Lemosho 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2,250m) To Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650m)
In the morning, drive from Moshi to Londorossi gate for registration formalities and trekking preparations. Take another 12 km ride further north to the climbing starting point. Have lunch and thereafter start climbing through the rainforest while spotting wild animals including bufallos and elephants. The path finally leads to MtiMkubwa camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (2,650m) To Shira 1 Camp (3,610m)
Trek from the rainforest into the moorland zone to reach at Shira ridge which displays such magnificent views. Have lunch enroute and proceed with the walk to reach Shira camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (3,610m) To Moir Hut (4,206m)
Trek towards the Shira plateau while exploring the beauty that the landscape displays. This enables your body to acclimatize(getting used to high altitude). The path leads to Moir hut to arrive in the late afternoon for resting, dinner and sleep.
Day 4: Moir Hut (4,206) To Lava Tower (4,600m) To Barranco Camp (3,900m)
Trek steadily up a ridge towards Lava tower which provides an extra day for acclimatization. At the tower get time to rest and have lunch. Descend down the tower and continue with the walk to reach at Barranco camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,900m) To Karanga Camp (4,000m)
Climb through the steep Barranco wall into the Karanga valley. Break for lunch and proceed with the path to reach the camp in the evening. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 6: Karanga Camp (4,000m) To Barafu Camp (4,673m)
Leave out of Karangaand walk to the junction connecting with Mweka trail. The path leads to Barafu camp to arrive in the late afternoon. Spend some quality personal time resting and gaining energy for the final summit. It’s advised to take large amount of water and sleep early by 19:00.
Day 7: Ascend To Uhuru Peak (5,895m)
Wake up by 23:30 for a hot cup of coffee and putting on trekking gears. Start climbing by midnight through the volcanic screen to reach Stella point (5756m) by sunrise. Take time to rest and make the final round trip to reach Uhuru Peak (5895m). At the summit, take pictures while feeling accomplished standing at the roof of Africa. Start descending which is quite fast. The path leads to Mweka hut (3,100m) to arrive in the evening for dinner and sleep.
Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100 m) to Mweka Gate (1,640 m)
Descendthrough moorland into the beautiful lush green forest. Arrive at the gate by mid-day for tipping the crew (guides, porters and cookers) and certificate awards. Green certificates are awarded to hikers who reached Gilman’s and golden to the ones who reached Uhuru peak. Drive back to Arusha for resting and much celebrations or a flight back home.
End of tour!!
- Kilimanjaro park permits
- Professional mountain crew (guides, cooks and porters)
- Two nights accommodation (before and after climb)
- Camping facilities
- Boiled water while at the mountain
- Sleeping bags
- First aid kit
- 3 proper meals+ mineral water and tea/coffee
- Certificates for successful climb
- International flights
- Tanzanian Visa
- Trekking gears rentals
- Tips for guides and cooks
- All things of personal nature
- Extra meals and drinks
- Extended tours