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KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO Route 8 Days Treking

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Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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For those who like long distance trekking, this tour is the best trip for you to enjoy stunning views of the Shira Plateau, Mount Kilimanjaro. This adventure requires no less than eight days to climb Kilimanjaro through the Northern Circuit which is the reason the course is an extremely high achievement rate. During this route We will climb a modest altitude each day, so you can enjoy your trekking and discover each altitude. This trekking route will be as following: Trekking the Mount Meru from Shira 1 to Shira 2, trekking from Shira 2 to Moir Hut Via Lava Tower Trek, trekking From Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp, trekking From Buffalo Camp to 3 Rd Cave Camp and Trekking From 3 Rd Cave Camp to School Hut. 

DAY 1: HIGH –ALTITUDE DROP OFF DESTINATION AND TREKKING TO SHIRA 1 CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you
and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3–4 hours) to
Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick
formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the

group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500
meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time. The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 1 features a small gain
in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the
process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will
prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you. This wil be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you he d the fol owing
instructions from this point on: . Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
. Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
. Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers
take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort
associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in
case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude:
because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during
the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude
sickness.

DAY 2: SHIRA 1 TO SHIRA 2 TREK

This day brings yet another modest altitude gains of 300 m on the way from Shira 1 to Shira 2
Camp. The low physical demands of the trek will leave you with both time and energy to enjoy
Kilimanjaro's flora and- when the weather is favourable- Mount Meru, which is the 5th-highest
mountain on the continent. A further acclimatization walk towards Lava Tower will follow lunch and a 2-hour rest period. This allows you to experience a further gain of 300 m. Ac limatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination points end route to Lava Tower
(4,110 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours.

DAY 3: SHIRA 2 TO MOIR HUT VIA LAVA TOWER TREK

This day brings yet another modest altitude gains of 300 m on the way from Shira 1 to Shira 2
Camp. The low physical demands of the trek will leave you with both time and energy to enjoy
Kilimanjaro's flora and- when the weather is favourable- Mount Meru, which is the 5th-highest
mountain on the continent. A further acclimatization walk towards Lava Tower will follow lunch and a 2-hour rest period. This allows you to experience a further gain of 300 m. Ac limatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,110
m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours.

DAY 4: TREKKING FROM MOIR HUT TO BUFFALO CAMP

On this day you will have a rather long but at the same time easy trek. After a short steep climb
out of Moir Valley you will start going around the northern slope of Kilimanjaro, and just like on
the way to Lava Tower the path will be full of highs and lows, without any steep gains in altitude. This route passes close to the border with Kenya, so you will be treated to amazing views of the
Tsavo and Amboseli Valleys.

DAY 5: TREKKING FROM BUFFALO CAMP TO 3 RD CAVE CAMP

You will finish trekking up the northern slope of Kilimanjaro and stop for the night in 3rd Cave
Camp, where the route will meet up with the traditional Rongai route. On this day the trekking
will be shorter than on the day before, and by this time your body will already have become
completely acclimated to an altitude of 4,000 meters, which will contribute to your general
feelings of well-being.

DAY 6: TREKKING FROM 3 RD CAVE CAMP TO SCHOOL HUT

On this day you will be trekking to the School Hut Summit Camp (4,750 m). The actual trekking
is not very hard, so remember to just choose an appropriate pace in order to keep your strength
up for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp, we recommend you
sleep well, avoid strenuous activity and drink as many fluids as you can, because that very night
you will complete the trekking to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).

DAY 7: ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Safety being the primary consideration during any summiting attempt, one guide will be
nominated per every two climbers. His main responsibility is the monitoring of his designated
clients’ health on the trek to Uhuru Peak’s 5,895 m. The climb, which starts at School Hut’s
4,750 m around midnight, though relatively easy technically, poses a challenge due to high
altitude. A walk upon the nearest glacier is an option upon successful summiting. The group then descends to Barafu Camp for a two-hour lunch and rest break. The day ends at
Millennium Camp’s 3,820 m. Please keep in mind, that 9/10 accidents occur during descent. Mind your step to avoid
potential falls, breaks and damaged toes. DAY 8: RETURN TO MWEKA GATE FROM MILLENNIUM

DAY 8: RETURN TO MWEKA GATE FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP

Millennium Camp sits amidst a tropical rainforest. The lower altitude and feelings of
accomplishment from having reached the summit make for a good night’s rest there. Hot
breakfast is followed by your final descent to the Park’s exit gate- Mweka, at 1,650 m. This final
stop before your transfer to our offices to receive your accomplishment certificates presents a
good opportunity to recap the adventure with your support team. Finally, you will be driven to
your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

  • Transfers
  • Entry fees
  • Acommondation
  • Meals
  • Hiking and safety equipment
  • Climbing crew
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Visa fee (100 USD for American citizens and 50 USD for all others)
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the climb)
  • Portable toilets (if required - 250 USD per unit, one can be shared between 3-4 people)
  • Mountaineering insurance. You'll need special insurance for climbing Kilimanjaro that covers
  • high-altitude trekking up to 6000 m.
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