Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Program
You will be crossing North to South, for a Kilimanjaro climb in 6 Days. You will discover two very different ecosystems: the northern slopes of the volcano are less humid compared to the southern slopes, green with forests.
Departure early in the morning from Arusha, for a transfer to Rongai Gate. Arrival in the morning. You meet the crew made of guides and porters. First step to First Cave (2830 m). 4/5 hours of hiking
Towards Kikelewa Cave (3600 m), through a less dense vegetation. 5/6 hours of hike with a gradient of 800 metres.
Hike to the third step, Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4330m). 3/4 hours hiking.
Hike to the foot of the Mawenzi, then through the altitude desert until School Hut (4750m). 3/4 hours hiking.
The Summit - Uhuru Peak (5895m). Very early morning departure to enjoy the sunrise over the crater. You will cross the final 1150m climb to finally reach, after all these efforts, the roof of Mother Africa. You will then make your way down back to Barafu Hut then Mweka Hut (3100m) through the rain forest, after this fabulous but long day (6 to 8 hours hiking).
Return through Mweka (about 3 hours hike). Lunch, followed with Award ceremony. Transfer back to Arusha.