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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route
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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route

Mountain Trek expeditions
Trek expeditions
Extreme expeditions
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Tanzania expeditions
  • Summit the world's highest freestanding mountain
  • Alternative uncrowded route to the peak- Rongai route
  • Bush trekking in unspoilt wilderness
  • Trek through five different eco-systems
  • Optional safari and Zanzibar extension available

At 19,340ft, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the Earth's crust. Your challenge is to reach its summit.

The Rongai route starts just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border and has been mostly unused for many years. Now open for climbing once again, experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both more managable and more beautiful than the main Marangu trail. The Rongai route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the possibility of wildlife viewing and passing through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek.

Temperatures drop at night, allowing you to enjoy the crisp cool air under the star-studded African skies. During the days you'll rise higher; often looking down on a sea of clouds.

Our groups have excellent success rates for trekkers reaching the summit, but don't underestimate the challenge ahead. Most trekkers will never have experienced a day as tough as this, with 3,280ft of ascent and over 6,561ft of descent. It is however victory day!

  • For a video tour of camp looks like, please click here
  • For a video showing what our Safari extension is like click here
  • To find out the main differences between our two routes click here
  • To see a webinar recorded recently by Operations Manager Josh  click here
  • To see an article written by our company Director Jeremy Gane click here
  • To read a testimonial from a previous Kilimanjaro Challenger, click here

Departures for Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route

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Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route9Feb 13, 2020Feb 21, 2020Any charity
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route9Jul 09, 2020Jul 17, 2020Any charity
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route9Sep 10, 2020Sep 18, 2020Any charity
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Rongai Route9Oct 08, 2020Oct 16, 2020Any charity