The Rongai route offers the opportunity to witness the Mawenzi volcano, the second highest peak of Kilimanjaro, and the magnificent saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo Peak. This Rongai Trailhead is Kilimanjaro’s only route from the north side, and is used by few trekkers. Due to the rugged terrain and the very limited acclimatization time, fitness plays a huge role in the enjoyment and success of this trek. There are beautiful vegetation and scenery, due to the rising terrain and decrease in precipitation. There will be mountain tents and mess tents.