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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing | Hiking Via Rongai Route

Kilimanjaro Mountain via Rongai Route Itinerary

Respectively & Great esteem Your Welcome to 7 days Hiking|trekking with Africa Natural Tours to Kilimanjaro National Park Via Rongai Route , Our Itinerary As Follow Below .


Day One (1): Moshi to Rongai gate to Simba Camp

Elevation (M): 915 – 1950-2750 Distance: 9 km Hiking time: 4 hours Climaticcondition:montane forest After an early breakfast in your hotel you guide will pick you and start with a three hour drive to rongai gate where all formalities will be handled and thereafter start our hike that will first pass though maize and potatoes plantations and then to montane forest. Our climb will be consistent but gentle and will lead us to our first camp which offers magnificent view of Kenyan plains

Day Two (2): Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp

Elevation (M): 2750- 3600 Distance covered: 17 km Hiking time: 7 hours Climatic condition: moorland On this day we ascend to the second camp where lunch will be offered. Afterthat we will leave the direct path and diverge across the moorland on a smaller trail toward mawenzi side peak to kikelewa camp in a sheltered valley. Here we will get dinner and an overnight’s rest.

Day Three (3): Kikelewa camp to Mawenzi turn hut

Elevation (M): 3,600 – 4,330 Distance covered: 7 km Hiking time: 4 hours Climatic condition: semi desert Immediately after breakfast we will face a short but steep climb up grassyslopes, which will offer us magnificent superb all round views. After that we leave the vegetation behind and head mawenzi tarn camp which is located in the amazing cirque directly beneath the towering spires of mawenzi peak. after this short hike we arrive at mawenzi tarn hut camp where we will spot the mesmerizing undried lake with neither an outlet nor inlet , here we will get lunch and dinner followed by an overnight’s rest. .

Day Four (4): Acclimatization day (6 day itinerary skips this day)

Acclimatization day This is a special day for acclimatization and short walks can be done here so as to prepare the body for summit day. .

Day Five (5): Mawenzi Tarn hut to Kibo Huts camp

Elevation (M): 4,330 – 4, 695 Distance covered: 8 km Hiking time: 5 hours Climatic condition: alpine desert After breakfast we cross the lunar desert of the saddle in the midst of kibo peak and mawenzi peak to kibo huts at the bottom of kibo’s crater wall. Take as much rest as you can here, and preserve your body energy for summit .

Day Six (6): Summit Day! Kibo Huts camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Huts camp

Elevation (M): 4,695 – 5,895-3,690 Distance: 22km Hiking time: 10 -13 hours Climatic condition: arctic Accommodation: horombo hut An early rise around midnight and begin our challenging hike to the highest peak in Africa. The path to Gilman’s point is steep, so the hike will be steady and we will have frequent short breaks. From Gilman’s point we keep traversing around the crater rim heading to uhuru peak. After arriving at the peak pictures will be taken and will descend to horombo hut. .

Day Seven (7): Horombo Huts camp to Marangu Gate to Moshi

Descend (M): 3,690 -1,830 -1, 387 Distance: 20km Hiking time: 5 -7 hours Climatic habitat: rain forest We will have a long descend trek to marangu gate where certificates will be offered and a car will be waiting to transfer us to Moshi !

Included

General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying at campsites!

    Food

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Included

    General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying at campsites!

    Food

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Not-Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas