RONGAI ROUTE

Take the path less traveled and enjoy its serenity!
DESCRIPTION:

The Rongai Route starts in Nalemoru, located at the remote, northern side of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. The hike begins in lush rainforest and continues through a true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then crosses the barren desert saddle, before summiting up Kibo’s eastern crater wall. The Rongai Route exits via Marangu Gate on the south-east side of Kilimanjaro.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Reaching the summit! Experiencing that incomparable "top of the world" feeling

  • A more remote route with fewer crowds and beautiful scenery

  • Experience the true wilderness of Mount Kilimanjaro 

  • Great for those climbing during the rainy season, as the North side typically sees less rain during this period

  • Enjoy the views of the Marangu Route on your way down

  • Dedicated guides, porters and cooks – a great team to help you along your way!

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CLIMB THE RONGAI ROUTE?

The Rongai route is considered to be one of the easier routes up Kilimanjaro.

 

The climb is both gradual and steady and therefore does not have a great 'walk high, sleep low' profile which makes it potentially more difficult than the Machame or Lemosho routes in terms of acclimatization.

 

There are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills.

Thousands of climbers safely travel this route each year, let alone the Kilimanjaro porters carrying heavy loads.

The total Rongai route distance is approximately 72 kilometers from gate to gate.

If you are concerned about climbing the Great Barranco Wall then this is the route for you!

WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?

 

OUR CLIMBS INCLUDE:

  • Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro Airport 

  • Hotel the night before and after the climb

  • Adequate number of guides, porters, and cooks

  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees

  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) 

  • Sleeping mattress pad, dining tent, sleeping tent 

  • Private toilet tent

  • Crew equipment

  • Adequate guides, porters, and cooks wages

  • Food and purified water during the trek

  • Emergency oxygen

  • AMREF Flying Doctors helicopter rescue

  • 18% VAT

 

OUR CLIMBS EXCLUDE:

  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks

  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel

  • Beverages at the hotel

  • Medical insurance

  • Tanzanian visa

  • Medication

  • Energy drinks & snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks.

  • Personal gear including personal rain gear, trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc

  • National/International flights

  • Anything not mentioned under "Price Includes"

RONGAI ROUTE MAP 
Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Map
RONGAI ROUTE DISTANCE AND ELEVATION IN KILOMETERS
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Hikers starting their hike in the rain forest of Kilimanjaro