The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route is popular because it offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. Because of how the mountain is on this side, this route does not allow us to climb high and sleep low like on the other routes, so hikers generally suffer more from altitude sickness on the Rongai route compared to other routes, therefore an additional acclimatisation day is highly recommended on this route.
Duration of climb: 6 days
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End Point: Simba Camp (2626m)
Distance: Approx. 7km (4 hours)
End Point: Kikelewa Camp (3679m)
Distance: Approx. 12km (7 hours)
End Point: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4303m)
Distance: Approx. 4km (3 hours)
End Point: Kibo Hut (4730m)
Distance: Approx. 9km (5 hours)
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Start Point: Kibo Hut (4730m)
Summit Point: Uhuru Peak (5895m)
End Point: Horombo Hut (3705m)
Distance to Summit: Approx. 6km (8 hours)
Distance to Horombo Hut: 15km (7 hours)
Habitat: Stone scree/ ice-cap summit
End Point: Maragu Gate (1860m)
Distance: Approx. 20km (6 hours)
Habitat: Moorland and Rainforest
This is the final hike of the trip. The final descent will take about 6 hours. Once you reach the Marangu gate you will 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. Our vehicle will pick from gate and transfer you to the Hotel for leisure and resting.
The above tour includes: Park Fees, Transfers to and from the Airport, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner whilst on the mountain, 2 nights at the Medium Hotel in Arusha/Moshi.
Groups of 3+ qualify for a discount. Please contact for further information.