Rongai Route

9 Days Rongai Route

  • Location Tanzania
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max People -
  • Landing Arusha
  • Check In -
  • Check Out -



On arrival at the airport you will be met and transfer to Arusha for overnight stay at Kibo Palace Hotel – executive room.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

After early breakfast you will be met by your mountain guides for pre – climb briefing also checking climbing gears then drive toRongai starting gate via Marangu gate for trekking permit. Overnight stay at Simba Camp.

After early breakfast you will have morning walk up to the Second Cavethe walk is steady uphill with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. The afternoon can be spend for leisure or doing a short acclimatization walk up towards Third Cave.

You will leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant scenarios near Kikelelwa Caves. After a hot lunch there is time to wander in the valleys and see the special vegetation.

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Mawenzi Tarn for overnight.

We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo hut. Guides will have an early briefing for the summit ascent.

At mid night you will be awaken by your guides and mountain crews for a light breakfast and summit ascent, enjoy couple of minutes at the summit but depends on the weather. Descend back to Kibo hut for brunch and continue down to Horombo Hut for the dinner and overnight.

A stable descent takes us down through tropical rain forest and once we reach at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. Then we will be met our driver who will drive to Arusha for hot shower and celebration of the achievement. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel – executive room.

Meal plan: Dinner

After breakfast, morning at leisure then you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home.


Highlights Places

  • Arusha
  • Rongai Gate
  • Simba Camp
  • Rongai Second Cave
  • Kilelekwa
  • Mawenzi Tarn
  • Kibo Hut
  • Horombo Hut


Number of Clients Price Per Person
1 -
2-3 -
4-6 -


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Include & Exclude

Trekking Include:

  • KINAPA entry fees
  • All land transport prior the schedule
  • Camping and rescue fees
  • A climb briefing from our head guide prior the trek
  • A first aid kit, including emergency oxygen which travels with the team at all times
  • Client portage of one bag maximum 12kg
  • Pulse Oximeter for checking oxygen levels
  • Accommodation prior and after the trek
  • All meals during the trekking
  • Mountain guides, cook, waiters and porters salaries
  • All mountain equipment’s (mobile toilet and shower are available at extra cost)
  • Celebration at the end of trek – Champagne & Snacks provided at the gate.

Trekking Exclude:

  • Tips for the mountain crew / hotel servants
  • Transport / accommodation out of the schedule
  • Alcohol drinks / beer
  • Laundry
  • Personal hiking gears

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