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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

From £2779 for 8 days
Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Marangu.
Ends: End Marangu.
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETYW
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Tanzania
What's Included


All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included


2 nights comfortable hotels, 5 nights full-service camping in three-man tents, private toilet tents provided 6 days point-to-point trekking with steep ascents and descents


Trip Highlights

•    Exodus takes more clients to the summit of Kilimanjaro than any other UK operator

•    Stand on top of a continent for an unforgettable experience

•    Climb the world's largest freestanding mountain

•    The Rongai route is much less crowded than Marangu and Machame routes

•    An extra acclimatisation day increasing the chances of summit success

•    We use 1 guide for every 2 clients

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Mar 2021
Returning: 13th Mar 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Jun 2021
Returning: 26th Jun 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Jul 2021
Returning: 7th Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Aug 2021
Returning: 22nd Aug 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Sep 2021
Returning: 11th Sep 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Sep 2021
Returning: 25th Sep 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 16th Oct 2021
Returning: 23rd Oct 2021
Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Dec 2021
Returning: 27th Dec 2021
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
There will be a trip briefing this afternoon/evening. Please bring your passport, insurance details and air ticket details. The briefing will cover all aspects of your trip and will include the distribution of any hired equipment you have booked. *Comfortable Hotel*
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What a fantastic adventure summiting Africa’s 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 Gilman’s point, and 8 of made it to Uhuru Peak!!! I highly recommend Exodus and the African Walking Company (AWC)
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.
Exodus Travels were an excellent company to deal with whilst arranging my recent trip to Kilimanjaro. I felt like I had my own personal travel agent to help me every step of the way. They answered every question and query I had knowledgably and efficiently. Everything about the trip ran smoothly and to plan. I would definitely use Exodus again for a future trip!
Made memories for life on this trip. Summit day was torture but our guides made getting to Gilmans Point (before getting to Uhuru Peak) an incredible moment. The team of guides and porters are exceptional. This is our second trip with Exodus and will use them again for future ones because we trust their ability to take care of us, from booking to the itinerary and guides
Second time of climbing Kilimanjaro and it didn't disappoint. Glorious starscapes at night, changing scenery from jungle to lunar landscapes and then the snow encrusted peak. This is a challenging hike on summit day but within most people's abilities if you are reasonably fit. Due to airline problems my luggage didn't arrive, but luckily I had ultra essentials and warm kit in my daysack. Day before the summit a porter brought my luggage up to the camp so had an incredible surprise. You may think you will lose weight on this trek, but the food is incredible and plentiful - but you will still eat lots of snacks on your trek too. You will use the energy
If you have ever harboured thoughts of climbing Kilimanjaro, go for it!This is a brilliant trip with excellent friendly and knowledgeable guides. There is so much more to this trip than simply reaching Uhuru point or not. We saw baboons and blue monkeys, beautiful landscapes and met many amazing people.. Do not underestimate the physical and mental impact of summit day though. This involves a trek to Kibo camp, followed by some rest, then around 11 hours or so of solid walking to the summit and returning to Kibo camp, a short rest.and then a further 3-4 hours walking before reaching Horombo camp and falling completely exhausted into your sleeping bag. None of our group were elite athletes but we all exercised regularly. We ranged in age from 21 to 66 years and both the youngest and the oldest achieved the summit. Not to be missed!
Unfortunately for the first time ever I suffered from altitude sickness with reduced my stamina and caused loss of balance and coordination. However, thanks to the professionalism, experience and support of the Exodus staff I was able to reach the summit. I have no hesitation in recommending Exodus for an event of this nature.
The guide-to-guest ratio was excellent and we were well-fed and taken care of. Others in the group had altitude sickness symptoms and the staff were great at recognizing and managing these situations.
A father and daughter adventure of a life time. Never to be forgotten.
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.
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.
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