Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 Days/4 Nights

The trek start from Rongai gate the north of Mt Kilimanjaro. It is less crowded route. It does not offer a good chance to climb higher and sleep low for the best acclimate results.
We recommend 5 days for non experienced climber, 6 and 7 from experienced. The route descends via the Marangu (coca cola route). We are the the Kilimanjaro expert, Ask questions, let's talk friendly,we will prepare you mentaly and physically. Finally we will safely take you to Uhuru Peak 5895 meters.


Day 1: We will pick you up in Arusha. (It’s a long drive – almost 4 to 5 hours). The trail starts from Rongai Gate at 2,100 meters (6,890 feet) with an average walk of  2 to 3 hours. Your dinner and overnight will be at Simba Camp at 2,600 meters (8,530 feet).

Day 2: We walk from Simba Camp to third Cave Camp at 3,950 meters (12,959 feet). This is a beautiful day as you will enjoying the cool breath of Kilimanjaro as well as the nice view of both Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks, and the moorland zone, the third zone on Kilimanjaro. The average walk is 2 to 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at Third Cave Camp.

Day 3: We walk from Third Cave to Kibo Hut at 4,750 meters (15,584 feet). It’s a slightly steep day, but you can still enjoy the view of both Kibo and Mawenzi. The rock and ridges also look beautiful from here. It’s an average walk of 3 to 4 hours.

On this day of arriving at  Kibo, it’s the day when you will hike to the summit starting at midnight. The average walk from Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak is 5 to 6 hours. Distance 6km.

Day 4: From the summit you will walk down to Kibo Hut for breakfast ( lunch), take a short break and then later walk to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight. We walk from Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut at 3,750 meters (12,303 feet).  It is an average walk of 4 to 5 hours. Disntace 9km

Day 5: We walk from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate (1,800 meters/5,906 feet). We go through the moorland zone to Mandara Hut at 2,700 meters via rain forest. You will come to Marangu Gate at 1,800 meters for collection of your certificate. Distance 19km. Your ride will be at the gate waiting for you. Eat lunch and drive back to Arusha in 2 to 3 hours.  The average walk on this day is 5 to 6 hours.

We can also provide another option, The route can also be 6 days.


  • Two nights’ accommodation in Arusha or Moshi hotels on bed
  • Three meals a day on the mountain
  • Rescue fees if necessary
  • Transport to and from the mountain
  • Camping or hut fees
  • Park fees
  • Rescue fee if necessary
  • Tents for camping
  • Salaries for the professional mountain guides, the porters and the cook

  • Oxygen Tank for emergency
  • Clean boiled and Treated water
  • Hygienic mobile camping toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Airport transfers
  • Certificate signed with chief guide and Kilimanjaro Park management
  • Souvenir from DGA
  • Mt Kilimanjaro t shirt.
  • Sleeping Mattress in the tent

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