The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path those winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey.
You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by our transfer driver, who will take you to the Mbugani Hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax and prepare for your upcoming trip. You can also opt to visit the town of Moshi (taxi ride required). In the late afternoon our Kilimanjaro team will meet you at the hotel to brief you on your upcoming trek and check your equipment.
Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast.
Accommodation: Mbugani Hotel
after completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path those winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. [3-4 hours walking]
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant scenarios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m) [6-7 hours walking]
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]
we cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! [5-6 hours walking]
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m). [11-15 hours walking]
A steady descents take us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m). [5-6 hours walking] Then our vehicle will be waiting for to transfer you to the hotel.
Accommodation: Mbugani hotel
After breakfast you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Airport or you can extend your holiday with a safari or beach stay.This will be the end of your unforgettable experience trip in to Tanzania.
Note: You can rent hiking equipment in our shop if you do not have any gear with you. The cost for total rent twill be an extra 200 USD/person included everything you need for climbing the mountain.If you bring any personal equipment (such as sleeping bag, hiking shoes, camel back etc.) this cost will be reduced.
Note: Join group will have specific dates so please if you choose this option we ask you to let us know the month you wish to travel so we can give you th dates available to join other traveler
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