6 Machame Route

6 days Machame Route

This is probably the most beautiful route up the mountain. The Machame Route offers camping only where all the equipment and supplies are carried by the porters and the delicious meals are prepared by the cook during the trek. This makes Machame better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatization.

Details and activity: Final details check about the trip, All of the personal equipments for trekking, receive Tanzanian sim card for local communication and international then diner.

6 days Machame  route.

Day 1 Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3000m). Transfer to the starting Gate at Machame for 50 min. After completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Park gate, you will get time to know you trekking supporting team such as guides, cook, and porters. We begin to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. We have a picnic lunch en route. We camp at Machame Camp. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 2 Machame Camp (3000m) – Shira Camp (3840m).Today we leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau. From our camp near Shira Hut, we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 3 Shira Campsite (3840m) – Lava Tower (4600m) – Barranco Camp (3950m).A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to have lunch near Lava Tower. The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley, where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking]

Day 4 Barranco Camp (3950m) – Barafu Camp (4600m). A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the southeastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows. We trek past Karanga Camp and continue along a path on compacted scree that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut. After dinner, we sleep early to prepare for the early morning final ascent. [7-11 hours walking]

Day 5 Barafu Camp – (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3 100m). We’ll start our ascent by torchlight about 1 am. 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, 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, 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 refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Millennium Camp. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 6 Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1500m).A sustained descent on a well-constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush underground with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka; and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, from where we are transferred to Moshi for 25 min to the hotel or hostel. [4-6 hours walking]

7 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

7 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route, providing you a better acclimatization and a more gradual ascent. On the seven day route, we walk from Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1 on day two, a reasonable altitude gain of 2,000 feet. Then on day three, we continue from Shira Camp 2 to the little used Moir Hut, at 13,800 feet. Overall the exposure to this altitude will help prepare the body for higher altitudes coming on the following days. Then trek from Barranco to Barafu, followed by the summit day are then heading down all the way to Mweka camp then to Mweka Gate where the trek finish.

Day 1

  • Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

DAY 2

  • Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

DAY 3

  • Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

DAY 4

  • Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

DAY 5

  • Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
  • Distance: 9km
  • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

DAY 6

  • Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

DAY 7

  • Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

 

Price Includes:

– 2 nights accommodation in Moshi at Kindoroko Hotel or similar, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek

– Arrival and Departure Airport transfers

– Quality 4 season camping equipment & mess tent

– Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides

– All Park fees

– Rescue fees

– All meals while on the Mountain

– Guides, Porters, cook salaries

– Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

– Clean, purified drinking water

– Crisis management and safety procedures

– Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Not included in price:

– International Flights/Visa

– Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)

– Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel

– Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc

– Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Kilimanjaro day hike Marangu route

Mount Kilimanjaro day hike Marangu route

Day 1 Marangu Gate (1980 m) – Mandara Hut (2700 m)

At around 7.00 am you will leave with packed Lunch from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate which is almost 50 km. After arrival you will finish all your registration formalities, and make the final reparations for your Hike from the Gate. You ascend a cleared ridge trail to Mandara Hut passing through rain forest where you can see velvet monkeys, birds like the Turraco, trees like Macaranga Kilimandscharica, flowers like yellow impatiens kilimajari, violet impatiens pseudoviola and the sweet-scented white Begonia meyeri-johannis. Lunch will be taken at Mandara Hut. AfterLunch you you can explore the surrounding area for a while and enjoy the unique nature on Kilimanjaro. Then you will start to go down the gate, here we will check out and drive back to Moshi town.

Packing list.

  • Sunhat, Sun cream and rain coat (Unpredictable weather in some areas).
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Camera (Telephoto lens recommended) with charger as it possible to charge in the jeeps.
  • Walking sticks
  • First aid kit like bandage and other medicine like pain killer.
  • Sun glasses
  • Small Day Park and Big beg.

What is included in the trip:

  • Private Transport to the gates and back
  • Lunch, water
  • Entry fees
  • Walking sticks

What is not included?

– Personal spending money

– tips

Recommended is 15$ a person.

Price:

Number of people Price per person per day
1 200$
2 140$
3 130$
4 120$
6 and more 110$

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Six days Umbwe route

Six days Umbwe route

Umbwe route is the hardest, the shortest and the most scenic route up Kilimanjaro. A tough uphill struggle is rewarded with views that many guides and porters insist are the best there are at Kilimanjaro via six days Umbwe route.

