Rongai route 5 days/4 nights


Day 1:
Drive to Rongai gate whereby will commence the trek for about 4hrs for dinner and overnight.
Day 2:
Have breakfast then continue to cave 2 for about 3hrs followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 3:
After breakfast we climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
Day 4:
You wake up at 12:30am and have hot tea plus candies then make it to the top for about 5hrs via Gilmans point for earlier sun rise.
After arriving Uhuru peak will have great photos followed by a descent to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 5:
Early breakfast then continue down to Marangu gate whereby will meet our driver ready to transfer to either Moshi/Arusha.

Option: Instead of 5 days you can make it 6 days whereby the third day will hike to cave three instead of Kibo hut.

Rongai route


Horombo Hut – 3720 m.
The buildings are similar to Mandara, but total capacity is 120. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. Do not use this stream or its valley as a waste disposal area. There are platform toilets south-east of main hut, about 80 m down the slope and new flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts.

Kibo Hut – 4700 m.
This stone built block house with a small dining-room and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor has bunk beds and mattresses for 60 people. Water: None, so we bring an adequate supply from the ‘Last Water’ stream above Horombo Hut. Platform toilets are behind the hut (to the southwest).

All huts are fairly basic and heavily used, but they provide more comfort than sleeping in a tent.  All other routes up Kilimanjaro use backpacking tents.

Packege includes

• all park fees
• salaries of guides/porters/cook
• all meals on the mountain
• equipment
• transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi
Discounts can also be arranged for larger groups.
Not included:
tips and items of a personal nature


Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave: 4 hrs
Rongai Cave to Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave: 3 hrs
to Kibo Hut: 5-6 hrs
Kibo Hut to Giliman’s Point: 5-6 hrs
Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak: 1-2 hrs