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Price Per Person

USD 2,270
Country: Tanzania
City: Kilimanjaro
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

 

 

Trek to the roof of Africa and marvel at the sunrise breaking over an entire continent. Climb above the clouds through six spectacular ecological zones, from lush rainforest to barren desert, to the summit of the world's highest freestanding mountain. The Lemosho route allows for good acclimatisation and the best chance of success for what is a real achievement.

Enriching tailor-made journeys – for you
This bespoke journey features some of our favourite spots in Tanzania. You can choose to take our destination experts’ recommendations and travel just as you see the itinerary here, or contact us to add your own special touches; maybe a more luxurious touch with upgraded tents or a relaxing stay on Zanzibar post-climb to recover from your exertions. We’re here to design your perfect holiday

Trip Highlights

  • 8-day ascent - Trek to Africa's highest peak over eight days
  • Lemosho Route - Climb the beautiful and less-trekked Lemosho route
  • Summit success - Maximise your summit chances by climbing slowly
  • Wild camps - Stay at a series of magnificently located wild camps
  • Shira Plateau - Traverse the wild heath and moorlands of Shira Plateau
  • Uhuru Peak - 360 degree views from the 5,895 metre summit
  • Trek crew - Climb with some of the best and most experienced leaders, guides, porters and cooks on the mountain

 

Day 01: Moshi  

On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation for an afternoon of relaxation in preparation of the climb ahead.

Overnight Comfortable Hotel in Ameg Lodge Included meals: Dinner

Ameg Lodge

Ameg Lodge is located on the outskirts of Moshi. This small, mid-range property has simple rooms, each with a veranda overlooking the grounds. There is a main dining area, lounge and swimming pool with poolside bar set within the gardens.

Day 02: Mti Mukubwa ( The Big forest Camp)

After a short drive the adventure begins with a walk through the Lemosho Glades. Today's trek takes you through unspoilt rainforest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree Forest Camp). This lies at around 2780m and will take about three to four hours.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Trek to Shire Camp

A full day’s trek takes you to a beautiful valley rest stop on the edge of the Shira crater. You walk amid the grassy moorland, heather and rock formations of the plateau into Shira One Camp, lying at an altitude of 3500m. You will be rewarded with views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. Today's trek is about five to six hours.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04:  Moir Hut

Today you trek east across Shira Plateau to your camp at Moir Hut, which is located at just over 4175m. It's a distance of about 10km/five to six hours. During the trek today you'll move from moorland to the broad upland desert beneath the Lent Hills. This afternoon, you can opt for a more strenuous walk - a great chance to acclimatise.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Lava Tower

This morning we have a gentle ascent with great views, walking on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the western breach until we reach Lava Tower (4640m). You'll be walking for about three to four hours. This afternoon an acclimatisation trek to Arrow Glacier.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Karanga Camp

Begin with an early morning descent into the base of the Great Barranco Valley, and then climb up the Barranco Wall. At the top, admire the views of Mount Meru and the plains below. Continue on to Karanga Camp at 3930m. It's about six to eight hours walking today.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07:  Barafu Camp

Today you walk to Barafu Camp (4640m), resting in the afternoon before an early dinner. Tonight is an early night in preparation for tomorrow’s summit attempt.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08:  Summit Day – Uhuru Peak

Leaving camp at around midnight, you'll commence your trek to Stella Point at 5750m. You continue around the rim to the highest point; Uhuru Point (5895m). Here you can enjoy amazing views. After reaching Kilimanjaro’s summit, you return via Stella Point and descend to Millennium Camp (3790m). Today is about 14 hours walking.

Overnight Basic Camping Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09:  Descend to Mweka  Gate

Today is an early start, walking through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. From here you are transferred to your hotel where you can relax and unwind, taking a well-deserved rest.

Overnight Comfortable Hotel in Ameg Lodge Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Depart Tanzania

You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Alternatively you may choose to relax on Zanzibar or enjoy a post-safari trek.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

 

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