7 Days Tour
Day 1: Rongai Gate to First Cave Camp
Day 2: First Cave Camp to Kikelewa Camp
Day 3: Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn
Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp
Day 6: Kibo Camp to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Rongai Gate (1,800m/5,900ft) to First Cave Camp (2,600m/8,400ft)
Elevation Gain: 760 meters, 2,000 feet
After an early breakfast in Moshi, drive to the Rongai Gate near the Kenya border. After registering at the gate, begin your climb to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. During the first day, hike through forests where you may see and hear wildlife. Eat lunch on the trail before continuing to the first campsite. Rongai ascends via the less forested northern side of the mountain.
Rongai Route is one of the least crowded routes on Kilimanjaro because of the long drive to the gate. The Rongai trail is thought to have the best chance of viewing wildlife.
First Cave Camp (2,600m/8,400ft) to Kikelewa Camp (3,600m/11,810ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 meters, 3,280 feet
During day two hike through Kilimanjaro’s moorland. The Rongai route is relatively short and steep, making for shorter hiking times. During this day, view Mawenzi Peak ahead.
Kikelewa Camp (3,600m/11,810ft) to Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 730 meters, 2,390 feet
This day is an acclimatization day, allowing you to hike in the beginning of the day and rest in the afternoon and evening. The hike is relatively short but steep. The Mawenzi Tarn campsite is situated below Mawenzi Peak and offers stunning views of both Mawenzi and Kibo.
Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Day four is an acclimatization day at Mawenzi Tarn. We advise hiking a bit higher this day before returning to Mawenzi Tarn in the afternoon.
Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,200ft) to Kibo Camp (4,750m/15,580ft)
Elevation Gain: 420 meters/1380 feet
Cross the lunar landscape of the saddle on this day to arrive at the final campsite. Kibo Camp is situated directly below the Kibo cone, giving you views of your final destination.
Kibo Camp (4,750m/15,580ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet
Around midnight, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. For the next six hours, hike by the light of your flashlight. The ascent to the crater rim is the most challenging part of the entire trek. The trail is very steep until you reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point.
The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and, as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Ascend Tanzania vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi. You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.
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At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you.Read More
At Ascend Tazania, we are tremendously worried about your wellbeing as you, so we give fresh, hygienic food on your safari visits. The greater part of our Tanzania safaris are full board which incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper. Eateries at lodges and camps serve these suppers. Depending upon the lodge or camp, food is ordinarily served in restaurant dining-hall or dining-tent. Chiefly, the suppers are frequently served in type of buffets, where you have the alternative to eat, what you like from various dishes. A few lodges and camps additionally serve individually, where you can arrange food according to your taste.
The eateries at lodgings and camps serve cooking styles from everywhere from all over the world along with authenticate local cuisine. So on the off chance that you are foodie, you can attempt some local dishes and take an essence of Africa with you to your home.
Most safari lodges oblige dietary necessities, so you require not stress, regardless of whether you have intolerances, hypersensitivities, are gluten-free or follow a unique eating regimen! In any case, it is always advisable to tell the camps or hotels of any dietary prerequisites at the time of booking so they can prepared for this.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue.Read More
Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness is the most common health issue that most trekkers face while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. It occurs when you walk or climb to a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly.
At Kilimanjaro, AMS occurs at very high altitudes points, such as the Gilman’s Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. AMS can be treated quickly, by taking the person suffering down to a lower altitude. Therefore it is recommended to start your trek with a slow pace at the beginning to avoid altitude sickness. Also by adding extra time to acclimatise to the high altitude and by staying hydrated (drinking at least 3-4 liters of water every day) during the trek, it can be prevented. You can also take preventative medicine for it with your doctors’ consultation.
If you sense any of the above symptoms during your climb to the peak of Kilimanjaro, then immediately consult with your tour guide, so that they can help and prevent the situation to become worse as sometimes if Altitude Sickness can be life threatening.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit which is conveyed by a porter on a trail. These toilet units can be effortlessly dismantled and have a seat and flush. These toilets are increasingly sterile, perfect and agreeable substitute for the poor open toilet services on Mount Kilimanjaro.
