The team will be climbing via the Rongai Route.
The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the North Eastern side of the mountain along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route is rarely climbed and retains a sense of an unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the North.
Accommodation on the Rongai route is in tents and we will descend via the Marangu Route where we will stay in the Horombo Camp.
The Rongai Route has a relatively gentle gradient as it winds its way from the starting point just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border. It passes through farmland and forest, past Alpine moorland to the beautiful summit cone. There are magnificent views throughout, with possibilities for wildlife viewing as the trails climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi.
The final ascent is arduous and made in darkness, but the reward is a spectacular dawn view of the glaciers and ice cliffs of the summit, and across the East African plains far below.
Route Info : Map showing various routes on Kilimanjaro