Guided Small Group Trekking Tour (8 days)
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain stands at 5,985m and a summit climb is one of the trekking world’s great challenges. The Rongai route is on the northern side of the peak and is usually drier.
Arrive in Tanzania to meet your Venture East Africa representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. You will then meet your fellow climbers and have a full trip briefing.
Transfer to Nalemoru and begin your climb on this unspoilt wilderness route. A gentle climb on a small path takes you through farmland, pine plantations and attractive forest that is home to a variety of wildlife to reach your first camp.
This morning’s walk is a steady climb to ‘Second Cave’, offering superb views of the eastern icefields of the the rim of Kibo. After lunch, cross the moorland on a smaller path towards the peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro’s volcanoes. Camp in a sheltered valley near Kikelewa Caves at 3,600m tonight.
A steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded with a spectacular view of the Kenyan plains in the north. Continue to Mawenzi Tarn, situated between the towering cliffs of Mawenzi and spend the afternoon relaxing and acclimatising to your surroundings.
Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between the volcanoes of Mawenzi and Kibo to the next campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater. Spend the afternoon resting in preparation for your finan ascent to the summit.
The final climb is by the far the steepest and most demanding as you trek by torchlight at midnight on frozen volcanic scree to the crater rim of Gillman’s Point at 5,685m. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi and for those that are feeling strong, continue around the rim to the true summit of Uhuru peak at 5,985m. The descent to Horombo campsite is surprisingly fast and there will be plenty of time for a rest.
Continue your descent into the attractive forest around Mandara, eventualyl reaching the national park gate at Marangu. From there, transfer back by road to Moshi
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast
From £799 pp. Please see this as a guide price. At Venture East Africa, we always tailor our packages around the needs and budget of our adventurers. Get in touch and we'll build an unforgettable experience!
• All park fees and taxes
• Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb with breakfast included (double occupancy)
• Transport to and from the hotel and trailhead
• Airport pickup and drop off
• Tents (double occupancy)
• Sleeping pad
• Private toilet tent
• All meals and water on the mountain
• Support personnel (guides, cooks and porters)
• Kilimanjaro SAR evacuation insurance
• Airfare to Tanzania
• Tips for guides and porters
• Sleeping bags and other personal gear
• Rental gear
• Travel Insurance
• Drinks and/or snacks
• Lunch and dinner at hotel