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7 Days lemosho

Climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

ITINERARY

 

Moshi
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear.

Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative).

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Lemosho Glades

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Shira 2 Camp
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2..

We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo.

Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views.

Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi
Approx. time taken: 9 – 11 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4 Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Barranco Camp
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach.

You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Karanga Camp
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo.

It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m.

For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Karanga Camp
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all.

It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm.

We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Barafu Camp
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular.

We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking.

Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi
Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Mweka Camp
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks.

Overnight at your arranged Hotel

Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport {K.I.A}
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED  Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

2 nights of accommodation at Hotel in Moshi.(before and after trek)

Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees

Government taxes

3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks who are happy to accommodate your dietary needs

3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day

Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing

Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate

National Park entry fees and hut fees

Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit

Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary.

Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks

Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional laggage

Accommodation in camping

 

NOT INCLUDED  Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and after climb.

 Personal items and toiletries

 Tips for guides, porters and cook

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

Guides: $ 20/day/guide

Cook: $15/day

Porter: $ 10/day/porter

• N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not more than your ability.