The picturesque Rongai route is the only route on the drier north side of Kilimanjaro

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

The Rongai route is the only route from the north side of the mountain, which tends to be drier than the south.

It's a relatively quiet route with good opportunities to spot wildlife as we ascend, and which gives incredible views of Mawenzi (second highest peak on Kilimanjaro). Rongai has a gradual ascent in terms of terrain, which allows for excellent acclimatisation compared to other routes.

We also include an additional day of acclimatisation on Day 5 so you can enjoy the stunning scenery from Mawenzi camp.

We will camp in tents (two people per tent). We'll trek for five days, ascending through the forest onto heathland, before approaching the summit from the NNE side of the mountain.

After summiting, we descend to Horombo Camp the same day.

The following day (Day 8) we descend to Marangu Gate.