6 Days Rongai Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour


Apr 23, 2022 - Dec 31, 2032
Group size: 1 - 25
6 Days Rongai Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour

Apr 23, 2022 - Dec 31, 2032
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. Descent is made via the Marangu route. TANZANIA ROYAL TOUR CO LTD CO L.T.D offers Rongai as a seven day group climb or a six or seven private climb. The six day variation does not have an acclimatization day on day four at Mawenzi Tarn.

What’s included

  • Trekking tou
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Personal porter
  • Professional Cook
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfers as indicated
  • sleeping mattress
  • camping furniture
  • National park fees
  • Environmental fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Flights
  • Meals not indicated
  • Beverages
  • Visa
  • tips to the crew
  • personal expenses
  • travel insurance
  • Personal Equipments
  • Private Toilet


DAY 1 -Rongai Gate
Rongai Gate–Rongai Cave(6 Days Rongai Route – Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour)

 Rongai Gate to Rongai Cave

Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft

Distance: 8 km/5 miles

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

We drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey 

Your Organizer

TANZANIA ROYAL TOURS AND SAFARIS: Is one of the Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour Operators located in Tanzania, We run amazing high-quality tours around Tanzania. With us you can climb Mt Kilimanjaro, go on a wildlife safari (Tanzania Serengeti Migration & Tanzania Big-5 Safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara, Tanzania Day/cultural Tours/Trips) and enjoy a beach vacation on the paradise islands like Mafia, Zanzibar and other Islands on the shores of East Africa. Our office is located in Moshi town.