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9 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE STAYING AT CRATER CLIMB MT. KILIMANJARO

_Low Traffic Route to Kilimanjaro _Higher probability of making it to the summit _A fantastic Nine-Days route, carefully designed to maximise time in remote wilderness

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $2560 - $2760
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: January - February, April - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Kilimanjaro
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
Lemosho Route is one most favoured route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro because of its all-encompassing perspectives of the mountain from different side and high summit achievement rate. Trails on the route are loaded up with the fluctuated beautiful scenery of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The route is less swarmed when contrasted with different routes making it perfect from first-time trekkers. The route because of its more extended timetable gives better acclimatization to the climbers, which augments the opportunity of an effective summit. Lemosho Route starts on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek continues through the profound rainforest to Shira level throughout the following two days. The trail at that point, moves eastbound of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a level climb. The route at that point heads down towards Barranco Valley by means of the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Following which the drop is made through the Mweka route. It is prescribed to take the Lemosho Route with a whole night, to encounter the astonishing background of Carter camp. The campaign to carter camp is a standout amongst the most courageous piece of Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking. It gives you and shot of resting medium-term in the bowl of the cavity.

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation at Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/ from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa

Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

  • Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

-We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

  •  Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

  • Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Health

-We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Shira 1 Camp

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

  • Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

-We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

  •  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  Overnight: Moir Hut

Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours

-We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

• Overnight: Barranco camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

  • Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

-We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Karanga Camp

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

-We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

  • • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • • Overnight: Barafu Camp

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

  • Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp
  • Elevation: 19,341 ft to 18,865 ft Distance: 1 km
  • Hiking Time: 0.5-1 hours
  • Habitat: Artic

-During normal morning hours, we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We ascend for several hours at a slow but steady pace while taking frequent, but short, breaks. The trail turns into heavy scree as we make the steep climb to the crater rim. At Stella Point (18,900 ft), we see the summit sign in the distance. We continue the around the crater rim until finally we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. We then descend a short distance to Crater Camp, where the rest of the staff will join us to set up camp. There is an option to hike to Retch Crater and the ash pit, or simply explore the areas around Furtwangler Glacier. Sleeping at this high altitude can be dangerous. Serious AMS can develop if adequate altitude acclimatization has not been achieved so the guides will monitor you very closely.

  •  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  Overnight: Crater Camp

Day 8: Crater Camp to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 18,865 ft to 10,065 ft Distance: 12 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Artic

-From Crater Camp, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mweka Camp

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

  • Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

-On 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. Drive back to your hotel in Moshi. Hotel

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/

INCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit

EXCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.phpg on Kilimanjaro from mber): • Guides: $20/day/guide • Cook: $15/day • Porter: $10/day/porter .

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