In this way, in the event that you intend to summit Kilimanjaro and are stressed over utilizing toilets, don't be concerned as Ascend Tanzania gives private toilets tents services in their Mt Kilimanjaro trek package.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be ascended lasting through the year due to its proximity to the equator.Read More
The principle trekking seasons on Kilimanjaro relate with the mountain's two 'dry' seasons, i.e, January to mid-March and June to October. These are considered to be the best time to scale Kilimanjaro as the temperature will be slightly higher, skies will be blue and brilliant and there will be less rainfall.
Kilimanjaro can also trek in the wet seasons, i.e. April-May, which is regularly called the 'long blustery season' or essentially the 'long downpours' and November-mid-December. Obviously, the climate conditions may not be perfect and there is a lot higher possibility you'll experience rain. The summits of Kibo and Mawenzi are probably going to be wreathed in thick cloud as well.
Most trekkers will, in general, abstain from climbing amid the wet seasons however the bold and avid adventurer among you may discover this time superbly suits you as even the most well-known route will offer you isolation, harmony and serenity. The possibility of an 'Alpinesque' snow-topped summit will pull in experienced explorers as well.
Inquisitively, one of the most popular time periods for trekking Kilimanjaro is during Christmas and New Year, when the climate is a long way from perfect.
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro.Read More
You can encounter differed climatic temperature while you scale Mt. Kilimanjaro because of the changed Climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The temperatures vary profoundly with the adjustment in heights and times of the day. Similarly, precipitation on the mountain shifts from dry to moist to wet.
Mount Kilimanjaro has five unmistakable atmosphere zones. Prominently, each zone has its very own particular climate designs. Recorded beneath are the distinctive climatic zones of Mt. Kilimanjaro which you climb while your trail to the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro.
This most minimal raised climatic zone, which is described by prairies, developed land and populated human settlements. The area gets the most noteworthy precipitation every year. It is fundamentally utilized for development. It is arranged between the elevation scope of 2,600 and 6,000 ft.
This is the climatic zone where the vast majority of the trekkers start their rising to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. The height scope of this zone is 6,000 to 9,200 ft. Like the developed zone, this zone likewise gets high precipitation. In any case, the south and the east side of the mountain gets the most extreme measure of the rain. Because of which the backwoods is profound here than toward the north side of the mountain. Widely varied vegetation are different in this zone. In any case, it is difficult to detect the creatures. However, you can spot monkeys, primates, elephants, leopards, dark rhinoceros, giraffes, bison and mongooses can be seen in this zone.
This zone creatures with Heather zone and closures with the Moorland zone. The zone is described by heath-like vegetation and bounteous wildflowers. The temperatures here are erratic. The temperature amid daytime can transcend 100° F (40oC), be that as it may, it dips under solidifying (32° F or 0° C) during the evening. The precipitation turns out to be less in this zone, yet you can see mists drifting at your eye level.
The fourth zone is the Alpine Desert zone. The height of this zone starts at around 13,000 ft. what's more, proceeds up to 16,000 ft. Consistent with its name, this zone gets under 200mm precipitation every year. The temperature of this zone is exceptionally brutal, dry, and breezy. The air is thin in the zone. Water is insufficient here. Aside from a few grasses and greeneries assortment, no other vegetation is found in this zone.
The last zone houses the Kibo and Mawenzi tops, portrayed by high height ice conditions. The temperature is outrageous in the zone with the hot sun amid the day and solidifying chilly evenings. The precipitation is additionally low in the region. Life is rare in this zone as the oxygen level drops half of what they were on the lower compasses of the mountain. The zone is secured with ice sheets cut spreads which are quickly exhausting.
Private Toilets Tents are long stand tent which has a transportable chemical toilet unit.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear.Read More
Despite the fact that porters convey your nourishment, tent and other gear, yet at the same time there a few things that you have to convey in your daypack which are fundamental for your smooth trail to Kilimanjaro like your electronic contraptions, provided that don't convey your types of gear, at that point you probably won't discover there substitution on your approach to summit. In this way, it is best to pack your own arrangement of fundamental hardware contraptions.
