Days to complete: Minimum six days
The remote Rongai route begins on the Kenyan side of the mountain and runs on the dry northeast side of the Kilimanjaro. It takes a long drive to get to the starting point. It is the only route that approaches from the north and can be drier than most routes if you hike during the rainy season. The acclimatisation profile is fair.
The route is less crowded, moderately steep, crosses a beautiful alpine desert zone and allow for good views towards Kenya and the Kibo summit. On this route you return via the Marangu Route.
Private climbs on this route