Embark on a remarkable Mount Kilimanjaro seven-day Rongai Group Joining trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the scenic Rongai Route. This 7-day adventure offers the perfect blend of breathtaking landscapes, thrilling challenges, and the opportunity to join a group of like-minded adventurers. With the added advantage of a full moon summit, this trek promises an unforgettable experience like no other.

The Rongai Route is known for its serene and less crowded trails, offering a unique perspective of Kilimanjaro’s natural wonders. As you navigate through diverse ecological zones, from lush rainforests to rugged alpine deserts, you’ll be surrounded by captivating scenery and abundant wildlife. This route provides a quieter and more intimate trekking experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountain.

By choosing the Group Joining option, you’ll have the chance to share this incredible journey with fellow trekkers from around the world. Joining a group adds a sense of camaraderie, support, and shared achievement throughout the trek. Together, you’ll conquer challenges, celebrate victories, and forge lasting friendships along the way.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon adds a touch of magic to the entire experience. As you ascend towards the summit, the moon’s radiant glow illuminates your path and creates an enchanting atmosphere. The combination of moonlight and starry skies enhances the beauty of the surrounding landscape, making each step towards the summit even more extraordinary. Reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kilimanjaro, under the full moon is an awe-inspiring moment you’ll cherish forever.

Whether you are an experienced trekker or embarking on your first high-altitude adventure, the Rongai Route with Group Joining and a full moon summit offers the perfect blend of camaraderie, natural beauty, and a sense of accomplishment. Prepare for an unforgettable journey as you conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and create memories that will last a lifetime.

7-day Rongai Route Group Departure Dates 2023:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
February 2, 2023 February 10, 2023 $2,545 8 spaces
March 28, 2023 April 5, 2023 $2,545 6 spaces
July 13, 2023 July 21, 2023 $2,545 10 spaces
July 28, 2023 August 5, 2023 $2,545 7 spaces
October 25, 2023 November 2, 2023 $2,545 10 spaces

7-day Rongai Route Group Departure Dates 2024:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
February 2, 2024 February 10, 2024 $2,545 8 spaces
March 28, 2024 April 5, 2024 $2,545 6 spaces
July 13, 2024 July 21, 2024 $2,545 10 spaces
October 25, 2024 November 2, 2024 $2,545 10 spaces

Advantages of summiting on a full moon using the 7 days Rongai Route

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the scenic 7-day Rongai Route offers several advantages and an extraordinary experience. Here are some advantages of choosing to summit during a full moon:

  1. Enhanced Visibility: The full moon provides excellent visibility during the night ascent. The illuminated landscape and well-defined trails make it easier to navigate, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable climb. You can witness the breathtaking surroundings bathed in moonlight, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere.
  2. Spectacular Scenery: The full moon adds a touch of enchantment to the already stunning landscapes along the Rongai Route. The moon’s glow casts gentle shadows on the mountain slopes, highlighting the rugged terrain, lush vegetation, and majestic peaks. This creates a mesmerizing backdrop for your trek and allows you to appreciate the beauty of Kilimanjaro in a unique way.
  3. Tranquil Atmosphere: Climbing Kilimanjaro on a full moon brings a sense of serenity and tranquility to your journey. The peaceful ambiance of the moonlit nights adds to the overall experience, making it a truly unforgettable adventure. Standing on the summit under the moon’s glow provides a profound and tranquil moment that will stay with you forever.
  4. Unique Photographic Opportunities: The full moon offers exceptional photographic opportunities along the Rongai Route. Capturing the mountain, the moon, and the surrounding landscape in a single frame creates stunning images that will be cherished as lasting memories. The interplay of light and shadow during the night ascent can result in breathtaking and unique photographs.
  5. Shared Experience: Summiting Kilimanjaro on a full moon attracts fellow trekkers who share the same desire to witness this extraordinary event. The shared experience of ascending under the moonlight creates a sense of camaraderie and connection among the group, fostering a supportive and uplifting environment throughout the climb.
  6. Increased Safety: The heightened visibility provided by the full moon can contribute to a safer ascent along the Rongai Route. Well-illuminated paths help trekkers navigate the terrain more easily, reducing the risks associated with climbing in low light conditions. This additional safety element enhances the overall trekking experience.

