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Premium Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho from Moshi

Duration
10 Days
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US$ 4,682

Escape to the top of Africa on this Tanzania vacation perfect for adventurous climbers. Brave the elements and enjoy spectacular views and beautiful ice formations as you climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent.


This 10-day adventure tour takes you along the Lemosho route as you climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Your Tanzania vacation begins in Moshi, the clean, comfortable gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the world’s largest free-standing mountain. Scaling a height of 5896 metres, Kilimanjaro is atypically surrounded by plains and forests instead of rival peaks. This makes the sight of it all the more stunning: a massive, ice-capped rock jutting out of the lush African plains. However, this continuous rise makes people underestimate the mountain as it doesn’t require climbing gear or oxygen canisters to ascend. Be forewarned: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not easy. The slopes, temperature, and high winds make it physically demanding and you’ll have to go on acclimatization hikes to get used to the altitude. But ascending Mount Kilimanjaro is also remarkably satisfying, both as a physical feat and an opportunity to enjoy stunning views. It’s the most accessible of the world's Seven Summits and a great accomplishment for even the most seasoned Globetrotter.

As you work your way to Kilimanjaro’s summit, you’ll marvel at the surrounding landscape and the volcanic sights of the mountain itself. Pass through rainforests as you hike for the first camp, Mti Mkubwa. Enjoy spectacular views of volcanic Kibo and the mountain’s far peaks as you work your way along the Shira Plateau. You’ll get your blood pumping while ascending the Barranco Wall, a massive and steep rock wall that offers the most exciting (and challenging) moment of your expedition. By the time you get to Uhuru summit, you’ll have traversed the mountain’s shifting landscape and high altitudes. Your reward will be breathtaking views of the summit’s glacier and the surrounding countryside. The summit offers the most marvelous view in Africa.

This Tanzania vacation is an exciting way to reach the top of Africa in the opportunity of a lifetime.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,682

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrive in Moshi

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by Goway's local travel representative and be transferred to your hotel. In the evening there will be a briefing to make sure you are ready to begin your climb.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

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    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at your hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing. After, travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate. After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking towards the first camp of the route: Mti Mkubwa Camp. Raincoats are necessary on this day in particular, as you will be walking through the rainforest. By the time you reach the camp, the professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary. After lunch the group will depart on an acclimatization hike towards Shira 1 Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude, after which you will hike back down to Mti Mkubwa Camp, where a hot dinner will be waiting.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp:
Change in Elevation: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m) - Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) - Destination point en route to Shira 1 Camp (3,095 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1 hour

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast depart on a gradual trek upwards 3,500 meters; at that point, for the first time, you will be able to see stunning views of Shira Plateau and the Kibo Volcano.

The passage from Mti Mkubwa Camp to the second high-altitude Shira 1 Camp is rather easy and takes about 5-6 hours. This will allow you to start the acclimatization process gradually, which is a mainstay of good trekking. When you reach the camp, your team of specialists will cook you lunch and you will have the chance to rest in your tent or walk around the nearby area.

Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) - Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Depart from Shira 1 Camp on a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp. This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude.

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:
Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) - Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)
Hiking distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) - Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Shira 2 Camp to the Lava Tower and Descent to Barranco Camp

After breakfast today you will leave Shira 2 Camp and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower. This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1-2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) - Lava Tower (4,630 m) - Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 6-8 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Early wake up, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall today. It is recommended to leave as early as possible to avoid crowds of other hikers. Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Following your rest, you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route. Remember, your guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. Later you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) - Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) - Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp, the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) - Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) - Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1-2 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp

Depart from Barafu Camp at night and start the summiting of Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp.

Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) - Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
Hiking distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 8-12 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Descent from Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) - Mweka Gate (1,650 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel



    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    The lodge overlooks Lake Duluti, which you can walk around and has beautiful gardens for you to stroll in. In the distance you can see the tallest mountain in Africa on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Bicycles
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Restaurant(s)

    More Details

Day 10

Departure

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and Greet at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Accommodation at base hotel including breakfast
  • Professional Guides and Mountain Crew
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Mountain Rescue fees
  • Camping fees
  • Meals as indicated by itinerary
  • Tenting equipment including sleeping bags; satellite phone; sleeping bags
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents dependeing on route
  • Insurance
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Expanded ration, which means a wider choice of products on the mountains
  • Portable toilet and shower

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Personal equipment
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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1 Dec 2018
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