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Kilimanjaro Summit - The Rongai Route
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Kilimanjaro - The Rongai Route, Tanzania, Africa

Kilimanjaro Summit - The Rongai Route

10 days | From £1,499 | 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 £1,499 | Guided Group Departures

  • Six-days on the mountain
  • Camp by Mawenzi tarn and towers
  • The most beautiful way to the top
  • Climb one of the world's 'Seven Summits'

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Away from the crowded Marangu and Machame routes, the Rongai approaches from the north and is arguably the easiest route to the top of Africa. Many also consider this the most beautiful way to the summit.

From farmland and forest and up through the Alpine zone, there are stupendous views throughout. Across the lunar desert of the Saddle, the final arduous push brings you to the crater rim from where there are spectacular views of the summits' glaciers and ice cliffs, as well as to the plains of East Africa far below. From the UK to the top of Kilimanjaro and home again, all in 10 days.

If you have time, why not reward yourself with a safari or some rest and relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar - See Kilimanjaro Extensions for details

See below for a map of the trip:

Map of Kilimanjaro - The Rongai Route

*map may not be to scale

SDay 1
Depart UK.
Day 2
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport. Rendezvous at the hotel in Marangu.
Day 3
Travel overland to Rongai; begin trekking along a trail to reach our moorland camp.
Day 4
A steady ascent to 'Second Cave', towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi and tonight's camp near Kikelewa caves.
Day 5
A short but steep climb takes us to our camp at Mawenzi Tarn, with the afternoon free to rest and acclimatise.
Day 6
Walk across the lunar-like desert to Kibo camp. Afternoon acclimatisation.
Day 7
Shortly after midnight we begin the ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro. A descent to Kibo and camp at Horombo.
Day 8
Down, down, down to exit at the Marangu Gate and a well-earned shower at tonight's hotel in Marangu.
Day 9
Depart Marangu.
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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  • Trip grade: D - Strenuous
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Trip code: TKRO
  • Group Size: Min 4, max 12
  • Max Altitude: 5,895m
  • Accommodation: Hotels x 2 nts, camping x 5 nts
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 evening meals inc
  • Departs: January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, December
  • 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
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