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Embark on an exhilarating journey up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route, a six-day expedition that promises breathtaking views and unforgettable adventures. As you ascend through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, each day offers a new perspective of this majestic peak. Experienced guides lead the way, sharing their expertise and local knowledge, ensuring a safe and enriching climb. This route, known for its tranquility and scenic beauty, culminates in reaching the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, a triumph that marks an unparalleled achievement in your travel repertoire.

Choose the Rongai Route with us and experience the thrill of conquering Kilimanjaro while immersing yourself in its natural wonders. Our commitment to quality and safety ensures that your journey is not only remarkable but also transformative, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.


Our driver will meet you at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and take you to your hotel in Moshi. Do not worry if you are slow clearing customs, our driver will be waiting for as long as necessary. After you settle in at your hotel, we will go through an equipment check with you. If any items are lacking, they can be rented at this time. Your guide will meet you for a thorough pre-climb briefing where all questions will be answered. For night time arrivals these things can be done the early the next morning.

  • Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes drive to Moshi
  • Meals: None

After breakfast at your hotel our vehicle will pck you up at your hotel for the drive to the charming village of Nale Moru. On your way to the trail, you’ll stop at the Marangu Gate to complete the registration forms, then your hike begins. This path is drier than some of the other routes, so you’ll be quite comfortable as you hike through fields and a pine forest. You’ll break through the trees when you arrive at Simba Camp and enjoy expansive views of the Kenyan plains.

  • Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (2,650m / 8,695’)
  • Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 6 km, 652m of elevation gain
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning you’ll trek through the heather of the moorland and up to Second Cave Camp. This is your stop for the night, so you can enjoy the stunning view of Kibo Peak and the eastern ice fields.

  • Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3450m / 11,318’)
  • Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 6 km, time, km, 800m of elevation gain
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Leaving the beautiful Shira Plateau behind, you’ll continue your trek upwards. Grab your camera as you approach the Lava Tower and keep it handy for the scenic view of Mount Kibo at the end of the day. The trail will help you get acclimatized to the elevation as it brings you up over 4500m for the first time on this trek. Not to worry, you’ll have an elevation break tonight at camp, as Barranco Camp sits only slightly higher than where you were last night.

  • Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,983m / 13,067ft)
  • Distance: 5-6 hours, 10 km, 863m of ascent, 646m of descent
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Today you’re crossing the rocky alpine desert towards Kibo. Its snowy crater wall will be looming above you when you arrive at Kibo Hut Camp. Dinner will be served early so you can squeeze in as many hours of sleep as you can. Tomorrow will be an early morning and a long day!

  • Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (4,703m / 15,430’)
  • Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 5 km, 870m of elevation gain
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Have your warm layers and your headlamp ready, it will still be dark and cold when you leave your tent around midnight. It’s a challenging hike through heavy scree or snow all the way to Gilman’s Point. As dawn breaks, you’ll begin your final push to the top of Uhuru Peak. When you’ve celebrated climbing the tallest mountain in Africa, it’s time to take some photos and start the hike down. Your day is only halfway over, as it’s a long way down to Horombo Camp.

  • Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,720m / 12,303’)
  • Distance: 12 to 16 hours, 21 km, 1195m of ascent and 2175m of descent
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Today you’ll be descending from the arid alpine desert through the familiar moorland and into the forest. The trail will be dramatically different from the one you experienced on your first day, as now you’re in the rainforest. It can be wet and very muddy on the last section of trail, so be prepared. You may catch a glimpse of some monkeys if you keep your eyes on the trees. After you’ve collected your summit certificate at Marangu Gate your Gladys Adventure driver will be waiting to drive you back to our office. Here you will be presented with your climb certificate and you can tip your crew and say your farewell to them.

  • Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi (included in your climb package)
  • Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 20 km, 2000m of descent
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Breakfast at the hotel is included in the climb package. Our driver will be available at any time to take you to Kilimanjaro Airport. If you have booked a safari, we typically will leave just after breakfast. Checkout time at the hotel is 10am. If you have a flight departing later in the day, we will try to obtain a late checkout for you or arrange for a day room if you desire.

  • Travel Time: 45 minutes drive to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Meals: Breakfast


We do not compromise on safety and quality, so our prices are not the cheapest. However, it is also not as high as other companies. We take great pride in the value for money we provide to every customer.

The per person prices below are based on the number of people booking the trip together.

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