Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route information and booking

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Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro, conquer Africa's highest peak, hike towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai Route, climbing the mountain from the North and descending via the popular Marangu Route with its diverse climate zones and stunning views. This route's gentle approach has a high success rate due to the slow ascent. You'll camp beside the only lake on the mountain and enjoy spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli plains. Local guides, cooks, and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.


Day 1 Moshi
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Moshi/Simba Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Climb up the less-visited northern slopes through varied ecosystems. Included Activities: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 3 Simba Camp/Kikelelwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields. Included Activities: Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp
Day 4 Kikelelwa Camp/Mawenzi Tarn Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
Ascend through grassy slopes up to an area with majestic views. Included Activities: Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Day 5 Mawenzi Tarn Camp/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike slowly through the famous "saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Included Activities: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Huts Camp
Day 6 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Hut Camp. Included Activities: Kibo Huts Camp to Summit Summit to Horombo Hut
Day 7 Horombo Huts/Marangu (1B, 1L)
Continue down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2770m), the first stopping place on the Marangu route. Descend through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1879m). Transfer to hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved night in relative comfort. Included Activities: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 8 Moshi (1B)
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day