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7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trekking through Rongai route

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  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 59 minutes ago
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Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai route

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8 day trekking tour through Moshi, First Cave, Second Cave and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Zara Tours
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6 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai Route

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6 day trekking tour through Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp, Mawenzi Tarn Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai route

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8 day trekking trip through Arusha, Rongai, Kikelewa Cave and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Anapa Travel Africa Tours Active 8 hours ago
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  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Tent, Guest House, Sleeping Hut & Hut
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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7 day trekking trip through Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp, Mawenzi Tarn Hut and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd Active 7 hours ago
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 6-Day Rongai Route

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6 day trekking trip through Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp, Mawenzi Tarn Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Dahlia Africa Active 9 hours ago
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai route

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7 day trekking trip through Rongai, Kikelewa Cave, Mawenzi Tarn Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator Pristine Trails Adventures
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  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
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  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

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8 day trekking trip through Moshi, Simba Camp, Kikelelwa Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator G Adventures
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Kilimanjaro - rongai route

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8 day trekking tour through Moshi, Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai route, 7 days

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7 day trekking tour through Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp, Mawenzi Tarn Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Rongai Route

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7 day trekking trip through Simba Camp, Kikelewa Camp, Mawenzi Tarn Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Dahlia Africa Active 9 hours ago
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  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
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8 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Rongai Route)

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8 day trekking trip in Tanzania, visiting Moshi, Kikelewa Camp and Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Read More
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  • Operator Hope Adventures Safaris
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  • Accommodation Hut, Hotel, Sleeping Hut & Camping
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Kilimanjaro Trekking - Rongai route

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8 day trekking tour through Marangu, Rongai, Kikelelwa Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro Rongai route Reviews

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Incredible experience with Enosa. Reviewed Tour: 7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trekking through Rongai route
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“Fantastic guides, porters, team. Great value for what you pay. Without this fanatastic team my father and I would not have made it to Uhuru peak. Great communication and service by Noel and his staff. We also did a 3-day safari with a professional and very knowledgeable guide/driver. Tiloma lodge was beautiful and great quality service/food.”

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%