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LEMOSHO : DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA

  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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    Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro route gate

  • Government taxes
  • Sleeping mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Hot Water For Wash
 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Laundry Services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry Service
  • Trekking equipment not included in the itinerary (clothing, footwear, portable toilets and tents, accessories)
Itinerary

Day 1DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA

Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Gate, where we will complete entry formalities. From here a forest track requiring one hour drive to Lemosho Glades. After lunch, we will walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite,

Day 2DAY 2: MTI MKUBWA TO SHIRA CAMP 1

Distance: 8km
Hiking Time: 7 hours
Habitat: Moorland
We will follow a trail that leads out of the forest and into a savannah giant heather moorland zone. Our ascend through scenic rolling hills, we will cross several streams to reach the Shira Ridge before descending to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from the plateau is spectacular.

Day 3DAY 3: SHIRA CAMP 1 TO SHIRA CAMP 2

Distance: 6km
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Habitat: Moorland
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.

Day 4DAY 4: SHIRA CAMP 2 TO BARRANCO CAMP

Distance: 7km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east towards the peak of Kibo and passing that junction. Here our path goes east, towards the Lava Tower, also called the Shark’s Tooth. Shortly after passing the Lava Tower, we meet the second junction that brings us to the Arrow Glacier. From here we continue down to the Barranco Hut, where we will rest, have dinner and overnight. Despite the fact that we did not changed elevation from the point where we started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit.

Day 5DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

Distance: 9km
Hiking Time: 8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we take short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley, beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten, and Decken Glaciers. After a short and well deserved break we leave Karanga and cross the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail, used for descend from the mountain later. From here we continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we will rest, have dinner and prepare for the summit day. From Barafu you can enjoy the view of two volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, and that view is quite spectacular and you should not miss it.

DAY 6: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA HUT

Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Habitat: Arctic
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. At the rim we will reach Stella point, from where we have further hour to Uhuru Peak. After a short stop for taking photos we descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on past Millenium camp down to Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with the strength left from the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

DAY 7: MWEKA CAMP TO MOSHI/ARUSHA

Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

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