Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route 6 Days



  • Duration in days: 6
  • Itinerary Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
  • Destinations:  Kilimanjaro via Rongai route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro mountain
  • Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Start point: Moshi
  • End point: Arusha
  • Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc
  • Additional information: guidance and support offered by cookers, guides and porters while on the mountain


Day 1: Rongai Gate To Rongai Cave

  • Drive from your hotel in Moshi and transfer to Rongai gate for registration processes
  • Start climbing through coffee and maize plantations leading into the dense rainforest
  • Proceed with the climb to reach Rongai cave for dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Rongai Cave To Kikelewa Camp

  • Hike from the rainforest into the moorland zone while admiring beautiful views
  • Proceed with the trail to stop at Rongai’s second cave for a lunch break
  • The path finally leads to Kikelewa camp in the evening for dinner and overnight stay

Day 3: Kikelewa Camp To Mawenzi Tarn

  • Trek into the Alpine zone for a steep climb towards Mawenzi tarn
  • Arrive in the afternoon where you will have lunch
  • Set camp and have time resting and recuperating for the next day
  • Dinner and sleep at the hotel

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn To Kibo Hut

  • Climb upwards the saddle formed between the two stunning peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi
  • Enjoy the magnificent scenery displayed by Kibo
  • Proceed with the trail to reach Kibo hut in the evening
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
  • Its advised to take much water and sleep early by 07:00pm

Day 5: Ascend To Uhuru Peak

  • In the midnight guide will awake you and have breakfast with some hot tea and biscuits in arranging to get you prepared for the summit attempts
  • You will trek in a north-western course through dense scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about five to seven hours
  • At Stella Point you may rest if required before taking on another one to two hour hike along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak
  • Have a magnificent views as you stand on top of Africa
  • After taking as much pictures as you can, you will leave behind the shiny glaciers and snow-white peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp
  • At Barafu Camp you will have time to grasp your breath before heading further down to Mweka Gate (3,080m)
  • Have a delicious dinner and an overnight stay


Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

  • After an energetic breakfast and a parting ceremony you will start your final descent to Mweka Gate where you will collect your summit certificate
  • A relaxed two to three hours walk will take you through the flourishing rainforest
  • Reaching Mweka Gate you will meet our transfer driver waiting for you, who will take you back to lodge/hotel in Moshi
  • The rest of the day is for you to enjoy a long shower, leap in the swimming pool or just relax at the bar or explore the town of Moshi

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