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This route is considered by many as the easiest route to reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route ascends from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya and offers a different perspective due to its unspoilt wilderness and natural beauty.


Day 1

First Caves Camp (2600m)

Hiking: 5h In the morning, we will head to Marangu Park gate to register before commencing our hike on the Rongai trail through rainforests towards the first camp of the journey.

Day 2

Kikelewa Cave (3600m)

Hiking time: 7h We continue our journey across moorlands towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route before reaching Kikelwa Cave. The views start to open up and offer a great view of the water streams below inside the cave.

Day 3

Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)

Hiking time: 4h On Day 4, we will walk towards the jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi and camp at Mawenzi Tarn Camp. It is a short but steep climb and offers stunning views of the wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before we reach our next camp at Mawenzi.

Day 4

Kibo Hut (4700m)

Hiking time: 5h We will cross a dessert area known as The Saddle, situated between Mawenzi and Kibo towards Kibo Hut and make our final preparations and rest before commencing our hike towards the Summit.

Day 5

Uhuru Peak (5895m)

Hiking time: 14h We commence our climb to the Summit at around midnight. Most of the journey follows a path of steep scree towards Gilman’s Point on the Crater Rim and is considered the most difficult part of the journey. We will then descend to camp for lunch and a short rest before continuing on to Horombo Hut.

Day 6

Marangu Gate (1980m)

Hiking time: 6h On our final day, we will leave Horombo Hut, heading towards the Marangu Gate and head back towards Arusha.


  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged

  • Sleeping Mats

  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters

  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain

  • Filtered water throughout the trek

  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)Filtered water throughout the trek


  • Flights

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Laundry Services

  • Tips to mountain crew

  • Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:

  • Guide $15 – $20/guide/day

  • Cook $10 – $15/day

  • Porters $8 – $10/porter/day

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