Day 1 Umbwe Gate (1800m) – Umbwe Cave, Bivouac Camp OR the First Camp (2940m)

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Machame Gate where you shall complete all your registration formalities and continue to Umbwe Gate. Start a Six days Umbwe route Gate you ascend through forestry track before it narrows and steepness to climb a ridge between Lonzo and Umbwe Rivers. This is the steepest part of the entire trek. Eventually after hours of this exhausting exercise, and again in altitude of 1050 approximately, you reach a rocky overhang. This is Umbwe Cave (2940m) a popular first night campsite with plenty of water sources available.

Day 2 Umbwe Cave-Bivouac camp (2940m) – Barranco Hut (3860m)

Roughly 45 minutes after breaking camp, you emerge from the forest gloom onto the heather, to be presented with two awesome sights: the breathtaking Breach Wall and the glory of the Kibo summit. Sighting of Lammergeyer are quite common. From the Umbwe ridge the route descends slightly to the Barranco Camp. The Barranco Camp is situated in the valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset. Finally the gradient eases and the day is spent ambling through moorland vegetation to the Barranco Hut Campsite nestling on your right before it’s time to enjoy your dinner and camp overnight.

Day 3 (ACCLIMATIZATION DAY) Barranco Camp (3840m) – Karanga Campsite (4200m)

After Breakfast, you will depart from Barranco Camp and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall through the Karanga Valley at 4200m. Here, one gets a better chance to view the glaciers at a very near distance. You shall have hot Lunch at Karanga Valley. After a short rest, you can view the Mawenzi Slopes as well as the Tanzania Sugar Plantation farms. Within a short walk you can see the sedimentary rocks which sound like iron when stepped on and then return to the Karanga Valley Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Karanga valley Campsite (4200m) – Barafu Camp (4600m)

After Breakfast, you will depart from Karanga Valley campsite at (4200m), for the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4600 meters. You have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views for the summit from many different angles. There is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice.” The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids Here you can, rest, enjoy dinner and go to bed for a few hours of your precious sleep.

Day 5 Barafu Camp – (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m)

Early morning, you continue towards the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895meters. It can be bitterly cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. You now make your descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp at 3100m is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected during the late afternoon. This part of the descent takes about 7 to 8 hours. Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well earned sleep.

Day 6 Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1500m)

After Breakfast, you continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. The end of six days Umbwe route.

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6 Days Rongai Route

6 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climb

The Rongai route is the least traveled and unspoiled route where the ascent is from the northeastern side of the mountain , along the border of Tanzania and Kenya at Loitokitok border. Local wildlife here is greater than any other routes.

Day 1 Nalemoru Gate (1950m) – First Cave Camp (Simba) (2700m)

You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate where you shall finish all the registration formalities and continue to Nalemoru village at the Nalemoru gate at 1950m. Here you shall do the final preparation for the climb and shall continue through the cultivated land and entering the pine forest where Colobus monkeys can be viewed. Overnight shall be at the first camp also known as Simba camp at 2700m.

Day 2 First Cave Camp (Simba) (2700m) – Second Cave Camp(3450m)

After breakfast you shall pass on the way the first cave at 3500m and continue to the second hut at 3450m which is about 3kms but you shall have gained only 150m altitude. You shall have a very good view of Kibo and the eastern ice fields of the crater rim. You shall have your lunch dinner and overnight at Second Cave.

Kili and Home 2Day 3 Second Cave Camp (3450m) – Third Cave Camp(3800m)

After breakfast you shall continue your steady ascent to the third cave and not forgetting to keep on drinking water all the time as its very necessary at the high altitude. Here you shall be very close to the eastern ice fields of the Crater rim. It’s very important to have a very Good night sleep tonight as you shall have to climb summit the next night so no sleep, rest little and trekking only. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Third Cave Camp(3800m).

Day 4 Third Cave (3800m) – School Hut Camp (4750m)

You hike through rocky moonlike landscape to School Hut at 4750m. This Hut has been renovated by Hauser Exkursionen International. The exclusive use of the hut gives much better chance to rest in preparation for the next day’s challenge.

