Mount Kilimanjaro 8 day - 8 Days

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The Lemosho Route starts on the western side of Kilimanjaro and approaches the mountain across the Shira Plateau. Is the most scenic Kilimanjaro Route and you will likely see black and white colobus monkeys and blue monkeys while hiking. Lemosho is a fairly demanding route due to both the nature of the terrain and the long duration of the trail. Because of the long trail it offers the best chances of any route to acclimatize and thus better summit chances.

Day 1
Day 1: Londorossi Gate/Lemosho Glades (altitude: 2100m) to Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa) (altitude: 2650m)

After breakfast in your hotel in Moshi you will be driven to Londorossi Gate (approximately 2-3 hours’ drive from Moshi) for registration and other park formalities. From here we will drive you to the Lemosho Glades, where you will have a packed lunch before starting the trek through the lush forest. After trekking through the forest you will reach Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa) where you will eat dinner and overnight.

Hiking time: approximately 3 hours

Day 2
Day 2: Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa) (altitude: 2650m) to Shira One Camp (altitude: 3480m)

After breakfast you will start the trek through the remaining forest toward the giant moorland zone. You will continue climbing until you reach the beautiful valley outside Shira Crater, where you will stop for hot lunch. After lunch you will cross into Shira Crater. Shira is the third tallest of the Kilimanjaro Volcanic Cones and it was formed from lava from Kibo Peak. The trail has beautiful view of the Shira Plateau and you will camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One Camp.

Hiking time: approximately 5 hours

Day 3
Day 3: Shira One Camp (altitude: 3480m) to Shira Two Camp (altitude: 3850m)

On this day you will do a full day exploration of Shira Plateau. You will trek towards Kibo glacier on the East side of the mountain until you reach Shira Two Camp (also known as Fischer’s Camp).

Hiking time: approximately 3 hours

Day 4
Day 4: Shira Two Camp (altitude: 3850m) to Barranco Camp (altitude: 3960m)

This is the last of the easy days. In the morning you will pass the lava tower, which is on the southern side of Kibo, and you will stop there for lunch. In the afternoon you will descend into the Barranco Valley, which is the result of a massive landslide that took place about 100,000 years ago. The valley is sheltered by a towering cliff and is much greener than the surrounding areas. You will ascend out of the valley until you reach Barranco Camp, where there is a fantastic view of Kibo and the Western Breach.

Hiking time: approximately 7 hours

Day 5
Day 5: Barranco Camp (altitude: 3960m) to Barafu Camp (altitude: 4680m)

After breakfast you will climb the great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southern slopes of Kibo, and then descend into Karanga Valley for a break and hot lunch. After lunch you continue your ascent through the alpine desert until you reach Barafu Camp for dinner. You will rest for a couple of hours before starting your climb to the summit around midnight.

Hiking time: approximately 7-8 hours

Day 6
Day 6: Barafu Camp (altitude: 4680m) to Uhuru Peak summit (altitude: 5895m) to Mweka Camp (altitude: 3080m)

At midnight, after a cup of hot tea or coffee and snacks, you will begin your ascent to the summit. The first leg of the journey to the crater rim at Stella Point (altitude: 5752m), where there is a spectacular ice cliff and breathtaking view of Mawenzi Peak, takes approximately 6 hours. You will continue ascending and around sunrise you will reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro! After a short break to celebrate and take pictures on the roof of Africa, you will descend to Barafu Camp for breakfast, a much needed rest, and lunch. After lunch you will head to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.

Hiking time: approximately 15 hours

Day 7
Day 7: Mweka Camp (altitude: 3080m) to Mweka Gate (1680m)

After breakfast you will descend through the rainforest to Mweka gate. At the gate you will complete park formalities and receive your certificate. A car will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Moshi.

Hiking time: approximately 3 hours

Day 8
*Recommended additional day for acclimatization*

It is recommended that you use 8 days on this route to get additional time for acclimatization. With the 8-day itinerary, day 5 will be split into two days with the day 5 overnight at Karanga Valley Camp and day 6 overnight at Barafu Camp. The rest of the itinerary remains unchanged.

