Experience of Mount Trekking
About Rongai Route
Rongai is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the Kenyan side of the mountain in the north.
In spite of the fact that picking up prevalence among climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the favored route for those searching for an option to the swarmed Marangu route, for the individuals who might want a progressively remote hike, and for the individuals who are climbing amid the stormy season. The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.
Height : 5,895 m(19,341 ft)
Distance : 74.4 Km
Per Year Trekking : 589
Timing : 8-9 days
Success Rate : 80%
Highlights : Monsoon Route
Simple" trek with great acclimatization and a high achievement rate due to the gentle rising on the route.
Access from the north side, which might be useful amid the blustery season.
Fewer individuals than on the Machame and Marangu routes.
With 35% climbers, Rongai is the second most popular route on Kilimanjaro.
It is comparatively the easiest route on Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Weather & Climate :
Rongai Route will take you through the muggy rainforests at the inclines and as you trek ahead you will feel the whimsical temperatures of the heather moorlands where the day heat sears the skin and night cold makes you twist up. Next up is the desert-like condition of the Saddle where the outrageous temperatures are intensified by overwhelming breezes and for the peak, at Uhuru, you will have the dreamlike sentiment of having trekked to Antarctica.
Success Rate :
Our recommended operators state that the 7 day itinerary has an 80% summit success rate whilst the 6 day route has a 65% success rate. It has a moderate success rate with 80% success rate.