Day 5 School Hut (4750m) – Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut Campsite (3720m)

After a short night and hot drink, the final ascend starts at about mid-night. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen –making it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point, 5681m at the crater rim where you shall need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descent to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut Campsite.

Day 6 Horombo Huts Campsite (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

An easy descend to Marangu Gate at 1980m via Mandara hut at 2700m. At the Marangu gate the successful climbers shall get their certificates and then get transfer to Moshi to the hotel.

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Six days Kilimanjaro Machame.

Six days Kilimanjaro Machame  route.

This is probably the most beautiful route up the mountain. The Machame Route offers camping only where all the equipment and supplies are carried by the porters and the delicious meals are prepared by the cook during the trek. This makes Machame better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatization.

Day 1 Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3000m). Transfer to the starting Gate at Machame for 50 min. After completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Park gate, you will get time to know you trekking supporting team such as guides, cook, and porters. We begin to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. We have a picnic lunch en route. We camp at Machame Camp. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 2 Machame Camp (3000m) – Shira Camp (3840m).Today we leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau. From our camp near Shira Hut, we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 3 Shira Campsite (3840m) – Lava Tower (4600m) – Barranco Camp (3950m).A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to have lunch near Lava Tower. The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley, where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking]

Day 4 Barranco Camp (3950m) – Barafu Camp (4600m). A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the southeastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows. We trek past Karanga Camp and continue along a path on compacted scree that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut. After dinner, we sleep early to prepare for the early morning final ascent. [7-11 hours walking]

Day 5 Barafu Camp – (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3 100m). We’ll start our ascent by torchlight about 1 am. 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, 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, 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 refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Millennium Camp. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 6 Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1500m).A sustained descent on a well-constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush underground with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka; and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, from where we are transferred to Moshi for 25 min to the hotel or hostel. [4-6 hours walking]

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Kilimanjaro Machame 7 Days

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Kilimanjaro Machame 7 Days

Kilimanjaro Machame 7 Days,is probably one of the best and successfully trail, today this train have 85% safe to Mt Kilimanjaro.In addition this is probably the most beautiful route up the mountain. The Machame Route offers camping only where all the equipment and supplies are carried by the porters and the delicious meals are prepared by the cook during your trek. This makes Machame better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatization.

Day 1 Machame Gate (1800m) – Machame Camp (3000m)The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes
through the village of Machame, which is located on the lower slope of the mountain. Upon reaching the Park Gate, climbers are requested to make their final preparations for the climb. Porters will be seen arranging their packs containing food, water and other equipment. Make sure that you have all your day pack items with you as the porters travel very quickly. The guides will be pleased to assist with any additional information. From the Park Gate you walk through the main forest on a winding trail to the first camp. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are good idea here. You continue a short distance until you reach the Machame Hut, where camps are already put up for rest and enjoy dinner and camp overnight.

Day 2 Machame Camp (3000m) – Shira Camp (3840m) After Breakfast, you trek through the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, onto the Shira plateau where you shall be able to see the western breach with its stunning glaciers. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at 3,658 meters and shall reach the Shira Camp. Here you have time to rest, have dinner and overnight at the Shira Campsite.

Day 3 Shira Campsite (3840m) – Lava Tower (4600m) Barranco Camp (3950m) From the Shira Plateau, you continue to the east, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you continue, the direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth”. It is usually at this point where for the first time some climbers will start feeling symptoms of breathlessness and headache due to high altitude and one should walk slowly –POLE POLE as they say in Kiswahili. You now continue down wards to the Barranco Camp, which is situated in a valley below the breach and the great Barranco Wall. Here, you rest enjoy dinner and camp overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation, as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization (climb high and sleep low) and will help your body prepare for the successful summit day.

Day 4 (ACCLIMATIZATION DAY) After Breakfast, you will depart from Barranco Camp and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall through the Karanga Valley at 4200m. Here, one gets a better chance to view the glaciers at a very near distance. You shall have hot Lunch at Karanga Valley campsite. After a short rest, you can view the Mawenzi Slopes as well as the Tanzania Sugar Plantation farms. You can have a short walk to see the sedimentary rocks which sound like iron when stepped on and return to the Karanga Valley Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Karanga valley Campsite (4200m) – Barafu Camp (4600m) After Breakfast, you will depart from Karanga Valley campsite, for the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4600 meters. You have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views for the summit from many different angles. There is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice.” The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. Here you can rest, enjoy dinner and go to bed for a few hours of your precious sleep.

