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6-8-day climb + 2 days in a hotel from $2043

Rongai Route - 6 Day

6 day climb + 2 days in a hotel from $1625 

6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing via Rongai Route 

The 6-day Rongai Route climb up Mount Kilimanjaro is an incredible adventure that begins with the Lemosho Route. This climb is considered to be one of the most scenic routes, and it offers stunning views of the mountain's forests, valleys, and glaciers. The Rongai Route is known for its lower traffic compared to other routes, and it provides a more remote and authentic experience for climbers. Over the six days, hikers will be able to acclimatize slowly to the altitude as they make their way up the mountain. The route is not overly technical, but it does require a good level of fitness and determination to reach the summit at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Along the way, trekkers will have the chance to camp in beautiful locations and enjoy stunning sunsets and sunrises over the African landscape. The Rongai Route is a fantastic way to experience the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro, and it will surely leave climbers with memories that will last a lifetime.

Rongai is the only route starting on the northern slope of Kilimanjaro. Though this part of the Mountain is rarely visited by hikers, it is not less interesting than the popular southern and western slopes. We recommend Rongai to all those who like reclusive hiking experiences.

Getting to the trailhead - Nalemuru Gate - usually takes 3-4 hours from  Moshi Hotel.

Rongai is also the only route that passes by Mawenzi, one of the three volcanic cones of Kilimanjaro and the third highest peak in Africa. The way back lies through Marangu,  and thus you will be able to see both sides of the mountain.

Though six and seven-day programs are available for the Rongai route itinerary, a longer option is recommended for better acclimatization transition.

What to Expect

  • Altitude: Kilimanjaro is a high-altitude mountain, and altitude sickness is a risk. Expect to experience symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath as you climb higher.

  • Weather: weather on the mountain can be unpredictable and change quickly. Expect rain, snow, wind, and extreme temperature fluctuations.

  • Physical exertion: Kilimanjaro is a challenging climb, requiring several days of sustained physical exertion. Expect to hike for several hours each day, with steep uphill and downhill sections.

  • Accommodations: accommodation on the mountain is basic, with tents and shared facilities. Expect to sleep in sleeping bags on a foam mattress.

  • Scenery: Kilimanjaro is home to a unique and stunning landscape, including lush rainforests, alpine desert, and glaciers. Expect breathtaking views and the opportunity to see unique flora and fauna.

Packing List for the Machame Route

  • Here's a list of essential items you'll need for the Machame Route:

  • Warm sleeping bag

  • Warm jacket

  • Waterproof hiking boots

  • Warm hat and gloves

  • Sun hat and sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Water purification tablets or filter

  • Trekking poles

  • Headlamp with extra batteries

  • Backpack

6 days machame route climb kilimanjaro
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