Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days)

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days)

Rongai Six Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Mawenzi Tarn, going for Uhuru Peak through Gilmans Point and descending on the Marangu Route.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Arusha (1 night, Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort)

    You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for one night (half-board).

  2. Day 2: Begin 6 Day Rongai Route, Kilimanjaro

    After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to the Rongai trailhead on Kilimanjaro’s northern slopes.

  3. Day 3: To Kikelewa Caves

    This morning’s walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450m), with time to enjoy the superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim along the way.

  4. Day 4: To Mawenzi Tarn

    A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all-round views and a tangible sense of wilderness.

  5. Day 5: To Kibo Camp

    We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks to reach Kibo campsite (4,715m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall.

  6. Day 6: To Kilimanjaro’s Summit

    We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding part of the climb, by torchlight at around 1am. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685m).

  7. Day 7: Descend mountain (1 night, Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort)

    A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place along the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lush rainforest on a good trail to the Marangu Gate. [5-6 hours walking; 20kms distance; 1840m descent]

  8. Day 8: Departure

    Today there is a group transfer departing around 09:30AM for the airport and Arusha.

Price guide

Private climb rate based on a group size of 4 or more. Please see rates chart for full details.
Pricing

8 days from £2150pp

Fixed Departures

Price applicable to our open group departures, which depart at fixed dates throughout the year - see available departure dates below. Price based on a group size of 4 or more.
  • Date: 03/03/2018 - 10/03/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 26/05/2018 - 02/06/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 16/06/2018 - 23/06/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 14/07/2018 - 21/07/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 28/07/2018 - 04/08/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 11/08/2018 - 18/08/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 01/09/2018 - 08/09/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 15/09/2018 - 22/09/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 22/09/2018 - 29/09/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 06/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 20/10/2018 - 27/10/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 08/12/2018 - 15/12/2018

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 05/01/2019 - 12/01/2019

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 19/01/2019 - 26/01/2019

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 02/02/2019 - 09/02/2019

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 16/02/2019 - 23/02/2019

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

  • Date: 02/03/2019 - 09/03/2019

    Pricing: 8 days from £1,661pp

Pricing

8 days from £1661pp

Testimonial

Safely back, and don't know quite how to thank you for the whole experience. Absolutely wonderful.

Bron Kerr, Family and Friends

Testimonial

The holiday was wonderful. [We] cannot praise the organisation and smooth-running of the itinerary enough.

Felicity and Isabel