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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, 7 days

Enjoy the challenge of a lifetime — hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro with an experienced guide from Top Climbers Expedition and enjoy unbeatable views from the top.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Accomplish the physical challenge of a climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro

  • Witness beautiful sights of the Kenyan plains and the surrounding volcanoes

  • See beautiful wildlife and plant life in the area

Description

Climbing Kilimanjaro is the ultimate bucket-list activity. Go with one of our experienced guides on a 7-day trek along the Rongai route and cross it off your list!

On the Rongai route, we’ll approach the mountain from the northside. This is an awesome route as it doesn’t get as busy as other trails. It also gets less rain during the rainy season. On our way to the top, we’ll pass through the stunning wilderness and enjoy some fantastic nature.

This trip takes a minimum of seven days. It’s important that we take this time. It’s a long way to the top and you’ll need to properly acclimatize.

In the evenings we’ll camp at the various sites available to us, there you’ll be able to rest and recover and get to know the rest of the group.

Other than reaching the summit, an awesome highlight of this trip is the flora and fauna you get to see as you ascend. You’ll walk through beautiful pine forests and moorland. You may also get to see Colobus monkeys or other amazing wildlife like elephants or buffalos as you trek.

The sights are unbeatable too. From stunning views of the Kenyan plains to the Eastern Icefields and Kibo Volcano, there is beauty around every turn.

The climb to the summit is not easy. But, this route is great for those with less hiking experience. A good level of fitness is essential and you’ll have to train to take this challenge on.

Climbing Kilimanjaro really is the experience of a lifetime. Get in touch today and be one step closer to living that experience.

If you’re looking to take a different route to the top of Kilimanjaro, be sure to also take a look at my Machame Route trail. 

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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 in Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to your hotel in Moshi. There you’ll meet your guide and go through all your gear for the hike.

Day 2: Day One

After a short drive to the  Nale Moru village we’ll begin our hike.  On the first day you’ll cover 8km  which will take around 4 – 5 hours. We’ll end the day at Simba Camp (2625 meters)

Day 3: Day Two

This day will be spent hiking to the Second Cave Camp (3480 meters). Along the way you’ll get awesome views of the Kibo and the Eastern Icefields. You’ll cover 5 km over 3- 4 hours.

Day 4: Day Three

On day three we’ll hike towards Kikelewa Camp (3630 meters). Here the path gets narrower and more jagged.

Day 5: Day Four

This day brings a short and steep climb to the Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310 meters). Then in the afternoon you’ll have some time to rest and acclimatize.

Day 6: Day Five

We’ll hike to our final hut before the ascent, Kibo Hut (4700 meters). We’ll spend around 5- 6 hours hiking before getting a very early night.

Day 7: Day Six

We’ll rise at midnight to begin our final ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895 meters).  The sun will rise over the mountainous landscape as we ascend and enjoy our accomplishment at the top.

Our descent down to Horombo Hut (3700 meters) will then begin.

Day 8: Day Seven

We’ll use this day to make our final descent to the national park before transferring back to Moshi.


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 2707 each

Group of 2

USD 2346 each

Group of 3

USD 2346 each

Group of 4

USD 2346 each

Group of 5

USD 2165 each

Group of 6

USD 2165 each

Group of 7

USD 2165 each

Group of 8

USD 1985 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

- Clean, drinkable water during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

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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