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Rongai route Kilimanjaro hiking - 6 days

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Rongai is less crowded because of its remote location. This Kilimanjaro route offers trekkers a unique wilderness experience and the trek begins at a forest plantation. The Rongai route is one of the easier routes up Kilimanjaro. Rongai is the only route to approach Kilimanjaro from the north and the descent is via the Marangu Route. Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and follows the same path taken by the Marangu route which passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak.

Daily Hiking Schedule below

Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) - 1st Caves camp (2600m).
Hiking time: 5 hours.
Distance: About 8 km's.

Day 2: 1st Cave (2600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3600m).
Hiking time: 6-7 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m).
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m).
Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours.
Habitat: Alpine desert.

Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m).
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo.
Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent.
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m).
Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 27 km's.

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Airport transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport, Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro Rongai gate, all park fees, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, and transfer to Moshi.
Flight to Tanzania, Entry VISA, climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator, and items of a personal nature.


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