6 day Kilimanjaro trek (Rongai route)

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 10
6 day Kilimanjaro trek (Rongai route)
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

This non-technical Kilimanjaro camping route is the only one to start from the Northern side of the mountain. Rongai approaches the main Kilimanjaro (Kibo) cone from the Northeast which usually is drier (helping avoid rainfall) and descends via the Marangu route on the Southeast. Though we consider this less physically demanding than other routes (no scrambling sections as you get on the southern circuit routes), short treks do not offer acclimatization opportunities and the easier walk may catch up with you at the higher altitudes. 

What’s included

  • Taxes
    All taxes and VAT applicable
  • Lodge accommodation
    1 night at a pre climb and 1 night at a post climb lodge in Moshi on bed & breakfast basis (sharing or single with supplement)
  • Tent
    Four season tent (sharing or single with supplement) set up and serviced by a specialist tent crew
  • Park fees
    All National Park conservation, park entry, camping or hut and rescue fees as applicable to the planned tour
  • Guide(s)
    Trained, certified, and experienced English-speaking mountain guide(s)
  • Porter(s)
    1 x luggage porter carrying luggage of 15kg per person
  • Meals
    Trained and experienced personal mountain cook and waiter & all meals on the mountain and eating utensils, cutlery, bowls, cups, chairs, tables, shared dining tent etc
  • Equipment check
    Pre-climb briefing and equipment check with the guide / tour consultant in Moshi
  • Transfers
    1 transfer from a Moshi based lodge to park gates per group / 1 transfer from park gates to a Moshi based lodge per group
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage while on trek
  • Water
    Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st camp onwards)
  • Oxygen & first aid
    1 Emergency oxygen cylinder per group and first aid kit
  • Health checks
    Twice daily health checks with guides and a high-grade medical oximeter
  • Toilets
    Shared public toilet facilities at huts or public campsites
  • Holdall bag
    1 x approx. 100Ltr rubberized hold all bag / packsack
  • Mattress
    Basic sleeping mattress per person
  • Tips / gratuities
    Tips and gratuities for the crew
  • Other beverages
    Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Flights
    International or domestic flights
  • Insurance
    Insurance for your tour
  • Visa
    Visa's for your entry into Tanzania
  • Personal items
    Any items of a personal nature not indicated as included
  • Personal equipment
    Any personal equipment not indicated as included including sleeping bags, walking poles, duffel bags etc.
  • Water (1st day)
    Water on first day of hike
  • Drinking bottle
    Metal & hard plastic water bottles, water bladders etc. (note: soft plastics are not permitted on the mountain)

Available Packages

Single (tent and room)
Deposit: $400
Double (tent and room, sharing)
Deposit: $400

Available options



Day 1
Arrival and pre-climb briefing day

Today has no planned activities and is only an arrival day for you to reach your base lodge in time for a pre-climb briefing (time to be confirmed) with your mountain guide. A shared shuttle airport transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport (time and flight to be confirmed) to Moshi. 


Approx. driving distance: 1-2 hours

Approx. trekking time: None

Approx. trekking distance: None

Start altitude: Unknown

End altitude: Unknown

Highest Altitude reached: Unknown

Altitude gain: Unknown

Meals included: None

Your Organizer

Shah Tours specializes in adventure travel in Tanzania (East Africa) including mountain trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru, wildlife safaris into famous parks such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, cultural interactions with the many tribes of Tanzania and beach holidays on the Indian Ocean Zanzibar Archipelago.