Rongai is the only route which approaches Kili from the north and offers a remote journey through unspoilt rainforest and wilderness, far from crowds of the more popular southern routes. It is the only route where it's possible to see wildlife in the first few days of trekking. The ascent to Uhuru follows the Marangu route via Kibo Hut with the descent, also using the Marangu route, offering a different perspective. Whilst not having as much varied scenery as Machame or the western routes, Rongai is one of the easier climbs and is ideal for those looking for a remote hiking experience.

Estimated Cost: From US $ 1500 per person

Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha / Transfer to Moshi +

Day 2: Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves Camp (2600m) +

Day 3: 1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelelwa Cave (3600m) +

Day 4: Kikelelwa Cave (3600m) – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) +

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) – Kibo But (4700m) +

Day 6: Summit Attempt, Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) +

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m) +

Day 8: Depart +

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Extra Tour Information

  • Tour Inclusions

  • Tour Exclusions

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

Tour Inclusions

  • Return transport from Arusha/Moshi to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
  • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and Taxes