Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days
Rongai - 6 days

Rongai - 6 days

starting from USD 1365 price per person for joining a group

  • Duration 6 days, 5 nights
    Camping
  • Group Size Small to Medium
    2 to 6
Overview of the Rongai - 6 days route

The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very high.

The route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu Route on the south side of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view points.

The drive to the trail head takes about 3 hours from Moshi through many villages and coffee plantations, including a stop to register climbing permits at Marangu.

The Rongai Route can also be accessed from Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Allow 2 hours including border crossing. We will need copies of passports ahead of time.

Price for joining a Group Please find below the prices for joining a group trek. In group treks, every trekker pays the same price.

USD 1365 per person

Prices for a Private Trek Please find below the prices for organising a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.
Solo Trekker USD 1554 per person
Group of 2 USD 1501 per person
Group of 3 USD 1456 per person
Group of 4 USD 1411 per person
Group of 5 USD 1375 per person
Group of 6 USD 1365 per person
Group of 7 USD 1363 per person
Group of 8 USD 1354 per person
Group of 9 USD 1347 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1356 per person
Available Discounts Available discounts for Rongai - 6 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15
USD 590 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
Code: RESTAN
USD 210 per person
East African Citizens
Code: EAC
USD 750 per person
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
Hotels We offer the following hotel options
Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) USD 35 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) USD 56 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Lodge (Single Room) USD 35 per night
Keys Lodge (Double Room) USD 56 per night
Keys Lodge (Triple Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Single Room) USD 61 per night
Keys Hotel (Double Room) USD 84 per night
Keys Hotel (Triple Room) USD 112 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 71 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 160 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 130 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) USD 145 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room) USD 160 per night

Please note that if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.

If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.

Gear We offer the following addons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 100
Sleeping Bag USD 35
Duffel Bag USD 20
Head torch USD 10
Large Tent USD 25
Oxygen Cyclinder USD 70
Transfers We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 35 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 35 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 70 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 70 per vehicle
Other Addons We offer these more addons options
Store your bags with us USD 25 per bag
  1. Day 0 Pre-trek Briefing

    If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

    Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

  2. Day 1 Hotel to Simba Camp

    Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

      • Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
      • Distance: 6km/4mi
      • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
      • Habitat: Montane Forest
      • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  3. Day 2 Simba Camp to Second Cave

    The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

    • Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3450m/11,300ft
    • Distance: 6km/4mi
    • Walking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  4. Day 3 Second Cave to Third Cave

    Today we continue our hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.

    • Elevation: 3450m/11,300ft to 3880m/12,700ft
    • Distance: 9km/5mi
    • Walking Time: 2-3 hours
    • Habitat: Semi-desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Day 4 Third Cave to Kibo Hut

    Hike to Kibo Hut at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and a very early day!

    • Elevation: 3880m/12,700ft to 4750m/15,600ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. Day 5 Kibo Hut to Summit to Horombo Hut

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point located on the crater rim (elev 5700m/18,700ft). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

    The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

    • Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
    • Down to 3700m/12,200ft
    • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 6-8 hours down
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  7. Day 6 Horombo Hut to trail head to Moshi hotel

    After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

    Monkey Adventures vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

    • Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
    • Distance: 20km/12.5mi
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: Breakfast

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Cancellation within one week

You would only lose the deposit. You are not required to pay the entire trek amount. Instead of cancelling, you can also postpone the trek, in which case, there are no charges.

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Interactive Map of Rongai - 6 days route
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