Rongai Route - 7 Days

Rongai Route


1 PERSON $1900 / 2-4 PEOPLE $1850 / 5-7 PEOPLE $1800 / 8-10 PEOPLE $1750

Tips on Mountain Kilimanjaro are recommended for group sharing as follows:

  • Guide $20/guide/day
  • Cook $15/day
  • Porters $10/porter/day

Note: Tipping is not included in the quoted price.  Tips needs to be paid separately

Itinerary Overview

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain
  • Tour Guide Language: English
  • Starting Point: Moshi
  • Ending Point: Moshi

Route Accessibility: The route approaches the mountain form the north close to the Kenyan border. Because of its position, it has few crowds of people compared to other routes

Additional Info: We provide porters and cooks for guidance and assistance while on the mountain.

Day 1
Rongai Gate (2364M) to Simba Campsite (2670M)

Drive to Rongai gate from Moshi for registration process. Start climbing through the rain forest “pole pole”. The trail finally leads to Simba campsite to arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite

Distance: 7 Kilometers

Time: 3 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 2
Simba Campsite (2670M) to Kikelewa Campsite (3600M)

Hike from Simba campsite “pole pole” while noticing changes in vegetations

The trail leads to second cave to have a lunch break. Proceed with the climb to arrive at Kikelewa campite in the evening

Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite

Distance: 16 Kilometers

Time: 8 Hours walking

Zone: Moorland

Day 3
Kikelewa Campsite (3600M) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4335M)

Hike onto the Alpine zonethe steep climb towards the Mawenzi tarn hut. Arrive in the afternoon time for lunch. Have the rest of the day off resting and gain some energy for the next day. Set the campsite for an overnight stay

Distance: 5 Kilometers

Time: 3 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine desert

Day 4
Acclimatization day at Mawenzi Ridge

The day is meant for acclimatization which allows your body getting used to high altitude and low oxygen levels. Take a walk exploring the landscapes for one hour and long rest for the day. Return back to the campsite in time for hot lunch

Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite

Day 5
Mawenzi Tarn (4335M) to Kibo Hut (4720M)

Climb gradually through the saddle area between beautiful peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Proceed with the trail while displaying beautiful views of Kibo and Mawenzi peak. Arrive at Kibo hut at afternoon for the hot lunch.

Take as much rest and drink water upon arrival to prepare your body for the summit. Dinner and overnight stay at the campsite. It’s recommended to sleep early around 7:00pm for the summit

Distance: 10 Kilometers

Time: 5 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine desert

Day 6
Ascend to Uhuru Peak (5895M)

Wake up around 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and head lamp. Leave the campsite and start summiting by midnight into the glacial zone. The path leads to Gilman’s point 5681Mand then to Stella point 5756M

Have time for pictures and hot tea or drinking water at Stella point. For climbers who have experienced AMS are advised to start descending, however for those interested can take a round trip along the crater rim to reach Uhuru peak 5895M

Proceed by descending to Kibo hut again for 3 hours walking and 2 hours for the short rest at the campsite. After a short rest wake up and repack all stuffs in the sleeping tent, have branch and start to descend to Horombo hut for overnight and dinner

Distance: 6 Kilometers

Time: 6/7 Hours walking

Zone: Alpine/Glacial zone

Day 7
Horombo Hut (3720M) to Marangu Gate (1800M)

After the hot breakfast, continue hiking through the beautiful rain forest to arrive at Marangu gate. Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached at Uhuru peak and green certificates for Stella point hikers

Retreat back to Marangu village for a drive to Moshitown for resting or airport for a flight back at home. “Normally tipping can be done to the last campsite or at the certain gate”

Distance: 19 Kilometers

Time: 5 Hours walking

Zone: Rain forest


  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodation in Moshi
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees, Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit


  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb
  • Travel insurance
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain)

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Price From USD$1,850 USD$1,900/pax
Total $ 1,900 USD

Trip Facts

  • JRO, Kiimanjaro
  • JRO, Kiimanjaro
  • 1-10 people
  • 5,895m/19,341ft
  • From the hotel to start point picked up by a shuttle
  • Moderate