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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 7 Days

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

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at moorland zone (2600 m.)

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

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.
Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
Approx. time taken: 3 - 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at Shira Camp 2 (3,840 meters or 12,600 feet)

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

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
Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi
Approx. time taken: 3 - 4 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at Kikelewa caves at 3630m

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

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.
Distance covered: 8km / 5km
Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters 13,106 feet)

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp 4703 M

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at Kibo Camp

Day 6: Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak 5,895 M

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: An overnight camping stay at Mweka Camp (3,060 meters or 10,065 feet)

Day 7: Descend from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: You will to spend the last night at your previous hotel.
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