8 Days Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, the Rongai route still experiences low traffic. Rongai 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).

Day 1: Arusha

Accommodation: --

Arrive at your preffered time.

Day 2: Rongai Gate - Simba Camp

Accommodation: Simba Camp

Climb up the less-visited northern slopes through varied ecosystems.

Day 3: Simba Camp/ Kiwelewele Camp

Accommodation: Simba Camp/ Kiwelewele Camp

Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields.

DAY 4: Kiwelewele Camp - Mawenzi Tarn Camp.

Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Ascend through grassy slopes up to an area with majestic views.

DAY 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp - School Camp.

Accommodation: N/A

Hike slowly though the famous "Saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

DAY 6: School Camp - Summit - Horombo Hut Camp.

Accommodation: Horombo Hut Camp

Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Hut Camp.

DAY 7: Descent - Horombo Hut Camp - Marangu Gate - Moshi.

Accommodation: --

Continue descent through forested lower slopes to Moshi.

DAY 8: Moshi.

Accommodation: N/A

Depart at your chosen time.