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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

Starting near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route is the only approach that starts from the north side of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is considered one of the easier routes with a gradual climb to the summit. This route takes a minimum of six days. However, a seven day itinerary is recommended as at least one day should ...

Kilimanjaro Rongai route - 13 Trips

Highlights
  • Superb views of Kibo and the icefields on the crater rim.
  • High success rate of getting to the summit.
  • Equally enjoyable for hardened trekkers as for those with no backpacking experience.
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Expect In Africa Safari

Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route - 7 Days

Starting from the northeastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kilimanjaro/Arusha
  • Operator Expect In Africa Safari
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,920 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 23
Apr 24
Highlights
  • It includes 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals during the climb
  • Camping equipments
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Enosa Expeditions
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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 11 hours ago
From US$ 1,700 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

We avoid the crowded Marangu route on Kilimanjaro, preferring to approach the mountain from the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 5 hours ago
From US$ 1,601 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro.
  • The most beautiful and unspoiled route.
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Pristine Trails Adventures
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Pristine Trails Adventures
From US$ 1,868 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • 7 Days of Mount Kilimanjaro trekking via the Rongai route.
  • Spending nights on tents while trekking through true wilderness during the days.
  • Amazing adventure on a less crowded route up to the peak.
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Enosa Expeditions
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7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Through Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 11 hours ago
From US$ 1,800 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Airport transfers before and after Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Hotel - Kilimanjaro park gates before and after trekking
  • Trekking during the day and overnight in campsites
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Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

Rongai is the only route that approaches from the north. Due to its remote starting ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,980 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain.
  • Take the challenging 7-Day Rongai, the most beautiful and unspoiled route.
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Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,425 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Rongai route is best option during the rainy season,.
  • The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain..
  • Less crowded way to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro and also close view of Mawenzi Peak,..
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Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route, 7 Days

Rongai route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern section of the mountain, not far from the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
From US$ 2,280 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Challenge yourself on the beautiful and unspoiled Rongai route.
  • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
  • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain.
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Dahlia Tours&Safaris
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 6-Day Rongai Route

The 6-day Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain along the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Dahlia Tours&Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,600 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Take the challenging 7-Day Rongai, the most beautiful and unspoiled route.
  • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
  • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain.
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Dahlia Tours&Safaris
Free Cancellation

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Rongai Route

The 7-day Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain along the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Dahlia Tours&Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,650 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • High success rate of getting to the summit..
  • Amazing adventure on a less crowded route up to the peak..
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Zara Tours
Free Cancellation

Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route

Zara Tours leads treks up the unique Rongai Route known to be more scenic than ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tanzania/Tanzania
  • Operator Zara Tours
From US$ 1,650 9 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
Highlights
  • Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Walk towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems.
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G Adventures
Free Cancellation

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,106 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jun 28 Only 1 seat left
Jul 19 Only 1 seat left
Highlights
  • Trek Africa's highest mountain on a much less crowded route compared to other route
  • Watch sunrise views over the summit crater rim
  • Enjoyable morning hike and having the campsite to yourselves
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Hope Adventures Safaris
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8 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Rongai Route)

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Hope Adventures Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,975 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 22
Apr 23
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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route - Overview

Starting near the Kenyan border, the Rongai Route is the only approach that starts from the north side of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is considered one of the easier routes with a gradual climb to the summit. This route takes a minimum of six days. However, a seven day itinerary is recommended as at least one day should be spent for acclimatization. The scenic diversity is not as great as the western routes, but Rongai is the only route in which you get to experience African wildlife in the the early stages of the climb.

Weaving along the the mountain, Rongai route starts quite a bit far away from Moshi, which is why it is considered an expensive route, as the transportation costs to and from Moshi must also be included. Taking you along pristine rainforests and African wilderness, the route is scenically varied and quite beautiful. However, the scenery is not as exquisite as the western routes.

The nights are spent in camps and the night before the summit can be very tough. Although the route is gaining popularity, climbers who seek a remote hike can expect low traffic; however, during the descent the trail will join the Marangu route at camp Kibo. Because the north side of the mountain receives less precipitation, climbers prefer this route during the rainy season. So, if you want an easy climb with relatively less traffic and a nice, quiet hike up the mountain, this is the route for you.

Rongai Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trek Duration: 6-7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year
Transport To/From Trek: Flight

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Starting the trip and trek all the way to Simba Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: From Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp 7 – 9 hours
  • Day 3: From Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi Tarn 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: From Mawenzi to Kibo Camp 5 – 7 hours
  • Day 5: From Kibo Camp to the Summit and then down to Horombo Hut 11 – 13 hours
  • Day 6: Horombo hut to Moshi 2 – 4 hour

Trekking facts for the Rongai route in a nutshell

  • The second most popular route -- 35% of climbers
  • Comparatively easy route on Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Relatively cheaper due to a short trekking duration
  • Crowded (comparatively)
  • Scenery is good, but could be better (comparatively)
  • Success Rate: 80%
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