8 Day Hike Mt.Kilimanjaro – Route: Lemosho
Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889.
From the first step to the summit and back, Ahambi Tours is there to help you prepare for an incredible mountain tour experience. At Ahambi Tours, we ensure every aspect of your trip is an enjoyable one.
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- Food (3 Meals a Day)
- Experienced Porter
- Experienced and Professional tour guide
- Experienced and Professional tour chef
- All Park entry fees
- Government taxes
- Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses.
Day 1: Moshi – Mti Mkubwa Camp, 6km/4mi, 2-3 hours
Leave Moshi town and proceed to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa campsite
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa camp- Shira 1 Camp, 8km/5mi, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.
Day 3: Shira 1 Camp- Shira 2 Camp, 8km/5mi, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day.
Day 4: Shira 2 camp – Barranco Camp, 8km/5mi, 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast 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” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp.
Day 5: Barranco Camp – karanga Camp, 5km/3mi, 3-4 hours
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.
Day 6: Karanga Camp- Barafu Camp, 4km/2mi, 3-4 hours
We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angle.
Day 7: Barafu Camp- Summit – Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), 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 you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp
Day 8: Mweka Camp- Mweka Gate- Moshi or Arusha, 10km/6mi, 3-4 hours
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to connect with your transport Vehicle back to Moshi or Arusha Town.