7-Day Kilimanjaro Expedition via Rongai Route

7-Day Kilimanjaro Expedition via Rongai Route- Description

Rongai has a number of advantages in addition to being a beautiful route with the smoothest and most gradual ascent. Because of its remote location, it is the least used road on the mountain, and it is known for its peace and quiet, even during peak seasons. It is the only path that passes through Mawenzi, one of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones and Africa’s third highest peak. On the way back, you’ll take the Marangu route, which allows you to see both sides of the mountain.

Day by Day Itinerary

Full information about day by day for  7-Day Kilimanjaro Expedition via Rongai Route Itinerary

Day 1
From Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp

You’ll meet your guide after breakfast in the morning. Before leaving for Kilimanjaro National Park’s northern gate, Nalemuru Gate, the guide will give a briefing (2,020 m). The head guide will obtain the appropriate licenses and complete the search and rescue registration process here.

The hike to Simba Camp today is modest, taking you up to 2,625 meters through the coniferous forest on Kilimanjaro’s northern side. Remember not to rush and to walk at a leisurely pace. Our skilled mountain crew will have set up your tents and begun supper preparations by the time you arrive at camp.

Day 2
From Simba Camp to Second Cave Camp

After breakfast, the party will embark from Simba Camp and begin walking towards your second high altitude camp, Second Cave Camp (3,480 m). This journey is rather easy and takes roughly 3 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to rest and explore the local region after you get at the camp. After lunch, you will have a couple of hours to recuperate before embarking on an acclimatization trek in the direction of Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) on a short portion of the Rongai Route with a 100-meter gain in altitude, and then returning to Second Cave Camp.

Day 3
From Second Cave Camp to Kikilewa Camp

After breakfast, you will continue your climb to Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m), where you will have the best view of Kibo Volcano (barring cloudy weather). This will be a rest day, so you’ll have time to sleep after lunch before the next walk to Mawenzi Tarn Camp. After dinner, the guide will examine each climber’s health and provide the essential instructions for the following day’s trekking.

Day 4
From Kikilewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Early morning wake-up, breakfast, and the start of the hike to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is located at the base of Kilimanjaro’s second summit, Mawenzi Volcano. After arriving at the camp, you will have lunch and a two-hour siesta before embarking on a 200-meter altitude increase acclimatization climb towards Mawenzi Volcano, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening.

Day 5
From Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp

This day will be spent trekking to Kibo Summit Camp (4,700 m). The environment will drastically shift, giving place to a rocky semidesert. The actual trekking is not difficult; just remember to keep a steady pace to maintain your strength for the climb to the peak of Kilimanjaro. When you get at the camp, we urge that you get enough of rest, avoid intense exercise, and drink as much as you can because you will be climbing Uhuru Peak that night (5,895 m).

Day 6
Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

The crew will leave Kibo Summit Camp at night, at a height of 4,700 meters. Despite the modest gradient of the ascent, the great altitude takes its toll on your body, and the trip up to Uhuru Peak’s 5,895 m puts more of a burden on your cardiovascular system than your muscles. One guide will be assigned to every two climbers, who will be evaluated on a regular basis throughout this section of the climb. After reaching the summit, you can go for a walk on the nearby glacier. A 2-hour break stop at Kibo Camp will be included in the descent to 3,720 m at Horombo Camp. It’s important to remember that 9 out of 10 climbing accidents happen on the way down, so be cautious!

Day 7
From Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate

The final descent to Marangu Gate’s 1,860 m starts after breakfast. The stop at the gate presents a good opportunity for the final exchange of impressions and memories of the expedition with the whole of your support crew. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel you chose for your stay in Tanzania.

The following morning, we will transfer you to the airport.

End of Tour

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