7-day Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route

7 days Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, the highest peak in Africa, through the Rongai route together with the guiding team and local porters of Congema.




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

East African Mountains

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Rongai is one of the routes to climb Mont Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. It is a remote route, not so often used. It ranges second in ease of climbing.

    The route consists of an approach from the north side of the mountain, which is less forested, and a descent through the Marangu route. The Rongai route has different options, I describe here the one that takes Mawenzi Tarn. The 2nd day of this climb is very long, therefore it can be divided in two days. In this way, you would also get a better acclimatisation.

    The portion that includes the ascent to the Uhuru Peak is the same than in the Marangu Route, that leaves from Kibo Hut.

    During the trip in the mountain we will sleep in tents that the porters pitch. This hike is quite tough and steep, you need to be fit and used to walks in mountainous areas. A sleeping bag, walking poles and warm clothes are required.

    If you are interested in climbing Kilimanjaro through the Rongai route or any other (Marangu, Machame or Lemosho route) please get in touch with me and let’s discuss about it. It will be my pleasure to help you organise this beautiful adventure.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2531 USD

    Group of 2
    2102 USD

    Group of 3
    1954 USD

    Group of 4
    1881 USD

    Group of 5
    1856 USD

    Group of 6
    1823 USD

    Group of 7
    1813 USD

    Group of 8
    1794 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • All meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group equipment
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Porters
    • Mountain guide's expenses


    • Day 1Arrival

      Arrival at the Silver Palm hotel (B&B).

    • Day 2Rongai Gate - Rongai Cave

      Transfer to Kilimanjaro and to Rongai Gate.
      *3-4 h
      *2100 m
      Walking in the rain forest until Camp 1.
      *4 h
      *2800 m

    • Day 3Rongai Cave - Kikelewa Cave

      Walking up crossing moorlands and giant heathers until Camp 2, close to the Kikelewa Cave.
      *6 h
      *3600 m

    • Day 4Kikelewa Cave - Mawenzi Tarn

      Walking towards Mawenzi’s jagged pinnacles, then camping by Mawenzi.
      We go to Tarn Hut, note that this last section is quite steep.
      *4-5 h
      *4330 m

    • Day 5Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Hut

      Gaining the Saddle, then walking across the scree desert until a camp which is near the Kibo hut.
      *3-4 h
      *4730 m

    • Day 6Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut

      The day starts very early to reach the summit on steep scree up until Gillman’s Point (5 h, 5681 m) on the crater rim. Then we continue until the Uhuru Peak (1:30 h, 5895 m). Afterwards we descend to the camp, where we have for brunch and rest. Finally we go down until Horombo Hut. In total we will walk around 12 h.

    • Day 7Horombo Hut - Marangu gate

      Descent to Marangu gate (5 h), then driving back to your hotel (B&B).

    • Day 8Departure

      Day 8.
      Departure following breakfast.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    We will sleep in tents that the porters will pitch for you.


    About the Guide


    Please get in touch with me if you are interested by coming to Tanzania, for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or any other exiting adventure you wish to experience !
    Our company was established with the aim of promoting both local and global tourism. May I say that nowhere else will you feel really in Tanzania than at our organisation. Years of experience have taught us to prepare special programs that take you off the beaten tracks (eg. Rubondo National Park, Gombe National Park, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater Highland, Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai mountains, Longido Mountains and Monduli Mountains).
    This of course, is in addition to the already popular places of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro in the North, and Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa in the South. Last but not least beach holidays on the islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba are also among our programs. Some National Parks extension trips in Kenya and Gorilla tracking Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are coordinated as well.
    We have something to satisfy anyone's budget, from single seats on a vehicle safari, to exclusive safaris, incentive tours, educational and cultural safaris, ecological tours, and face-to-face safaris. You have the option to choose our basic "Canvas Safaris" or let us arrange a stay at luxury 5-star hotels.

    FROM 1794 USDper person


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