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7 Days, 6 Nights - Mount Kilimanjaro Trek (Rongai Route)

Duration
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Pickup Option
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Rongai Route known to be more scenic than the Marangu Route, easier than the Machame Route, and the success rate on the Rongai is very high. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai you sleep in tents (tents are included), and the p

What to expect?

Itinerary
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Your day starts early with breakfast and a briefing. Transfer by Land Rover through many villages and coffee plantations for 4-5 hours to the attractive wooden village of Nale Muru (1,950 m/6,398 ft). After signing in and preparing the porters, you begin the hike on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, then enter a pine forest. You then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin and Simba Camp (2,600 m/8,530 ft) is near the “First Cave” at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Duration: 7 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

You make a steady ascent to the Second Cave where you have lunch. You leave the direct trail at the Second Cave and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path toward Mawenzi’s jagged peaks. After another 10 km, you reach the Kikelewa Camp in a sheltered valley with giant Senecios nearby. The Kikelewa Cave is also nearby.

Duration: 6 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

You do a short, steep climb up grassy slopes rewarded by superb all-round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. Shortly after you leave the vegetation behind, you reach the Mawenzi Tarn, which is situated in a spectacular cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. After this short hike, you can spend the afternoon exploring this exciting area.

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

Your extra day on the mountain, and you will spend two nights at Mawenzi Tarn. You can hike up to Mawenzi for a splendid acclimatization hike.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

You cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach the Kibo Huts at the bottom of Kibo’s crater wall. You should spend the remainder of the day resting and preparing for your summit climb.

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast, then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly after sunrise. Leave at 1 AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 5 and 7 AM. Here, views of the fabled crater and its icecaps greet you. Another 2 hours of hiking along the crater rim near the celebrated snows take you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. This is Africa’s highest point, and you would have to travel more than 3,000 miles toward the Himalayas to find a higher peak! Be sure to have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends. After your summit stays, descend back to the Kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your things, and recross the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Eat dinner and get some well-deserved sleep!
You do the beginning of this climb in the dark with headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek. Slowly slowly, or, “pole pole,” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Duration: 6 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

Wake, as usual, pack and descend through the moorland to the Mandara Huts. Have lunch there then continue your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to the park gate, which you should reach around 2 or 3 PM. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here.
A vehicle will take you back to the Keys Hotel or similar hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for celebration!

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region

What is included?

Drinking water on the mountain, qualified guides and mountain crew, park entrance fees,Tents and sleeping bags, rescue fees, first aid kit,Pulse oxemeters, all meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner),Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro,Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

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