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Kilimanjaro National Park - Rongai Gate

The serene start of Rongai Route's ascent to Kilimanjaro's summit.

Tanzania
Location
Dry Seasons
Best Time to Visit
1,950 m
Altitude

About Kilimanjaro National Park - Rongai Gate

Rongai Gate is the beginning of the Rongai Route, the only northern approach to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This route is known for its more gentle gradient and the remote and scenic beauty it offers climbers, with less foot traffic compared to other routes. Starting from the gate, trekkers embark on a journey through diverse ecosystems, from the Nale...

When to go

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Seasons

July - October
January - March
Best time to go
Optimal weather and visibility for summiting.
June - October
December - March
High Season
Clear, dry days ideal for climbing.
April - June
March - May
Low Season
Heavy rainfall makes the routes slippery and challenging.
November - November
Shoulder Season
Short rains can occur, but the mountain is less crowded.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbers should ensure they're in good physical health and consult a doctor before attempting the climb. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever are recommended, along with routine vaccinations.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Rongai Gate is accessed from the town of Moshi, with climbers often flying into Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transport can be arranged with climbing operators to the gate.
Getting Around
Climbing Kilimanjaro is strictly on foot, with porter services available through licensed operators to carry gear and supplies.
Visas
Tanzania requires visas for most travelers, which can be obtained on arrival or in advance from Tanzanian consulates. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months' validity.
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