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Kilimanjaro Summit - The Rongai Route
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Kilmanjaro Rongai

Kilimanjaro Summit - The Rongai Route

10 days | From £1,399 | Guided Group Departures

Climbing Kilimanjaro involves considerable preparation and training and our specialist consultants can advise on the best way to reach the summit. The Rongai Route will take you via a beautiful route to the top. To check availability, please click the Dates & Prices tab. Or contact one of our trekking consultants. Remember - it can be very cost effective to combine your Kili climb with a safari holiday or an extension to Zanzibar Island.

10 days | From £1,399 | Guided Group Departures

  • Six-days on the mountain
  • Camp by the awesome Mawenzi tarn and towers
  • Shorter route to the summit of Kilimanjaro

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This superb trek retains a sense of wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. The Rongai is our shorter route to the summit and passes through several different climatic zones. Many consider it to be the most beautiful way to the top. Starting in the equatorial forest and home to the stunning Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey, as you ascend extensive views of the plains of Amboseli in Kenya unfold.

You soon leave the vegetation zone behind and reach Mawenzi Tarn, dramatically situated in a cirque beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi itself. The trail then crosses the lunar desert of the Saddle to reach the foot of the Kibo crater wall. A final push takes you to the crater rim at Gillman's Point where you should see the dramatic sunrise. Onwards you reach the true summit of Uhuru Peak to now stand on the "Roof of Africa", passing close to the striking glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy the summit area. From the UK to the top of Kilimanjaro and home again, all in just 9 days - phew!

Add a Wildife Safari or visit exotic Zanzibar - See Kilimanjaro Extensions for details



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Day 1
Depart UK
Day 2
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport. Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marangu.
Day 3
After completing formalities we travel overland to Rongai and the commence our trek. A trail winds it's way through rurality and up through forest inhabited by Colobus monkeys to reach our moorland camp.
Day 4
A steady ascent to 'Second Cave', leaving the main trail after lunch to cross moorland and towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi and tonight's camp near Kikelewa caves.
Day 5
Great views and a sense of wilderness as a short, but steep climb takes us to our camp at Mawenzi Tarn, with the afternoon free to rest and acclimatise.
Day 6
Around 4-5 hours walking across the lunar-like desert between Mawenzi and Kibo to Kibo camp. Afternoon acclimatisation.
Day 7
Shortly after midnight we begin the ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It's long and it's tough. Steeply up over endless volcanic scree the trail reaches Gillman's Point, before an upward slog to the summit at Uhuru Peak. A fast descent to Kibo and then down to camp at Horombo.
Day 8
Down, down, down to exit at the Marangu Gate and a well-earned and no doubt welcome shower at tonight's hotel in Marangu.
Day 9
Depart.
Day 10
Arrive UK.

After climbing Kilimanjaro, add on a Wildlife Safari, or visit exotic Zanzibar. See our Kilimanjaro Extensions page for details

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  • Tour grade: D - Strenuous. Maximum altitude 5895m
  • Tour code: TKRO
  • Group Size: Min 4, max 12
  • Overseas joining point: Marangu
  • important: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements
  • What is included: Accommodation, park fees, most meals, porters, guides, cook, camping equipment.
  • Accommodation: Hotels 2 nts, camping 5 nts
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