Day 6 Barafu Camp – (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3 100m) kili snowEarly morning, you continue towards the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895meters. It can be bitterly cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. You now make your descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite, stopping at Barafu Camp for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp at 3100 meters,is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected during the late afternoon. This part of the descent takes about 7 to 8 hours. Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well earned sleep.

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1500m)
After Breakfast, you continue to descend down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. A vehicle will meet you for a short celebration at the Mweka Gate and the drive you back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

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Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 8 days

Group picture ok Kili

Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 8 days

8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho Route, Lemosho Route for is a 98% safe successfully of all of our climbs happened. we have good Word record on this route with Tyler Armstrong climb with us age of 8 as the second youngest Kilimanjaro now he is preparing for the mount Everest. http://topwithtyler.com/kili-photo-gallery/olympus-digital-camera-71/ Lemosho route is probably the most beautiful, unspoiled, little used route up Kilimanjaro and a good way to the Shira Plateau.  the Lemosho Route offers strictly tents only. This makes Lemosho Route better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Day 1 Londrossi Gate 2(100m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2800m). You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and check in at Londrossi Gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. The journey passes through the village of Sanya Juu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Starting point of lemosho routeYou reach the starting point at the Lemosho glades with the vehicle where you shall see the, porters arranging their packs containing the food and other equipment. Make sure that you have all your day pack items with you as the porters travel very quickly. The guides will be pleased to assist with any additional Information. You now trek through the main forest on a winding trail to the first camp, which is located at an altitude of 2250 meters. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are good idea here. You continue a short distance until you reach the Mti Mkubwa Camp officially known as the forest camp rest and enjoy your dinner and overnight. You have now reached an altitude of 2250m.

Day 2 Mti Mkubwa (2800m) – Shira 1 Camp (3500m). After Breakfast, you leave the forest to continue on an ascending path crossing through the heather and moorland. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 700m. After lunch you cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau which is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp at 3500m.

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp (3500m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m). After Breakfast, you leave the heather to continue on an ascending path, through the Moorland and, to the east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira 2 camp. You only gain 340m in elevation – this allows you to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp at 3840m.

Day 4 Shira 2 Campsite (3840m) – Lava Tower (4600m) – Barranco Camp (3950m). From the Shira Plateau, you continue to the east, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you continue, the direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth”. It is usually at these point where for the first time some climbers will start feeling symptoms of breathlessness and headache due to high altitude and one should walk slowly –POLE POLE as they say in Kiswahili. You now continue downwards to the Barranco Camp at an altitude of 3,950 meters, situated in a valley below the breach and the great Barranco Wall. Here, you rest enjoy dinner and camp overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation, as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization (climb high and sleep low) and will help your body prepare for the successful summit day.

acclimatizationDay 5 (ACCLIMATIZATION DAY) Barranco Camp (3840m) – Karanga Campsite (4200m). After Breakfast, you will depart from Barranco Camp and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall through the Karanga Valley at 4200m and it is the LAST WATER STOP as you shall not find water at the Barafu Camp. Here, one gets a better chance to view the glaciers at a very near distance. You shall have hot Lunch at Karanga Valley. After a short rest, you can view the Mawenzi Slopes as well as the Tanzania Sugar Plantation farms. (TPC) with a short walk to see the sedimentary rocks which sound like iron when stepped on and return to the Karanga Valley Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Karanga Valley Campsite (4200m) – Barafu Camp (4600m). After Breakfast, you will depart from Karanga Valley campsite at (4200m), for the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4600 meters. You have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views for the summit from many different angles. There is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Kiswahili word for “ice”. The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids Here you can, rest, enjoy dinner and go to bed for a few hours of precious sleep.

Day 7 Barafu Camp – (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m). Early morning, you continue towards the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters. It can be bitterly cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. You now make your descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp at 3100 meters, situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected during the late afternoon. This part of the descent takes about 7 to 8 hours. Later in the evening, you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 8 Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1500m). After Breakfast, you continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your Hotel in Moshi.

