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.
Arrival at the Silver Palm hotel (B&B).
Rongai Gate - Rongai Cave
Transfer to Kilimanjaro and to Rongai Gate.
Rongai Cave - Kikelewa Cave
Walking up crossing moorlands and giant heathers until Camp 2, close to the Kikelewa Cave.
Kikelewa Cave - Mawenzi Tarn
Walking towards Mawenzi’s jagged pinnacles, then camping by Mawenzi.
Mawenzi Tarn - Kibo Hut
Gaining the Saddle, then walking across the scree desert until a camp which is near the Kibo hut.
Kibo 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.
Horombo Hut - Marangu gate
Descent to Marangu gate (5 h), then driving back to your hotel (B&B).
Price per person
|Group of 2||2102USD|
|Group of 3||1954USD|
|Group of 4||1881USD|
|Group of 5||1856USD|
|Group of 6||1823USD|
|Group of 7||1813USD|
|Group of 8||1794USD|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
- Mountain guide's expenses
Skill level required
Fitness level required
We will sleep in tents that the porters will pitch for you.