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Rongai Route
Travel Style

Travel Style : Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level

Service Level : Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout

Physical Rating

Physical Rating : 5 - Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

12+ Age requirement

Age requirement : 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rongai Route Overview

Ascend Tanzania

Rongai Route is the only route approaches the mountain from the north side from Kenya border. The route has almost same ascending profile like Marangu route.

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route also offers a great exposure to Kilimanjaro wilderness in comparison to the other Kilimanjaro Routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady.

Rongai route offers scenic view traversing through beautiful lush rain forest and unspoiled wilderness. The route is not very crowded and best for those who are seeking for less traffic.

The route is best preferable for those who are looking for ascending Kilimanjaro in rainy season. As staring from the north side of the mountain the route experiences less rain-fall and the trail way stays dry most of the time.

Not only is the exclusive route, Kilimanjaro Rongai Routeis also the easiest Kilimanjaro route and offers a great acclimatizing opportunity. The route offers a good opportunity t witness elephant, bison, eland, and many varieties of bird species.

The route offers a great panoramic view and allows witnessing scenery of 2 sides of Kilimanjaro.

Why To Choose Rongai Route?

Ascend Tanzania


6-7 days trekking

Generally Rongai Route takes around 6 or 7 days to reach the Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. 6 Days Rongai Route is chose by those trekkers who are physically fit and 1 more acclimatize day is advised to those who are new trekkers.

Best Trail To Climb Kilimanjaro Via Rongai Route


Rongai Route is the main course that raises Kilimanjaro from the northern side of Kilimanjaro, along the outskirt among Tanzania and Kenya.

Along this route you can observer an alternate perspective of Kilimanjaro which is encompassed by wild and wild creatures like elephant, bison and eland can be spotted along your trail. Climbers are bound to get clear, an unclouded sight of the mountain on this course.

Because of its remote area, this route course has less traffic when contrasted with different courses on Kilimanjaro. Be that as it may, it is viewed as one of the most straightforward courses with a high achievement rate.

Another explanation behind taking this course is you plummet Kilimanjaro from the Rongai Route course which is on the southern side of the mountain, allowing seeing the two sides of the mountain.

Additionally, the climate on the northern side is drier and trekkers are more averse to go over rain spells on this route. Along this course, you can likewise take assemble treks and with private treks.

Get the Kilimanjaro Packing List and Kilimanjaro Gear Rental for a Successful Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Rongai Route.

Rongai Route Itinerary For Kilimanjaro

Ascend Tanzania

6 Days Rongai Route

82% Success Rate

The Rongai route rises Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the outskirt among Tanzania and Kenya. This route holds a feeling of pristine wild and offers an alternate point of view on Kilimanjaro by moving toward it from the north. The geography of the route does not consider the utilization of the climb high and rest...

Summit Success Chance - Good
Altitude Profile - Excellent
Difficulty - Doable
Scenery - Excellent

6 days

Group Trek Price $1,599

7 Days Rongai Route

88% Success Rate

Our 7 day Rongai Route trek comes nearer from the north and is a standout amongst the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro, which is ideal for those searching for an increasingly untainted wilderness experience. The Rongai Route trek comes closer from the north and is a standout amongst the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro...

Summit Success Chance - Good
Altitude Profile - Poor
Difficulty - Doable
Scenery - Good

7 days

Group Trek Price $1,749

Want To Make Comparison Between Kilimanjaro Routes

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