The Rongai route on Kilimanjaro
The Rongai route is the only route that ascends the northern slope of Kilimanjaro. It's a quieter route, and offers some amazing views. We discuss the pros and cons of the Rongai to help you decide if it's the right route for you.
Quick facts on the Rongai
Follow Alice's opinion of the route
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
Rongai route elevation in profile
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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