7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE

7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE

Overview

A 7-day Rongai Route climb is perfect for trekkers on a budget. This popular Kilimanjaro route includes fewer amenities in camp and lower weight limits on luggage, while still offering the peace of mind you get by choosing Baraka trails.

KILIMANJARO ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Additional acclimatization day on Kilimanjaro
  • Challenging nighttime summit bid
  • Private toilet tents & nutritionist-planned meals
  • Perfect for group and charity treks
  • Baraka Trails’s most budget-friendly option
  • Personal porters available to all trekkers*
  • 7 days trekking
*Personal porter hire available for an additional fee
*Extend your trip with a safari!

Visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater a 4-days safari, or a 7-days safari, or call us for custom safari options

ACCOMODATION: 

Overnight at Park View hotel-Moshi

Single accommodations: $90/night
Personal Porter: $100 for 7days

RONGAI ROUTE 7 DAYS
Starting from the northeastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai
Route rises above the Amboseli plains and approach the summit of Kilimanjaro west of
the Mawenzi peak. It is an unfrequented route and is also the easiest camping approach
to Uhuru Peak. The descent normally uses the Marangu Route. There are two
variations to this route. Rongai route is best option during the rainy season, due to its
location, which receive little rain. This route can be climbed for 6days, although 7days is
recommended for better acclimatization.

DAY 1 NALEMORU GATE (1990M) TO SIMBA CAMP (2625M)Nalemoru Gate
This morning we will drive to the village of NaleMoru for the starting point of the Rongai
route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have
chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you‟re lucky enough, elephants or
buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the
moorland zone at 2625m.
– Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
– Approx. time taken: 4hours – 5hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 2 SIMBA CAMP (2625M) TO 2ND CAVE CAMP (3480M)
Simba Camp
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the
moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.
– Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
– Approx. time taken: 3hours to 4hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3 2NDCAVE CAMP (3480M) TO KIKELEWA CAMP (3630M)
Kikelelwa Camp
Leaving the pine forest behind, we carry on with a steady ascent walking though
moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the
highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and
strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the
second of Kilimanjaro’s volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley
near Kikelewa caves at 3630m.
– Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
– Approx. time taken: 3hours – 4hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 4 KIKELEWA CAMP (3630M) TO MAWENZI TARN HUT (4310M)
Kikelelwa Camp
Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit
steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of
Kibo. It‟s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the
Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop
for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid
and desolate land towards Barafu camp.
– Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
– Approx. time taken: 4hours – 5hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 5 MAWENZI TARN HUT (4310M) TO KIBO HUT (4700M)
Kibo Hut
We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the „saddle‟ between Mawenzi and
Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of
Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our
eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in
preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!
– Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
– Approx. time taken: 5hours – 6hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 6 KIBO HUT (4700M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) & DOWN TO HOROMBO
HUT (3700M)
Horombo Hut
Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around
midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the
climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman‟s Point
(5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the
land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2
hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal
awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo
Hut.
– Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
– Approx. time taken: 12 hours – 15 hours
– Meals: Bed & Breakfast
DAY 7 HOROMBO HUT (3700M) TO MARANGU GATE (1860M)
Marangu Gate
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m)
where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical
rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro
National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short
transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a
warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the
Kilimanjaro.
– Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
– Approx. time taken: 8 hours
– Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DEPART TANZANIA MOSHI
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to
beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to
take you to the airport at your time.
MACHAME ROUTE PACKAGE INCLUDE
– Private pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
– Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
– 18% VAT on tour fees & services
– 4 Season big sleeping mountain tents
– Double layered Sleeping Mats
– Transportation to & from the mountain gate
– Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
– 3 meals daily while on the mountain
– Filtered water throughout the trek
– Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park
Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
– Portable toilets and toilets tents.
– Hot Water For Wash
– Emergency evacuation by helicopter or Ambulance (INSURANCE to provided earlier)
NOT INCLUDED
– Flights
– Items of a personal nature (gears can be rented in Moshi)
– Laundry Services
– Pre & Post Trek Accommodation in Moshi
– Tips to mountain crew

Dates & Prices

$1,900 solo climber

Not included in price:

  • International Flights/Visa
  • Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel
    Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Personal gear like Sleeping bags, hiking boots, head touch etc (Can be rented in Moshi)
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $15/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

Kilimanjaro price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek, room sharing (twin bed) BED & BREAKFAST ONLY
  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Quality 4 season camping equipment – Sleeping Tents/Mess tents, tables and chairs
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Private Toilet tent
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food, 3 times per day
  • Clean, purified drinking water, the first day of climb
  • Crisis management and safety proceduresPulse Oximeters/Oxygen tanks (Included in Mid-Tier service)
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Moshi Town guide, we are not suggest to walk alone, walking in group in town is more safe all the time
  • Town tour escort with guide

Can’t find a date that works for you? Call us to set up a private trek!

Some things do help like

  • Drink loads of water 1litter for 1000m
  • Go slow (pole pole)
  • Take a longer route and don’t go direct
  • Rest and stay warm (especially on summit morning)
  • Keep nourished everyday.
  • But mostly listen to your guides

7 Days Machame Route  Itinerary 

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