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November 17, 2016

KILIMANJARO SUMMIT TREKKING – 8 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

Written By Expect In Africa Safari

Is approaching Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the west, crossing the caldera of Shira volcano and exploring the rock formations of the plateau, before traversing beneath the Southern ice fields of Kibo. We make our final ascent by the Barafu route. There are often stunning views of Kibo in the sharp light of morning and early evening. The eight day itinerary gives the absolute maximum possible acclimatization and also gives us an unusual view of the montane forest on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho is a little-used approach route and there is time to enjoy the unspoilt wilderness, and the breathtaking scenery, on Shira Plateau before the convergence with other routes in the later stages of the trip. Our Kilimanjaro trekking trip begins and ends at Arusha

 

DAY 1- KILIMANJARO TREKKING

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and then transfer to moshi for overnight. We will gather in the evening 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 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

After breakfast at the lodge transfer straight to the gate and after completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk.
It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of game, including buffalo. We camp at Lemosho Forest camp (2,650 m.). [2-3 hours walking]

DAY 3 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the centre of the plateau at “Shira One” (3,550 m.). [6-7 hours walking]

DAY 4 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

Morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [6-9 hours walking]

DAY 5 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,100 m.), the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley. There is plenty of time to rest, or for a short optional acclimatization walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp. [4-5 hours walking]

DAY 6 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

A short but steep climb out of Karanga on compacted scree with wide views, we then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m.) The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night. [3-4 hours walking]

DAY 7 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

we will start our ascent by torchlight at about 12 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m.), in about five or six hours.
We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,100 m.) at the edge of Mweka Forest. [11-15 hours walking]

DAY 8 – KILIMANJARO TREKKING

A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m.); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. [4-6 hours walking], after signing out transfer to moshi and overnight at moshi .

DAY 9 – DEPARTURE

Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport and fly back home.
Kilimanjaro trekking for Charity Challenge? The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

Kilimanjaro Includes:
• Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
• Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides
• All Park fees
• Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Arrival and Departure transfers
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees

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 before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)

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 and supplement summit oxygen

Travel Insurance:
All customers travelling with Kilimanjaro trekkings 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.

 

 

 

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Region: Arusha
City: Arusha
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