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6-day Rongai route trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro

Have you always wanted to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro? Then, join an experienced guide from Top Climbers Expeditions on a 6-day trekking adventure you'll never forget.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy the physical and mental challenge of a climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro

  • Take in the sights of the beautiful Kenyan Plains and nearby volcanos

  • Witness flora and fauna like pine forests and monkeys

Description

The Rongai route is a great route to take to the summit of Kilimanjaro, especially if you’re taking on a big climb for the first time. Come with us on this epic 6-day adventure.

Our trek takes you through the beautiful wilderness of Kilimanjaro as in general, the Rongai route attracts fewer visitors. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the beautiful wildlife of the area like the local monkeys and if you’re lucky buffalos and elephants.

You’ll also get to see the changing landscapes as you get higher. Starting with the lush pine forests, you’ll go higher and higher until the landscape becomes rockier and you get stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes.

Climbing Kilimanjaro in six days is an endurance test and will see us trekking for up to 14 hours on one of the days. For this reason, you’ll need to do prior training and be in good physical shape. This trek is hard, but it’s worth the effort. The sense of accomplishment you’ll get when you reach the top is simply unbeatable.

So, don’t miss your chance to climb the mighty Kilimanjaro. Get in touch today to secure your spot.

And, if you want to take this route but follow a slightly slower pace, make sure you check out my seven-day trip. 

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Accommodation

A hotel in Moshi and camping along the trail.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We’ll pick you up att Kilimanjaro International Airport and head straight to your hotel in Moshi. You’ll get to meet your guide and together you’ll review your gear and check you have everything you need for the following days.

Day 2: Day One

We’ll drive to Nale Moru village which is the start point of our hike. From there we’ll hike to our home for the night, Simba Camp at 2625 meters.

Day 3: Day Two

We’ll walk for up to 8 hours on day two as we make our way to Kikelewa Camp at 3679 meters. It’s on this day that we begin to feel like we’re really high in the mountains.

Day 4: Day Three

On day three, we’ll hike towards Mawenzi Tarn Camp at 4303 meters in the morning. Then, we’ll spend the afternoon resting and acclimatizing.

Day 5: Day Four

We’ll trek for five to six hours before we arrive at Kibo Hut at 4730 meters. We’ll get an early night because we’ll be up at midnight the following day.

Day 6: Day Five

This is a big day. We’ll set off well before daybreak on our journey to the summit at Uhuru Peak (5895 meters). It’ll take us around six to eight hours to get there. We’ll celebrate our achievement and enjoy the stunning views.

Then we’ll begin the descent all the way to Horombo Hut which will take us around six hours.

Day 7: Day Six

Day six of the hike sees you complete the final descent back to Marangu gate where you’ll get your certificate of achievement. You’ll then head back to the hotel for a nice hot shower and meal.


About the guide

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My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2011 each

Group of 2

USD 1908 each

Group of 3

USD 1908 each

Group of 4

USD 1908 each

Group of 5

USD 1856 each

Group of 6

USD 1856 each

Group of 7

USD 1856 each

Group of 8

USD 1805 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Clean, drinkable water during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad

Price details

This price does not include: Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb, travel insurance, portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek, flights, laundry (Available at hotel), personal items and toiletries, tips for guides, porters and cook.


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