6 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Northern Circuit

6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2200m) to Mkubwa Camp (2750m):

After breakfast, you head out on a 5 hour drive to the Londorossi Park Gate at 2200m, taking in sights of the east rift valley and animals en route. After completing park formalities, we drive for a further 11km to the Lemosho Glades at 200m. From here, you will trek about 3 hours to the camp site.

Day 2: Mkubwa Camp (2750m) to Shira Camp 1(3500m):

After breaking camp, we begin the hike up towards Shira Camp 1. located near a stream. We head through moorland shrub taking in view of Mt meru in the distance.

Day 3: Shira (3840m)- Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m):

After breakfast, you will quickly leave the moorland scrub behind and enter into a moonscape of semi-alpine desert, while you hike constantly upwards toward Lava Tower. At around 4200m, you may start to feel the effects of altitude with shortness of breath and irritability, assuming it had not taken effect earlier on the climb.  After Lava Tower , your route will head down by almost 680m to the Barranco camping. This is the day where you will follow the principle of climb high and sleep low. 

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3860m) to Barafu Camp (4550m):

Early morning, you will head up the impressive Great Barranco Wall. This will bring you out below Heim Glacier. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley over several ridges and valleys where you will see the magnificent giant Senecio Kilimanjari plant . You will then join up with your later descent route where you will head left up the ridge for another hour, before reaching Barafu Hut. The summit is a further 1345m up. 

Day 5: Barafu camp (4550m)- Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m):

You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you will head off “pole pole” into the night. Heading in a North westerly direction you will ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point (5685) on the crater rim. The hike up is about 6 hours and is for many climbers, the most mentally and physically challenging part of the entire route.  From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. 

Then, you will head back to Barafu, in about 2 hours where you will have a chance to rest before heading down towards Mweka hut (3100m).  The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. 

Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m):

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour scenic hike back to the Park gate. It is recommended not to pay your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. At Mweka gate you will have to sign your name and details in a register in order to receive you summit certificates . Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will meet up with your team and bus, and head back to the hotel a long over due hot shower.

Safari Overview

Included

  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • Pickup from airport or hotel in Arusha / Kilimanjaro
  • Professional Mountain guide
  • Professional Cook
  • Ground transfers and fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 1.5 liter Drinking mineral water per person per day
  • Government Taxes

Excluded

  • Tip for the guide
  • Flights costs/fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation & meals after and before the Climbing the Mountain
  • Extra Personal items
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities
  • Personal expenses (drinks, Internet, visa, etc.)

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