Rongai Route

Only Northern approach to Kilimanjaro

Offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb
Very tough final summit night from the north
Fewer acclimatization opportunities
Less scenic and flat than other routes

Also known as the Nalemuru route. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. There are different options to complete the climb in 5, 6, or 7 days.

The approach to the mountain is from the North and the descent is by the Marangu Route. We will camp along the way until we reach the Marangu route. For the ascent to Uhuru Peak from Kibo Hut a very early start made since the scree is easier to climb when frozen and the views are breathtaking. Ski sticks are very useful when ascending the scree to the summit. Accommodations on the mountain is in comfortable huts. This requires sleeping bag. This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. This route can be done from five to seven days depending on the client’s interest and the number of day’s itinerary. For more advice I encourage you to spend six or seven days on the mountain as you become more used to the altitude.

Arrival, meet your director and mountain guide at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to the hotel. At this time your guide would like to make a quick briefing with information for your climb. At this time, please ask questions you might have.

Day 1  Start your climb, Rongai Simba Cave 1 campsite 8,689ft.

Day 2  Rongai Simba Cave 1 Cave to Rongai Simba Cave 11,520ft.

Day 3  Simba Cave 2 to Kikelewa Cave Campsite 12,095ft.

Day 4  Kikelewa Cave to Kibo Hut 15,536ft.

Day 5  Kibo hut 15,536ft. / Summit 19,340ft. / Descend back to Horombo Hut 12,276ft.

Day 6  Horombo to Mweka gate/ transfers to Arusha town at booked lodge


Arrival and departure transfers while in Tanzania
Accommodations in Moshi full board
All Lodge Levi fees
Transportation to the mountain and Back
Guides, assistant guides, porters, cooks, assistant cooks
Salaries for the crew is according to Kilimanjaro National Park Rules
Guides speak fluent English
Guides with license of Kilimanjaro
All Kilimanjaro entrance fees
All government fees
3 full meals daily + packed water bottles
Accommodations in mountain
Certificate of summit accomplishment, Kilimanjaro N. P. Rescue fees


International flights, Visas, personal items, phone calls, laundry, trekking gear(can be rented on arrival) Alcohol, Gratuities for guides in mountain, portable toilet, travel insurance (highly recommended)

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