Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb: Rongai Route

Day 0 – Pre trek briefing by the Head Guide

Day 1 – Simba Camp
Climb begins from an attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (1950m) on a small path that winds up through fields of maize and potatoes before entering into the rain forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, to reach Simba Camp 2600m (3-4 hrs)

Day 2 – Third Cave Camp
Morning ascent to Third Cave Camp, with the superb view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Overnight stay at Third Cave Camp 3720m (6 hrs)

Day 3 – Acclimatization Day
This is a free day that you stay at the Third Cave Camp, but you have a choice of doing a day hike to 4200m then come back at the Third Cave Camp

Day 4- Kibo Hut
We cross the lunar desert of the saddle – the land form between Kibo and Mawenzi to reach Kibo Hut 4705m (4hrs)

Day 5- Summit
We start the final ascent at 11:00 or at midnight. We ploy very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach Uhuru peak 5895m. Here we can have a few minutes to take pictures then descend to Horombo Hut to spend our final night (11 – 13 hrs)

Day 6- Marangu Gate
A steady descent take us down through moorland then to montain rain forest to reach Marangu Gate 1970m, where our van will be ready to transport you back to the hotel or airport. 6hrs)