7 Days Rongai Route
The Rongai Route 7 Days is a highly recommended trekking option for those looking to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. This route is known for its stunning scenery, remote wilderness, and incredible wildlife. The trek takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak is challenging, but highly rewarding, requiring a good level of fitness and mental strength. The Rongai Route 7 Days itinerary is designed to give you the best chance of reaching the summit while also allowing for proper acclimatization and rest. It’s a challenging trek that offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to summit one of the world’s greatest peaks.
Day by Day Itinerary
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be picked up by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi, where you’ll have a briefing with your guide and go through a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Rongai Gate to begin the trek. You’ll register with the park authorities and start hiking through the dense rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you. You’ll arrive at Simba Camp, located at 2,625 meters (8,610 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek through the moorland, with amazing views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim. You’ll arrive at Kikelewa Camp, located at 3,600 meters (11,810 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the alpine desert, with beautiful views of Mawenzi Peak. You’ll arrive at Mawenzi Tarn Camp, located at 4,330 meters (14,200 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek across the saddle, a lunar desert between the two peaks of Kilimanjaro, to reach Kibo Hut, located at 4,700 meters (15,400 feet). You’ll have an early dinner and rest as much as possible before the early morning summit attempt.
You’ll wake up around midnight and begin the final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The trek is very challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, and takes approximately 6-7 hours. You’ll reach the summit at sunrise and have time to take photos and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll then begin the descent back down to Kibo Hut, where you’ll rest and have a hot meal before continuing the descent to Horombo Hut. You’ll spend the night at Horombo Hut.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the descent through the heathland and rainforest until you reach Marangu Gate. You’ll receive your summit certificates and then transfer back to either Arusha or Moshi, where you’ll have a celebratory dinner and spend the night at your hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.
End of 7 Days Rongai Route
This 7 Days Rongai Route with 2 Nights Hotel itinerary with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is designed to give you the best chance of reaching the summit while also allowing for proper acclimatization and rest. It’s a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness, but it’s also incredibly rewarding and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
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