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8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb –Rongai Route

Destination
Mount Kilimanjaro Adventure Mountain Trekking
Country : Tanzania
Duration
8 days 7 nights

Mount Kilimanjaro

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Climbing Mt. kilimanjaro through Rongai Route is a breathtaking trek up Africa’s highest and world’s tallest free standing and most famous mountain. This route provides an exciting scenic journey and is particularly recommended for its quieter starting point that allows more time to acclimatize. Camp every night under the stars as you climbed up towards the lunar landscape beneath the crater. Marangu is the only higher quality, lower traffic, 5 or 6 night trail on the mountain and our most popular trek.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO and  transfer  to SG Resort for an overnight rest on bed and breakfast in readiness for the  climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on the following day.

Day 2:   Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m)


Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km's | Habitat: Montane forest  
Register at Marangu National Park gate after completing the necessary registration formalities transfer   to Rongai. Enter the national park through Nale Moru village and begin the ascent on a small path winding through farmed fields and pine forest. Climb consistently but gently through the forest that hosts beautiful Colobus monkeys Camp is at 8,530 feet on the edge of the moorland with views that extends over the Kenyan plains.

Day 3: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m)


Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On day three you continue with a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ you enjoy   superb views of the ice fields on the crater rim. Later on you leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. You camp in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves at about (11,811 feet which about 6-7 hours walking).

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp - Mawenzi Tarn Camp


Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On the fourth day you encounter a short but steep climb that is rewarded by superb views and an experience total wilderness. Your next camp is at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 feet) which is spectacularly situated below the tall spires. Rest or explore the area as you acclimatize (3-4 hours walking).

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp- Kibo Camp (15,600 feet)


Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert
On day five you cross the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibo Campsite found at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall (15,600 feet) 5-6 hours walking). The rest of the day is spent resting and a very early night in preparation for the final ascent.

Day 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT: Kibo Camp - Horombo Camp (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking) Day

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo | Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

 On the final day begins by   at around 1am depart for the steepest and most demanding part of the climb along a switchback trail heading for the crater rim and Gillman’s Point (18,650 feet). Time to rest, celebrate and enjoy the spectacular sunrise — a glorious moment. An optional trip to Uhuru for the strong enough to make the three hour round Peak passing close to the glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area(19,350 feet). Surprisingly the descent to Kibo is fast after some refreshments continue the descent to   the final camp at Horombo (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking).

Day 7: Horombo Camp – Moshi (5-6 hours walking)


Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km's
Embark on a steady descent on day seven through the moorland to Mandara Hut then transverse the lush forest to the National Park gate (5-6 hours walking).

Day 8: Moshi - Arusha


Transfer back to the Hotel for the night.  Head back to Arusha for your return to the airport for homebound flight via Nairobi. Alternatively opt to relax after the climb with a beach stay in Zanzibar.

 

Adventure

8 days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai route is breathtaking trek up Africa’s highest and world’s tallest free standing and most famous mountain. This route provides an exciting scenic journey and is particularly recommended for its quieter starting point that allows more time to acclimatize. Camp every night under the stars as you climbed up towards the lunar landscape beneath the crater. Marangu is the only higher quality, lower traffic, 5 or 6 night trail on the mountain and our most popular trek.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO and  transfer  to SG Resort for an overnight rest on bed and breakfast in readiness for the  climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on the following day.

Day 2:   Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m)


Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km's | Habitat: Montane forest  
Register at Marangu National Park gate after completing the necessary registration formalities transfer   to Rongai. Enter the national park through Nale Moru village and begin the ascent on a small path winding through farmed fields and pine forest. Climb consistently but gently through the forest that hosts beautiful Colobus monkeys Camp is at 8,530 feet on the edge of the moorland with views that extends over the Kenyan plains.

Day 3: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m)


Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On day three you continue with a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ you enjoy   superb views of the ice fields on the crater rim. Later on you leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. You camp in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves at about (11,811 feet which about 6-7 hours walking).

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp - Mawenzi Tarn Camp


Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On the fourth day you encounter a short but steep climb that is rewarded by superb views and an experience total wilderness. Your next camp is at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 feet) which is spectacularly situated below the tall spires. Rest or explore the area as you acclimatize (3-4 hours walking).

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp- Kibo Camp (15,600 feet)


Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert
On day five you cross the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibo Campsite found at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall (15,600 feet) 5-6 hours walking). The rest of the day is spent resting and a very early night in preparation for the final ascent.

