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E3     Rongai route
8 days / 7 nights


Day 1:

Board the morning shuttle or fly  till Arusha / Moshi, where you will have the first night in preparation for the following day´s trek. Dinner and overnight in a lodge / camp.


Day 2:

Tansfer to Rongai gate for registration and start your Kilimanjaro trekking through montane  forest to reach the first camp (1,800 m). 


Day 3:

Your hike takes you through open moorland to the second camp (3,480 m; 3 - 4 hrs). An optional evening walk helps acclimatization.


Day 4:

An easy hike to the third camp (3,900 m) with an optional acclimatization walk after lunch.


Day 5:

A steady hike to the camp at Kibo hut (4,750 m,  4 - 5 hrs). After dinner, you will receive a summit briefing and prepare your equipment before resting.


Day 6:

The summit ascent starts around midnight. It is a steep climb to Gilman's Point (5,680 m, 5 -  6 hrs) before the route flattens out along the crater rim. A further 1 to 2 hours should take you to reach your goal  -  Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). After a short rest and snack on the top (it's mighty cold) you begin the descent to Kibo Hut for breakfast and a further rest before joining Marangu route to descend to the camp site at Horombo Hut (3720 m).


Day 7:

The return is a fairly easy walk via Marangu route down to the gate to collect certificates before transferring to the hotel.


Day 8:

Be transferred to the Airport for your afternoon or morning flight to Nairobi / Mombasa

to enjoy your beach life before returning to your country..