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Itinerary: 11 day Rongai trip


To climb Kilimanjaro on our 11 day Rongai itinerary (trekking for 7 days), you can join one of many Open Group climbs throughout the year, departing from the UK (Land only option available). Our group climbs bring like-minded people together to share aKilimanjaro adventure. You can sign up on your own, as a couple or with a small group of friends or family. Alternatively, if you already have a group of 6 or more people and would like to plan a Private Trip to Kilimanjaro on the Rongai route, please Click Here >

Our 7 day Rongai Route trek approaches from the north and is quiter than other trails on Kilimanjaro, and perfect for more of a ‘wilderness’ experience. It isn't an ‘easier’ route, but has shorter treks on the first 4 days and therefore more relaxed, offering good acclimatisation. Through forest, the trail climbs up to Mawenzi tarn and a full rest day, Then across the barren landscape of 'The Saddle' to base camp at Kibo. it's a tough but spectacularly rewarding ascent up to the summit via Gillman’s & Stella Point where we will feel on top of the world!

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 DEPARTURE FROM UK-FLY TO TANZANIA

DAY 2 MOSHI - CLOSE TO KILIMANJARO
Transfer to our 3 star hotel. Welcome dinner and challenge briefing from the leader, kit check and meet the local guides

DAY 3 SIMBA CAMP / 2668m / 4 HRS TREKKING
Transfer to the start and register with the Park Authority. We strat the trek at 1950m and begin the Kilimanjaro climb through farm land and forest - with North being dryer. A good warm up day and we reach our firts camp camp at just just under 2700m.

DAY 4 KIKELEWA CAMP / 3679m / 6-7 HRS TREKKING
The route ascend through heather and moorland towards the jagged peak of Mawenzi - with lunch at Second Cave Camp, befote heading South East for the fantastic views of Kibo. Camp, a welcome meal and rest, is below the Mawenzi Saddle.

DAY 5 MAWENZI TARN CAMP / 4330m / 4-5 HRS TREKKING
A shorter trek to Mawenzi Tarn, a sparkling lake within shadows of the ridges and spires of Mawenzi Peak. An early dinner tonight.

DAY 6 ACCLIMITISATION DAY / 4440m / 3-4 HRS TREKKING
Effectively a rest and acclimatisation day at our camp site by the lake - with a circular walk to get used to the altitude. We trek up to Mawenzi ridge at 4440m and have time to explore the surrounding area and relax a bit in the afternoon and take in the stunning views across to Kenya in the north.

DAY 7 KIBO CAMP / 4700m / 5-6 HRS TREKKING
We cross the barren desert style landscape of 'The Saddle' to Kibo which always seems to be 'there' in the distance. Eventually we make it to our base camp. is time to rest as much as possible and eat before our final push to the summit which starts later this night.

DAY 8 SUMMIT DAY / 5895m / 12-14 HRS TREKKING 
From midnight we set out with head torches for a tough ascent up to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. The views are amazing and it's on around to Stella point and finally the last 20 minutes or so up to Uhuru Peak at 5895m. We' ve made it - and the photo proves it! Back down to Kibo camp and then down the Marangu Route down to Horombo at 3700m. After an incredible day - we sleep!

DAY 9 MOSHI / 5-6 HRS / TREKKING
A big thankkyou to all our local porters and crew - then on down to the Marangu Gate and Park HQ. We transfer to hotel, shower and rest a bit before a fantastic celebration dinner.

DAY 10 A FREE DAY IN MOSHI / EVENING FLIGHT BACK TO UK / OR OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

DAY 11 ARRIVE HOME - BACK IN UK


Trip Inclusions

  • Fully qualified Action Challenge Leader, and Local Head Guides / Assistant Guides
  • Full medical support including a UK Doctor, 24 hour contact, and the National Park rescue service
  • Hotels and meals pre and post climb on a twin share basis.
  • Camping on the trek using high quality equipment / private areas - twin share basis - large mess tents
  • Private toilets for our group - these are kept clean / stocked by porters. Warm water each morning.
  • Return international flights, fuel surcharge not included Please check our Terms & Conditions >
  • Porters carry your main luggage bag between camps, and put up / take down tents
  • All meals on the trek prepared by the kitchen team. 3 meals per day & snacks - varied & wholesome!
  • Purified & treated drinking water whilst trekking / camping. Totally safe!
  • Celebration dinner and you'll get a medal & certificate

Payment Options 2017

Payment options...

Whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro to fulfil a personal dream, raising money for charity, or both, we have come up with 3 flexible payment options for you to choose from.

Option 1: Self-fund

You pay for your Kilimanjaro climb out of your own pocket as you would a holiday. You can still fundraise for charity if this is something you would like to do and arrange this separately. 

How does it work? 

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge to secure your place.
  • We send you an invoice for the final balance of your trip cost (£2146) 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or online within two weeks of receipt.

Option 2: Minimum-sponsorship

You raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for a charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for. (We sort out the formalities).
  • You commit to raising a further minimum amount of sponsorship, e.g. £4300, where (£2146) of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and (£2146), plus anything raised above your target is kept by the charity.
  • Your charity sends you a fundraising pack and supports you in your fundraising plans.
  • You send at least 80% of your fundraising to the charity (not Action Challenge) 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% before you go. (Your charity will advise you on how to go about doing this).

Option 3: Mixed-funding

You pay for part of the event cost yourself and raise a further amount of sponsorship for the charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for. (We sort out the formalities with them).
  • We send you an invoice for a further portion of your trip cost (£858) 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay the above invoice by cheque or bank transfer within two weeks of receipt.
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £2575, where £1288 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £1288, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.


Climb for yourself. Climb for charity. Climb Kilimanjaro!

Self-Funding:

£449 registration fee + £2146 final balance = £2595

Minimum Sponsorship:

£449 registration fee + £4300 minimum sponsorship for a chosen charity

Mixed-Funding:

£449 registration fee + £858 additional personal contribution + £2575 minimum sponsorship for a chosen charity.

SIGN UP TO A RONGAI TRIP >>

Payment Options 2018

Payment options...

Whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro to fulfil a personal dream, raising money for charity, or both, we have come up with 3 flexible payment options for you to choose from.

Option 1: Self-fund

You pay for your Kilimanjaro climb out of your own pocket as you would a holiday. You can still fundraise for charity if this is something you would like to do and arrange this separately. 

How does it work? 

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge to secure your place.
  • We send you an invoice for the final balance of your trip cost (£2146) 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay your final balance invoice by cheque, bank transfer or online within two weeks of receipt.

Option 2: Minimum-sponsorship

You raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for a charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for. (We sort out the formalities).
  • You commit to raising a further minimum amount of sponsorship, e.g. £4300, where (£2146) of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and (£2146), plus anything raised above your target is kept by the charity.
  • Your charity sends you a fundraising pack and supports you in your fundraising plans.
  • You send at least 80% of your fundraising to the charity (not Action Challenge) 10 weeks prior to departure and the remaining 20% before you go. (Your charity will advise you on how to go about doing this).

Option 3: Mixed-funding

You pay for part of the event cost yourself and raise a further amount of sponsorship for the charity of your choice.

How does it work?

  • You pay a £449 registration fee to Action Challenge and tell us which charity you are fundraising for. (We sort out the formalities with them).
  • We send you an invoice for a further portion of your trip cost (£858) 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • You pay the above invoice by cheque or bank transfer within two weeks of receipt.
  • You commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship - £2575, where £1288 of the money raised covers the final balance of your place on the trip and £1288, plus anything raised above your target, is kept by the charity.


Climb for yourself. Climb for charity. Climb Kilimanjaro!

Self-Funding:

£449 registration fee + £2146 final balance = £2595

Minimum. Sponsorship:

£449 registration fee + £4300 minimum sponsorship for a chosen charity

Mixed-Funding:

£449 registration fee + £858 additional personal contribution + £2575 minimum sponsorship for a chosen charity.

SIGN UP TO A RONGAI TRIP >>


 

 

 

 



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