Kili Expert - 7 Days Rongai Route

A rough and dusty to experience the adventurous drive takes you to the North east of mount Kilimanjaro for an easy trail start. The ascent is gradual but hiking takes longer leading towards Kibo hut and Join Marangu route for the descending through Marangu route.

Day 1: Pick up
Pick up from your Kilimanjaro International Airport / Jomo Kenyata Airport drive to Arusha Tourist center inn for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Rongai Gate to the first Cave
Pick up from Arusha Center Tourist Inn at 7.30am drive from to Marangu Gate for the necessary registration formalities and then transferred by Land Rover / Mini Bus to Rongai, which should take about 2.5hours.the climb starts at the village of Nale Moru (1,950m.) through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The climb is consistently and gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. Reaching first campsite, at the edge of the moorland zone, giving you extensive views over the Kenyan plains. (7km,3/4 hrs Trekking). Dinner and overnight at first Cave.

Day 3: First cave to the Kikelelwa caves
After breakfast start with steady walk ascent up to the second cave (3,450.).Start seeing Kibo peak and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The campsite is in a sheltered valley near Kikekelwa caves. Dinner and overnight at Kikelelwa cave.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp.
Trailing start with short but steep climb up grassy slopes, which are rewarded with superb circular views and a tangible sense of wilderness, before reaching Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m.), for camping. Spend the rest of day resting or exploring the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization (5-7 hrs. of trekking). Dinner and overnight at Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Day 5: School Campsite
Early morning proceeds with trekking crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School Campsite at the foot of the Kibo crater wall.(6-7 hrs of trekking ). spend remainder of the day resting and preparation for the final ascent. Dinner and overnight at School camp site.

Day 6: Trek to Uhuru Peak 5895m
The last day will be really early beginning for the summit, normally 01:00am, trailing through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman's Point, take a rest for short while before continuing to the Uhuru Peak (which might take 3 hours) after relaxing, watching the sun rise and taking memorable pictures, start descending to the Horombo hut for dinner and overnight..

Day 7: Horombo to Marangu gate- Arusha
After breakfast descend to Marangu Gate, meet the driver and drive you to your hotel in Arusha via Safari Express Adventure office.

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