7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Rongai Route Adventure

Experience the ultimate Kilimanjaro adventure with our 7day Rongai Route hiking expedition Conquer Africa highest peak

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About 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Rongai Route Adventure package

Embark on an awe inspiring 7day Kilimanjaro hiking journey via the Rongai Route Conquer Africa highest peak with expert guidance and breathtaking views

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Day 1  :  first hike from nale muru gate to Simba camp


Following breakfast and a briefing from your guide, you'll embark on a 4-5 hour drive from your hotel to the village of Nale Muru, passing through villages and coffee plantations, where upon arrival, your guides and porters will prepare your equipment and complete park registration before commencing your trek through maize and potato fields, entering a pine forest inhabited by various wildlife, gradually reaching Simba Camp near the First Cave at the edge of the moorland zone with captivating views of Kenya's plains, and as you arrive, your camp and tent will already be set up by the porters who will also provide boiled drinking and washing water in readiness for dinner

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


    Good morning! After a hearty breakfast, we will hike through the moorland terrain, passing stunning views of Kibo and the Eastern crater rim. Approaching Second Cave, we will experience the stark beauty of the high-altitude landscape, with scarce vegetation. After a short rest and lunch, we will veer off the main path and trek across the moorland, encountering towering Senecio plants and reaching second Cave. As we approach our campsite, we will be surrounded by a peaceful valley, offering a chance to reflect on our journey. Good luck and enjoy the trek!

    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 upto kikelewa camp


    You hike 7 kilometers in 4 hours. After breakfast, you ascend steep grassy slopes. At the top, enjoy a stunning 360-degree panoramic view. You enter semi-desert terrain, leaving vegetation behind. Reach Mawenzi Tarn quickly, beneath Mawenzi's soaring peaks. Spend the afternoon exploring this inspiring range.

    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 hiking kilimanjaro


    Today is your extra day on Kilimanjaro, but you won't be wasting it. You'll embark on an acclimatization hike to Mawenzi Tarn, which will set you up for success on the final summit push. You'll start your day like any other on the mountain, then set off on a short hike towards Mawenzi. Depending on your energy levels and pace, you'll spend 2-3 hours ascending before returning to camp. The roundtrip typically takes 3-5 hours. You'll spend another night at Mawenzi Tarn, giving you time to rest and recuperate before continuing your journey to the summit. Good luck and enjoy the hike!

    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


    8 km, 5 hours Early breakfast and packing for the day, then begin the hike to Kibo Crater Saddle. Desolate terrain, like a lunar desert. Hike to just below the crater wall, camping at Kibo Huts. Join Marangu Route and prepare for summit attempt, including equipment check and early bedtime.

    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 uhuru peak to horombohut


    Wake up at midnight for breakfast and prepare for your summit attempt. Depart at 1 AM to reach Gilman’s Point at sunrise. Follow switchbacks up the scree to the rim of the crater, reaching 18,640 ft/5,861 m. Reach Uhuru Peak around 9 AM, the Roof of Africa. Take photos, then begin descent to Kibo Huts for lunch, rest, packing, and return to Horombo Huts for dinner and 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


    Wake up, pack, and have breakfast before descending back to the Mandara Huts for lunch. Continue the descent through the rainforest and reach the park gate by 2 or 3 PM. Drive back to Kindoroko hotel in Moshi, celebrating your Kilimanjaro climb.

    Accommodation for day 7
    • Kilimanjaro White House Hotel
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
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    Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    Customizable
    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rental vehicle

    Rescue fee

    Park fees

    A professional driver/guide

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    Bath towels

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    All flights during the tour

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    OUTLOOK AFRICA EXPEDITIONS

    1032 reviews | Moshi, Tanzania |

    Website https://www.outlookafricaexpeditions.com

    Outlook Africa Expeditions As a tour company specializes in guided Africa safari tours, guided city tours, guided cultural tours and transfer services. The company operates within Africa countries especially in Tanzania. We seek to continually expand our operations and client base and offer our services to the industry for major and minor international projects. We are the team of people who not just enjoy traveling, we are passionate about it and we know everything about the tours that are offered by us


    Tour offered

    6 days Tanzania safari from Arusha

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Rongai Route Adventure

    FAQ: Is 7 days on the Rongai Route enough time to summit Kilimanjaro?

    Answer: Yes, 7 days allows for gradual acclimatization, increasing your chances of a successful summit.

    FAQ: What's the best time of year for Kilimanjaro hiking via Rongai Route?

    Answer: The best times are January to March and June to October for favorable weather conditions.

    FAQ: How physically fit do I need to be for this 7-day hike?

    Answer: A good level of fitness is essential; regular cardiovascular and strength training is recommended

    FAQ: What kind of gear should I bring for the Rongai Route hike?

    Answer: You'll need appropriate clothing, boots, trekking poles, and a good quality sleeping bag, among other essentials.

    FAQ: Are there age restrictions for the 7-day Kilimanjaro hike?

    Answer: While there's no strict age limit, participants should be in good health and capable of trekking at high altitudes.

    FAQ: Do I need any permits or vaccinations for Kilimanjaro hiking?

    Answer: You'll need a trekking permit, and vaccinations for diseases like Yellow Fever are required.

    FAQ: How do I deal with altitude sickness during the 7-day trek?

    Answer: Our guides are trained to recognize and manage altitude sickness, and gradual ascent minimizes risks.

    FAQ: Can I bring my own food and drinks for the trek?

    Answer: Your trek package typically includes meals and clean water, but you can bring your preferred snacks.

    FAQ: What's the group size for the 7-day Rongai Route Kilimanjaro hike?

    Answer: Group sizes vary, but smaller groups often provide a more personalized experience.

    FAQ: What's the success rate for summiting Kilimanjaro on this route?

    Answer: With proper acclimatization and experienced guides, the success rate on the Rongai Route is around 85-90%.