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Rongai Route

The Rongai route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, which is also close to the Kenya border. It is also the only route which has lesser crowds. The Kilimanjaro Rongai Route has more slope than other Kilimanjaro routes.

Rongai is the preferred route compared to other routes for those looking for an alternative to other popular Kilimanjaro Routes, for those who would like a more remote Kilimanjaro Climb, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season as the northern circuit has lesser rainfall. The Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route is the dry season

Choose longer days of the trek as your body needs time to adjust with the high altitude acclimatization.

Trekking poles will become your best friend on the harsh trails.

Take it easy and don’t try to rush to the top and always listen to your guide.

Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.

The amount of Oxygen on the top is only 50% as compared to the amount of Oxygen you are used to have. So pay attention to your body signals and inform your guide as soon as possible.

Choose the dry season to experience your trek the most.

If possible avoid taking pills like Diamox. It may show harmful side effects.

Pack the necessary gears and double-check the complete list.

Prepare a ‘Kilimanjaro playlist’ to listen to during your hike which helps to break your mental stress and physical exhaustion.

Rongai Route draws lower traffic and an easier route compared to those on the southern slopes.

The gradual ascent terrain allows great acclimatization opportunities.

The trek is a great opportunity to see diverse vegetation and wide-eyed views especially from higher camps.

Rongai route offers a camping trip.

On Rongai Route, the routes are short and less demanding.

The peak can be reached in 6 days. But 7 days is normally recommended.

On the first day, the trail heads towards the corn and potato fields and then moves through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey. Then the trekking continues through the moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The landscape changes dramatically in the Alpine Desert zone. The unique landscapes offer stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi.

The weather of Kilimanjaro is unpredictable throughout the year. The temperature on the mountain varies widely depending upon the altitude.

June to October to the beginning of March offers the best time to climb the mountain.

Different climatic zones offer different atmospheres. The temperatures and precipitation levels and vegetation drops as hikers move to a high altitude.

As the weather varies, so the hikers should be ready to experience the hot, wet or cold conditions at any time while on the mountain.

The Rongai Route Success Rate is 80% to 85% with a standard Rongai route 6 days itinerary and it has 90% success rate with Rongai route 7 days itinerary.

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* Rongai is the only route approaching Kilimanjaro from the northern part.

* The trail is calm with panoramic views of nature.

* The summit achievement rate is high

* The route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike steeper paths

* The drive is lengthy from the starting point.

* If compared to other routes, Rongai offers less scenic views.

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