The northern Rongai route offers a relatively "easy" climb, a high success rate, a gradual and steady ascent, plus wildlife watching in the wilderness. The main draw of this Kilimanjaro route is the chance to get away from the crowds, so you can enjoy the incredible scenery. The six-day route via Mawenzi Tarn staying in well-staggered camps also means you'll have more time to acclimatize and less risk of altitude sickness.
Although considered to be less scenic than the Lemosho and Machame routes, there are still oases of wilderness, especially on the later days of the hike and the camp beneath Mawenzi Peak is noted as one of the most scenic on the mountain. An additional benefit of the Rongai route is than the northern side of Kilimanjaro tends to be drier, so weather conditions are more favourable for climbing and camping. This is a big plus to consider if you're trekking during Tanzania's wetter seasons.
Ascent Distance: 37.65 Km
Descent Distance:36.75 Km (Marangu Route)
Total Distance: 74.4 Km
No Of People Climbing: 589 Per Year
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Highlight: Less Crowd, Monsoon Route
The Rongai route is the only Kilimanjaro route that approaches the mountainRead More
Whilst there are no official statistics, the average success rate for the seven-dayRead More
Generally calm trail with astounding panoramic perspectives of Kilimanjaro.Read More
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and its severe forms, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HACE) and High
In the rare case when a climber gets ill or seriously injured on Mount Kilimanjaro, a helicopter evacuation may be required.
The most common factor that stops many climbers from reaching the summit is not the fitness required for the hike, but altitude sickness
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