Mount Kilimanjaro 7 day - 7 Days


The Rongai route is the easiest route up Kilimanjaro and it has the reputation of a remote wilderness trail. Rongai is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, but the descent is on the Maragu route on the Southern side of the mountain, so trekkers who choose Rongai get to see both sides of the mountain. Rongai route is a good choice in the rainy season, as the northern side of the mountain is drier and receives less rainfall.

Day 1
Day 1: Rongai Gate (altitude: 1950m) to Simba Cave Camp (altitude: 2625m)

After breakfast at your hotel in Moshi, you will register at the park gate before continuing the drive to the village of Nale Moru, the starting point of Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forest. Along the way you may see black and white Colobus monkeys, elephants or buffalos. You will spend your first night at Simba Cave Camp, located at the edge of the moorland zone.

Hiking time: approximately 5 hours

Day 2
Day 2: Machame Camp (altitude: 3010m) to Shira Camp (altitude: 3850m)

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave and reaching Kikelewa Cave at about 3600m. You will have dinner and overnight at Kikelewa Cave Camp.

Hiking time: approximately 6-7 hours

Day 3
Day 3: Kikelewa Camp (altitude: 3600m) to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (altitude: 4310m)

The morning walk is a steady ascent with incredible views of Kibo Peak and the eastern icefields on the crater rim. You will take a break for hot lunch and then your path leaves the main trail and crosses the moorland toward the jagged peaks of Mawanzi. You will hike until you reach Mawenzi Tarn Hut Camp.

Hiking time: approximately 4 hours

Day 4
Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (altitude: 4310m) to Kibo Hut (altitude: 4720m)

We leave our camp and ascend across the lunar desert in the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. After about five hours of trekking you will reach Kibo Hut, where you will spend the rest of the day resting in preparation for the final ascent to the summit.

Hiking time: approximately 5 hours

Day 5
Day 5: Kibo Hut (4720m) to Uhuru Peak summit (altitude: 5895m) to Horombo Hut (altitude: 3710m)

At midnight, after a cup of hot tea or coffee and snacks, you will begin your ascent to the summit. This climb is steep and demanding and you will use your headlamp to light the way. You will climb slowly in the darkness until you reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5681m), where you will rest and enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. After hiking for another two hours you will reach Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point on Kilimanjaro! After a short break to celebrate and take pictures on the roof of Africa, you will descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast and lunch. After a few hours of rest at the camp you will descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.

Hiking time: approximately 13-15 hours

Day 6
Day 6: Horombo Hut (altitude: 3710m) to Marangu gate (altitude: 1860m)

After breakfast you will start your final day descending through the moorland zone to Mandara hut (2700m), where you will take a break for lunch. After lunch you will continue trekking through tropical rainforest to reach Marangu gate. At the gate you will complete park formalities and receive your certificate. After saying goodbye to your crew a car will take you to your hotel in Moshi.

Hiking time: approximately 8 hours

Day 7
Day 7

It is recommended that you use 7 days on this route to get additional time for acclimatization. With the 7-day itinerary, you will spend an extra day at Mawanzi Tarn Hut.

What is included :

  • Private Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the hotel the first and last day.
  • Transfer to Mount Kilimanjaro the first and the last day after the treks.
  • Hut or camping fees.
  • Park fees/Taxes.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Chief guide, Assistant guides, Porters and Chef/cook.
  • Rescue fee.
  • Three meals a day. (breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
  • Hot tea/Coffee before meals.
  • Mineral water.
  • Tent, Sleeping pads and Private Dining.
  • Cooking equipments and eating utensils.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Oxy-meter.
  • All government taxes(VAT inclusive)
  • Allowances for the crew.

What is not included :

  • Accommodations before and after the treks(We can arrange on request)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tip for crew (guide, porters & cook).
  • Visa.
  • Health insurance.
  • Items of personal nature and non mentioned above.
  • Personal gears.

7 Day Mt.Kilimanjaro Prices.

1 – 2 People = 2184 USD Each
3 – 4 People = 2160 USD Each
5 – 6 People = 2112 USD Each
7 + People = 2040 USD Each

Packing List for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro


  • Short-sleeve and long-sleeve trekking shirts
  • Hiking trousers
  • Base layer (top and bottom)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Underwear
  • Glove liners
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Warm socks and trekking socks
  • Sports bras
  • Calf gaiters (optional but recommended)
  • Sturdy, worn-in hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sturdy sandals or other shoes to wear at camp
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Buff, neck gaiter or warm scarf


  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip salve with UV protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Small personal first aid kit, including moleskin for blisters and general medication such as Imodium (loperamide), Pepto Bismol, and pain relievers (Ibuprofen).
  • Diamox (Acetazolamide) (optional)
  • Toilet paper (1 roll)
  • Feminine hygiene products


  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Camera and spare batteries and memory card
  • GoPro and spare batteries (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • 80-90 L duffle bag (will be carried by a porter)
  • 20-30 L daypack
  • Daypack raincover
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Inflatable pillow (optional)
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (3-liter capacity or more)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks (energy bars or trail mix)
  • Drink mix such as Gatorade
  • Handkerchief or small towel
  • Passport, visa, insurance, Yellow Fever Card
  • Cash for tipping guides

*Emelika Safaris will provide tents and sleeping pads

*If there is any gear you can’t obtain, it can be rented from us

Day Pack: You will carry a day pack while you are trekking each day. Your day pack should weigh between 5-10 kg and should include the following items: personal first aid kit, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, rain pants, fleece sweater, water bottle, snacks, gloves, hiking poles, camera.

Luggage: Belongings such as clothing, toiletries, sleeping bag, extra gear etc. should be packed in a soft duffel bag or backpack. Your luggage should ideally be waterproof, but you will be provided with a protective bag as an extra layer of protection from the elements. Your luggage will be carried by a porter and should weigh no more than 15 kg.

Drinking water: You will be provided with clean drinking water for the entirety of the trek. Our porters will fetch water from water springs along the route and our cook will boil and filter the water for safety. Clients can bring water purification tablets if desired.

Meals: You will be provided with three meals each day, except for the final day which excludes dinner. Our cooks provide excellent, energy-rich meals and they can accommodate those with food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Accommodation: The accommodation is in tents at campsites, except for the Marangu Route, where the accommodation is in huts. We provide the tents and sleeping pads. The huts along the Marangu Route have mattresses and pillows provided.

Mount Kilimanjaro can’t be trekked without these core elements:

  • Guides: Every group will be led by a chief guide who is in charge of the trek. All of our guides are fluent in English (and some guides can speak additional languages such as German, French or Spanish), have first aid training, and hold a valid license to lead treks on Kilimanjaro.  The chief guide ensures the safety of the clients and will evacuate you to the nearest gate in case of any emergency. Depending on the size of your group you may also be accompanied by assistant guides who also have first aid training and valid licenses to lead treks up the mountain.
  • Cooks: Our cooks are trained to hygienically prepare tasty and nutritious food on the mountain. Our cooks will prepare you three meals a day of high-energy food that will give you the energy you need to climb up the mountain. Our cooks can also accommodate clients will allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Porters: Porters are an essential part of the mountain crew as they will carry all of the equipment up the mountain like tents, fuel, luggage, food, water, and other supplies.

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Price From ZAR R 31,900/person
Total R 31,900 ZAR
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