HIKING & MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

9 DAYS MT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING-LEMOSHO ROUTE

$2,250.00

Snow capped Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa at 5,895 metres, and one of the world’s largest free standing mountains accessible to walkers. Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, only 190 miles from Nairobi. We will pick you right from the airport in Nairobi plan all your safari until the end. contact us for more information

Description

Lemosho Route – 9 days 

Day Activity Overnight
1 A 2hours drive from your hotel in Arusha brings us to the Londorossi Park Gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate, we pick up our game ranger who will accompany us, as we might encounter elephants and buffaloes during our trek. We drive to the trailhead at Lemosho Glades and start our trek through the rain forest. In places, the vegetation is so untouched that it grows right across the narrow track. The flora and fauna are richer here than on the other more popular routes through the rain forest. Our trek today will be along a little used track known as Chamber’s Route. In about 3-4 hours, we reach our camp in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree)for the dinner and overnight stay Mti Mkubwa (8,692 ft.)
2 After breakfast, we start the climb cross the remaining rain forest towards the giant moorland zone. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft. A great lunch stop is One, a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 9,800 ft. After lunch, we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau that is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak . The crater rim has been decimated by weather and volcanic action. Today you will get your first close views of Kibo – the dramatic summit of Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Shira one campsite. Shira One Camp (11,841 ft.)
3 After breakfast continue hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Two camp. We only gain 700 feet in elevation – this allows us to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular. Dinner and overnight takes place at Shira two campsites. Shira Two Camp (    12,628 ft.)
4 and 5 Today is the last of the “easy days”. It is about a 6-7 hour superb hike. We pass the Lava Tower , around the southern flank of Kibo, and slowly descend into the spectacular Barranco Valley , interspersed with giant lobelia and senecia plants. After arriving at our most spectacular campsite, everyone stands in awe at the foot of Kibo Peak , looming high above, on our left. Our camp is only 465 feet higher than where we were last night, but during the day, we will have climbed to just over 14,000 feet. This is one of our most valuable days for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp. Barranco Hut (12,956 ft.)
6 and 7 On the eastern side of the valley, across the stream is the Barranco Wall – a 9,500 ft. barrier of volcanic rock. Although it is tall and looks steep, it is very easy to climb. This is our first challenge of the day. The views from the wall are nothing less than magnificent. The rest of the day is spent skirting the base of Kibo peak over our left shoulder. We descend down into the Karanga Valley , where we rest up for the night before the tough climb up to Barafu hut. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp. Karanga                                   Valley (13,743 ft.)
8 Dress warmly, because we start climbing around midnight, on the steepest and most demanding part of the mountain. The moon, if out, will provide enough light, and we will reach the crater rim by sunrise, after a 7 hour hike, and welcome a new dawn. From the crater rim, rugged Mawenzi Peak is a thrilling sight, with the Kibo saddle still in darkness beneath you, and the crater’s ice-walls looming ahead. We now continue to Uhuru Peak (1-2 hrs.) This is the highest point in Africa , and the world’s highest solitary peak (19,300 ft). It is the best view in Africa . The descent is invigorating. It is a good idea to have a little rest once in awhile as you continue down back to Barafu camp (4 hours), and then down the Mweka route to Mweka camp (5 hours). This is where we spend our last night on the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp. Mweka Camp (9,540 ft.)
9 In the morning we walk down to the gate of Mweka. This takes about 4hrs. After a welcome lunch, it is time to say thanks and tipping the potters and guides, then drive to Moshi or Arusha for your next destination.

Cost:

USD 2750 for 1 person (PRIVATE)
USD 2600 for 1 person (JOINING OTHERS)
USD 2400 per person for 2-4 people
USD 2350 per person for 5-7 people
USD 2250 per person for 8-10 people

MT KILIMANJARO

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters