Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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5.0 Based on 20 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Climbing
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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 operatorStand on top of a continent for an unforgettable experienceClimb the world's largest freestanding mountainThe Rongai route is much less crowded than Marangu and Machame routesAn extra acclimatisation day increasing the chances of summit successWe use 1 guide for every 2 clients
The Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour starts from and ends in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route. It is a climbing tour that takes 8 days taking you through Kikelewa Cave, Mawenzi Tarn Camp, Mandara Hut and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation 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 20 reviews
Rongai - Feb 2017
4 - Very Good
  • On Apr 16 2017
“I consider myself to be fit but do not underestimate the final ascent/descent...... it is extremely hard work. We completed in 9.25 - hindsight tells me we should have gone slower as I had a pounding headache and was exhausted at the end. It doesn't help that you then have another walk in the afternoon to cope with ! The walking prior to the ascent was a breeze if that helps ! The organisation was excellent but be prepared for very early nights and then being wide awake early on ... food was first class and plenty of it. We were lucky with the weather (Feb) I would not want to walk Kilimanjaro in the rain and wind. Good luck”
Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Excellent climb but maybe less diverse scenery of other routes.”
Kilimanjaro conquered through inspiration and song
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“My trip to kilimanjaro was another one of my bucket list challenges and one where head and body was truly tested. The 7 day trip provided testing hot days, and cold nights and where darkness from 18.00hrs to 0600hrs played havoc with my inability to sleep while trying to keep warm despite the numerous layers. I journeyed with a wonderful group of people from England and Ireland, all of whom had one desire, To ascend Kilimanjaro. We all did it, supported each other through the trials and tribulations and left the mountain with a new sense of achievement and camaraderie”
The amazing Rongai Route
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“What a great route to choose to get to your destination. You get to see both sides of the moutain the arid dry north compares the lush rainy south. The beautiful extra day at Mawenzi tarn to help with acclimitisation is so worth it. but most importantly living above the clouds for 4 days is just the best.”
  • 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.
  • 2 nights comfortable hotels, 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided6 days point-to-point trekking with steep ascents and descentsFull porterage throughoutAltitude maximum 5895m, average 4000mFull moon departuresExodus is a member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) ,All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinnersAll accommodation All transport and listed activitiesTour leader throughout (if booking incl. flights)Kilimanjaro Park Fee
  • 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 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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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