8 Days, 7 Nights Londross / Lemosho Route
DAY 1: LONDROSS GATE – MTI MKUBWA CAMP
Drive from Arusha to Boma la Ng?ombe then turn to Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. Continue driving to the Lemosho Glades; from there start trekking through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite
DAY 2: MTI MKUBWA – SHIRA I CAMP
After breakfast, continue with ascending across the dense rain forest, climbing is gradually become steeper before reaching a wide moorland zone. Proceed toward Gane & Marshall One Valley for Lunch Break. Then cross a high altitude desert plateau Shire Caldera to Shire Cave (on request this can be omitted). Overnight SHIRA I CAMP
DAY 3: SHIRA I CAMP – SHIRA II CAMP
After breakfast at Shire Cave proceeds gently east across the Shira Plateau and the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Hut on the moorland meadow; It is an excellent place in this route for acclimatization, while gaining the altitude slowly. Overnight Camping at Shira 2 camp
DAY 4: SHIRA 2 CAMP – BARANCO CAMP
From Shira Hut turn eastward and continue climbing towards the Barranco Hut through Lava Tower while getting great views of the spectacular Barranco Valley. Overnight stay at Barranco
DAY 5: BARANCO CAMP – KARANGA CAMP
After overcoming the volcanic rock barrier ?the Great Barranco (locally known as breakfast)? descends through scree and ridges to Karanga Valley and the rest. Overnight here .
DAY 6: KARANGA CAMP – BARAFU CAMP
Start climbing early in the morning (normally 01:00 am) to reach the Kibo Crater rim at the Stella Point before sunrise. Then descent to the crater floor to Furtwangler Glacier for camping .
DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP – UHURU PEAK – MWEKA CAMP
Ascending towards the peak between glaciers to UHURU PEAK at 5,896m the highest point in Africa; it is here that you can have that feeling ?I have Conquered Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa? Then descend to Mweka Hut at the edge of the rainforest, for overnight camping, with a stopover at Barafu Hut for Lunch
DAY 8: MWEKA CAMP – MWEKA GATE – ARUSHA /MOSHI
After breakfast, descend to Mweka gate, meet the waiting driver and drive back to Arusha or Moshi
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
All park entry fees, accommodation in tent, 3x meals a day, all transfer TO & FROM gate, porters& guide and rescue fees.
NOTE: Tip to the guide and porter, drinking water is not included.