7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route



Day 0:

Arrival: Airport collection via Base Camp transfer to overnight your hotel in Arusha Planet lodge D

Day 1:
After breakfast 08:30 you drive to the start of the Rongai route a distance of 58 km. It takes about four hours due to the rough road.On arrival at the gate a short rest whilst formality’s are completed.• After about 3 hours hiking you reach the first cave where you have lunch and rest. • Overnight stay near the cave.
Altitude 1,800 metres BLD

Day 2:
The hiking starts at 08:30 after breakfast, lunch is served in the second cave, you then continue hiking to the third cave where you will overnight.  Circa 6-7 hours hiking for this day magnificent views of the Kenyan plains below and Mawenzi tarn above.
Altitude 3,800 mtrs BLD

Day 3:
Extra Day To Acclimatise Ones Self Better At Mawenzi Tarn BLD

Day 4:
Breakfast is served around 07:00.
The hiking begins through the high alpine desert, between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. lunch is served between School Hut and Kibo Hut • Ultimately you arrive at Kibo Hut and camp over night near Kibo Hut.
Altitude 4,700 mtrs BLD

Day 5:
Short walks to places of interest or time to gather ones strength for the final attempt on the peak at around midnight,
one should reach Uhuru for the most wonderful of sights, dawn on the Roof of Africa!
Altitude 5,895 metres

Day 6:
After time for photos and to enjoy the view return to Kibo Hut for refreshments and after a much deserved rest on to Horombo encampment.
Overnight camp BLD

Day 7:
Leave Horombo at 07:30 and descend to Marangu gate via Mandara Hut.  The walk takes circa 5-6 hours. On arrival at the gate you will receive your Certificate of Accomplishment and be taken by our vehicle back to your lodge for a much needed hot shower and rest.
Overnight overnight in your hotel in Arusha Planet lodge BLD

Day 8:

Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home.• For those taking one of our Zanzibar extensions collection/transfer as described in tour description.


Airport transfers Kilimanjaro – arrival & departure / all park fees / ranger fees / 4×4 Transport / English speaking driver-guide/ full board =breakfast+lunch+dinner & hotel accommodation days as shown above subject to availability. Flying doctors service


All things of a personal nature ie: alcohol / tips-gratuities/laundry,
Souvenirs / airport taxes/Sleeping bags

Tips/ gratuities: the price we have given you does not include tips/ gratuities for the porters, guides, as in the rest of the world, tips are given only when the clients are satisfied with the service they have been given. It is customary however to tip ones guides and porters – guidelines will be given.


Based on the number of participants. Price in USD $ per person. VAT included. Updated on 31.01.24