Rongai Route
6 Days

This game is fast gaining popularity and is considered to be one of the easiest route up the mountain. It is the only route starting from the north side of the mountain at Rongai village. The climbing conditions are drier on the mountain and there are spectacular sweeping views over the broad flat Maasai lands. Overnight are spent camping in tents. The summit is reached via the east side of Kibo and descent is via the Marangu route.


Day 1:The climb begins at the village (1950 Masl) through cultivated land before entering the pine forest. Taking 3 – 4 hours the first camp is on the edge of the moorland zone where the forest begins to thin out and overnight at cave camp

Day 2: The morning walk is steady ascent up to 2nd cave at 3450 Masl with superb view of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Pushing up0 to reach the overnight stay camp at 3rd cave 3800 Masl will take 3-4 hours walk.

Day 3.Continue ascending on the East side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4-5 hours to reach Kibo hut for overnight 4700 Masl.

Day 4: Acclimatization at Kibo hut at 4700Masl. The remainder of the day spent in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo hut 4700 Masl.

Day 5. An early for the summit on steep heavy scree to arrival at Gilman’s point at 5681 Masl in time to see the sun rise. To reach the African highest point from Gilman’s point you need 3 hours to Uhuru peak “5895 Masl”. Then discend to Kibo hut for short rest and some refreshment, then continue to descend to Horombo hut for last camping at 3780 Masl.

Day 6: As steady discent through moorland zone to Mandara and wish prest on a good path to Marangu gate at 1820 Masl then transfer to Moshi or Arusha.