Kilimanjaro climb can be combined with any of our regular safari itineraries or can be done alone as a stand expedition.

Prices for Rongai Route

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v  All transfers

v  All meals during the trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

v  Other meals mentioned

v  Drinking water

v  Accommodations (Hotel & Tents)

v  Knowledgeable guide, assistance guide, cook, porters and rescue

v  Entrance fee to the national park

v  Hut fee

v  Rescue fees


v  International flights

v  Visa for Tanzania

v  Travel insurance

v  Beverages

v  Personal things like sleeping bags, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc

v  Tips to your guides/cook/porters and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


7/8 Days Rongai Route

Steppe Dogs Adventures leads treks up the unique Rongai Route known to be more scenic than the Marangu Route, easier than the Machame Route, and the success rate on the Rongai is very high. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai you sleep in tents (tents are included), and the porters will pitch your tent for you. Meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. The Rongai starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The Rongai joins the Marangu for the summit climb, then you descend the Marangu Route on the mountain's southeast side, so you see Kilimanjaro from many viewpoints. There are two versions of this trek - a direct 6-day itinerary, and a 7-day itinerary that takes a longer route.

Day 1: JRO Airport – Moshi Town

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; meet by our knowledgeable driver guide, after greetings and double check your bags will transfer you to Moshi town (35 minutes’ drive). Briefing will be provided by your Kilimanjaro professional and experienced guide. Your Kilimanjaro guide will also check your climbing equipments. Anything missing can be rented for you.

 Accommodation:    Sal Salinero hotel or Similar

 Day 2: Moshi town –Rongai gate (Nalemoru gate) – Sekimba Camp (First Cave Camp

Nalemoru Gate (2.000m) - Sekimba Camp (2.700m)

Pick up from the hotel in Moshi Town, do some brief shopping around town before we leave the town and drive to Marangu Gate to get your permit. Meet your Kilimanjaro team: guide, assistant guide, cook and porters. We continue to Nalemoru Gate, where we start the trekking in Bale Moru Village. The small path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest. The climb starts gently through the forest. The trail is a rather gentle and beautiful. The main thing is to watch out for is elephants and cats covering portions of the trail. Other animals to be seen are buffaloes and monkeys. We have lunch on our way and a hot dinner is served in the camp. Hiking time is 4 hours and distance is approximately 6.7km.

Accommodation:       Sekimba Camp

Day 3: Sekimba Camp – Kikelelwa Camp

Sekimba Camp (2.700m) - Kikelelwa Camp (3.650m)

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the 'Second Cave' (3.450m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the Crater rim. After lunch, leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you're on a really big mountain! We continue to walk to our campsite, in a sheltered valley with giant Seneciois near Kikelelwa Cave. Hiking time is 6 - 7 hours and distance is approximately 11.8km.

Accommodation:    Kikelelwa Camp

 Day 4: Kikelelwa Camp - Mawenzi Tarn Hut

Kikelelwa Camp (3.650m) - Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4.300m)

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes in rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reach the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4.300m / 14,100ft), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or to explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. From here you have a good view of Hans Meyer Peak (Mawenzi Peak) 5.149m / 16,900ft. Hiking time is 3 hours and distance is approximately 3.7km

Accommodation:    Mawenzi Tarn Camp

 Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut – Kibo Hut

Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4.300m) - Kibo Hut (4.700m)

Another beautiful day with different sceneries. We continue to ascend on the east side of Kibo. We cross the lunar desert of the 'Saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (4.700m / 15,400ft) at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall. We enjoy the spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent at midnight. Hiking time is 5 hours and distance is approximately 9km

Accommodation:    Kibo Hut

 Day 6: Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

Kibo Hut (4.700m) - Uhuru Peak (5.895m) - Horombo Hut (3.700m)

Your guide wakes you up before midnight and after a hot cup of tea and some biscuits you will start your trekking to the summit! When we reach Gillman's Point (5.700m / 18,700ft) we see a spectacular sunrise with Mawenzi in the background. We take a short rest to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunrise and Kibo Crater. We continue to walk on a relatively flat path, surrounded by beautiful glaciers, to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5.895m / 19,340ft). Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your live! After taking photos we start to descend to our base camp, Kibo Hut. We reach the camp, where we will have a rest and a good lunch. After lunch we descend the Marangu Route to Horombo Camp (about 3 to 4 hours). Exhausted, proud and excited we will have a well-deserved dinner and very good sleep. Hiking time to the Uhuru Peak is 7- 8 hours and descending to Horombo hut is 6 – 8 hours and distance is approximately 5.4km ascent and 15km descend

Accommodation:    Horombo Hut

 Day 7: Horombo hut – Marangu Gate – Moshi/Arusha town

Horombo Hut (3.700m) - Marangu Gate (1.850m)

After a good night's sleep we start our final descend to Marangu Gate. We go through the misty and beautiful forest again, all the way to Marangu Gate. The monkeys say goodbye and we realize we are about to end this great experience. After getting our certificates we will celebrate our Kilimanjaro adventure with our guides, cook and porters. We all did a great job! Transfer to your hotel for your much-needed shower and very comfortable bed. Hiking time is 6 hours and distance is approximately 19.7km

Accommodation:      Sal Salinero or Similar

 Day 8: Moshi town/Arusha town – JRO Airport

After short relaxation at your hotel or a walk around town take a transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your flight back home or proceed with the second part of your holiday in Tanzania.

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