Kilimanjaro Conquest

RONGAI ROUTE 7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS (5 DAYS ON TREK)

 

NOTE: This route is a quick and direct way to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but is very steep and strenuous and only recommended for trekkers who are already well acclimatised.

 

Day 1

Arrive at your hotel in time for an early evening briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2

Checking out then transfer to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Rongai. Trek through the forest for 2 to 3 hours to reach the 1st cave at 5750ft/1800m for overnight.

 

Day 3

Trekking for 6 to 7 hours, passing 2nd Cave to arrive at 3rd Cave at 12,000ft/3800m for overnight camp.

 

Day 4

Continue ascending to Kibo Hut at 5,000ft/4700m taking 3 to 4 hours for overnight camp.

 

Day 5

An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman's Point at 18640ft/5681m. On the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m.

Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent.

 

Day 6

Descend to Marangu gate, from where you are transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel

 

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