MOUNT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL GROUP DEPARTURE-RONGAI 7 DAYS ON TREK

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Day 1

    

Moshi

Day notes

Direct arrival at the hotel (option airport transfer). Meet the tour consultant at the hotel / Lodge this evening for pre-climbing briefing. The tour consultant will give you guideline on what to expect from the first day of the trek to the last and final preparations for the tour. If you have any last minute questions it will be the best time to ask for answers and clarifications.

 

Check-in to Chanya Lodge

Expert tips:

We can easily pre-arrange for your airport transfers between Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Moshi as well as domestic flights from other airports in Tanzania.

Check in time: 12:00 pm

Expected briefing time: 17:00 hours

Day 2

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Drive from Moshi to Nalemoru Gate (2020m) approx.3-4 hours’ drive and start climb through the mountain’s forest

Check-out from Chanya Lodge

Transfer from Chanya Lodge to Rongai Trail Start

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Chanya Lodge

Drop off

Rongai Trail Start

Hike from Rongai Trail Start to Simba Camp

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Rongai Trail Start

End Location

Simba Camp

Check-in to Simba Camp

Expert tips:

Moshi to  Nalemoru gate:  approx.3-4 hour drive
Approximate trekking time: 3-5hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 8km distance
Start elevation / altitude:  2020m or 6,627ft
End elevation / altitude:  2625m or 8,612ft
Highest elevation / altitude: 2625m or 8,612ft
Altitude gain:  605m or1,984ft

 

Day 3

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Steady trek through the forest zone into the heather and moorland.

Check-out from Simba Camp

Hike from Simba Camp to Second Cave Camp

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Simba Camp

End Location

Second Cave Camp

Check-in to Second Cave Camp

Expert tips:

Approximate trekking time: 3-5hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 8km distance
Start elevation / altitude:  2625m or 8,612ft 
End elevation / altitude:  3480m or 11,417ft 
Highest elevation / altitude: 3480m or 11,417ft
Altitude gain:  855m or 2,805ft

Day 4

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Continue your way through the heather and moorland, a steeper, rockier and slightly more physically demanding journey today compared to the previous days.

 

Check-out from Second Cave Camp

Hike from Second Cave Camp to Kikelewa Camp

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Second Cave Camp

End Location

Kikelewa Camp

Check-in to Kikelewa Camp

Expert tips:

Approximate trekking time: 3-4hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 5km distance
Start elevation / altitude:  3480m or 11,417ft  
End elevation / altitude:  3630m or 11,909ft
Highest elevation / altitude: 3630m or 11,909ft
Altitude gain:150m or 492ft

Day 5

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Continue from the heather and moorland into the alpine desert zone towards Mawenzi

Check-out from Kikelewa Camp

Hike from Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Kikelewa Camp

End Location

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Check-in to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Expert tips:

Approximate trekking time: 3-4hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 5km distance
Start elevation / altitude:  3630m or 11,909ft  
End elevation / altitude:  4310m  or14,140ft
Highest elevation / altitude: 4310m or 14,140ft
Altitude gain:  680m or 2,230ft

Day 6

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Around mid-night start for the summit to Gilman’s Point (5681m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Descend to Horombo Camp.

 

Check-out from Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Hike from Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Mawenzi Tarn Camp

End Location

Kibo Camp

Check-in to Kibo Camp

Expert tips:

Approximate trekking time: 4-5hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 8km distance
Start elevation / altitude:  4310m  or 14,140ft
End elevation / altitude:  4700m  or 15,419ft 
Highest elevation / altitude: 4700m or 15,419ft
Altitude gain:  390m or 1,279ft

Day 7

    

Mount Kilimanjaro

Day notes

Around mid-night, start for the summit to Gilman’s Point (5681m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Descend to Horombo Camp (3720m)

Check-out from Kibo Camp

Hike from Kibo Camp to Horombo Huts

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Kibo Camp

End Location

Horombo Huts

Check-in to Horombo Huts

Expert tips:

Kibo camp to Uhuru peak

Approximate trekking time:  14-18 hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 21 km 
Start elevation / altitude: 5681m  or 18,638ft
End elevation / altitude:  5895m or 19,340ft
Highest elevation / altitude: 5895m or19,340ft
Altitude gain: 214m or 702ft

Uhuru peak to Mweka camp

Approximate trekking time: 3-4 hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 10 km 
Start elevation / altitude: 5895m or 19,340ft
End elevation / altitude:  3720m or 12,204ft 
Highest elevation / altitude: 5895m or 19,340ft
Altitude loss:    2175m or 7,135ft

Day 8

    

Moshi

Day notes

Continue your descent through the heather and moorland, and the forest to Marangu Gate (1860m). Transfer to Moshi.

Check-out from Horombo Huts

Hike from Horombo Huts to Marangu Gate

Details  
Mode

Hike

Start Location

Horombo Huts

End Location

Marangu Gate

Transfer from Marangu Gate to Chanya Lodge

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Marangu Gate

Drop off

Chanya Lodge

Planned
Planned

Hike from Horombo Huts to Marangu Gate

Check-in to Chanya Lodge

Expert tips:

Approximate trekking time:  5-6hours
Approximate trekking distance: approx. 12 km 
Start elevation / altitude: 3720m or 12,204ft   
End elevation / altitude:  
1860m  or 6,102ft 
Highest elevation / altitude: 3720m or 12,204ft
Altitude loss: 1860m or 6,102ft

Day 9

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

After breakfast, checkout . End of our services or optional transfers, safari, cultural or beach extensions. 

Check-out from Chanya Lodge

Expert tips:

Tanzania is a beautiful country with many possibilities. You can maximize your trip to East Africa by extending your tour with a wildlife safari, cultural program, waterfall and coffee experience or beach holiday on the coast. Your tour consultant can help you add this to your trip. 

Check out time: 10:00am

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