14 DAYS MT. KILIMANJARO / LEMOSHO ROUTE + SHORT SAFARI

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

GE
Duration: 14 days
Group size: 6 - 10
14 DAYS MT. KILIMANJARO / LEMOSHO ROUTE + SHORT SAFARI
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


$NaN
Duration: 14 days
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

Mount Kilimanjaro /  Standing Tall At - 19,341 feet.


The 8 day Kilimanjaro trekking via lemosho route is one of our most popular and rewarding experience. The 8 days Kilimanjaro trek to the “Roof of Africa".  Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.  It has many trails, however Lemosho Route is our preferred route. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro with spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife. We begin from the west, trekking in the fertile rain forest until we reach the wildflowers of the Heath Ecosystem. We then cross the stunning Shira Plateau before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. Each of the 7 nights on Mount Kilimanjaro will be spent in our high quality four season expedition tents.  The Good Earth Expedition team is excited to guide you up Mount Kilimanjaro to make sure you safely experience the time of your life!


 14 - Day Lemosho route trekking program / 2 Day short Safari.

  • 1- Arrival day  
  • 1 - Day rest, packing and pre-briefing
  • 6-Days trekking up the mountain (Ascent)
  • 2-Days trekking down the mountain (Descent)
  • 2- Short Safari to Tarangire National Park
  • 2 - Travel Day's

What set Lemosho route apart

Spectacular scenery through various habitats

Sweeping vistas of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the western slope looking out toward Mt. Meru and Moshi Town

An extra day and half to acclimatize 

An unforgettable summit sunrise

A less crowded route with a high success rate (around 95% of climbers summit)


Mt Kilimanjaro ecosystems 

Mount Kilimanjaro is also home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is made up of five distinct climate zones. 

  • Cultivation
  • Forest 
  • Heather-Moorland
  • Alpine Desert
  • Summit climate zones.

 

What’s included

  • All Transportation
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Full board Kilimanjaro
  • English speaking guides
  • Kilimanjaro Crews
  • All Park-fees
  • Air Rescue
  • 3 porters per person
    As per Kilimanjaro National Park rugulationsto cary all their equipments and yours eat, tents, chairs, table, food, cooking facilities,
  • Camping fee
  • Four season tents
    Four season expedition tents/special for rain/winds and snow
  • Kili Training tips/ideas
  • 2 first night
    All your accommodation for 11 days program
  • Oxygen tank
    2 per group of 5
  • Kilimanjaro permit
  • Certificate
  • Private toilet
    This service is provided just for our group only.
  • Sleeping bag
    at $25 per trip.
  • 2 Day Short Safari $1200
    Safari At Tarangire National Park
  • Alcoholic And Soft Drink
  • Laundry
    Available for extra charges
  • Visa (possible for $100
    We can assist with Visa
  • Gratuity/tipping
    This usually is given at the end of every trip/tour
  • Personal equipment

Available Packages

Single Occupancy Room
Available until 30 days before departure

You will have your own four-season expedition tent while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro and your own luxury semi-permanent tent while on safari.  While transitioning between excursions, you will stay in single-occupancy hotel rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower.

$4,800
Deposit: $1,143

Available options

International Flight
$1,200
2 Day Short safari
$1,000
5 Days Budget Safari - Price per person
$3,500
5 Days midrang Safari - Price per person
$4,200
5 Days luxury Safari - Price per person
$5,321
Hot Air balloon Safari - 2 hrs - PP
$650
5 Days beach Zanzibar - Price PP+flight
$1,100
Flying in safari available - Price - PP
$567

Itinerary

14 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro climb via Lemosho route


-KILIMANJARO EQUIPMENT PACK-LIST


YOUR DAILY ROUTINE ON THE MOUNTAIN



DAY 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Elevation:  7,742ft - 9,498ft

Distance: 4 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Rain forest

We depart Arusha for Londorossi Gate, roughly a 4-hour drive, where you will complete the entry formalities. We will then drive to the Lemosho trailhead and upon arrival, we will begin the hike through undisturbed forest which winds its way to the first campsite. Keep your eyes peeled for the blue monkeys swinging through the trees!


DAY 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Elevation:  9,498ft - 11,500ft

Distance: 5 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Heath

We continue on the trail leading out of the rainforest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.


DAY 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Elevation: 11,500ft - 13,800ft

Distance: 7 miles

Hiking time: 5-7 hrs

Habitat: Heath

Today, we will spend the full day exploring the Shira Plateau, one of the highest plateaus on earth. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. We then divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a lesser-used camping site at the base of the Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity.


DAY 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower

Elevation: 13,800ft - 15,190ft

Distance:  4 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 15,190ft - 13,044ft

Distance: 2 miles

Hiking time: 2-3 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is extremely beneficial for acclimatization.


DAY 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 13,044ft - 3,106ft

Distance:  3 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. We will then climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900ft, cliff. The Barranco Wall, also known as the Kissing Wall, is approximately 3 ft. wide. This narrow section is famous because climbers often place a kiss on the rock as they pass by. Climbers also “hug” the outcrop and breathe a sigh of relief on the other side as they realize it wasn’t nearly as intimidating as it looked.

From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This shorter day will prepare us for higher elevation at the summit.


DAY 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation:  3,106ft - 15,331ft

Distance: 2 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this position.


DAY 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Elevation:  15,331ft - 19,341ft

Distance:  3 miles

Hiking time: 7-8 hrs

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation:  19,341ft - 10,065ft

Distance: 7 miles

Hiking time: 4-6 hrs

Habitat: Rain forest

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At this elevation and time of day, the wind and cold can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent but short breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak.

Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak— the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Here, you can take a moment to reflect on your tremendous accomplishment. You’ll obviously have the opportunity to take a few pictures from the ‘Rooftop of Africa’ to memorialize this special moment.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we will enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.


DAY 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation:  10,065ft - 5,380ft

Distance:  6 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Rain forest

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate where we will be met by our driver who will transport us back to the hotel in Moshi/Arusha for shower. Here, we can relax with some refreshments, perhaps a local Kilimanjaro beer, while we wait to receive our summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in the hotel for a long overdue hot shower.


DAY 9: Arusha

SAFARI /Resting day and /


DAY 10 - 11: Tarangire National Park.

accommodated At (Maramboi tented camp - Luxury

END OF YOUR TANZANIA JOURNEY.

 

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GE
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