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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route 6 Days

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Great Lake Expedition

  • Locations

    Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Activities

    Adventure, Climbing

  • Price
    $4000 USD per person
  • Duration

    7 days

  • Avg Distance

    72km or 44 miles.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    09:00am any days

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    -Park fees, crew salaries, Accommodations, Meals & Water, tents& sleeping mattresses, Emergency oxygen, Private toilet, transfers, First aid kit, Rescue fees, Pulse ox meter,

  • Notes

    The client has to clear his/her visas and come with his/her climbing gears


  • DAY 1 Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft Distance: 8 km/5 miles Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest
  • DAY 2: Rongai Cave to to Second Cave, Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave DAY 3: Kikelewa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn
  • DAY 4: Mawenzi Tarn to Mawenzi Ridge, Mawenzi Ridge to Mawenzi Tarn
  • DAY 5 Marwenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft Distance: 8 km/5 miles Hiking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • DAY 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak, Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut DAY 7: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate


Trip Info

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity among climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Your adventure awaits!

Great Lake Expedition

With some years of experience Great Lake Expedition has a proven expertise on East Africa Adventures. We lead over 400 climbs per year, with more than 600 adventurers climbing with us annually. Literally thousands of climbers have stood on the top of Kilimanjaro and enjoy safaris with us. Our clients have included journalists, photographer and high profile people.

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