Rongai Route 9 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Marangu
We stay at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, which is beautifully located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Rongai Camp
After an early breakfast in Arusha, you will drive to the Rongai (Nalemoru) Gate near the Kenya border. We begin our climb on this unspoilt wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
The first day is only a half-
Nalemoru Gate to Rongai Camp (2,600 m): 3-
Day 3: Rongai Second Cave
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave, (3,450m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After hot lunch we have a free time to rest at the camp or in the afternoon we can explore the surrounding area for acclimatisation walk to Third Cave.
Rongai Camp to Second Cave’ (3,450 m): 3-
Gradual rise through beautiful open moorland towards jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi to Kikelewa Camp (3679m) we reach in late afternoon at Kikelewa Caves for dinner and overnight at the camp. Second Cave to Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m): 3-
A Short but steep ascent to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m). Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. The afternoon is free to help your acclimatization. Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m):3-
Today we cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and KiboHut (4700m), at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by early afternoon. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Mawenzi Turn to Kibo Hut (4,700m); 5-
Day 7: Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-
Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut (3100 m): 13-
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for dinner and overnight.
Horombo hut to Marangu Gate. (6-
Marangu to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included
Accommodation shown in the itinerary above
Quality, waterproof, four-
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
Two nights hotel in Arusha
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Private, portable chemical flush toilets
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Summit Emergency Oxygen
Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:
Medical insurance, Laundry, visa,
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service,
Change in itinerary
Lake Manyara NP
Saa Nane Isle NP