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Rongai route travel schedule

Rongai route 6 days detailed itinerary recommended is here.

Rongai route is Kilimanjaro route which approaches summit from Northern side of Kilimanjaro. Wilderness sense and gentle slopes are factors which make Rongai route to be favorite Kilimanjaro route for beginner climbers and people originating or living in low altitudes near sea level, coastal cities.

Some times Rongai route is quietest Kilimanjaro route escaping crowd of tourists. Rongai route can be easiest Kilimanjaro than Marangu and Machame in some aspects.

Rongai route detailed itinerary travel schedule:

Starting Point: Nalemoru (about 1950 m/6400 ft) on Kikelelwa Village Rombo.

Duration: 6 days

Day 1 - Nalemoru (1950 m/6400 ft) - First Cave Campsite (2650 m/8700 ft)

Walking distance: 6.5 km/4 miles

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Altitude gain: 700 m/2300 ft

Day 2 - First Cave Campsite - Kikelewa Caves (3600 m/11810 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles

Walking time: 6-7 hours

Altitude gain: 950 m/3110 ft

Day 3 - Kikelewa Caves - Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m/14210 ft)

Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Altitude gain: 730 m/2400 ft

Afternoon acclimatization walk to about 4500 m/14760 ft

Day 4 - Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Huts (4700 m/15420 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 370 m/1215 ft

Day 5 - Summit attempt via Gilman's Point (5700 m/18700 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m/12200 ft)

Walking distance: 5 km/3.1 miles ascent + 15 km/9.3 miles descent

Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)

Altitude gain: 1000 m/ 3280 ft (Gilman's Point) or 1195 m/3920 ft (Uhuru Peak)

Descent: 2195 m/7200 ft

Day 6 - Horombo Huts - Marangu Gate

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles

Walking time: 5 hours

Descent: 1840 m/6040 ft

Advise on how to book cheap flight tickets and reserve rooms in budget hotels is provided. Budget hotels in Moshi are comfort for tourists and services of International level. Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines provides cheap flights.

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Travel schedule planning include time duration of travel from your country to Tanzania, 6 days Rongai route climbing itinerary and date of flight back. So plan total 1 day fly to Tanzania, 6 days rongai Kilimanjaro trek and 1 day, so total is 8 days approximately.

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