7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

7 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Trekking

Kilimanjaro National Park




7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type


Group Size

No size Limit


This is one of Kilimanjaro’s easiest routes, and it has become an increasingly popular route in recent years. This route is located on the northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro with a variety of spectacular landscapes together with different plants and animals species. The typical duration for this trip is 6 days. However, you can also add an acclimatization day and make it 7 day climb.
The Rongai Route is more scenic than the Marangu Route and easier than other camping route in climbing Kilimanjaro and the success rate on the Rongai Route is very high. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai Route you sleep in tents, the porter will have your tent pitched and waiting for you at the end of each days trek. This route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border and is one of the least traveled routes. The route merges with the Marangu Route for the summit climb. The descend follows the Marangu Route on the mountain’s southeast side, so you will able see Kilimanjaro from many view points. There are two versions of this trek – a direct 6-day itinerary, and a 7-day itinerary that takes a longer route. The 6-day itinerary is described down below and the longer variation is described in the extra day’s section.

Tour Highlights
  • Extra day for acclimatisation

  • High summit success rate (over 70%)

  • Classic Adventure! Hiking & Camping

  • More quiet route for the most adventurous experience

  • The descending follows the Mweka route via Mweka gate

Destination Kilimanjaro National Park.
Starting Point: Airport / Moshi
Ending Point: Airport / Moshi
Package includes :-
  • Pick-Up And Drop-Off From Airport
  • All Park Fees Collected By The Kilimanjaro National Park
  • All Meals On The Hike.
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Drinking water
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Package Excludes :-
  • Airline Tickets.
  • Lunch And Dinner At The Hotel (Before And After The Ascent)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them).
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
  • Tips
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    DAY 0 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

    Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Secret Garden Hotel Moshi. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you may choose to relax at the hotel or perhaps explore the town of Moshi (taxi required). In the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Secret Garden Hotel.

  • 01
    Day 1: Rongai Gate (Nale Moru Gate) – Simba Camp

    In the morning depart for Rongai Gate in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. A drive through villages and the opportunity to get a stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a unique view of the drive from Moshi to Rongai Gate. Upon arrival at Rongai Gate and clearing the paperwork start ascending the mountain through the rain forest. At arrival at Simba Camp our mountain crew will take care of the necessities and pitch the tents. Later in the evening our chef will serve you warm dinner and you can reload for tomorrow’s trek.

  • 02
    Day 2: Simba Camp – Second Cave

    Day 2: Simba Camp – Second Cave After breakfast depart for Second Cave camp, leaving the rain forest and trekking through moorland until you finally reach second cave at 3,450m.

  • 03
    Day 3: Second Cave – Kikelewa Camp

    After breakfast depart for Kikelewa camp a 5 kms hike through the moorland. Arrive in time for lunch and later in the afternoon you may decide to walk higher for acclimatization with your guide. Your Chef will serve you warm dinner before retiring to your tent for overnight.

  • 04
    Day 4: Kikelewa Camp – Mawenzi Tarn Hut

    After breakfast we will embark to a short but yet steep trek. As we are leaving the moorland we enter the alpine desert and the altitude is now high, which means a steady pace and frequently drinking water is important. Upon arrival at Mawenzi Tarn Hut you can relax and explore the area. Later in the evening our chef will serve you a warm dinner.

  • 05
    Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut – Kibo Hut

    After an early breakfast depart for Kibo Hut, which is our base camp. Upon arrival at Kibo Hut, take a well-deserved rest while our chef prepare an early dinner. Make sure to get enough rest this day to prepare for the summit day.

  • 06
    Day 6: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

    At an early start around 01:00 hours begin the steep and altitude challenging climb to the great summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our trained team will make hold the best pace for the most mentally and physically and last ascend while making sure to measure your oxygen level throughout the trek and help you reach the ultimate goal, Uhuru Peak. After successfully reaching “the rooftop of Africa”, enjoy the breathtaking view before descending to back to Kibo base camp for breakfast and a short rest and further hike down to Horombo Hut.
    Later in the evening we will enjoy our last evening on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • 07
    Day 7: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - Moshi

    After breakfast depart for Marangu gate. The longest trek of this mountain challenge lies ahead though the trek is mostly downhill making this day challenging physically but not altitude wise. The trek will be 19 km through the rain forest for approximately 5-7 hours.
    Upon arrival at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate we will collect our summit certificate, celebrate and our team will be ready to transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

2023 & 2024 prices :-

Number of Pax Price Per Person
Solo = $1,950 USD
Group of 2-3 = $1,920 USD
Group of 4+ = $1,890 USD
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Accommodation in Moshi

The Secret Garden Hotel

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