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7 Days Rongai Route – Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking
The scenically attractive route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. The tour departs close to the Kenyan border and offers stunning and impressive views over the African savannah, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).
Although the Rongai route can generally be thought of as an easy route, the rockier stages in the summit area are sometimes a little more demanding. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. The trails are well developed and pass-through fir forest, rain forest and alpine desert. Although the Rongai route can generally be thought of as an easy route, the rockier stages in the summit area are sometimes a little more demanding.
The decent follows the Marangu route and traverses the lush and green rainforest on good paths. Climbers will overnight in mountain tents during the entire climb.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi/ Arusha

Day 1: Moshi/ Arusha – Rongai gate – Simba camp

Day 2: Simba Camp – Second cave

Day 3: Second cave– Kikelewa cave

Day 4: Kikelewa cave – Mawenzi

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn– Kibo Hut

Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak (summit point) -Back to Horombo Hut

Day 7: Horombo Hut - Mandara Hut - Marangu gate - Back to Moshi/Arusha

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