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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 ...

Kilimanjaro Rongai route - 15 Trips with 18 Reviews

Highlights
  • The Rongai route is the only trail to approach Kibo from the North, on the Kenyan side
  • Reaching the highest point in Africa at 5,895 m
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The Global Adventure Safaris ltd
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Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Via Rongai Route

This 6-day trek will take you to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro through the Rongai ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator The Global Adventure Safaris ltd
From US$ 1,230 6 days View Tour
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Oct 26
Oct 27
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 10 hours ago
From US$ 1,700 6 days View Tour
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Oct 25
Oct 26
Highlights
  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at 5895 m
  • A walk to the Marangu village
  • Panoramic views from various places during the trek
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Tanzania On Foot
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Mount Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route 5 Days Climb

Rongai Route 5 Day begins and ends at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort in Marangu. You will ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Tanzania On Foot
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,550 5 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 25
Oct 26
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 and Group Tour
From US$ 1,920 8 days View Tour
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Oct 26
Oct 27
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 10 hours ago
From US$ 1,800 9 days View Tour
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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
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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
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,269 US$ 2,736 8 days View Tour
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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
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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Zara Tours
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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
Oct 25
Oct 26
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 and Group Tour
From US$ 1,600 6 days View Tour
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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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
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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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 10 minutes ago
From US$ 1,601 8 days View Tour
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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
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Oct 25
Oct 26
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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
Oct 25
Oct 26
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
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Oct 24
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
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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 and Group Tour
From US$ 1,650 7 days View Tour
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Oct 25
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Kilimanjaro Rongai route Reviews

4.9 - Excellent Based on 18 customer reviews
Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“Excellent climb but maybe less diverse scenery of other routes.”
Kilimanjaro conquered through inspiration and song Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“My trip to kilimanjaro was another one of my bucket list challenges and one where head and body was truly tested. The 7 day trip provided testing hot days, and cold nights and where darkness from 18.00hrs to 0600hrs played havoc with my inability to sleep while trying to keep warm despite the numerous layers. I journeyed with a wonderful group of people from England and Ireland, all of whom had one desire, To ascend Kilimanjaro. We all did it, supported each other through the trials and tribulations and left the mountain with a new sense of achievement and camaraderie”
The amazing Rongai Route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“What a great route to choose to get to your destination. You get to see both sides of the moutain the arid dry north compares the lush rainy south. The beautiful extra day at Mawenzi tarn to help with acclimitisation is so worth it. but most importantly living above the clouds for 4 days is just the best.”
Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“A brilliant trip/experience. I fully endorse Ivor Davenport-Smiths previous review. At 69 years I can say that age should not be a barrier as long as you are very fit.”
Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Ivor & Brenda Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“Exodus say that they do everything they can to make it possible for you to achieve your aim of getting to the summit, and they lived up to their word. The local guides and porters work tirelessly to make everyday a success, their good humour is infectious and the feeling of standing at the summit is wonderful beyond words.”
Wine Rooney Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“A very hard and very rewarding trek to a place beyond the clouds. A once in a lifetime experience. Great group and guides, always positive. Thankyou.”
Tiger's Tanzanian adventure Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“I couldn't believe how a short period of time can change your life.”
Kilimanjaro Rongai Route October 2015 Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“Amazing trip. Well organised, porters and guides fantastic. Great group of people. Food was good and plentiful. Altitude sickness/ exhaustion very hard on final summit. Views spectacular at the top, totally worth it. Descent on summit day very hard! An unforgettable once in a lifetime experience!”
Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
“Wow, this trip was amazing!”

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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