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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb- Rongai Route 6 Days

Rongai Route

This is the only route to approach Kibo from the north and the least travelled. Originally the trail began right against the Kenyan border, though recently the trail shifted eastwards and now starts at the Tanzanian town of Loitokitok, after which the new trail has been named (most trekkers refer to this trail as the Rongai Route).

As this is an isolated route less frequented by trekkers, it is likely that you will encounter wildlife, as animals tend to gather where humans don’t. Trekkers will also be rewarded by the vast number of unique plant life that is prevalent in the rainforest, mooreland and the semi to alpine desert zones.


7 days


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuties
    • Gratuities
    • Gratuities (recommended
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Arrive Tanzania Tranfered to your hotel for overnight

    Day 1 of climb

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

    Hiking time: 5h

    Distance: Approximately 8 kms

    Habitat: Forest (Montane)

    Day two1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m)

    Hiking time: 6 - 7h

    Habitat: Moorlands

    Day three ikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m)

    Hiking time: 3 - 4h

    Habitat: Moorland

    Day fourMawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m)

    Hiking time: 4 - 5h

    Habitat: Alpine desert

    Day five(Summit Attempt) Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)

    Hiking time: 8h to Uhuru, 6h to Horombo

    Habitat: Stone scree / ice-cap summit

    Distance: Approximately 6 kms ascent, 21 kms descent

    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 normal

    Day sixHorombo hut (at 3720m) to Marangu Gate (at 1980m)

    Hiking time: 6h

    Distance: Approximately 27 kms

    After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely.. 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.


  • Departure Point :
    Hotel Reception Area
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


English - Guide

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Organised by Seren Destination Managers

Activity ID: V-52432P13

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