6 Day’s 5 Nights Rongai Route/Camping

Day 1
Your day starts early with after breakfast and Transfer by Land Rover/Shuttle through many villages and coffee plantations for 4-5 hours to the attractive wooden village of Nale Muru (1,950m/6,398 ft). After signing in and preparing the porters, You begin the hike on a wide path winding through fields of maize and potatoes, then enter pine forest. You then start to climb gently but consistently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin and Simba camp(2,600m/8,530)is near the “First Cave” at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Day 2
Your morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave. En route, you will enjoy superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

Day 3
Your continuing steady ascent takes you up to the Third Cave.Closer now,the eastern ice fields on the crater rim continue to draw you upwards. On this day,be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

Day 4
Today, you hike up to the Kibo Huts at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall, and this is where you join the popular Marangu Route. Plan on doing your hike early in the day, then resting in preparation for your final ascent. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, then wake up in early.

Wake at midnight to get a light breakfast, then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak Shortly after or at sunrise. Leave at 1Am or an Earlier , switch back up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Gilman’s point on the crater rim at 5,865 m/18,640 ft between 5 and 7 AM .

Here, views of the fabled crater and its icecaps greet you. Another 1 ½ or 2 hours of hiking along the crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru peak, by 6 up to 9 AM. This is Africa’s highest point, and you would have to travel more than 3,000 miles toward the Himalayas to find a higher peak! Be sure to have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends. After your summit stay, descend back to the kibo Huts, have lunch, rest, collect your things, and re cross the saddle to the Horombo Huts. Eat dinner and get some well-deserved sleep!

You do the beginning of this climb in the dark with headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far the most difficult part of trek. slowly slowly or ”pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Day 6
Wake as usual ,pack and descend through the moorland to the Mandara huts. Have lunch there then continue your triumphant recessional down through lush forest to the park gate, which you should reach around 2 or
3 PM. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here.
A vehicle will take you back to the Moshi/Arusha Hotel where it is definitely time for celebration  And your Warm Bed and Hot Shower as still awaiting for You!


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