See the full moon dates for Mount Kilimanjaro treks here.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the Rongai Route allows you to embark on a remarkable adventure in a truly magical setting. The enhanced visibility, stunning scenery, and tranquil atmosphere create an unparalleled experience and a deep connection with nature. It is an opportunity to witness the magnificence of Kilimanjaro under the captivating glowing full moon.


On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet with our tranquil Kilimanjaro staff, ready to pick you up and take you to your place of accommodation and have a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and your mountain guide. Overnight at Chanya Lodge

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner


Arusha to Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

Elevation: 6,398 ft to 8,665 ft; Hiking time: 3-4 hours Distance: 5 miles

After breakfast, depart from Arusha and drive to the Rongai Gate, the starting point of the Rongai Route. Begin your trek through the dense rainforest, enjoying the unique flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the black and white colobus monkeys and a variety of bird species. Reach Simba Camp, your first campsite, nestled among the trees. Overnight at Simba Camp.

Accommodations: Simba Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Simba Camp to Second Cave Camp

Elevation: 8,665 ft to 11,300 ft Distance: 5 miles Hiking Time: approx. 6-7 hours

Leave the rainforest behind and continue your ascent through the moorland zone. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including the stunning Mawenzi Peak. Pass by the Second Cave and arrive at your camp for the night. The clear skies in this area offer an excellent opportunity for stargazing. Overnight at Second Cave Camp.

Accommodations: Second Cave Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Second Cave Camp to Kikelewa Camp

Elevation: 11,300 ft to 12,960 ft Distance: 6 miles Hiking Time: approx. 7-8 hours

Today’s trek takes you through the Alpine Desert zone as you continue to ascend. Marvel at the unique rock formations and the vastness of the landscape. Pass by the Third Cave and proceed to Kikelewa Camp, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Overnight at Kikelewa Camp.

Accommodations: Kikelewa Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Elevation: 12,960 ft to 14,160 ft Distance: 4 miles, Hiking Time: approx. 3-4 hours

Embark on a shorter trek today as you make your way to Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the area, with Mawenzi Peak towering above the campsite. Spend the afternoon resting and acclimatizing at this picturesque location. Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp.

Accommodations: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Hut

Elevation: 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft Distance: 6 miles Hiking Time: approx. 4-5 hours

Continue your journey towards the Kibo Hut, located at the base of the Kibo crater. The terrain becomes rockier as you approach the Arctic zone. Take your time to rest and prepare for the final ascent to the summit. Overnight at Kibo Hut.

Accommodations: Kibo Hut  (Lodging)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation: 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,205 ft to 5,380 ft, Distance: 9 miles ascent, 16 miles descent Hiking Time: 6-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

Begin the summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, aiming to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro. Trek through the steep and challenging sections, including Gilman’s Point and Stella Point. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the vast African landscape. After celebrating your achievement at the summit, descend to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest and meal.

Accommodations: Horombo Hut (Lodging)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Arusha

Elevation: 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft Distance: 12 miles Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

You will be awakened once again for your last celebration breakfast when our crew will thank and congratulate you in their own wonderful style! This is also an opportunity to express your gratitude for their assistance and encouragement by leaving a tip. We continue down to Marangu Gate by passing Mandara Hut. There, you will be able to enjoy a celebration beer while the equipment is placed into the van, before heading to a restaurant in Moshi for lunch and being presented with your certificate of success. After lunch, you’ll be driven to your hotel, where you may unwind with a long, well-deserved hot shower.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


If your time in Africa ends today, our transfer team will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure. If you have booked additional activities or wish to extend your stay, we will assist you in arranging your onward adventures in Tanzania.

The cost for the whole 8 Days Group Joining Lemosho Route Trek includes and excludes the following items

8 Days Group Joining Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Arusha

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro group joining trek
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining summit climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb
Kilimanjaro Group Joining climb