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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb-Rongai Route

Departure/Return Location
Moshi, Tanzania
Trek Departure Date
7 - 15 August 2024
Trek Length
9 Days
12+ years
April, May, June, July, August, September October, November
Group size
Maximum 16 

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation Ngaresero Mountain Lodge. Extra nights are available at an additional cost. *Based on Twin Share - Breakfasts included.
  • 1 nights accommodation Tumbili Lodge. Based on Twin Share
  • Airport Transfers: Kilimanjaro Airport-return.
  • Pre Climb briefing on hotel. 
  • Small groups we want our clients to have a very personal journey and not just be a number.
  • Cultural and environment aspects of the mountain.
  • Enrolment in the Flying Doctor Service for emergency evacuation insurance.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro climbing permit.
  • 6 nights accommodation in mountain tents. We use the highest quality expedition tents. Based on twin share.
  • All meals on expedition
  • All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, and government taxes.
  • Services of our own trained English-speaking mountain guide, and a skilled cook (serving as a porter), and enough porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a dining tent.
  • African crew accommodation, food and repatriation back home. 
  • Road transfers to start of the climb and back to your hotel. 
  • Use of radios/phones to increase your safety.
  • Private Toilet tents at each camp site
  • Risk Management and responsible ecological practices on the climb
  • Mount Kilimanjaro booklet & Map
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Polo Shirt and Certificate

Tour Exclusions:

  •  International Airfares
  • Passport, Visa 
  • Travelers' insurance.
  • Vaccinations & Anti Malaria medicines
  • Extra meals and beverages & anything of a personal nature at hotels and restaurants
  • Tips to guides and porters
  • *Single Accommodation supplement US$360.00

Equipment List

Please do not underestimate how cold it can get on Mt Kilimanjaro. 

  • Bottom Layer - TOP - Polyprop/Merino long sleeved top x 2
  • Bottoms Layer - LEGS - Polyprop/Merino long sleeved pants x 2
  • Second Layer - Long Sleeved quick dry shirt x 2
  • Third Layer - Long Sleeved Merino or similar top
  • Forth Layer - Fleece Wind Jacket
  • Fifth Layer - Gortex jacket
  • Sixth Layer - Down (lightweight) or pile jacket. Wear this at night when arrive at camp and whilst having lunch.
  • Long trekking zip off pants
  • Water proof pants (light Weight)
  • Gaiters-Long
  • Socks x 3-Opossum hair socks are fantastic as they don’t smell and are extremely warm. They can be worn for up to 5 days without being washed.
  • Trekking Boots-Ankle high waterproof boots (Gortex probably best). Make sure there is plenty of room at the front for toes when going downhill.
  • Water proof gloves
  • Glove liners
  • Beanie
  • Light weight balaclava
  • Base ball Cap/Sun hat
  • Merino/wool neck gaiter or scarf
  • 3 sets of underwear
  • Sleeping Bag-must be suitable for -20 degrees
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional –adds 4-5 degrees of warmth)
  • Self Inflating mattress-Thermarest
  • Small pillow
  • 3-4 stuff sacks. (Sea to Sky larger ones are better, 1 of these is needed for your sleeping bag).
  • Runners or similar for at night. We have crocks lined with lamb’s wool.
  • Day Pack-Must be 35 litres and comfortable.
  • Kit bag or Rucksack 60 litres (in preference to a lge back-pack)
  • Camel Pack – 3 litres
  • 1 water bottle Nalgene 900ml-water an ordinary bottle freezes on summit climb.
  • 2 trekking poles-absolutely essential
  • Head Torch with plenty of extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • Sun glasses
  • Lip balm (important) and sunscreen
  • Toiletries-Toothbrush/paste, toilet paper, soap, quick dry towel, shampoo
  • Antiseptic hand gel
  • Camera, spare batteries and memory card. No power or cell phone coverage on mountain.
  • Bag must be lockable for leaving gear in back at hotel (1 between 2 is fine)
  • Zip lock bags/dry sacks to pack stuff in
  • Book to read
  • Nail brush suitable for cleaning boots and poles before travelling back home 

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Ibuprofen based pain killer
  • Panadol extra or similar headache medication
  • Throat lozenges
  • Lomitol/Gastro stop.
  • Fabric Band aid and roll of fabric tape-Strapping knees/ankles
  • Purification tabs water treatment (water is purified on the mountain however you may like to add additional purification)
  • *Diamox-See your Dr about this AMS drug.

You may feel queasy from the altitude when climbing. Please feel free to bring along some nibbles e.g sweets that you particularly like. Anything that you think you can keep digested.

  *Diamox (Acetazolamide) is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness is to climb slowly,

Recommended dose 125 to 250mg twice daily starting one or two days prior to and continuing for three days once the highest altitude is reached, is effective. No medication should be taken without Dr's approval.  

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions about the above list.

Trek Overview

Standing Astride the equator, yet permanently snow-capped, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's rooftop and the world's highest freestanding mountain. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest game reserves, Kilimanjaro towers above these hot, fertile plains like a massive sentinel, beckoning adventurers to climb her. Many travelers are attracted to her highest point-Uhuru Peak on Kibo - which can be reached by several easy walking or scrambling tracks. The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-altitude, semi-desert. Kilimanjaro possesses a whole range of environments including the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests, which lead down to cultivated foothills. PNG Trekking Adventures takes the Rongai Route up Kilimanjaro. We have added an extra day on the mountain for acclimatisation purposes. 

