8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing| Rongai Route

Kilimanjaro climb Rongai route is the only route on the north eastern part of the mountain. This route is gaining in popularity, because it is the second easiest after Marangu. It also has amazing wilderness conditions. The Rongai Route is recommended for climbers who want to avoid the huge numbers of climbers on other routes. This route can be started from either the Tanzanian or the Kenyan side of the mountain and can be achieved in 6 days.  Rongai Route is only used to climb up the mountain. On its final stage it joins up with the Marangu Route, which is also the ascending route. This route has lots of caves, which are partly also used as overnight accommodations.

The Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness. It also offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.Kilimanjaro climb Rongai route

Mt. Kilimanjaro can be climbed any time of the year but there are two rainy seasons. That is late March to mid June and November. The best months are December, January to March and July to October usually dry and minimum clouds.

Physical Conditioning to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Tours

Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 ft. is an extreme, high altitude climb and is perhaps the most underestimated of the seven summits. You should be comfortable walking four to eight hours per day. Summit day is the most demanding portion of the climb. It typically involves eight hours for the ascent and six to seven hours for the descent. Our expeditions require strength and endurance. Being in sound physical condition is the single most important aspect for climbers to maximize their climbing potential. The better your physical condition, the more likely you are to perform well and have an enjoyable experience. The most frequent comment we have received over the years is that climbers have underestimated the fitness level needed to fully enjoy their trip. Additionally, inadequate fitness will affect the atmosphere, pace and overall enjoyment of the climb for all participants. We highly recommend checking with your physician before undertaking any strenuous activity.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Rongai Route/Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro routes and tours/ Acclimatization day and successful trek to the summit
  • Arrival – Arusha
  • Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves Camp (2600m)
  • 1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m)
  • Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)
  • Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)
  • SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo Hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m)
  • Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
  • Departure
Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro

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