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Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro - 8 Days

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  • Trekking Kilimanjaro
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  • Conquer uhuru peak with highly experienced guides
The Lemosho route is an unspoilt, spectacular and remote way up to the Shira Plateau, the principal features of the trail which adds an interesting texture quite as it allows for a more moderate process of acclimatization. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephants and other big game animals.

The climb itself can take either 7 or 8 days, with 8 days being recommended in order that climbers have more opportunity to acclimate before the brutal summit day. This route is not nearly as popular as Machame or Marangu, but it’s a good one to consider because the longer climbing time equals a greater chance of conquering the Uhuru Peak with fewer problems.
Day 1 Londorosi Gate (2,100m) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,75 3 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 650 meters/ 2,133 feet
Distance: 10 km
Habitat: Montane forest
After the morning drive to the trailhead you will spend the first day with an armed ranger due to the animal population in this forest area, stopping at the Mti Mkubwa Camp after only about 3 hours of climbing.

Day 2 Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750m) to Shira 1 Camp (3,720m 5 - 6 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 970 meters, 3,177 feet
Distance: 12 km
Habitat: Moorland
This day starts in the forest and gets considerably steeper as you go through the heather and moorland areas before camping at the Shira Plateau in a large, open, and scenic area at the Shira One Camp.

Day 3 Shira I Camp (3,720m) to Shira II Camp (3,840 me 5 - 6 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 120m, 332ft
Distance: 5 km
Habitat: Semi desert
This day takes you on a gentle walk across the plateau for some excellent scenery while your body continues to acclimatize.

Day 4 Shira II Camp (3,840m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m) 5 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 110m, 428ft. Distance: 6 km
Habitat: Alpine desert
The morning climb is somewhat steep on this day as you ascend to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters at midday before descending again on the scenic route to Barranco Camp. This is a great example of the climb high/sleep low rule that helps people acclimatize safely.

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (4,200m) 3 - 4 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet
Distance: 4km
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
You climb the Great Barranco Wall, which looks more intimidating than it really is, and down into the Karanga Valley. This day has many ups and downs and crosses many small streams before crossing the Karanga River just before camp.

Day 6 Karanga Valley (4,200m) to Barafu Camp (4,600m) 3 - 4 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 400 meters, 1,320 feet
Distance: 4 km
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
You climb through rocky and otherwise barren terrain on your way to Barafu Camp. The camp is in another cold and windy area, but you will only be sleeping from around 7 p.m. until 11: 30 p.m. or so because you will be starting the summit climb at midnight.

Day 7 Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp 18 hours Camping

Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters, 4,240 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet Summit time: 7 hrs.
Distance: 5km
Distance: 12km
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
You will start at midnight with by far the most challenging 6-hour section of entire climb as you reach Stella Point around sunrise. After a short rest you will probably be walking in snow for the next two hours until you reach Uhuru Peak. After enjoying the moment briefly you will begin your descent to the Mweka Camp back in the rain forest, which takes about 8 hours including a quick rest in the middle.

Day 8 Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,500m) 4 hours 2 Star Hotel

Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet
Distance: 10km
Habitat: Forest
After the previous day you will deserve this short and very scenic descent of about 4 hours down to the Mweka Gate, where you will sign the register to make your climb official. Chels Travel Vehicles will be waiting at the gate and transfer to Arusha for Lunch, Dinner and Overnight.
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what’s included
  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Arusha to starting point on mountain and return to Arusha
  • Service of Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Hut or camping fees
  • Salaries for all crew members
what’s excluded
  • International flight
  • Accommodation and meals in Arusha
  • Visa, Passport and other traveling documents
  • Extra day on the mountain
  • Tips for the crew( guides, cooks and porters)
  • Some equipment is available for rent
  • Mountain personal equipment (Cold clothes, shoes, gloves etc.)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Arusha, Tanzania
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
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Chels Travel & Tours / Product Category: Trekking
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