We have the following add on African expeditions attached to this climb.

Mt Meru 3 - 7 August 2024-Acclimatisation climb prior to Mt Kilimanjaro
Gorilla's Rwanda 16 - 19 August 2024-Following Mt Kilimanjaro Climb
African Safari 16 - 26 August 2024
Gorilla's Rwanda 27 - 29 August 2024

Trek Details

Our Team: Group accompanied by experienced PNGTA guide. Guide ratio.1:2 trekkers. 
Success: Likely the highest success rate of any guide service with nearly 100% due to longer summit itinerary. 
Safety: We carry med kits, satellite phone and local communications equipment on each expedition. We have a 100% safety record. 
Food: We offer carefully planned, nutritious meals, prepared by trained chefs on the mountain. Dietary requirements can be catered for. 
Experience: Our guides are extremely experienced.


Summary of Rongai Route 7 days:

Day 1: 7 hours of walking - Rongai One Campsite at 2590 meters
Day 2: 8 - 9 hours walking - Kikelewa Caves Campsite at 3595 meters
Day 3: 5 hours walking - Mawensi Tarn Campsite at4330 meters
Day 4: Acclimatisation day Mawenzi Tarn at 4330 meters
Day 5: 5 -5 hours walking Kibo Hut Campsite at 4695 meters
Day 6: 6-7 hours walking Horombo at 3720 metres
Day 7: 6 - 7 hours walking Marangu Gate

7 August 2024 

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport the group will be met by PNG Trekking Adventures representatives and transferred to Ngaresero Mountain Lodge where you check in and enjoy the lush gardens of the hotel. Start hydrating this is very important.  Our mountain guides will come to the hotel either today or tomorrow and give a climb briefing. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. O/n Ngaresero Mountain Lodge (D)

8 August 2024

Today the group rests up after the long haul flight into Kilimanjaro. Take the opportunity to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This will give you a good start to the climb. O/n Ngaresero Mountain Lodge (BLD). 

9 August 2024

After breakfast we will transfer to the Rongai gate. Enjoy a coffee or tea while our guide secures the climbing permits after which we will start the climb. The scenery changes from maize and potato fields into pine forest while you climb gently. You will see Colobus monkeys on the way. When reaching the edge of the moorland zone, enjoy the views of the plains before arriving at Rongai One. O/n Rongai One Campsite - 2590m (BLD) Tent Accommodation

10 August 2024

After breakfast, we steadily hike up to the Second Cave where you enjoy a rest followed by a hot lunch - enjoy the views of Kibo (Mt Kilimanjaro) We then continue a little further across the moorland and onto Kikelewa Caves where you spend the night. O/n Kikelewa Caves Campsite - 3595 meters (BLD) Tent Accommodation 

11 August 2024

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach Mawenzi Tarn, situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and/or exploring the area accompanied by your guide. O/n Mawenzi Tarn Campsite - 4330 meters (BLD) Tent Accommodation

12th August 2024

 Acclimatisation day! Together with your guide you head p to the Saddle towards Camel's Back and return to the camp for relaxation. O/n Mawenzi Tarn Campsite - 4330 meters (BLD) Tent Accommodation

13 August 2024

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. O/n Kibo Hut Campsite - 4695 meters (BLD) Tent Accommodation.

14 August 2024

Early wakeup call in preparation for the summit attempt starting around 1am. A slow steady pace must be used for the last part of your ascent which will also be the most demanding part of the entire climb. Short rest at Gillman's Point ad if still strong enough continue up to Uhuru Peak - enjoy the views and sunrise. You are now standing on the roof of Africa. Start the descent to Kibo Hut. After a short rest and refreshments, continue down to Horombo Hut where you will spend the night. O/n Horombo Hut Campsite (BLD) Tent Accommodation               

15 August 2024

After breakfast you descend slowly towards the Marangu gate for celebrations and champagne brunch with the entire team. Your transfer vehicle will be waiting for you and transfer back to Arusha where you enjoy a well deserved hot shower and overnight at Tumbili Lodge. O/n Tumbili Lodge (BLD) Hotel Accommodation (BL)

16 August 2024

Depart hotel after breakfast or early afternoon depending on flight schedules. Transfer to airport for homeward journey or continue on safari extension. (B)
Clients me be extending for optional Silverback Gorilla's in Rwanda. Or the Safari/Gorilla expedition. 




Trek Prices (USD) (All trip costs are subject to change) 

Mount Kilimanjaro-via Rongai Route
7 - 16 August 2024
3 x Pax      $3065.00 per person
4 x Pax      $2965.00 per person
5 x Pax      $2935.00 per person
6 x Pax      $2880.00 per person
7 x Pax      $2865.00 per person
8 x Pax      $2855.00 per person
9 x Pax      $2815.00 per person
10 x Pax    $2735.00 per person
Single Supplement
$360.00 (3 nights) 

Mount Meru (acclimatisation climb pre Kilimanjaro)
03 - 07 August 2024
$2770.00 per person

Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist
16 -19 August 2024
$3880.00 per person 
Single Supplement

Wild Life Safari & Migration
16 - 26 August 2024
$4530.00 per person
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
Single Supplement


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