Rongai Route

Rongai route 6 or 7 days trekking + 2 Nights hotel accommodation

Day 1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport, met on arrival and transfer to hotel in Arusha

BB in Arusha

Day 2

After breakfast, drive to Nare Moru village (6,500ft) where the trekking starts. We will walk through the cultivated land and pine forest on the way to Simba Campsite, 8,900ft, Camping, B, L, D.

Day 3

Breakfast, then the hike via Second Cave to Kikelwa Camp. Today’s trek will offer impressive views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the rim of the crater, Kikelwa Camp, 11,800ft, Camping, B, L, D.

Day 4

After breakfast we leave Kikelwa Camp for Mawenzi Tarn. We will spend an afternoon for exploring the surrounding area of Mawenzi Tarn which will also help us on acclimatizing, Mawenzi Tarn, 14,150ft, Camping, B, L, D.

Day 5

Today we cross the lunar desert of the 'Saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, Kibo, Camping, 15,000ft, B, L, D.

Day 6

Very early start for the summit scree up to Gilman’s Point (18,930ft) which is on the crater rim. Go on to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft). Descend to Kibo hut for a tea/soup/cookies and then down to Horombo hut, 12,000ft, B, L, D.

Day 7

Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate

The waiting car will take you to Arusha

Day 8

Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport, B. or Proceed with safari with us.


-The pack that the porters carry is limited to 35 pounds (i.e. 15kgs)

-Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $8/day

You can leave extra luggage in Hotel in Arusha (if you leave any valuable items like cash, jewelry, etc.) make sure you get a receipt for that.

*If you wanted to arrive a day earlier so as to have time to acclimate/get over jet lag before starting the trek, you can do that, and extra cost will be cost for hotel in Arusha, which are $80 for a single room, $100 for a double room and $150 for a triple room including breakfast

*If you add that day, instead of just staying at the hotel, we can offer a day trip to the nearby Arusha National Park for game drives for $180pp for a group of 2 and above (plus $35pp if you want to do hiking there).