7 Days Rongai Route Trekking. 2024

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Tour Overview:

Embark on a transformative journey with our 7-day Rongai Route trek—uncover the secrets of Kilimanjaro's majestic ascent.

Experience the ultimate 7-day Rongai Route trek, where every step brings you closer to Kilimanjaro's summit. Traverse diverse landscapes, immerse in local culture, and conquer the iconic peak. Our expert-guided adventure ensures a seamless blend of challenge and discovery, making it an unforgettable expedition.

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

  • Arrive in Moshi, the gateway to Kilimanjaro, and meet with your trekking team.
  • Attend a pre-trek briefing, where guides outline the itinerary, safety procedures, and conduct a thorough gear check.
  • Take the day to rest, acclimate, and prepare for the upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Rongai Gate to Simba Camp

  • After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the Rongai Gate.
  • Begin the trek through lush rainforests, characterized by rich biodiversity and unique flora.
  • Reach Simba Camp, your first overnight stop, nestled in a picturesque setting.

Day 3: Simba Camp to Second Cave

  • Ascend through the moorland zone, characterized by open landscapes and unique vegetation adapted to the higher altitude.
  • Camp at Second Cave, providing stunning views of Kibo, Kilimanjaro's highest peak.
  • Acclimatization is crucial at this stage to prepare for higher altitudes.

Day 4: Second Cave to Kikelewa Camp

  • Trek across lunar-like landscapes, entering the alpine desert zone.
  • Camp at Kikelewa Camp, surrounded by the otherworldly scenery of high-altitude landscapes.
  • An acclimatization hike is planned to aid in adjusting to the changing altitude.

Day 5: Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn

  • Continue the ascent through the alpine desert, catching glimpses of Mawenzi Peak.
  • Camp at Mawenzi Tarn, located at the base of Mawenzi, the second-highest peak on Kilimanjaro.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 6: Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut

  • Traverse the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks, a unique and challenging section of the trek.
  • Camp at Kibo Hut, situated at the base of the final ascent to Uhuru Peak.
  • Guides provide a thorough briefing and preparation for the summit push.

Day 7: Summit Day and Descend

  • Begin the summit push in the early hours to reach Uhuru Peak at the summit of Kilimanjaro.
  • Celebrate the achievement at the highest point in Africa.
  • Descend to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest, completing the exhilarating trek.

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