The six-day Rongai Route is the only route up the north-eastern part of the mountain. Second to the Marangu Route in terms of difficulty, this path is also gaining popularity due to the stunning and unique wilderness conditions it features. You spend several days hiking through the true wilderness before joining up with the Marangu Route at Kibo Camp.
Caves along the way offer an opportunity to overnight in a completely unique fashion, and the route is a popular choice for those wanting to avoid the Marangu crowds.
The Rongai Route takes six days.
At a glance
• Approaches from the northeastern part of the mountain
• Descends via Marangu route
• Offers true wilderness experience during the first days of the climb as spotting large wildlife like antelopes and elephants is highly possible
• Trek starts on a flatter surface during the first few days
• Considered a good alternative (with lesser crowds) to the Marangu route
• Trek length: 6 or 7 days
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