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Rongai route 6 days trekking Kilimanjaro, Loitokitok trail via Kikelelwa Kili climb

Wilderness nature and gentle slopes are factors which make Rongai route to be favorite Kilimanjaro trail for all mountaineers. Inquire now and get free quote Sometimes Rongai become quietest Kilimanjaro route escaping crowd of tourists. Trip ideal to summit with Mawenzi Peak Volcano view, observe wonderful nature, wilderness sense best views

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1460 - $1480
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: January - March, May - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Kilimanjaro
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Rongai route summit success rate is high compared to Marangu. Budget Kilimanjaro trekking adventures are available on early bird discount prices and group booking discount, usually 4 people or more.Last minute booking chance is available, customize your trip and book now great deal available Amazing mountaineering experience to enjoy whole trip

Gateway is through Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, or Nairobi and travel to Tanzania through Loitokitok boarder via Tarakea.

Reviews and lessons from past climbers who climbed Kilimanjaro through Rongai route are available, and we can provide their contact for experience. 

Read more about Mountain climbing forums, useful for tips and advise for safety and success summiting to Uhuru peak

Rongai route itinerary Duration: 6 days

Day 1 - Nalemoru (1950 m/6400 ft) - First Cave Campsite (2650 m/8700 ft)

Walking distance: 6.5 km/4 miles

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Altitude gain: 700 m/2300 ft

Day 2 - First Cave Campsite - Kikelewa Caves (3600 m/11810 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles

Walking time: 6-7 hours

Altitude gain: 950 m/3110 ft

Day 3 - Kikelewa Caves - Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m/14210 ft)

Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Altitude gain: 730 m/2400 ft

Afternoon acclimatization walk to about 4500 m/14760 ft

Day 4 - Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 370 m/1215 ft

Day 5 - Summit attempt via Gilman's Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)

Walking distance: 5 km/3.1 miles ascent + 15 km/9.3 miles descent

Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)

Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman's Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)

Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

Day 6 - Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles

Walking time: 5 hours

Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Hotel in Moshi
  • Snow Cap Cottages
  • Tented camps in Rongai Stations
  • Mountain huts
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