What is included :

  • Private Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the hotel the first and last day.
  • Transfer to Mount Kilimanjaro the first and the last day after the treks.
  • Hut or camping fees.
  • Park fees/Taxes.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Chief guide, Assistant guides, Porters and Chef/cook.
  • Rescue fee.
  • Three meals a day. (breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
  • Hot tea/Coffee before meals.
  • Mineral water.
  • Tent, Sleeping pads and Private Dining.
  • Cooking equipments and eating utensils.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Oxy-meter.
  • All government taxes(VAT inclusive)
  • Allowances for the crew.

What is not included :

  • Accommodations before and after the treks(We can arrange on request)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tip for crew (guide, porters & cook).
  • Visa.
  • Health insurance.
  • Items of personal nature and non mentioned above.
  • Personal gears.

8 Day Mt.Kilimanjaro Price.

1 – 2 People = 2340 USD Each
3 – 4 People = 2316 USD Each
5 – 6 People = 2268 USD Each
7 + People = 2160 USD Each

Packing List for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Clothing

  • Short-sleeve and long-sleeve trekking shirts
  • Hiking trousers
  • Base layer (top and bottom)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Underwear
  • Glove liners
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Warm socks and trekking socks
  • Sports bras
  • Calf gaiters (optional but recommended)
  • Sturdy, worn-in hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sturdy sandals or other shoes to wear at camp
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Buff, neck gaiter or warm scarf

Toiletries

  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip salve with UV protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Small personal first aid kit, including moleskin for blisters and general medication such as Imodium (loperamide), Pepto Bismol, and pain relievers (Ibuprofen).
  • Diamox (Acetazolamide) (optional)
  • Toilet paper (1 roll)
  • Feminine hygiene products

Other

  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Camera and spare batteries and memory card
  • GoPro and spare batteries (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • 80-90 L duffle bag (will be carried by a porter)
  • 20-30 L daypack
  • Daypack raincover
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Inflatable pillow (optional)
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (3-liter capacity or more)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks (energy bars or trail mix)
  • Drink mix such as Gatorade
  • Handkerchief or small towel
  • Passport, visa, insurance, Yellow Fever Card
  • Cash for tipping guides

*Emelika Safaris will provide tents and sleeping pads

*If there is any gear you can’t obtain, it can be rented from us

Day Pack: You will carry a day pack while you are trekking each day. Your day pack should weigh between 5-10 kg and should include the following items: personal first aid kit, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, rain pants, fleece sweater, water bottle, snacks, gloves, hiking poles, camera.

Luggage: Belongings such as clothing, toiletries, sleeping bag, extra gear etc. should be packed in a soft duffel bag or backpack. Your luggage should ideally be waterproof, but you will be provided with a protective bag as an extra layer of protection from the elements. Your luggage will be carried by a porter and should weigh no more than 15 kg.

Drinking water: You will be provided with clean drinking water for the entirety of the trek. Our porters will fetch water from water springs along the route and our cook will boil and filter the water for safety. Clients can bring water purification tablets if desired.

Meals: You will be provided with three meals each day, except for the final day which excludes dinner. Our cooks provide excellent, energy-rich meals and they can accommodate those with food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Accommodation: The accommodation is in tents at campsites, except for the Marangu Route, where the accommodation is in huts. We provide the tents and sleeping pads. The huts along the Marangu Route have mattresses and pillows provided.

Mount Kilimanjaro can’t be trekked without these core elements:

  • Guides: Every group will be led by a chief guide who is in charge of the trek. All of our guides are fluent in English (and some guides can speak additional languages such as German, French or Spanish), have first aid training, and hold a valid license to lead treks on Kilimanjaro.  The chief guide ensures the safety of the clients and will evacuate you to the nearest gate in case of any emergency. Depending on the size of your group you may also be accompanied by assistant guides who also have first aid training and valid licenses to lead treks up the mountain.
  • Cooks: Our cooks are trained to hygienically prepare tasty and nutritious food on the mountain. Our cooks will prepare you three meals a day of high-energy food that will give you the energy you need to climb up the mountain. Our cooks can also accommodate clients will allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Porters: Porters are an essential part of the mountain crew as they will carry all of the equipment up the mountain like tents, fuel, luggage, food, water, and other supplies.

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Price From ZAR R 34,100/person
34100
Total R 34,100 ZAR
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