About this tour
This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moor lands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route.
A great landscape from day two just after day one gone through rain forest, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game which Migrate from Ambosel in Kenya.
A party wishing to ascend slowly can comfortably take 8 days on this route as described below.
You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles if needed. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas and person mind.
- 2 nights at a hotel - before and after the climb
- Food and general services during the climb
- Transportations from the airport to moshi, moshi to the gate, the gate to moshi, and moshi to the airport
- 4 porters per person
- 1 assistant mountain guide
- 1 lead mountain guide
- All entry fee to the national park
- 1 great experience :)
- Rental equipment (sleeping bags, mats, etc - for free
Does not include
- Flight tickets getting to tanzania
- Tips for the guides, chef and porters
- Travel insurance
- Alcohol and non alcohol drinks
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Londorossi Park Gate Here you will spend half an hour for registration and obtain your Permit for your climb after this procedure then you will continue on to the Lemosho Glades (2100m, 3hr./ 6825Ft). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, and 3hr/9100Ft) dinner overnight.
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
The trail steepness and crosses several streams in the giant heather zone. The Shira Ridge is crossed (3505mt/ 11500Ft) to the Shira Plateau, camp by stream. (3505mt 4-5hrs) dinner overnight.
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3840m, 12500Ft). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day, dinner overnight.
Time: 3-4 Hrs
A rocky path leads east up towards the Lava Tower for acclimatization at 4630Mt/ 15190Ft). Shortly beyond this, you descend to Barranco campsite (3950mt, 5-6h/ 13044Ft) dinner overnight.
Time: 5-6 Hrs
Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco wall 4200Mt in a clear day you have opportunity of amazing landscape and then a traverse over screens and ridges toKaranga Valley campsite (3hrs, 3937m. 13106Ft) beneath the icefalls of the Southern Glaciers dinner overnight.
Time: 2-3 Hrs
The trail ascends a ridge to a campsite by the Barafu Hut, an airy location with little vegetation (3hrs, 4600m. /15331Ft) this is a relatively short climb but by no means easy, dinner over night.
Time: 2-3 Hrs.
Start just after midnight for the ascent of the screens leading to Stella Point (6h, 5739m.). From here a further 45mins leads to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Barafu Camp for a rest and breach before continuing down to camp at Mweka Camp at 3100m, 10065Ft (12-13hrs total walking time). Ascending from Base camp to Uhuru peak 5Km the descent back to Base camp 5KM.
Ascent for summit - 6-7Hrs.
Descent back to Base Camp Barafu - 3 Hours.
Distance: Downhill to Mweka Campsite from Base camp - 12km.
Time: 4hrs down to Mweka Campsite. 3-4 hrs while you are increase Oxygen, dinner overnight Mweka Campsite.
This is by easiest day as it is downhill and the oxygen supply increase as you go down, you will reach Mweka Gate 1640Mt (5380Ft) at about 11:00am complete signing out and meet your vehicle here drive to the hotel in Moshi (B&B).
Our meeting point
We are open for many options depending on your flight and where you prefer to stay. Below are some options, and we can chat over our first meet point to welcome you!
1. Kilimanjaro Airport
2. in Arusha city
3. or in Moshi city
We can also help you organise buses from Nairobi or Arusha Airport. (Small fee may apply) Please let us know how we can help you!
Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.
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