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5 or 6 days Kilimanjaro Marangu hike

5 or 6 days Kilimanjaro Marangu hike

5 or 6 days Kilimanjaro Marangu hike. Is the most popular, shortest and easiest way to the summit,80% of the top safe summit rate.With huts accommodation,the Marangu route is the only trail with huts along its route complete with solar lights and all the basic necessities.

Day 1 Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)You shall drive from your hotel in Moshi to Marangu Gate marangu2which is almost 50kms, where you shall finish all your registration formalities, and make the final reparations for the climb from the Gate. You ascend a cleared ridge trail to Mandara Hut passing through rain forest where you can see vervet monkeys, birds like the turraco, trees like Macaranga Kilimandscharica, flowers like yellow impatiens kilimajari, violet impatiens pseudoviola and the sweet-scented white Begonia meyeri-johannis. You shall have your overnight at Mandara Hut in A- shape wooden huts.

Day 2 Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m). From the Mandara Huts, the trail passes through a short marangu trailstretch of forest and skirts the base of Maundi Crater, crosses a meadow and a wooded stream, then emerges into grassland. It is well worth the short detour to scramble up to the rim of Maundi Crater for a superb view of the mountain and its surroundings. The trail descends down numerous moorland before ending at Horombo Hut, which is set in a rocky valley with a fine stand of giant groundsels (Senecio kilimajari) and phallic lobelias deckenii. Leaving behind the forest and following the ascending path through alpine meadows on to the slopes of Mawenzi, Horombo Hut Camps are reached. From here you shall be able to see the lights of Moshi town during the night on a clear sky .You shall have rest dinner and overnight.

Day 3 ACCLIMATIZATION DAY, Today is a very important day as your body shall get use to the high altitude for a successful summit climb. After breakfast the guide shall take you to climb high to the Zebra rock 4100m or Saddle point 4200m and sleep low at 3720m back to Horombo Hut for lunch, dinner and overnight Keep in mind to sip water all the time during the trek and walk slowly as they say in Kiswahili POLE POLE and it is the magic word for success to the summit. It’s very important to have a very good night’s sleep as you shall have to climb the summit the next night.

Day 4 Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)After breakfast you shall ascend the alpine desert and it shall be a very tiring trek therefore it is very much essential that you walk slowly, not forgetting to drink enough water on the way so as to increase the level of oxygen in your body at the high altitude. From Horombo Hut there are two trails to the Saddle (the area between Kibo and Mawenzi which is almost 7kms). The right fork is very stony and eroded and is the most direct route to the Saddle and Mawenzi. From the Saddle (about 2hours from Horombo), there are trails to Mawenzi Hut (1hour) or Mawenzi Tarn Hut (2hours) and across the length of the saddle to Kibo Hut (3hours). The left fork from Horombo Hut is an easier trail and emerges on the saddle much closer and passing the last water point 4130m to Kibo and about 1km from Kibo Hut. The landscape now becomes rockier and rugged until the saddle is reached. At Kibo Hut you shall get ready for your final preparations for the summit climb at midnight to take as much rest as possible before the midnight summit attempt.

Day 5 Kibo Hut (4700m) – Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)happy guide 4The trail to the summit lies directly behind Kibo Hut, to the west. It is normal to start this day’s climb at midnight. (The reason for this is to see the sun rise over Mawenzi from the top of Kibo, the loose stone scree is frozen –making it easier to climb, and you can get back in good time). The first part is an uneven trail, which leads to the Hans Meyer Cave at 5150m, a good rest point. After that, the trail makes more regular switch backs most of the way to the top, with a last scramble over rocks to Johannes Notch and Gillman’s Point 5681m at the crater rim where you need all your mental and physical strength as it is the steepest section of your trek. From there, the trail continues past Stella Point to Uhuru Peak at 5895m the highest point of Africa. At the top there are stunning views of the ice walls offset by rugged rocks. After a fast descend to Kibo Hut for a meal and rest, continue to descend to Horombo Hut.

Day 6 Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1850m). Today you have your last and easy descend to Marangu Gate, the point where the successful climbers shall get their certificates. From here a car will transfer you back to Moshi to your hotel.

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