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The Rongai route is for climbers who want a more remote climb away from the crowds and are interested in seeing both sides of the mountain.
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The hike was super challenging for me because I suffered from pretty bad altitude sickness, but our team did everything they could to make me feel comfortable.
Rongai route overview
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7-day Rongai route itinerary
The Rongai route is the only Kilimanjaro route that approaches the summit from the northern side of the mountain.
Day 1: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp
Day 2: Simba Camp to Second Cave
Day 3: Second Cave to Kikelelwa Cave
Day 4: Kikelelwa Cave to Mawenzi Tarn Hut
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Part 1 | Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Part 2 | Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
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