Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route
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Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai Route, climbing the mountain from the North and descending via the popular Marangu Route with its diverse climate zones and stunning views. This route's gentle approach has a high success rate due to the slow ascent. You'll camp beside the only lake on the mountain and enjoy spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli Plains. Local guides, cooks, and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 126365
  • Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Moshi, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Moshi



Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Moshi/Simba Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)


Day 3: Simba Camp/Kikelelwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields.

Included Activities:
Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp


Day 4: Kikelelwa Camp/Mawenzi Tarn Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp


Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp/Kibo Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike slowly through the famous "saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

Included Activities:
Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Huts Camp


Day 6: Kibo Camp/Horombo Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Kibo Huts Camp to Summit
Summit to Horombo Huts Camp


Day 7: Horombo Camp/Marangu (1B, 1L)

Continue down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2770m), the first stopping place on the Marangu route. Descend through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1879m). Transfer to hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved night in relative comfort.

Included Activities:
Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate

Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))


Day 8: Moshi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • 6-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route with local guides, cooks and porters
    • A visit by the Mamas of G Adventures-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative and a hand-made gift
    • All permits and fees
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    • Private minibus, trekking
    Group Leader
    • Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Hike towards the summit through ever-changing ecosystems.