Here are arrangements of electronic devices fundamental for your Kilimanjaro trek:
Cell phone isn't only an electronic devices yet as of late it has turned into an individual's reality as it just interfaces with our precious ones yet additionally store our information, surf net and furthermore remain connected with the digital world. Along these lines, while trekking likewise on the off chance that you have to refresh your loved ones about your advancement, you can simply refresh them through your telephone.
Power Bank is fundamental as it charges your telephones and camera batteries as these run out rapidly on high elevations. It is additionally prescribed to convey sun oriented charged power banks, with the goal that it tends to be energized by sunlight based power.
You can convey a smaller than usual MP3 player or iPod with you to keep you engage on your trek you may get exhausted and tuning in to music additionally unwinds and feel motivated.
As everybody realizes that a photos talks a huge number of words. What's more, with the all-encompassing perspectives of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you would prefer not to miss from catching it. In this way, bear in mind to pack it in your unit.
The reason for medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.Read More
While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, there are conceivable out comes that you may confront some test including some wellbeing related issues amid your trek. The reason for these medical problems is for the most part because of the difference in height and climate.
This is the most widely recognized medical problem that most climbers confront while summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Acute Mountain Sickness happens when you achieve high heights, for instance, Gilman's Point, Stella Point or on the Summit of Kilimanjaro. Be that as it may, it tends to be dealt with rapidly, by bringing the individual enduring down to a lower height. In any case, the sickness can be dodged by beginning with a moderate pace toward the start of your trek, adding additional opportunity to adjust to the high height and by drinking no less than 3-4 liters of water each day amid the trek. Protection prescription accessible are likewise accessible, yet it is best to counsel your specialist before you take these drugs.
Hypothermia happens when the body's temperature drops definitely, anyway it very well may be stayed away from with consideration. The correct garments and hardware are basic in the anticipation of Hypothermia. Keeping garments from getting wet, either by sweat or from the rain. Layering dress is additionally an astounding thought. The treatment of hypothermia isn't troublesome and somebody enduring with it ought to be conveyed to a shielded zone at the earliest opportunity. Following which all the wet garments ought to be expelled from the injured individual's body before putting them inside three hiking beds for warmth, ideally with someone else to enable raise to body temperature.
While you trek Mt. Kilimanjaro you come in direct contact of UV beams of the Sun, which causes serious sunburn if legitimate consideration isn't taken. So while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro it is prescribed to utilize +30 SPF sunscreen cream. Wearing a wide cap which covers your face and wearing UV defensive shades ideally with a side board.
Sick fitting boots or new boots that have not been worn in will harm feet, bringing about agony and rankling. So it is essential to wear a reasonable combine of footwear. The toenails ought to be kept short so they don't rub or catch on your socks. In the event that you build up a rankle, rapidly evacuate the boot and treat it with zinc oxide tape or a legitimate mortar.
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites is Climbing Checklist.Read More
For successful summit of Kilimanjaro, one of the imperative prerequisites of is as to be appropriately prepared and well equipped with all the essentials needed during your trek.
We have spilt our Kilimanjaro gear list a number of key sections for your convenience.
The significance of having capable, high quality guides and porters can't be exaggerated with regards to climbing Mt.Read More
Ascend Tanzania utilizes local guides, every one of whom have gotten extensive training in medical aid, mountain rescue, and have knowledge about the vast flora and fauna and history of East Africa. And all our Kilimanjaro tour operators are registered with Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) and have years of experience to their credits.
Our senior guides have had at least 5 years’ experience as mountain guides on Mt Kilimanjaro and have summited the mountain over 100 times each. They lead trips with knowledge of the mountain and a passion for what they do. They also receive regular training during the off-season, so you can count of having some of the best-trained guides on the mountain.
The average temperature at the foot of the mountain is 25° to 30° C. On the summit, it can range from -12° to 10° C.Read More