8 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climb.
This far-flung furthermore less ceaselessly old road is the minute most well-fixed path to Kilimanjaro. The appearance to the mountain is from the less-forested north side and the descent is by the Marangu Route. There are several variations; the one detected is a longer route taking in Mawenzi Tarn.
Nairobi-Loitokitok Mama Africa Eco-Tented Camp (FB)
Day 1. Transfer from Nairobi to Loitokitok for an overnight.
Rongai Gate/Nalemoru The First Cave (FB)
Day 2. Drive from the Eco-Tented Camp to Nale Moru gate for the necessary registration formalities . The climb starts at the village of Nale Moru (1,950 m.) 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 (2,600 m.), giving you extensive views over the Kenyan plains. (7km, 3-4 hrs Trekking)
First Cave to the Kikelewa Caves Kikelewa Caves Camp (FB)
Day 3. After breakfast start with steady walk ascent up to the 'Second Cave' (3,450 m.) 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 Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m.) (15km, 5-7 hrs of trekking)
Mawenzi Tarn Camp Mawenzi Tarn Camp (FB)
Day 4 &5.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 the day resting or exploring the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization (10km, 5-7 hrs. of trekking)
Kibo Campsite/ School Hut Campsite School Hut(FB)
Day 6: Early morning proceeds with trekking crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School Campsite at the foot of the Kibo crater wall. (8km, 6-7 hrs of trekking). Spend remainder of the day resting and preparation for the final ascent
Trek to Uhuru Peak 5895m Horombo Hut(FB)
Day7. The last day will be a really early beginning for the summit, normally 01:00 am, 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 and spend overnight there.
Horombo to the Hotel
Day 8. After breakfast descend to Marangu Gate, meet the driver and return to your hotel in Arusha.