Day 1 – Rongai Start Point – Rongai
On day one, you will depart early in the morning from the Hotel heading towards Kilimanjaro National Park, Rongai route via Marangu gate. It takes only 2 hours to reach marangu gate where after completing legal registration at marangu gate, you will be transferred 70 km up to Rongai starting point. (1,950 meters) where your trek will officially begin. From Rongai start point to Rongai First Cave (2,620 meters) its only 4 hours 8 kilometer hiking passing through Nale Moru Village before entering to the Rain forests. After arriving you will have your lunch and long relaxing till late evening. Dinner and Overnight at Rongai first Cave.
Day 2 – Rongai Cave to Kikelewa Camp
Today is the second day of hiking where you will leave at Rongai Cave (2,620 meters) heading Kilelewa Camp (3,600 meters) via the rain forests and alpine moorland zone. After reaching Rongai Second Cave (3,450 meters) you will take a lunch and short relax before moving forward eastern part of Rongai second Cave to kilelewa Camp where you will have Dinner and Overnight.
Day 3 – Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn (4,300 meters)
Early in the morning after breakfast you will depart from Kilelewa Camp (3,600 meters) going to Mawenzi Tarm, where Todays trekking will be short almost 4 to 5 hours, but steep climbing. After arriving to Mawenzi Tam you will have a lunch proceed with the whole afternoon explore to the surrounding area and acclimatise.
Day 4 – Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Hut (4,700 meters)
Day four, after breakfast you will depart from Mawenzi tam (4,300 meters) heading direct to the west parts of mawenzi through the Saddle which is formed between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi, and up to Kibo Hut (4,700 meters). The route is dry, barren and rather inhospitable, but provides spectacular views of Kibo. Dinner and Overnight at Kibo Hut.
Early around 23:30 you will wake up to begin your summit attempt..
Day 5 – Kibo Hut (4,700 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then Horombo Hut (3,720 meters)
After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight when the lava ash is still frozen and walking on it is easier, where it takes 5 to 7 hours up to the Uhuru peak. You will hike the screes of Kibo and you will arrive at Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m) climbing is slowly but surely goes upwards, At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) which is the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro then you will have 2 hours climb along the crater ridge that leads you to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa” and you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory.
After enjoying at the Summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro you will descend to Horombo Hut where you will have hot lunch prepared by chiefs. After relaxing during evening you will have
Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut
Day 6 – Horombo Hut (3,720 meters) to Marangu Gate (1,870 meters)
Today is the last day of amazing adventure with Gifted African adventures, where after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. It will take 6 to 7 hours from Horombo Hut (3,700 m) to Marangu Gate (1,860 m)) where you will be signed out and awarded a gold certificate after reaching the Summit (Uhuru Peak). Next the trip going back to Arusha will begin
Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel_Arusha