the alpine desert. Arriving at Third Cave Camp, you'll be awe-struck by the sheer grandeur of the mountain. The changing landscapes make each step an adventure, revealing the multifaceted personality of Kilimanjaro.

  • Day 5: Third Cave Camp (3,870m) to Kibo Hut (4,700m)

    Ascending through the lunar-like landscape, you'll find yourself in the alpine desert, a surreal setting that stirs the spirit of adventure. You'll reach Kibo Hut, the final camp before the summit attempt. Rest here, mentally preparing for the challenging ascent that awaits in the early hours of the next day.

  • Day 6: Kibo Hut (4,700m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Horombo Hut (3,720m)

    The most anticipated day begins with a midnight start, embarking on the summit attempt. As the sun paints the sky, you'll reach Gilman's Point, a testament to your determination. The journey continues to Uhuru Peak, where you'll stand atop Africa, surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Descend to Horombo Hut, reflecting on your remarkable achievement.

  • Day 7: Horombo Hut (3,720m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m)

    The descent through lush rainforests marks the final stretch of this incredible journey. Arriving at Marangu Gate, a certificate of accomplishment awaits, a tangible reminder of your triumph over Kilimanjaro. A transfer to Moshi or Arusha offers a chance to celebrate this extraordinary adventure, etched into your memory forever.

  • Day 8: Departure

    With the majestic Kilimanjaro in your heart, bid farewell to Tanzania. A transfer will take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey, concluding a truly remarkable trek.

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