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7 Days Rongai Route

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Day 1: Nalemuru Gate to Simba Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We begin our climb on this unpoint wilderness route. The walk then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.
Duration: 4 hours

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

Day 2: Simba Camp to Rongai Second Cave

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave, (3,450m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After hot lunch we have a free time to rest at the camp or in the afternoon we can explore the surrounding area for acclimatization walk to Third Cave.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Rongai Second Cave

Day 3: Rongai Second Cave to Kikelelwa Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Gradual rise through beautiful open moorland towards jagged pinnacles of Mawenzi to Kikelewa Camp (3679m) we reach in late afternoon at Kikelewa Caves for dinner and overnight at the camp.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kikelelwa Camp

Day 4: Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Turn

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A Short but steep ascent to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m). Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. The afternoon is free to help your acclimatization.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mawenzi Turn

Day 5: Mawenzi Turn hut to Kibo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today we cross the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and KiboHut (4700m), at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall by early afternoon. There is no running water at Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 6: Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Gillman’s 5,685 m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak 5,895 m. which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Kiko Hut is amazingly fast, and we stop at Kibo Hut for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Horrombo Hut.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horrombo Hut.

Day 7: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Hotel

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today we will descend past Mandara hut to Marangu Gate, successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. From here you will be transferred to Moshi in your hotel for dinner and overnight. (Alternative transferred to JRO for departure). Horombo hut to Marangu Gate

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel
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