Mount Nyiragongo is active volcanoe  located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu  to the western  border with Rwanda. Nyiragongo crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls where one is  at about 3,175 m (10,417 ft) while  a lower one is at about 2,975 m (9,760 ft).  The main crater is about two kilometres wide and usually contains a lava lake.  The depth of the lava lake varies considerably. A maximum elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 3,250 m (10,660 ft) prior to the January 1977 eruption – a lake depth of about 600 m (2,000 ft).  Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa's historical volcanic eruptions.  

The hike of Nyiragongo Mounat is devided into five sections: Hikers begin the ascent to Kibati  ranger station at an altitude of 1870m above see lever.and reach the sumit at 3 740m  with 6,5kn each way.