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6-Day Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route

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Day 1: Rongai Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Habitat: Montane forest Register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 ½ hours) to the Rongai trailhead. 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 night’s camp is at First Cave, 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 First Cave.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: The first night’s camp is at First Cave

Day 2: Kikelelwa Cave

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave (3450m) en-route, and reaching Kikelelwa Cave at about 3600 meters. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re 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 Kikelelwa Cave camp.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kikelelwa Cave camp

Day 3: Kikelelwa Cave – Mawenzi Tarn camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mawenzi Tarn camp

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp – Kibo hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 at midnight. Overnight at Kibo Camp.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibo Camp

Day 5: Kibo hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit. You will rise 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 Gillman’s 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. Do the Kilimanjaro shuffle and move slowly. From Gillman’s 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. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (With soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Horombo hut

Day 6: Horombo hut – Marangu Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 Gillman’s Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m)

Receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Nale Moru village
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Accommodation as described
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Park Entrance
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • International Airfare, airport taxes and security related fees.
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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