Kilimanjaro Group Climb - Rongai Route
View of Mt Meru from Kilimanjaro  
Camp On The Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro  
Mawenzi Camp  
Porters Crossing The Saddle on Kilimanjaro on Route To Kibo Hut, The Final Camp Before The Summit  
Uhuru Peak  
Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro  
8 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2445 - £2860

Tour Highlights

  • Quieter Less Travelled Route
  • Unspoilt Wilderness
  • Spectacular Views of Tanzania and Kenya's Plains
  • Sense of Achievement
  • Optional Zanzibar Beach Extension
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Kilimanjaro Group Climb - Rongai Route

Tanzania

Anyone that attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has their own personal reasons for embarking on this incredible adventure. Some choose to climb Africa's highest mountain for a personal challenge, some to raise funds for a charity of their choice.

We recommend the Rongai route, not only is it the 'easiest' quality route on the mountain (although that really is a figure of speech, all the climbs are tough!) it is also very quiet compared to the Machame or Marangu routes, which now account for over 70% of all traffic between them.

The Rongai route is a good wilderness climb and especially well suited to climbers who would not consider themselves to be super-fit.

Safety is a major concern for many on the mountain and we NEVER compormise. With a ratio of one senior guide and one knowledgeable and qualified guide to every 2 climbers, together with a porter for each climber ensures that if you are a bit slower than the rest or get ill and have to descend, a guide will always be with you. Porter welfare is also paramount and as such strict controls are in place to ensure that their wellbeing is catered for.

The porters are paid in excess of the average wage and are regularly required to demonstrate that they have appropriate equipment and clothing for the climb and are never exploited in anyway. We enforce a very strict luggage weight allowance for his reason. All the climbs are accompanied with a medical kit, stretcher and an Altox emergency oxygen system as an additional safety measure. After you have conquered Mount Kilimanjaro why not wind down with a few days on safari nearby in Northern Tanzania or extend your stay at the beach on the exotic island of Zanzibar (optional packages available)

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Day 1
Day 1
Marangu
On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met and transferred overland to the small town of Marangu, where you overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, continental breakfast and breakfast included.

Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort is a modern tourist hotel only a few kilometres away from the national park gate. It is a good base from which to commence your climb. There is a swimming pool and a garden, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Bar snacks are served throughout the day and there is a restaurant for full meals.
Day 2
Day 2
Rongai One Camp (2,600m)
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. [3-4 hours walking]
Day 3
Day 3
Kikelelwa Camp (3,600m)
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m) [6-7 hours walking]
Day 4
Day 4
Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4,330m)
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m) [6-7 hours walking]
Day 5
Day 5
Kibo Hut (4,700m)
We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! [5-6 hours walking]
Day 6
Day 6
Uhuru Peak (5,895m)
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m). [11-15 hours walking]
Day 7
Day 7
Marangu Gate
A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m). [5-6 hours walking]
Day 8
After breakfast, you will be transferred overland to Kilimanjaro airport to continue your holiday or begin the journey home.

Pricing Information & Dates

8 day tour, from £2445 - £2860 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Itinerary Dates From Price
21 Aug 2016
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05 Dec 2016
£2445
11 Dec 2016
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19 Dec 2016
£2860
12 Jun 2017
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04 Jul 2017
£2445
10 Jul 2017
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15 Aug 2017
£2860
Price Includes
• International flights
• Airport taxes
• All internal transfers
• 5 nights/6 days on the mountain on a set departure
• 1 night accommodation either side of the climb
• Kilimanjaro park fees
• All meals
• Camping equipment
• Guides and porters
Price Excludes
• Visa fee
• Personal clothing and equipment
• Gratuities
• Comprehensive travel insurance
• Drinks
• Laundry
• Purchases of personal nature
• Telephone calls
• Additional activities
Price Notes
• Set departures begin with a night at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort on Saturdays. Departures are available between 26 Feb 2016 to 13 June 2015 to03 March 2017
• Please ask for kit lists as we can provide information/advice on this

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