Rongai Route

Rongai Route

Overview

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.

Rongai Route

In spite of the fact that the landscape isn't as differed as to the western routes, Rongai compensates for this by going through obvious wild zones for a considerable length of time before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. This route drops down the Marangu route. Rongai is a modestly difficult route and is profoundly prescribed, particularly for those with less hiking background.

Rongai's Landscape

The Rongai route is prominently known for being one of the less picturesque Kilimanjaro routes. However, this chiefly applies to the very beginning of your consent, whereas opposed to going through the thick rainforest you go through the open nation and pristine wild. Also, if the rainforest is something you are unquestionably enthusiastic about encountering, not to stress! You trek through this on your plummet. So you're not really passing up anything truly. Moreover, in light of the fact that the northern side of the mountain is less inclined to precipitation, you are bound to get clear, unclouded perspectives on the mountain en route.

Rongai Route's Difficulty Level

No Kilimanjaro climb is simple, so it very well may be an extreme inquiry to reply. What makes a Kilimanjaro climb 'hard' can be different for everybody. As generally speaking, the Rongai route is viewed as a moderately simple climb. It's level profile and delicate slope imply that it could be viewed as even more a long hike. What makes the Rongai route hard is the acclimatization profile, with fewer chances to climb high rest low.

  • Distance: 74.4 Km
  • Timing: 5-7 days
  • Per Year Climbing: 589
  • Success Rate: 80%
  • Highlights: Monsoon Route

Routes Information

General Info

  • With 35% climbers, Rongai is the second most popular route on Kilimanjaro
  • It is comparatively the easiest route on Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Due to its short trekking duration, it relatively cheaper
  • Rongai Route’s landscape is good

Why choose

  • "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

Weather

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

Rongairoute has a moderate success rate with 80% success rate.

Rongai Route

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Rongai Route

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