Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

8 days,Moshi to Moshi

Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro, conquer Africa's highest peak, walk towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems.

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Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai Route, climbing the mountain from the North and descending via the popular Marangu Route with its diverse climate zones and stunning views. This route's gentle approach has a high success rate due to the slow ascent. You'll camp beside the only lake on the mountain and enjoy spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli Plains. Local guides, cooks and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.

What's Included

  • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route with local guides, cooks, porters
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Private minibus, trekking.
  • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts).
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Day 1Moshi

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Day 2Moshi/Simba Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb up the less-visited northern slopes through varied ecosystems.

Day 3Simba Camp/Kikelelwa Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields.

Day 4Kikelelwa Camp/Mawenzi Tarn Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Ascend through grassy slopes up to an area with majestic views.

Day 5Mawenzi Tarn Camp/Kibo Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike slowly though the famous "saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

Day 6Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts(1B, 1L, 1D)

Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Hut Camp.

Day 7Horombo Huts/Marangu(1B, 1L)

Continue descent through forested lower slopes to Moshi.

Day 8Moshi(1B)

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