7 Days 6 Nights Rongai Route
Tour Type
Adventure Tour
Group Size
1- 10 People
Tour Guide
2 People
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Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company – Unlocking Kilimanjaro’s Majesty

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Rongai Route

Unlocking Kilimanjaro’s Majesty

 Rongai Route: Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company. Discover the unique trekking trail to Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit, offering unspoiled wilderness and tranquility. Choose a less crowded and more peaceful trekking experience, immersing yourself in the beauty of Africa’s highest peak.


Welcome to the gateway of adventure with Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company. In this comprehensive guide, we unravel the mystique of the Rongai Route, a path less traveled to Mount Kilimanjaro’s majestic summit. Join us on a journey through unspoiled wilderness, low crowds, and the promise of an unparalleled trekking experience.

Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company – Your Key to Kilimanjaro

The Unique Approach from the North

Embarking on the Rongai Route means starting your Kilimanjaro ascent from the northern frontier, near the Kenyan border. This unique approach sets the stage for a trekking experience that diverges from the conventional, promising a distinctive adventure.

Unveiling Kilimanjaro’s Hidden Gem

Known for its unspoiled wilderness, the Rongai Route offers trekkers a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the untouched beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. The promise of low crowds amplifies the sense of solitude, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a remote and peaceful trek.

The Journey: Six to Seven Days of Trekking Bliss

A Gradual Slope to the Summit

Covering approximately 72 kilometers (44 miles), the Rongai Route unfolds over six to seven days, presenting a more gradual slope compared to other popular routes. This characteristic makes it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced trekkers, ensuring a challenging yet achievable ascent.

Wildlife Encounters Along the Trail

As you traverse remote areas of the mountain, the Rongai Route introduces you to Kilimanjaro’s vibrant wildlife. Catch glimpses of antelope gracefully navigating the terrain, marvel at the majestic presence of elephants, and witness the rugged beauty of buffalos. It’s not just a trek; it’s a wildlife extravaganza.

Why Choose Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company?

Escape the Crowds, Embrace Tranquility

For those yearning for a less crowded and more peaceful trekking experience, Rongai Route stands as the ultimate choice. The unique approach from the north ensures a quieter journey, allowing you to connect with nature and relish the serenity of Kilimanjaro’s unspoiled landscapes.

Expertise and Trust: Your Kilimanjaro Companion

Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company is your companion in conquering Kilimanjaro. With a focus on expertise, authority, and trust, this trekking company ensures a seamless and unforgettable experience. Benefit from their in-depth knowledge and commitment to making your journey extraordinary.

FAQs: Your Guide to Rongai Route

Q: Is the Rongai Route suitable for beginners? Absolutely! The gradual slope and well-paced itinerary make Rongai Route accessible for beginners, offering a rewarding trekking experience.

Q: What wildlife can I expect to see on the Rongai Route? The trail presents opportunities to encounter antelope, elephants, and buffalos, adding a wildlife dimension to your Kilimanjaro trek.

Q: How is Rongai Route different from other Kilimanjaro routes? Rongai Route’s unique approach from the north and focus on unspoiled wilderness distinguish it, providing trekkers with a distinct and less crowded experience.

Q: Are there facilities along the route for trekkers? Yes, Rongai Route ensures essential facilities for trekkers, including campsites and amenities, ensuring a comfortable journey.

Q: What is the best time to trek the Rongai Route? The optimal trekking seasons are from January to March and June to October when weather conditions are favorable for a memorable experience.

Q: Can I book the Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company for a personalized trekking experience? Certainly! The company offers personalized packages, tailoring your journey to match your preferences and ensuring a bespoke adventure.


In conclusion, the Rongai Route, guided by East Africa Travel Company, beckons trekkers to a unique and less-explored path to Kilimanjaro’s summit. Unveil the beauty of Africa’s highest peak, witness wildlife in its natural habitat, and embrace tranquility amidst unspoiled landscapes. Choose Rongai Route: East Africa Travel Company for a trek that transcends the ordinary and becomes a journey of a lifetime.

Destination Mt Kilimanjaro
Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Departure Time Yes Require
Included Park entry fees; Camping fees; Transportation to and from the Kilimanjaro gate;  Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees 18%; VAT on tour fees; services 4-season mountain tents; Friendly and professional mountain guides; cooks;  and porters 3; hot meals daily while on the mountain; Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek; Hot water for washing; Fair wages for the mountain crew; Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) Government taxes;  Oximeter; Sleeping mattress; Quality mess tents with tables and chairs Emergency first-aid kit; Visa – MasterCard 3.5%
Excluded Airfare; Tips for porters, Guides, Cooks, and Assistant Guide; Flights; Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro; Tips to the mountain staff; Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
Hike to Kilimanjaro


 7K /4.3MI | 3-4 HRS | RAINFOREST Elevation: 1997m/6552ft to 2635m/8645ft Altitude gained: 638m

Departing from Moshi a 4-5 hour drive will take you through the coffee plantations and Village of Nale Muru to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate.
We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead.
Enjoy the beautiful wooded scenery, and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife you are likely to see.
Simba camp sits near the first cave at the edge of the moorland zone with spectacular views of the plains of Kenya.

 5.8KM/3.6MI | 5-6HRS | MOORLAND Elevation: 2635m/8645ft to 3487m/11440ft Altitude gained: 852m

After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, we continue along the moorland terrain on a consistent ascending path.
You will catch some terrific views of Kibo and get your first glimpse of the ice fields on the Eastern crater rim.
The small shrubs of the moorland became thinner as you approve the Second Cave. Temperatures begin to drop.

5.95KM/3.7MI | 2-3HRS | SEMI DESERT Elevation: 3487m/11,440ft to 3675m/12057ft Altitude gained: 188m

After breakfast and packing, you continue your steady ascent across the Moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi.
This relatively short hiking day brings you closer to the Easter ice fields, continually drawing your attention to their beauty.
Pay attention to your body and keep your guide informed of any signs of altitude sickness.

3.75KM/2.3MI | 3-4HRS | SEMI DESERT Elevation: 3487m/11440ft to 4302m/14114ft Altitude gained: 627m

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb views.
Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn, spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi.
The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization.
If you are spending an extra day on the mountain, you will camp for two nights here. You can hike up and around Mawenzi for your acclimatization hike.

 8.9KM /5MI | 4-5HRS | ALPINE DESERT Elevation: 4302m/14,114ft to 4714m/15,466ft Altitude gained: 412m

Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall.
The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent on Summit Night.

 15.75KM /9.8MI DOWN | 5-6HRS | GLACIERS, SNOW CAPPED SUMMIT Elevation: 4302m/14,114ft to 5895m/19,341ft Altitude gained: 721m Descent to 3721m/12,208ft Altitude lost: 2174m

Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead.
With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.
From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way. Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa! After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment.
We begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain.
Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Mweka Camp.

20KM/12.5MI |6-7HRS | RAINFOREST Elevation: 3721m/12,208 to 1905m/6250ft Altitude lost: 1816m

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down stopping at the Mandara Huts for lunch.
Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. You return back to the Marangu Park Gate and receive your summit certificates.
As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.
From the gate, a vehicle will meet you to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 45 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! Overnight Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel 4 stars B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar.
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