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Kilimanjaro Climbing 9 Days Lemosho via Barafu Camp to Crater Camp

Day 1: Arriving

Arriving at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Moshi for overnight.

We will gather in the evening at lodge for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (Full board)

After breakfast at the hotel in Moshi, we drive approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We start our ascent along the forest trail we camp at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp.

Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking.

Day 3: Shira One Camp (Full board)

We leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp.

Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira One Camp (3,550 m): 6-7 hours walking.

Day 4: Shira Hut (Full board)

Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut.
As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

Shira Camp to Shira Hut (3,840 m): 3-5 hours walking.

Day 5: Moir Hut (Full Board)

In the morning we cross part of the plateau through lush of heather and moorland then into expensive high Savannah desert before reach moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can take walk around for the higher lands around the camp; views are superb. Lunch will be served at Fisher camp.

The afternoon will be the acclimatization walk up onto the Lent Hills, the summit of which is at 4,700 metres.
Shira Hut to Moir Hut (4,200m): 3-4 hours walking.

Day 6: Barranco Valley (Full Board)

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Moir Hut to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 7: Karanga Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.

Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.

Day 8: Barafu Camp (Full Board)

Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.

The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.

Day 9: Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 10: Mweka Gate to Arusha (Full Board)

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After signing out transfer to moshi and overnight.

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.

Day 11: Departure day

After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.

Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge?

The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

Kilimanjaro Includes:

  • Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy)
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Two nights hotel in mosho
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 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:
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen:
  • Pulse Oximeters:
  • Walking Poles:
  • Sleeping Mattress:
  • Flying Doctor Service

Kilimanjaro Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

Safety

Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

Travel insurance

All customers travelling with Kilimanjaro trekking are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.

During travel the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover.