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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days

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This route is a superior option for trekkers seeking a quiet route away from the crowds for the first two days trekking and it provides impressive views and a variety of scenic habitats.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Drive to Rongai Gate (2000M) and climbing to Simba Camp (2600M)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m

Duration: 3 hour

Day 2 Simba Camp 3,500 M to first cave 3,600 M

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi Approx. time taken: 3 - 4 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Duration: 3 hour

Day 3 First cave 2,600 M to Kikelewa camp 3,600 M

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

Leaving the pine forest behind we carry on with a steady ascent walking though moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro's volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630m Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi Approx. time taken: 3 - 4 hrs Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Duration: 3 hour

Day 4 Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp 4,315 M

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization. Distance covered: 8km / 5km Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Duration: 4 hour

Day 5 Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp 4703 M

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

Continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.

Duration: 4 hour

Day 6 Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak 5,895 M

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

You will wake up around 11:30pm, The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. From Gillman’s Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction – you madeit. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut for a short rest ten after you descent to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The descent to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent.

Duration: 3 hour

Day 7 Descend from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. You now drive back to Moshi at Park View Inn where your trekking tour ends

Duration: 5 hour