6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai Route

Rongai is the only northern route up Kilimanjaro. It will take you past the second-highest point in Tanzania – Mawenzi while offering bird’s-eye views of the mountain’s rain forest. The gentle gradient and its gradual acclimatization bring one safely to the highest point of Africa – Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, at 5,895 m. Rongai Route boasts high success rates of 84 and 94 percent on 7-day climbs, respectively. Rongai is great for travelers with previous exposure to high altitude and offers an escape from fellow-climbers, as it requires the longest drive before reaching the park gate



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Serenity experience Excellent service provided, staff were prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Food provided was good. I’d recommend their service anytime!
Fahreen B
Fahreen B
Extraordinary flexible and friendly We climbed Kilimanjaro thanks to Kizambi tours and it was a wonderful experience. The team was very nice, flexible and there for our needs and wishes. For example we decided to go up one day earlyer than planned and it was no problem even though decided quite spontaneously! We had quite a few changes like this in our plans and it was never a problem, the team adapted very well ("hakuna Matata"). So, the communication was very good and not complicated. When we had questions we could always ask our "manager" and he responded us very quickly. I felt safe and in good hands though we also had enough freedom to explore and do things by ourselves. Thanks for these beautiful holidays!
Julia S
Julia S
Four Parks in Six days We visited four National Parks and could see the Big Five thanks the professional skills of our guides. Very satisfactory tour!
Stefano P
Stefano P
Priceless memories once in a life time trip Exellent guys as in the office and the full time guide who did guide us in all the tours we did who were made to what we all wanted to visit. Exellent ,fair price and quality. Maturni homes was a beathifull stay in accomodation, very friendly big family who looked after us... Hashim, our full time guide, was there for us once we get up in the morning untill bedtime...they did a lot of efford to change and add things in tours what we wanted to do and see in the 4 days we were there. All there drivers are also helpfull and friendly. A+++++, absolutely recommended Thank you guys....
Ronald R
Ronald R
Waterfall & Hot Spring! First class trip. Let's you visit both on the same day if time is tight. Emanuel & Julius were fantastic! 👍
Keith M
Keith M
Great tour! Had an amazing day trip with Mercy and Charlie! Mercy led us on a great trek to the waterfall and then to the coffee bean farm where we got to take part in the local coffee making process! Then onto the fabulous hot springs! Food was great throughout the day! Would recommend this trip, especially Mercy and Charlie!
Climbing the Kilimanjaro with a wonderful, reliable and fun crew! An amazing experience that I would recommend everyone! We highly recommend this organization for any excursion offered. With a high reliability and clear instructions we together checked our gear and did a briefing on how the 7 day trek would look like. After six intense but rewarding days, the team helped us achieve our long-time dream of climbing the Kilimanjaro. We were humbled by the kindness and professionalism of our 10-man crew. Our two guides made it their sole purpose to get us to the roof of Africa and summit with succes. Throughout this amazing experience we were surprised during every meal about the wonderful food that the team prepared for us. Good nutrition is key for such a challenging experience and we were grateful that this was really handled well. We would definitely make use of this organization again upon another visit of Tanzania.
Bente B
Bente B
Best experience ever My partner and I stayed with Kisambi tour for a 6 days experience. Elisante organized everything for us, and even before the trip was always precise and fast in replying to our questions via messages. The tour included: the first day visiting Materuni waterfall and a coffee preparation experience accompanied by traditional songs and dances. The following day we went to hot spring and visiting a Masai Village. After this, we met out amazing guide Godlove and we started our 4 days safari. We visited Tarangire national park , Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater. It was without doubts, one of the best experiences of our lives. During the safari, we spent nights in campsites and we had a personal cook with us, Idd, who made the trip even better cooking traditional foods every day. We highly recommend travelling with Kisambi tour!
Elisa S
Elisa S
Amazing Waterfall and Coffee Roasting Experience Great, moderate hike to the stunning Materuni Falls. Along the way, our guide Godwin told us so much about the history of the area, and the local flowers, fruit, and birds. He was so knowledgeable! After seeing the waterfall, which was incredible, we hiked back to a local Chogga village and had a delicious lunch of banana soup, rice, beans and spiced vegetables. Then, we learned all about coffee cultivation and roasting, and had the most delicious cup of coffee. So much fun and so educational. It was a highlight of our trip to Tanzania,
Susan K
Susan K
Best company to visit Moshi! Great company to visit Tanzania and go around Arousha and Moshi. Elisante is very available, friendly and kind! First, we had a wonderful safari, with a very kind and prepared driver, Joseph, always on-time! The last day they even offered us a middle day trip, before going to the airport, with another fantastic, joyful driver, Julius! They are the best!
Katerina K
Katerina K

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Tour Plan

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m). Your trek this day will be moderate and take you through coniferous forest up Kilimanjaro’s northern slope. Remember not to hurry and always keep a comfortable pace. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on: •Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine •Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (littleby little, frequently)
 Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies
 Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
 Distance: 6km/4mi
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Low
 Habitat: Rain forest
Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart from Simba Camp to start trekking towards your. second high altitude camp: Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) where you can see Kibo Volcano at its finest (barring cloudy weather). This trekking is more physically demanding than the previous one, so once you are in the camp, full rest is recommended. • Elevation: 2625m to 3630m • Distance: 10km • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours • Difficulty: Medium • Habitat: Moorland
Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and a twohour rest, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up thacclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of
altitude sickness. Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m)
 Destination point en route to Mawenzi Volcano
(4,510 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 12 hours
 Elevation: 3630m to 4310m
 Distance: 6km
 Hiking Time: 45 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Alpine desert
This day will be spent trekking towards School Hut Camp (4,715 m). The landscape will change significantly to give way to a rocky semidesert. The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit. When you reach the camp, we recommend you sleep well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
 Elevation: 4310m to 4715m
 Distance: 9km
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Alpine desert
Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve, will accompany each pair of climbers. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a twohour rest continue your descent to School Hut Camp (3,720 m). Note: Don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.  Elevation: (4715m to 5895m) (5895m to 3720m)
 Distance: 21km
 Hiking Time: 1214 hours
 Difficulty: High
You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
 Elevation: 3720m to 1860m
 Distance: 18km
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Rainforest
Prices/included services
Pricing for the Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 6 days (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3-4 Persons 5-6 Persons 7 Persons and more
1990 USD 1720 USD 1560 USD 1530 USD 1480 USD
Included Services:
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary | Professional, English-speaking guide | Mountain crew (cook, summit porter& porters) | Overnight stays in tents | Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, tables, chairs, etc.) | Meals according to the itinerary | Drinking water, tea & coffee | Oxygen tank and oximeters | All national park fees | Transfer from the hotel to the National Park gate and back
Not included services:
  • Alcohol and soft drinks | Sleeping bag | Flights | Visa fees | Tips | Personal spending money for souvenirs | Travel insurance | Airport Transfer | Pre and Post climb Hotel Accommodation

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