6 day Tanzania Kilimanjaro guides- Rongai Route. Experience Mt. Kilimanjaro Snow-capped Mountain and the highest mountain in Africa from the Rongai gate. The only route approaches Kilimanjaro from North close to Kenya border. This is the route with low traffic and good during the rainy season as it receives low precipitation. This is for the one who needs to hike a little too remote with a gradual slope than the other mountain’s route.
Day 1:Rongai Gate to first Cave Camp(2600m)
You will be picked from Arusha or place of your stay after breakfast to Rongai gate fro registration. Your climb begins at Nale Moru village’s cultivated land then to pine forest where you will watch Colobus monkeys. Then you will continue to the first camp on the edge of moorland. Here the forest start becoming thin. You will have overnight and accommodation in this cave camp.
Day 2:First camp caves to kikelewa cave(3600m)
Early in the morning after breakfast you will have breakfast and start climbing. While on the way you will have a great view of mountain this route will pass you through the second cave to Kikelewa Cave camp.
Day 3:Kikelewa cave to Mawenzi tarn camp(4330)
On your third day, you will enjoy a short but steep trail to Mawenzi tarn camp in the moorland. Here you enjoy and view exotic plants such as giant lobelia and groundsel.
Day 4:Mawenzi tarn camp to kibo hut(4700m)
After breakfast, you will continue ascending east for a half-day hike to Kibo Hut which is located in the “Saddle,”. This refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night.
Day 5: Kibo hut camp – Summit(Uhuru Peak)5896m – Horombo Camp
You will wake up early in the midnight and start climbing to reach Gilman’s Point (5681m) in time to have a wonderful view of sunrise. After that you will continue to the top of world’s largest freestanding mountain (Uhuru peak) where you will ave a wonderful moment and take more photos. Thereafter you will descend to the Horombo hut campsite for overnight.
Day 6: Horombo Camp Marangu gate.
Early in the morning you will start your descent trip to Marangu gate passing through Mandara hut with a view of flora and fauna. In the gate you be registered and awarded the certificate, if you will manage to get to the summit Uhuru peak you will have a gold certificate and if your managed to end at Gilman’s point you will be awarded the green certificate. After that you will be driven back to Arusha or airport.