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Kilimanjaro Climb - 7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE

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Day 1: Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
This morning we will drive to the village of NaleMoru 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: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp

Day 2: Simba Camp (2625m) to 2nd Cave Camp (3480m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at 2nd Cave Camp

Day 3: 2nd Cave Camp (3480m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikelewa camp

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Hut

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut

Day 6: Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Huts

Day 7: Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
Duration: 8 hours

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Depart Tanzania:

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your arranged hotel in Moshi
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Safari Lodges in Moshi and other vacation rentals

Ports
Kilimanjaro International Airport - JRO
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • o Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at your arranged hotel
  • o Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • o 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • o 4Season mountain tents
  • o Sleeping Mats
  • o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • o Filtered water throughout the trek
  • o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO
  • o Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client’s request.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • o Flights
  • o Items of a personal nature
  • o Laundry Services
  • o A doctor for the group
  • o Tips to mountain crew
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

Talako tours and safari has been amazing agency as we couldn’t believe our eyes because we booked it very late; Imagine we had only one week before our flight and Steve in collaboration with his team managed to arrange the itinerary for us for 7...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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