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Climb Kilimanjaro via
Rongai route – 6 Days


Lemosho Route

Embark on a 6-day ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro via the less-traveled Rongai Route. Journey through lush rainforests, expansive moorlands, and alpine deserts, experiencing the diverse ecosystems of Africa’s highest peak. With a carefully crafted itinerary for optimal acclimatization, reach Uhuru Peak, the summit, and descend via the scenic Marangu Route. This exclusive trek offers tranquility, diverse landscapes, and a heightened chance of success. Stand atop Uhuru Peak, savoring panoramic views and forging memories on this unforgettable African adventure.


  • Unique Pathway: The Rongai Route offers a distinct approach, providing a sense of exclusivity and tranquility.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Traverse rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts, witnessing Kilimanjaro’s varied ecosystems.
  • Acclimatization: The 6-day itinerary allows for gradual acclimatization, increasing the chances of a successful summit.
  • Uhuru Peak: Stand atop the “Roof of Africa” and savor the breathtaking views as you conquer Uhuru Peak.
  • Memorable Descent: Descend via the Marangu Route, adding diversity to your experience.
Explore the scenic beauty of the kilimanjaro rongai route, captured in this breathtaking photograph showcasing the iconic landscapes of this renowned trekking trail.

Embark on this 6-day Kilimanjaro expedition via the Rongai Route, where every step is a testament to resilience, camaraderie, and the awe-inspiring beauty of East Africa.


Tour duration: 6Days

Destinations Visited

Day by Day


Day 1: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

Start your trek at Rongai Gate, passing through farmland and pine forest. The trek is a gentle ascent with beautiful views of the Amboseli plains and Kilimanjaro. Reach Simba Camp, your first overnight stop.

  • Altitude: Rongai Gate (1,950m) to Simba Camp (2,600m)

Trek through the moorland zone, enjoying expansive views. Pass the Second Cave en route to your next campsite.

  • Altitude: Simba Camp (2,600m) to Second Cave (3,450m)

Ascend through the alpine desert zone, taking in stunning vistas. The Kibo Massif comes into view as you approach Kikelewa Cave.

  • Altitude: Second Cave (3,450m) to Kikelewa Cave (3,600m)

Continue through the alpine desert, with Mawenzi Peak dominating the skyline. Arrive at Mawenzi Tarn for a picturesque campsite.

  • Altitude: Kikelewa Cave (3,600m) to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m)

Ascend to Kibo Hut, the base for your summit attempt. The landscape becomes more lunar as you approach the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo.

  • Altitude: Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m) to Kibo Hut (4,700m)

Start your summit attempt in the early hours, reaching Gillman’s Point at sunrise. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Horombo Hut for the night.

  • Altitude: Kibo Hut (4,700m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and descent to Horombo Hut (3,720m)

This 6-day itinerary provides a challenging yet rewarding experience to summit Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route. Keep in mind that altitude-related challenges can vary among climbers, and acclimatization is crucial for a successful climb.


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