Kilimanjaro trek to Uhuru Peak is considered to be a relatively straight forward adventure; however, ample time must still be provided for proper acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness.
Rongai route is among the three shortest routes, Rongai and Machame are less challenging and are often trekked by individuals with limited mountaineering experience
Rongai Route 6 days - Tour Itinerary:
Day 1. Drive 4 hours to the Rongai Gate. Walk to Simba Camp at 2650 m, 2½-3 hrs. The walk is initially through plantations then rain forest and finally bush country.
Day 2. Walk to 2nd Cave at 3450 m, 3½ hrs. A gentle day through bush then heathers.Gentle rising traverse through moorland over several ridges to Kikelelwa Caves, 3600 m, 3 hours.
Day 3. Moorland then screes to Mawenzi Tarn Hut, 4330 m, 3-3½ hrs.
Day 4. Easy angled screes slopes lead across the Saddle to Kibo Hut, 4700 m, 4½-5 hrs.
Day 5. Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman's Point (5681 m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) the highest point in Africa. The views of the sunrise over Mawensi to the East is stunning. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air and relative warmth of Horombo hut.
Day 6. Descend to Marangu gate and transfer to the Hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
After Climbing Kilimanjaro trip, you can extend with Tanzania Safaris.
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