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RONGAI ROUTE 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS


Overview


Program

Day 1 Rongai Gate to Simba Campsite

Distance:7km

Altitude Gained:638

Rongai gate:1997m/6552ft,Simba campsite:2635m/8645ft

 

Today, we’ll depart the hotel early and start the 3 hrs drive to Rongai Gate at 2100m via several villages. At the gate, we will have lunch and complete the registration. After registration and lunch we will commence the 7 km trek to the first cave campsite at 2635m. Part of the route is dry and dusty, and it’s teaming with wildlife in the rain forest zone. The walk will take 4 hours walking to the 1st cave, where we will camp and overnight.

Day 2 Simba Campsite to Third cave Campsite

Distance:9.1km

Altitude gained:1301m

Simba Campsite:2635m/8645ft,Third Cave Campsite:3936m/12913ft

 

Your morning walk is a steady ascent up to the third cave. Enroute you will enjoy superb views of Kibo and Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

Day 3 Third cave Campsite to School Hut

 Distance:4.8km

Altitude Gained:781m

Third cave Campsite:3936m/12913ft,School hut:4717m/15476ft

Today you will walk up to school  hut (4717m). Here, we will camp and overnight at Kibo Hut.

Day 4 School hut to Uhuru Peak via junction with Kibo Hut Route

Distance:5.9km

Altitude Gained:1178m

School Hut:4717m/15476ft,Uhuru Peak:5895m/19341ft

We depart the camp after breakfast and trek to School Hut at 4717m. The walk today is at a lower pace due the altitude. The path is steep and rocky at points which is rewarded with superb views of Mawenzi Peak. The walk will take 4 hours maximum to Mawenzi Turn Hut campsite where we will camp and overnight. This day, we’ll have an early dinner and prepare for ascending to the summit.

Day 5 Uhuru Peak descend to Horombo Hut

Distance:15.75km

Altitude lost:2174

Uhuru Peak:5895m/19,341ft,Horombo Huts:3721m/12,208ft

We’ll wake up at around midnight and commence the climb with a scramble on rocks before trekking up the scree slopes to Gilman’s Point. We will rest for a few minutes, get a hot drink and catch our breaths, before making the final trek to Uhuru Point via Stella Point at 5732m. After experiencing the view from the top of the mountain and taking photos, we will descend down to base camp where we will rest for 1 hour and then descend down to Horombo Hut where we will camp and overnight. This is a real hard day, so we will take 13 to 15 hours.

Day 6 Horombo hut to Marangu gate-Back to Moshi

Distance:20km

Altitude lost:1816m

Horombo hut:3721m/12208ft/,Marangu Gate:1905m/6250ft

The walk today will take 4 to 5 hours to the gate. We will stop for lunch at Mandara Hut then trek down to Marangu Gate via the rain forest. Here we will have the certificate presentation and songs from your team. Here is where you will say goodbye to your team, and we will drive back to your hotel

 

 

 

 

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