Kilimanjaro Climb via Lemosho Route, 8 Days 7 Nights
Day 1:ARRIVAL ARUSHA TOWN
Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport,Dar es Salaam or Nairobi airport where you will meet us for the transfer to Arusha town Karama Lodge< www.karama-lodge.com > for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
Day 2:TRAMSFER TO LONDOROSSI GATE 2250M-MTI MKUBWA 2750M
Drive from Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes).Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750 m, 3 hours).
Day 3:MTI MKUBWA 2750M-SHIRA PLATEAU 3500M
The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600 m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500 m, 5 hours) for overnight.
Day 4:SHIRA PLATEAU 3500M-SHIRA 2 CAMP 3850M
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850 m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.
Day 5:SHIRA 2 CAMP 3850M-BARRANCO CAMP 3940M
Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco Camp (3940 m, 4 hours).
Day 6:BARRANCO CAMP 3940M-BARAFU CAMP 4600M
A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000 m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Camp, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, (3 hours walking).
Day 7:BARAFU CAMP 4600M-UHURU PEAK 5895M-DOWN MWEKA CAMP 3100M
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak 5895m, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Camp 4600m for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Camp 3100m in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.
Day 8:MWEKA CAMP 3100M-MWEKA GATE 1600M
A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Mweka Park gate to meet your transport for transfer to Arusha town Karama Lodge< www.karama-lodge.com > for overnight on bed and breakfast services.
The prices for the above program are :-
b) 2pax=$1,760 per person
c) 3 up 5pax=$1,705
d) 6 up to 9pax =$1,650
e) 10 or more = $1,595
1.Guarantee price/quarantee trek on confirmation
2.Transfers to and from the mountain gate
3.Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.Meal plan as detailed:B=Breakfast,L=Lunch and D=Dinner
4.Accommodation in camps as per the itinerary
5.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
7.English speaking professional guide,porters and cook
8.Hotel overnights for 2 nights before and after the trip
9.Treated drinking water on the trek