The Rongai Route is the only Mount Kilimanjaro Route which approaches the summit from the north, near the border of Tanzania with Kenya. Although this route receives less travelers, it is beginning to gain popularity among hikers on the Kilimanjaro.  For climbers looking for an alternative to the Marangu Route, one that will offer you a more remote climb and one where you can hike even in the wet season, well, the Rongai Route is the best alternative. This route is moderately challenging but best recommended for those with experience

Unlike the western routes which offer a much more varied scenery, the Rongai Route doesn’t offer much to see but rather goes through the most remote wildernesses offering a very unique experience. The decent on this route is made along the Marangu Route.

The Rongai Route can be completed in six or seven days hike. The Seven days itinerary includes an additional day at Mawenzi Tarn for acclimatization on the fourth day.

Choose your Mount Kilimanjaro Route

Machame Route

Machame Route

At Kilimanjaro Trails we offer Mount Kilimanjaro climbing through the Machame
machame Route

Marangu Route

Also known as the Coca-Cola route, this is the easiest route of all Kilimanjaro trails
Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

This is a fairly new route on the mountain and it is greatly recommended by operators.
Northern Circuit Route

Northern Circuit Route

Climbers having ample time for this trek should actually think of taking
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

The only route that approached the summit from the north, close to Kenyan border
umbwe route

Umbwe Route

This is the most challenging route on mountain Kilimanjaro.