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RONGAI route, beautiful wilderness north easier treks

Climbing mount Kilimanjaro through Rongai route is very enjoyable and success is guaranteed. Altitude is gentle and hence easier trek throughout the climb.

Climbers can access Mount Kilimanjaro through Nairobi and then take sightseeing bus to Loitokok, Tarakea and then Rongai. International flight tickets are cheap to land in Nairobi because there are many international flights options. FlyDubai, Virgin airlines, Lufthansa Emirates air, Delta offers cheap flight tickets bookings

You can arrive to Rongai through Mombasa Kenya, Taveta Holili Tanzania, then you can overnight in Marangu or Snow Cap cottages Rongai before begin trekking. Ascent permit Kilimanjaro are obtained from Marangu head quarters. Budget Kilimanjaro trekking adventures are available on early bird discount prices and group booking discount, usually 4 people or more.

Kilimanjaro is wonderful Mountain because has snow throughout the year despite the fact that it is located in Tropical warm country near Equator. Mount Kilimanjaro highest peak is known as Kibo  and become among 7 summit peaks of the world. Shira and Mawenzi peaks are another volcano peaks in Kilimandscharo. Kilimanjaro is known in different languages of Europe as Kilimandjaro and Kilimandscharo. Rongai route offer best panoramic views of Kilimanjaro Snow. Rongai route approach Kilimanjaro summit in Northern side of Mountain base. Travelling to Rongai from Moshi passes through Rombo villages and small town known as Tarakea. Kilimanjaro climbing trip through Rongai route is easier and applicable to people of all ages and backgrounds, from USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Edwin Gross at the age of 77 years climbed kilimanjaro and reached Kilimanjaro summit successful and comfortably. Now all tourists wishing to climb kilimanjaro are welcome because price is affordable and trekking is success. Hiking kilimanjaro trips are well managed and all climbers at any age can reach Kilimanjaro Summit. Travel deals for kilimanjaro trekking include rongai route guided trips. 

Duration: 6 Days - RONGAI

The Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.


It is more exhilarating and rewarding route because you experience more. You experience more in the sense that you trek through two routes. You ascent through Rongai route and descend through Marangu route. It s like throwing one stone  and kill two birds.


Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m).

Hiking time: 5 hours.

Distance: About 8 km's.

Habitat: Montane forest 

Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 hours) to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night's camp is at First Cave, at about 2,600 metres. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below First Cave.

Day 2: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m).

Hiking time: 6-7 hours.

Habitat: Moorlands 

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you're on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves). .

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m).

Hiking time: 3-4 hours.

Habitat: Moorlands

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m).

Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours.

Habitat: Alpine desert.

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.

Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m).

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo.

Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent.

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.



You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman's point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillman's Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction - you made it. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m).

Hiking time: 6 hours.

Distance: About 27 km's.

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman's Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Arusha for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!



Those services are hereby described below.

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after climb)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail/route  head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees
  • Guides/porters
  • Tents
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Accommodation in the Mountain
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport-JRO
Costs of additional services:
  • Bottled oxygen, only for rescue/emergency use $90  
  • Extra acclimatization day $180
  • Extra hotel night, per room $60  
  • Mount Meru climb (3 nights/4 days), per person $725
Not included in price:
  • Airfare From Your Country to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Lunch or dinner at hotel
  • Personal gear and equipment
  • Tips




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Rongai route climbing kilimanjaro tours

Mount kilimanjaro climbing trips on rongai route.

Climbing kilimanjaro includes all activities like walking, trekking and hiking.Rongai route is proved to be most success, comfort and easier for most climbers.

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