Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route Trek


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Trip Code: TYW
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries visited: Tanzania
Activities: Volcanoes, Point-to-point, Peak Bagging, Classic Walks, High Altitude Trekking
Duration: 10 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Profile: 6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage. Altitude maximum 5895m, average 3600m.NB: In the unlikely event this trip runs on 1, we reserve the right to offer a free transfer to another date or to join a group on the same date made up of international clients from other companies.
Meals: All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included.
Accomodation: 5 nights full service camping, private toilet tent provided, 2 nights comfortable hotels, en suite.
Group: Normally min. 4, max. 15, plus licensed local mountain guide, and appropriate local staff.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Trek Africa's highest mountain on the quiet and less demanding Rongai Route


 The Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and retains a sense of untouched wilderness lost on the crowded Marangu and Machame trails. The 'easiest' of all the Kilimanjaro trekking routes, it has a relatively gentle gradient and short daily stages as it winds its way from the starting point just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border. It passes through farmland, forest, and Alpine moorland on its way to the beautiful summit cone. There are magnificent views throughout, with possibilities for wildlife viewing, and an extra day to aid acclimatisation as the trail climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The final ascent is arduous and made in darkness, but the reward is a spectacular dawn view of the glaciers and ice cliffs of the summit, and across the East African plains far below. Descending through lush forest, there is time to relax and recover before the flight home.  

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to Marangu.Show detailed information

Day 3: Begin ascent of Kilimanjaro through Rongai Forest (2600m).Show detailed information

Day 4: Climb to Kikelewa moorland (3600m).Show detailed information

Day 5: Steady ascent beneath jagged peaks of Mawenzi (4330m); afternoon acclimatisation.Show detailed information

Day 6: Cross lunar desert of the 'Saddle' to Kibo, at the bottom of summit cone (4750m).Show detailed information

Day 7: 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).Show detailed information

Day 8: Continue descent through forest to Mandara and Marangu.Show detailed information

Day 9: Free morning; afternoon depart Kilimanjaro.Show detailed information

Day 10: Arrive London.

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