Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

  • Kili Climb Rongai Route
  • Kili Climb Rongai Route

This is probably the best route up Kilimanjaro because of climbing from the northern side of the Mountain viewing Amboseli National Park from the far angle. This route is less crowded.

Day 1: Depart from Moshi to Rongai forest station and then proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, registration formalities are done at the Marangu gate. After there you start climbing through rainy forest and Moorland to the first Cave for overnight stay.

Day 2: After breakfast, you proceed to Cave II for overnight stay.

Day 3: After breakfast you start trekking to Outward Bound School Hut through the path, which leads towards a point on the Saddle. You will pass "Bread Rock" after about 1.5 hours. The track then divides, to the right is the Outward Bound School Hut. Dinner and overnight there.

Day 4: To reach the Summit you start early at about 0100 hours. After about 5 hours you reach Gilman's point 5,680m, from here you have another couple of hours to get to Kibo Peak (Uhuru peak 5,896m) the top roof of Africa. After a short rest and few Photographs, you descend to Horombo Hut for overnight stay.

Day 5: After breakfast you descend to Marangu Gate for certificate award