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10 Days Kilimanjaro climb via Lemosho route

Day 1: Arrival day

You will meet Eastland Adventures representative who will drive you from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your hotel in Moshi to rest for a while and later meet your guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain. Furthermore, the guide will go through the group camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipment especially emergency oxygen cylinder and pulse oximeter, your guide also will explain signs and symptoms of various mountain sicknesses which might happen while trekking.

Day 2: Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp, 2,650 meters

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive approximately for 2 to 3 hours to the Londorosi gate where you will do registration and get entrance permit then you will drive again for 1 hour to Lemosho starting point where you will get off from the jeep and stop for picnic lunch. After lunch, you will meet all the crews including rest of the guides, cooks, and porters and your hike will start through crossing rain forest for about 2 to 3 hours to cover the distance of 7 kilometers to Mti Mkubwa camp. On the way, you will see a lot of beautiful flowers like impatiens Kilimanjaro and if you are lucky you might see black and white colobus monkeys and other forest wildlife.

Day 3: Hike to Shira Camp 1, 3,610 meters

Today, it will be one of your beautiful hikes for about 6 to 7 hours including lunch stop to cover distance of 7 kilometers and after 2 hours walk, you will be in the moorland zone on the west side of the Shira plateaus where you will be able to see old lava flows and you will enjoy the sun and walk slowly to get more breaks to acclimatize until you arrive at the camp for overnight rest.

Day 4: Hike to Moir Hut, 4,200 meters

Today, you will hike for about 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of 9 kilometers, you will also cross the middle of Shira plateau, a world heritage site as your picnic lunch at fishers point. After lunch, you will walk for 1 to 2 hours hiking through moorland zone and arriving in the beautiful overnight camp located at the base of a massive lava flow.

Day 5: Hike to Baranco Camp, 3,940 meters

Today, you will keep walking in Alpine desert for 9 kilometers for about 6 to 8 hours. You will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rocks, then steady uphill climb to the lava tower(150 meters high volcanic plug that just outside of the mountain) and stop for lunch around noon. From this point, some people might start to feel a mild headache due to the altitude change. From lava tower, you will descend for about 2 hours through dust and rock trail to have overnight rest at Baranco Camp.

Day 6: Hike to Karanga Camp, 3,995 meters

Today is a short day for 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of 6 kilometers and you will start by scrambling up the great Baranco wall for about 1 to 2 hours. In this wall, some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, though it is not as challenging as rock climbing. At the top of the wall, you can see Baranco valley and the campsite where you spent the night before. You will also walk up and down to Karanga valley which is the last water point on the mountain and on top of the ridge, it will be your campsite where you will have hot lunch and overnight stay.

Day 7: Hike to Barafu Camp, 4,673 meters

Today, you will have another walking of 4 kilometers for 3 to 5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing an upper Alpine desert. You will go through a steep ridge until you reach a rocky section which is more scrambling for about an hour and a half. Your next camp will be on a large rocky area with steep faces and you will have earlier dinner and sleep earlier because you will have to wake up in the middle of the night for the summit.

Day 8: Summit to Uhuru (5,895 meters) and descend to Mweka hut

You will wake up around 11:00 and have some tea and snacks that will warm you for the summit. You will start your summit around midnight by start it with steep rocks for about 2 to 3 hours and then you will start crossing zigzag area and keep moving to crater rim and finally Stella point 5,756 meters on around 06:00. At Stella point, you will meet with other hikers from other route and join them heading to Uhuru peak and you will be able to see the sunrise on your way or at the summit. Once you arrive at the summit, you will stay for 10 to 15 minutes for pictures and sightseeing and descend down via the same trail for about 3 hours to Barafu Camp for rest, brunch, and descend to Mweka Hut.

Day 9: Descend from Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate, 1,640 meters

Today after breakfast, you will meet your Eastland Adventures Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro's songs. Afterward, you will start descending down via rain forest for about 3 to 4 hours to cover the distance of 10 kilometers.

Day 10: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international Airport for departures.

Food: Included
Country: Tanzania
Transfer: Included
Best Deal:
Airport: Kilimanjaro international airport ( JRO)
Registered Member of Tourism board of: yes
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
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Guide Languages:
Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Eastland Adventures
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 50
Duration: 10
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: 2 nights' hotel accommodation in Moshi, 7 nights' accommodation in mobile tent, Aport transfer from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), All camping equipment such as camping chairs, table, sleeping tent, and mess tent , All entrance and camping fees, All government taxes, All transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park and back to Moshi in comfortable vehicles, Emergency oxygen cylinder , Meals and soft drinks as per itinerary, Private English speaking guide, Salaries of guide, cook, and porters
Not included in Service: Extra overnight at hotel, Immunization document (yellow fever recommended), International and local flights, Personal expenses, Personal gear such as backpack, boots, sleeping bag etcetera, Tips for Kilimanjaro crew (recommended), Travel insurances, Visa fees (100USD for American citizen and 50USD for non-American)
Equipment to bring: • Sunhat • Waterbottle • Trainers for relaxing • High factor sunscreen & lipsalve • Waterproof walking boots (well broken in) • Warm sleeping bag (3/4-season) and liner • Warm hat, gloves and thermal underwear • Warm mid layer i.e. fleece • Waterproof thigh-length jacket (Goretex or similar) • Trekking pole(s) • Headtorch + spare batteries • Wet wipes (Biodegradable) • Water bottle(s) - minimum three litres capacity - Camelbak hydration packs carried in your day packs can be useful for the first few days but are likely to freeze higher up, so should be supplemented by a couple of water bottles. • Glacier glasses (or good quality sunglasses - preferably with side shields)
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Guaranteed departure dates: Daliy depatures
Remarks: Climb Kilimanjaro safe and successfull with us and explore culture.
Terms and Conditions: Reservation A per person deposit of 20% of the tour price is required twelve weeks before the tour. We will send you a signed form by E-Mail confirming the advance payment immediately after receiving your payment. Cancellation Cancellations 5 weeks or earlier before the planned tour date are free. For later cancellations we keep a fee of 10 percent of the tour price. The rest of your advance payment will be refunded. Pricing Quoted tour prices include planning, handling and operational charges and are based on the current rate of exchange and tariffs. In the event of a marked change in foreign exchange rates, fuel costs or tariff rates and government Tax, tour costs are subject to revision. Such increases will be added to the client final billing. Eastland Adventures reserves the right to vary itineraries and prices, and to substitute facilities and hotels of equal or better quality if necessary. Travel Insurance Travel insurance is strongly recommended for all travelers to obtain coverage for themselves, travel companions, and family members to cover unforeseen travel issues such as cancellations, interruptions, delays, lost/stolen/damaged travel documents and personal property, medical expenses, and emergency transportation. Our Responsibility These tour programs are operated by Eastland Adventures. For certain services like transportation and hotels we contract with other companies. Eastland Adventures is not responsible for any losses or damages of personal property, injuries or unforeseen expenses incurred by any tour member. Complaints If you are not satisfied with the services provided by us or our partner companies please inform us as soon as possible during the tour or after the tour. When we learn about problems soon we are more likely to be able to fix them in a satisfying way. Health and Safety All travelers or tour member should be contact the government travel bureau for your respective country for information concerning possible dangers in Tanzania or East Africa. During the tour it is vital that you follow the advice of your guide(s). Do not attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or mount Meru when you are sick. If you contract a minor illness like the common cold shortly before your climb we recommend to change plans and for example do a safari instead.
Listing created Jun 16, 2017

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