Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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5.0 Based on 28 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Climbing
  • Adventure
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
  • Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Exodus takes more clients to the summit of Kilimanjaro than any other UK operator
Starting and ending in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, the "Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route" tour is a guided climbing trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Kibo Hut, Rongai, Kikelewa Cave and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 19 2019
5 - Excellent
“I was part of a group of 6 teamed up with a further 10 individuals. We bonded well from the beginning and throughout this amazing adventure and from this experience I would have no hesitation in travelling alone. The Exodus team were superb from start to finish and The African Walking Company who were locally based were the guys on the ground and their knowledge of Kilimanjaro was superb and with 50+ porters/guides our group of 16 were well catered for and out 'leader 'JT' was excellent. This was a challenging trek, particularly the final two days and should not be taken lightly. One gripe is it needs to be made clearer on summit night how best to keep water from freezing, as many of us were very de-hydrated on the way down having summited in atrocious conditions. But I would highly recommend the experience and Exodus and we have made friends for life.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Kilimanjaro - Go For It with Exodus
“Very well organised, everyone very helpful and friendly. Guides brilliant and supportive. 13 out of our Group of 14 made it to the very top ,Uhuru Summit.What a team and great experience.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 29 2019
5 - Excellent
“What a fantastic adventure summiting Africas highest peak with the most amazing and supportive group of people, ever!!!!Easily The most difficult thing I have ever done.The trek was a well oiled machine. Porters were amazing. Tents were were dry and set up by the time we entered each camp. The food was fantastic.The toilet was a godsend.The guides were amazing, supportive, present and empathetic. I never would have summited without the excellent pacing and patience of Seraphine. I never would have made it die without the quick thinking, preparedness and assistance of Seraphine, King Janes, Abraham and others.Of our group of 11 trekkers, 10 made it to Gilmans point, and 8 of made it to Uhuru Peak!!!I highly recommend Exodus and the African Walking Company (AWC)”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 27 2019
5 - Excellent
“What a hard, rewarding experience... although Kili is not the prettiest of mountains it is certainly a mighty challenge... and withholds its beauty till summit day sunrise. The porters enabled summiting to be possible with their tireless support and encouragement.”
  • 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.
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Kilimanjaro Marangu Route are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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