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Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

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Day 1: Day 00: Arrival Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Pass By: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania
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Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 1: Arusha (1400m)- Londorossi (2100m)- Mti Mkubwa camp (2750)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. you will drive 2 hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi park gate (1200m). In the village near Londorossi gate, you will receive a parked lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. At the entrance gate the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hours hike into the rain forest. Be on the look out for colobus monkeys! Along the way you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti mkubwa (Big tree) Campsite (2750m) in early evening. The porters who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa camp(27500- Shira 2 Camp(3840)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Habitat: Moorland

After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rain forest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 camp (3840). At this campsite, you be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Shira(3840)- Lava Tower(4630)- Barranco camp (3950)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 7-hours

Habitat: Semi desert

Following an early morning after breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5-hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.

After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower(4630m) to the Barrranco Campsite Wall (3950m). the 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (Breakfast Wall). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the setting.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Barranco Camp(3950m)- Karanga Camp(3950m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine desert

This is short hiking day for acclimatization. After early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail winds up and down in the Karanga valley. you will spend the night at Karanga camp(3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Karanga camp(3959m)- Barafu Hut (4600m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 2-3 hours

Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used do descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word "barafu" in swahili means "Ice" and this camp located on a rocky exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocky so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Summit attempt Barafu Camp(4600m)- Uhuru Peak(5895m)- Mweka(3100m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 8-hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent.

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will the begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers fell that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hour, you reach stella point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro is a life time accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu camp takes about 3 hours.

At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash and rest soundly at camp.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Mweka Camp (3100m)-Mweka Gate (1980m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Forest

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s) and porters. After celebrating you will descend for 3 hours back to Mweka Gate. The National park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru peak (5895m) received gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Our driver will pick you from the airport

Airports

  • Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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