Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Via Rongai Route (7 Days Climbing)

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Rongai is a moderately difficult route and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. The descent is made via the Marangu route.

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  • What's included :
    • All meals are provided with quality mess tents, tables and chairs.
    • Arrival and Departure transfers. Transport to Kilimanjaro National Park Start Point.
    • All Park, Entry, Rescue and Camping fees.
    • Accommodation the night before and the night after the trek.
    • Camping equipment and private, portable chemical flush toilets provided.
    What's excluded :
    • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival at airport.
    • Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, Marangu Village, Lake Chala).
    • Tips and any items of personal nature.
    • Personal travel insurance.

  • Now open for climbing again, experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both easier and more beautiful than the main Marangu trail.

    The Rongai Route 7 Days begins in attractive farmland and delightful rain forests where you will have the possibility of seeing the amazing wildlife of Tanzania. On Rongai Route, we will pass through several different climate zones which adds considerably more to the interest of your Kilimanjaro experience.

    We also add two extra days to the standard five-day itinerary to ensure maximum acclimatization and give everyone the best possible chance of enjoying the magnificent scenery and reaching Uhuru Peak.

    Stop At:

    • Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
  • Departure Point :
    Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will contact you in advance of your trip to confirm all pick-up points and arrangements for travel.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/2/2020 - 10/10/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    11/15/2020 - 11/23/2020
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    12/26/2020 - 1/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    5/8/2021 - 5/16/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    6/6/2021 - 6/14/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    7/19/2021 - 7/27/2021
    Monday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday:06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    8/18/2021 - 8/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    10/2/2021 - 10/10/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    11/15/2021 - 11/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    12/26/2021 - 1/3/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Kilimanjaro Bound

Activity ID: V-257108P9

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