7 Days Rongai Route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro - Moshi

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Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) Simba Camp (2600m).
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking Time: 3 4 Hours.
Distance: About 8 Km.
Habitat: Montana forest
Pick up from your hotel drive for two hours and half to Marangu park gate for formalities registration after that transfer to the Rongai trailhead in about 3hours. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first nights camp is at Simba camp, at about 2,600 meters. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below samba camp

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba camp
Day 2: Simba Camp Second Cave
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking Time 2 3hours
Habitat: Moorland
Late Breakfast, enjoy the morning at Simba camp proceed with the hiking very slowly acclimatize your body until you reach Second cave (3450M ) for hot lunch. Afternoon relax at second cave with dinner and overnight.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Second Tarn cave
Day 3: Second Tarn Cave (2600m) Kikelewa Cave (3600m).
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking Time: 3 4 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands.
After breakfast then continues up towards Kibo, reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel youre on a really big mountain! Water is in the obvious stream below the cave, although you might have to wander downhill a way to find some. Overnight at 3rd Cave camp (Kikelewa Caves).

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kikelewa cave
Day 4: Kikelewa Cave (3600) Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m). .
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 4 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands.
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mawenzi Tarn camp
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m) Kibo Hut (4700m).
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking Time: 4 5 hours.
Habitat: Alpine desert.
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.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit Attempt, Kibo Hut (4700m) Uhuru Peak (5895m) Horombo Hut (3720m)
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru
6 hours to descend to Horombo.
Distance: 6 kms ascent 21 kms descent.
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.
You will wake up around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. 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 Gillmans 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 Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction you made it. 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. The total time spent walking on this day is around almost 14 hours, . Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and well-earned sleep.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Horombo Hut
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3720m) Marangu Gate (1980m).
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking Time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 27 Km.
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. Those climbers who reached Gillmans Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi where your trekking tour ends with sweet memories.

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Parkview Inn, a 3-star Hotel

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
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Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 2024
Per Person