7 Days Kilimanjaro Heights Hiking on Rongai Route

starting on a 7day Kilimanjaro hiking adventure via the scenic Rongai Route. Conquer Africa highest peak with expert guidance

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About 7 Days Kilimanjaro Heights Hiking on Rongai Route package

Experience the thrill of a 7day Kilimanjaro hiking expedition through the Rongai Route featuring breathtaking landscapes and expert guidance

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Day 1  :   first hike from Rongai Gate to Rongai Caves Camp


We start by driving from Moshi to Marangu Gate to obtain summit permits. Then, we embark on a short road trip to reach the Rongai Gate trailhead. Along the way, we pass corn and potato fields and ascend gently through forested areas. These forests are home to diverse wildlife, including black and white colobus monkeys.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Simba Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :   simba camp to second cave kilimanjaro hiking


    Morning trek to the Simba Cave, which will take us through the moorland and the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. We'll reach second cave Camp in the evening, where we'll spend the night. The hike will be approximately 6 km with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet, and the terrain will be heath. Are you ready for this exciting adventure?

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Second Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  second cave hike up to kikelewa camp


    Today's hike will be steep but relatively short. We'll be traversing a grassy slope as we enter the Alpine Desert zone. After exiting the wilderness, we'll reach the picturesque Mawenzi Tarn, where we'll set up camp for the night. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the beautiful surroundings. The elevation gain will be significant, reaching 4,350 feet, and the terrain will be characterized by the Alpine Desert.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Kikelelwa Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  kikelewa camp to mawenzi tarn camp fourthday of sevendays kilimanjaro hiking


    Today, we will spend the entire day hiking along the Mawenzi Ridge, taking in breathtaking views of Kibo and Mawenzi. This extra day is dedicated to acclimatization, as we gradually ascend to higher elevations. After exploring the ridge to the fullest, we will head back to Mawenzi Tarn to set up camp for the night. The hike will take approximately 1-2 hours, and the terrain will be characterized by the Alpine Desert.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Mawenzi Turn Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  kilimanjaro hiking from mawenzi tarn camp to kibo hut


    Today, we'll begin our ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as we trek from Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut. This section of the hike will take us through the Alpine Desert, where we'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes and unique wildlife. The hike will be approximately 8 km long, taking us from 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft, and will take us 5-6 hours. Once we reach Kibo Hut, we'll have the rest of the day to relax and prepare for the summit day.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Kibo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  summit attempt kibo hut to uhurupeak to horombo hut


    Today, we will begin our ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as we trek from Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak. This section of the hike will be the most challenging part of the journey, as we will climb in the darkness with short and frequent breaks. Once we reach Uhuru Peak, which stands at an elevation of 19,341 ft, we will be rewarded with one of the most stunning views of the sunrise coming over the Mawenzi Peak. We will then ascend all the way to the roof of Africa and the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Uhuru Peak. After celebrating our accomplishment at the peak, we will descend down to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we will have our last dinner in the mountain and go to sleep.

    Accommodation for day 6
    • Horombo Hut
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 7  :  horombo hut to marangu gate to moshi


    We will begin our final day of hiking as we trek from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate. This section of the hike will be mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest, where we'll have the chance to see unique wildlife and lush vegetation. We will then reach Marangu Gate, where we will collect our summit certificates and be met by our driver, who will take us back to the hotel in Moshi.

    Accommodation for day 7
    • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
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    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rental vehicle

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    UNIVERSAL GROUP ADVENTURES

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    UNIVERSAL GROUP ADVENTURES one of the finest Africa Safari Company. Specialized on offering East Africa Tours, our services are East Africa holiday, Kenya safari packages, Tanzania tour holiday, Uganda gorilla tours, Rwanda gorilla safari, Serengeti migration tour, Maasai mara migration, the place to come for safari. The East Africa Region is best known with lots of wildlife including a variety of birds and mammals, and also exhibits a cultural diversity and natural habitat.


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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Kilimanjaro Heights Hiking on Rongai Route

    FAQ: What's the Rongai Route, and why choose it for Kilimanjaro hiking?

    Answer: The Rongai Route is a less crowded and scenic path known for its gradual ascent, making it a great choice for a Kilimanjaro hike

    FAQ: How physically demanding is a 7-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Answer: While challenging, it's manageable for individuals with moderate fitness levels. Regular exercise and acclimatization are key.

    FAQ: When is the best time to hike Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route?

    Answer: The best times are from January to March and June to October, during Tanzania's dry seasons.

    FAQ: How do you manage altitude sickness during the hike?

    Answer: We follow a gradual ascent strategy, provide experienced guides, and monitor trekkers for symptoms to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

    FAQ: What gear and equipment do I need for the 7-day Rongai Route hike?

    Answer: Essential items include appropriate clothing, a sturdy backpack, trekking poles, and a comfortable sleeping bag.

    FAQ: What's the Rongai Route, and why choose it for Kilimanjaro hiking?

    Answer: The Rongai Route is a less crowded and scenic path known for its gradual ascent, making it a great choice for a Kilimanjaro hike

    FAQ: How physically demanding is a 7-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Answer: While challenging, it's manageable for individuals with moderate fitness levels. Regular exercise and acclimatization are key.

    FAQ: When is the best time to hike Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route?

    Answer: The best times are from January to March and June to October, during Tanzania's dry seasons.

    FAQ: How do you manage altitude sickness during the hike?

    Answer: We follow a gradual ascent strategy, provide experienced guides, and monitor trekkers for symptoms to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

    FAQ: What gear and equipment do I need for the 7-day Rongai Route hike?

    Answer: Essential items include appropriate clothing, a sturdy backpack, trekking poles, and a comfortable sleeping bag.