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6 Days Rongai

At the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys.

ITINERARY

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Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

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Simba Camp
This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests.

You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffalos en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625m.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Kikelewa Camp
The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave Camp located in the moorland zone with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch at cave camp we carry on with a steady ascent walking though moorland.

There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro’s volcanoes.

We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630m

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 6 – 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Day 4 Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m)

Mawenzi Tarn Camp
This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi.

This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Day 5 Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

Kibo Camp
We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes.

Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 5 – 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Arusha
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Kogatende airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip. Around mid-morning, join a scheduled flight from Kogatende airstrip to Arusha airport.

Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Moshi/Arusha town. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

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Horombo Hut
Today is “The Big Day” – the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards.

At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m.

On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.

Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Horombo Hut
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m).

After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

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Day 8 Depart Tanzania
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi
Approx. time taken: 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport {K.I.A}
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED  Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.2 nights of accommodation at Hotel in Moshi.(before and after trek)

Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees

Government taxes

3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks who are happy to accommodate your dietary needs

3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day

Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing

Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate

National Park entry fees and hut fees

Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit

Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary.

Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks

Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional laggage

Accommodation in camping

 

NOT INCLUDED  Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and after climb. Personal items and toiletries

 Tips for guides, porters and cook

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

Guides: $ 20/day/guide

Cook: $15/day

Porter: $ 10/day/porter

• N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not more than your ability.