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Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route and Crater 9 Days

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Duration

9 Days 8 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

A highly summit successful rate depends on the good acclimatization. Most climbers in Kilimanjaro experience symptoms of altitude sickness to some degree, but to prevent its repercussion, they descend instantly after summiting. When trekkers sleep at the Crater Camp, this often causes problems as you stay high for a full 24 hours.

Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi Town

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Moshi (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night will do this briefing depend on your arrival time.

Day 2: Lemosho Gate (2,250m) - Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m)

In the morning you will picked up from your Hotel to Londorossi Gate, about 3 to 4 hour’s drive from Moshi. After you’ve gone through all the entry formalities, you will be served the lunch and
driven to the trailhead. we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. You might even catch a glimpse of the black and white colobus monkeys sitting in the branches of the trees.

Distance: 3km
Habitat: Montane forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3,500m) - Shira 2 Camp (3,900m)

Today, you’ll be crossing the Shira Ridge along the rocky ground, low grasses, and shrubs. The terrain will be much flatter compared to the previous day which makes the hiking experience leisurely. You will get to enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and the nearby Mount Meru. The moor landscape is characterized by beautiful Giant Lobelias. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach Shira 2 Camp, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.

Distance: 7km
Habitat: Moorland
Time: 4 to 5 hours

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) - Lava Tower (4640m) - Barranco Camp (3960m)

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: 12km
Habitat: Semi desert
Time: 6 to 8 hours

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,960m) - Karanga Camp (4,035m)

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, the route with its numerous ascents and descents allow you a chance for further acclimatization, before reaching the mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge you can take in the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching the cloudy Karanga Camp.

Distance: 7km
Habitat: Alpine desert
Time: 4 to 5 hours

Day 6: Karanga Camp (4,035m) - Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy an energetic breakfast then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Distance: 6 km
Habitat: Alpine desert
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Day 7: Barafu (4640m) - Crater Camp (5730m)

You start early in the morning to ascent to Stella Point (5750m), which is at the edge of the crater. The way is steep, winding and the landscape rocky and desert and lasts for about 5-6 hours. From Stella Point, you’ll trek for about 30 minutes to 1 hour and get to Crater camp where you’ll explore the inner crater and have your lunch and a short rest.

Distance: 8 km
Habitat: Alpine desert/stone scree/ice-capped summit
Time: 6 to 7 hours

Day 8: Crater Camp (5730m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3100m)

Start trekking early from camp 1 ½ hours so that you can watch sunrise from the summit. Here you will spend a short time before you start descending. After passing Stella Point, you’ll have lunch and a short rest at Barafu Camp. In the afternoon ours, you’ll go down to Mweka Camp. Going down from the peak to your overnight camp is a trekking time from 6-8 hour.

Distance: 12 km
Habitat: Alpine desert/ Arctic summit/ Montane forest
Time: 6 to 8 hours

Day 10: Mweka Camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1630m) - Moshi Town

Our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

Distance: 8 km
Habitat: Montane forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Day 11: Departure

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the standard hotel in Moshi.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate.
  • Park entry fees, camping fee, rescue fees.
  • Professional Mountain Tour Guides, Cook and Porters.
  • 3 meals a day during the mountain trekking.
  • Bottled water on the first day of the climb, enough boiled treated and filtered throughout the trek.
  • Mountains 4 Season sleeping tents double occupancy.
  • Sleeping mattress, foam, 1.5 inches thick.
  • Mess tent, table, chairs and lanterns.
  • Portable Oxygen Tank and Pulse Oximeter.
  • Hot water for washing.
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Flights.
  • Laundry services.
  • Tips and gratuitous.
  • Items of the Personal nature i.e. Beverage.

Languages

English

Tour's Location

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