Climb Kilimanjaro: Rongai route

  • Country: Tanzania
  • Days: 7
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$ 2556.00

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Climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route which is popular for more experienced climbers and offers a greater challenge, especially on summit night. It is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan Border. It is slightly more expensive due to the additional transport costs in getting to/from the park entry gate and therefore it is less crowded. This route provides more shelter from the weather and high winds and descends via the Marangu route.

The Rongai route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the…

Climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route which is popular for more experienced climbers and offers a greater challenge, especially on summit night. It is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan Border. It is slightly more expensive due to the additional transport costs in getting to/from the park entry gate and therefore it is less crowded. This route provides more shelter from the weather and high winds and descends via the Marangu route.

The Rongai route takes six days minimum to complete, although seven days is recommended. The descent is down Mweka, on the south-east side of the mountain. Because the starting point is far from Moshi, it is more expensive to climb this route due to the added transportation cost of getting climbers to the gate.

Scenically, Rongai Route is beautiful because it travels through an unspoiled rain forest and remote wilderness area. However, it is not as scenically varied as Machame, Lemosho and Shira.

Rongai route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths, those who want to avoid traffic, and those who want to enjoy a quieter hike. It is also preferred when climbing during the rainy season because the north side of the mountain receives less precipitation.

ALSO CHECK : Kilimanjaro: Marangu route

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Included

  • 1 x Night accommodation at Mountain Inn on HB basis before trek (sharing basis)
  • 1 x Night accommodation at Mountain Inn on HB basis after trek (sharing basis)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park conservation fee
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping or hut fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified English speaking mountain guide/s
  • Kilimanjaro National Park trained and certified porters (1 x porter carrying personal mountain luggage of 15kg max. for Kilimanjaro and 12kg for Meru per 1 pax)
  • Kilimanjaro Porter’s Assistant Project (KPAP) partnership & monitoring
  • Trained chef/cook and eating utensils (inc. cutlery & crockery)
  • Meals indicated on the itineraries [B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner]
  • 1 x transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 x transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from 1st hut / camp onwards)
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • Kilimanjaro SAR’s helicopter rescue (included only if travel insurance covers pax for medical evacuation up to 6000m, terms & conditions apply)
  • For camping based routes: Camping chair/s, table/s, dining / mess tent
  • For camping based routes: High quality four-season tent per two pax sharing
  • For camping based routes: Northern Circuit: portable toilet (inc. toilet tent, porter, air freshener, toilet roll, cleaning chemicals)

Excluded

  • Airport transfers
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional day for acclimatisation
  • Single supplement room / tent
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc.
  • Specialized equipment such as Oxygen cylinders, portable toilets etc.
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership
  • Water on first day of trek
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc
  • Metal & hard plastic water bottles, water bladders etc.
  • International & domestic flights
  • Items of personal nature: visa, insurance, other accommodation etc

Pricing Information & Dates

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01 Sep 2019to31 Dec 2020€2108.39
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01 Sep 2019to31 Dec 2020£1876.42
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