Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

04/05/2020 through 12/09/2021
04/05/2020 through 12/12/2021
Intrepid Travel

Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

Tackle Mt Kilimanjaro via the quiet wilderness of the Rongai Route on this eight-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Approach the striking mountain from the north for the opportunity to see mountainside animals like monkeys and even the occasional elephant. Traverse through rich forests along the north-eastern side, then trek to the summit at dawn for a spectacular sunrise. With an expert crew of local porters, guides and cooks, you’re in capable hands for a hike that promises to be unforgettable.


  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Trek Briefing
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Complimentary equipment hire (sleeping bag and walking poles) – must be requested at time of booking
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Services of experienced English speaking mountain guides (first-aid qualified) cooks and porters (a minimum of 1 guide to every 2)
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, tented camps with toilet tent & rescue services (6 days)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Porterage of 1 bag (9kg/20lb max)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Return transfers from hotel to park gate
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – Emergency oxygen and comprehensive first aid kits
  • Rongai – Kilimanjaro Porters Assitance Project


  • The Rongai Route approaches from the north and offers a unique perspective on Kilimanjaro, as well as being the quietest of all the routes.
  • Experience the incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro – the ultimate reward for conquering Africa’s premier peak.
  • Hike through the dense greenery of Mt Kilimanjaro’s foothills, spotting native creatures and wildflowers along the way.
  • Witness the jagged beauty of the Mawenzi cirque during a hike through high-altitude desert, then camp by a lake that lies beneath the 5149-metre peaks.
  • We are an official partner of IMEC’s Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), which means while your crew is looking out for you, we’re looking out for them.


Day 1 Marangu
Day 2 Simba Camp
Day 3 Kikelewa Caves
Day 4 Mawenzi Tarn
Day 5 Kibo Camp/Uhuru Peak
Day 6 Uhuru Peak/Horombo Camp
Day 7 Marangu
Day 8 Marangu

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