Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

Active, Moshi to Moshi

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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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
  • 6-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route with local guides, cooks, and porters
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Follow a lesser-trekked path up kilimanjaro
  • Conquer africa's highest peak
  • Hike towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems.


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 Camp (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 Camp/Horombo Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Huts Camp. Included Activities: Kibo Huts Camp to Summit Summit to Horombo Huts Camp
Day 7 Horombo Camp/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. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 8 Moshi (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day