Rongai Route

Day 1

An early start with a drive to Rombo gate. Trek for 3-4 hours to the first cave for dinner and overnight. First cave (2700 m)

Day 2

Trek to the second cave for lunch and onwards to Kikelewa cave on the Mawenzi trail for overnight. This takes about 6-7 hours. Kikelewa cave (3600 m)

Day 3

The day is spent trekking to Mawenzi Tarn hut for overnight. Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m)

Day 4

A day of trekking across the saddle to School Camp. This takes about 4-5 hours. School Camp (4750 m)

Day 5

Just after midnight start for the summit via Gillman’s point (5700m) for 6-7 hours to Uhuru peak (5895m) – the highest point in Africa! The descent takes about 5-6 hours to Horombo hut campsite for overnight.Horombo Camp (3807 m)

Day 6

The day is spent descending to Marangu gate, this takes 6 hours or so, where you will be met and transferred to Arusha