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If you already read a 6 day Rongai option, you can easly understand that this 7 day Rongai route itinerary differs a little from 6 days Rongai option because; for the first night you sleep in Simba camp and the second day you sleep to 2nd cave camp.
Starting from the northeastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route rises above the Amboseli plains and approaches the summit of Kilimanjaro west of the Mawenzi peak. It is an unfrequented route and is also the easiest camping approach to Uhuru Peak. The descent normally uses the Marangu Route. Rongai route is the best option during the rainy season, due to its location, which receives little rain.
The scenically attractive Rongai route approaches Kibo from the unfrequented and drier north-eastern side of Kilimanjaro. The tour departs close to the Kenyan border and offers stunning and impressive views over the African savannah and rugged Mawenzi. Just after Mawenzi Tarn Camp, climbers will pass the only mountain lake in Kilimanjaro National Park. 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.
Day 1: Arrive to Moshi
Day 2: Moshi to Marangu gate to Rongai gate to Simba cave/camp
Day 3: Simba cave/camp to Second caves
Day 4: Second caves to Kikelewa cave
Day 5: Kikelewa cave to Mawenzi Tarn huts
Day 6: Mawenzi Tarn huts to Kibo huts
Day 7: Kibo huts to summit to Horombo huts
Day 8: Horombo huts to Marangu gate to hotel
Day 9: International departures or proceed to safari