Take the path less traveled and enjoy its serenity!
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CLIMB THE RONGAI ROUTE?
The Rongai Route starts in Nalemoru, located at the remote, northern side of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border.
The hike begins in lush rainforest and continues through a true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then crosses the barren desert saddle, before summiting up Kibo’s eastern crater wall.
The Rongai Route exits via Marangu Gate on the south-east side of Kilimanjaro.
The climb via the Rongai Route is considered to be one of the easier climbs, because it is both gradual and steady. As such it does not have a great 'walk high, sleep low' profile which makes it potentially more difficult than the Machame or Lemosho routes in terms of acclimatization.
There are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills and thousands of climbers safely travel this route each year.
The total Rongai Route distance is approximately 72 kilometers from gate to gate.
If you are concerned about climbing the Great Barranco Wall then this is the route for you!
RONGAI ROUTE DISTANCE AND ELEVATION
KILIMANJARO CLIMATE ZONES
YOUR CLIMB YOUR CHOICE
We offer customized Kilimanjaro climbs which include a choice of climb only, airport pick up-drop off, one night of backpackers, budget, mid-range and 4-star accomodations before and after the climb, and many more personal preferences.
Climbers experiencing a long flight and major time change also have the option of adding extra nights in the hotel to allow their bodies to recuperate and adjust.
6 DAY AND 7 DAY RONGAI ROUTE ITINERARY COMPARISON