Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Trekking
  • Walking tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Marangu, Tanzania
  • Ends Marangu, Tanzania
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The Rongai Route approaches from the north and offers a unique perspective on Kilimanjaro, as well as being the quietest of all the routes.
  • Experience the incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro – the ultimate reward for conquering Africa's premier peak.
  • Hike through the dense greenery of Mt Kilimanjaro’s foothills, spotting native creatures and wildflowers along the way.
  • Witness the jagged beauty of the Mawenzi cirque during a hike through highaltitude desert, then camp by a lake that lies beneath the 5149metre peaks.
Start and end in Marangu, the "Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route" tour is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Mandara Hut, Simba Camp, Marangu and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Tackle Mt Kilimanjaro via the quiet wilderness of the Rongai Route on this eight-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Approach the striking mountain from the north for the opportunity to see mountainside animals like monkeys and even the occasional elephant. Traverse through rich forests along the north-eastern side, then trek to the summit at dawn for a spectacular sunrise. With an expert crew of local porters, guides and cooks, you’re in capable hands for a hike that promises to be unforgettable.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Ismail
  • From UAE
  • On Jan 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Ismail's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Amazing people... Amazing home stay... Everyone must experiment ... Amazing hike .. hows like to do Adventures he have to go to Saps Adventure”
  • Ryan
  • From USA
  • On Mar 26 2017
5 - Excellent
Ryan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Nov 17 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I went on this trip with a friend and we really enjoyed it! Tasmania has a lot to offer - rainforests as well as mountains and beaches. We were able to see a lot in just 6 days and our guide was awesome, thanks for this great experience!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Marangu
  • Day 2: Simba Camp
  • Day 3: Kikelewa Caves
  • Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn
  • Day 5: Kibo Camp/Uhuru Peak
  • Day 6: Uhuru Peak/Horombo Camp
  • Day 7: Marangu
  • Day 8: Marangu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport
  • Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Trek Briefing
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Complimentary equipment hire (sleeping bag and walking poles) - must be requested at time of booking
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Services of experienced English speaking mountain guides (first-aid qualified) cooks and porters (a minimum of 1 guide to every 2)
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, tented camps with toilet tent & rescue services (6 days)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Porterage of 1 bag (9kg/20lb max)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Return transfers from hotel to park gate
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Emergency oxygen and comprehensive first aid kits
  • Rongai - Kilimanjaro Porters Assitance Project
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Marangu 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: Rongai Route tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro: 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.

Visa

For this Kilimanjaro: 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • You'll need a good level of fitness for this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike. The going will be slow as your body adjusts.
  • Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres (9200 feet) where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
  • Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
  • Your safety comes first. All our guides and trek leaders have been trained by independent, UK-based medical specialists and are proficient in first aid. They also carry oxygen cylinders on all treks for emergency use.
  • Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and a face washer may become your best friends!
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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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