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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

Trekking + walking
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Tour details
Destinations: Mount Kilimanjaro
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2658
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Your chance to
Trek Africa's highest mountain
At a glance
2 nights comfortable en suite hotels, 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided
Trek Africa's highest mountain on a much less crowded route compared to the Marangu and Machame trails
With its gentle gradient and sense of unspoilt wilderness, the Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and is less crowded than the most popular trails. We trek through farmlands, forest and alpine moorlands as we approach the beautiful summit cone. This route allows an extra day for acclimatisation under the imposing spires of Mawenzi, before the arduous final ascent. The final climb begins in darkness but our reward is an incomparable dawn vista over the sweeping East African plains.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:
Day 26.9km/4.3miles
Day 315.3km/9.5miles
Day 48.3km/5.2miles
Day 510.1km/6.3miles
Day 69.5km/5.9miles
Day 721.9km/13.6miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 12km/7.4miles walking per day
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain
Day 1
Start Marangu.

Day 2
Begin ascent through Rongai Forest (2600m).

Day 3
Climb to Kikelewa moorland (3600m).

Day 4
Steady ascent beneath Mawenzi (4330m); afternoon acclimatisation.

Day 5
Cross lunar desert of the 'Saddle' to Kibo, at the bottom of summit cone (4750m).

Day 6
Early start to reach Gillman's Point in time for sunrise over the crater rim; on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa (5895m). Descend to Horombo (3720m).

Day 7
Continue descent to Mandara and Marangu.

Day 8
End Marangu.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.
What's included
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance
Accommodation details
Hotels & Camping
2 nights comfortable en suite hotels, 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided.

During the climb you will have 5 nights of full-service camping, with a private toilet tent. There is a large communal tent, which is used for dining and at other times in the event of inclement weather Limited single accommodation is available and includes a single tent as well as the hotel nights. We can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip.
These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes
DatePrice excl. flights (pp) from
Thu 18 Aug 16 - Thu 25 Aug 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,245
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,245
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,245
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 24 Sep 16

Solo departure

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,245
Sat 01 Oct 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,405
Sat 15 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,405
Sat 10 Dec 16 - Sat 17 Dec 16

Full Moon departure

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,165
Sat 21 Jan 17 - Sat 28 Jan 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Sat 11 Feb 17 - Sat 18 Feb 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Sat 25 Feb 17 - Sat 04 Mar 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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