Day 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT: Kibo Camp - Horombo Camp (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking) Day

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo | Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

 On the final day begins by   at around 1am depart for the steepest and most demanding part of the climb along a switchback trail heading for the crater rim and Gillman’s Point (18,650 feet). Time to rest, celebrate and enjoy the spectacular sunrise — a glorious moment. An optional trip to Uhuru for the strong enough to make the three hour round Peak passing close to the glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area(19,350 feet). Surprisingly the descent to Kibo is fast after some refreshments continue the descent to   the final camp at Horombo (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking).

Day 7: Horombo Camp – Moshi (5-6 hours walking)


Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km's
Embark on a steady descent on day seven through the moorland to Mandara Hut then transverse the lush forest to the National Park gate (5-6 hours walking).

Day 8: Moshi - Arusha


Transfer back to the Hotel for the night.  Head back to Arusha for your return to the airport for homebound flight via Nairobi. Alternatively opt to relax after the climb with a beach stay in Zanzibar.

 

Mountain Trekking

8 days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai route is breathtaking trek up Africa’s highest and world’s tallest free standing and most famous mountain. This route provides an exciting scenic journey and is particularly recommended for its quieter starting point that allows more time to acclimatize. Camp every night under the stars as you climbed up towards the lunar landscape beneath the crater. Marangu is the only higher quality, lower traffic, 5 or 6 night trail on the mountain and our most popular trek.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO and  transfer  to SG Resort for an overnight rest on bed and breakfast in readiness for the  climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on the following day.

Day 2:   Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m)


Hiking time: 5 hours | Distance: About 8 km's | Habitat: Montane forest  
Register at Marangu National Park gate after completing the necessary registration formalities transfer   to Rongai. Enter the national park through Nale Moru village and begin the ascent on a small path winding through farmed fields and pine forest. Climb consistently but gently through the forest that hosts beautiful Colobus monkeys Camp is at 8,530 feet on the edge of the moorland with views that extends over the Kenyan plains.

Day 3: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m)


Hiking time: 6-7 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On day three you continue with a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ you enjoy   superb views of the ice fields on the crater rim. Later on you leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. You camp in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves at about (11,811 feet which about 6-7 hours walking).

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp - Mawenzi Tarn Camp


Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Habitat: Moorlands
On the fourth day you encounter a short but steep climb that is rewarded by superb views and an experience total wilderness. Your next camp is at Mawenzi Tarn (14,200 feet) which is spectacularly situated below the tall spires. Rest or explore the area as you acclimatize (3-4 hours walking).

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp- Kibo Camp (15,600 feet)


Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours | Habitat: Alpine desert
On day five you cross the lunar desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibo Campsite found at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall (15,600 feet) 5-6 hours walking). The rest of the day is spent resting and a very early night in preparation for the final ascent.

Day 6: SUMMIT ATTEMPT: Kibo Camp - Horombo Camp (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking) Day

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo | Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

 On the final day begins by   at around 1am depart for the steepest and most demanding part of the climb along a switchback trail heading for the crater rim and Gillman’s Point (18,650 feet). Time to rest, celebrate and enjoy the spectacular sunrise — a glorious moment. An optional trip to Uhuru for the strong enough to make the three hour round Peak passing close to the glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area(19,350 feet). Surprisingly the descent to Kibo is fast after some refreshments continue the descent to   the final camp at Horombo (12,200 feet, 11-15 hours walking).

Day 7: Horombo Camp – Moshi (5-6 hours walking)


Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: About 27 km's
Embark on a steady descent on day seven through the moorland to Mandara Hut then transverse the lush forest to the National Park gate (5-6 hours walking).

Day 8: Moshi - Arusha


Transfer back to the Hotel for the night.  Head back to Arusha for your return to the airport for homebound flight via Nairobi. Alternatively opt to relax after the climb with a beach stay in Zanzibar.

 

-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

-Marangu Route trek as per the itinerary

-Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.

-2 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha on BB and huts on the mountain as per the itinerary

-All park entrance fees to include government taxes

-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook

-All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary

-Treated water on the trek

-Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Shuttle transfers from Nairobi

-Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears

-Medical evacuation, USD 30 per person value

-International flights and taxes

-Visas

-Items of a personal nature and any other extras not listed above