7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing - Rongai Route
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative and taken to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Drive to Marangu gate to obtain permit, then drive to Rongai gate, the drive will take about 3 hours. Climb through rain forest to samba camp. Walking is about 3-4 hours, distance 3 miles. Dinner and overnight at Simba camphut 37.2600m
Dinner and overnight at Simba Camp (FB).
Leave the forest and pass to 2nd cave 3400m.Walk is 4 hours and distance is 3.4miles .Have hot lunch at the camp, dinner and overnight at 2nd cave camp.
Dinner and overnight 2nd Cave camp (FB)
Leave 2nd cave passing in the moorland to kikelewa camp 3600m.hike is about 4 to 5 hours distance 4 miles.
Dinner and overnight at Kikelewa camp.
Leave Turn hut to Kibo 4700m, base camp before midnight trek to the summit.
Leave kikelewa camp to turn hut camp 4300m.Hike about 3 hours, distance 2.5miles .Lunch at the camp.
Dinner and overnight at Turn hut camp.
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 12 midnight. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m.) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m.) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo (3,720 m.).
Overnight: Horombo Hut
A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m.).
Overnight: Keys Hotel Moshi