• Tour No: TSAKILI77 – LEMOSHO

    • Duration: 9 day, 7 day on the Mountain + 2 night in Arusha
    • Highlight: Throught Lava, Arrow, inner crater route
    • Accommodation: Camping in 2 person mountain tent
    • Guide: Over 300 successful summit climbs as a guide with excellent performances.
    • Porters: Average of 3 porters per person (one porter carries climber luggage-max.15kgs and other(s) for foodstuff and camp equipment).
    • Meals: Full board – Packed Lunch(L), Dinner(D), Bed and Breakfast(BB), whilst in Kili Park.
    • Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
    • Climbing Dates: ( subject to availability of Climbing permit )
    • Type of service: Non-Technical Walk and Trekking
    • Price from: On request

     

  • Day 1

    Arusha  Highlights;

    Shira/Lemosho is a beautiful route with gentle ascents approaching the mountain from the west.

    We pass through the Lemosho Glades and traverse the Shira Plateau, providing stunning views of Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s main peak.

    We will then proceed in a clockwise direction below the southern face of the mountain, climb Lava Tower for magnificent 360 degree vistas, ascend the Great Barranco Wall, a challenging and exhilarating scramble, and approach Uhuru Summit from Barafu and the ridge that abuts the South East Valley.

    This approach provides incredible views of Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s remnant volcanic cone

    TRIP BEGIN IN KILIMANJARO AIRPORT OR ARUSHA:

    • Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport
    • Shuttle shared road transfers:
    • Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport: Arrival transfer anytime
    • On arrival in Arusha: Kilimanjaro Climb briefing and Personal Equipment Check by our guide
    • Accommodation: The Milimani Lodge or similar
    • Meals Plan: Dinner

    Day 2

    Big Tree: Arusha – Londorossi Gate (2000m) to Big Tree Camp (2650m), 4 hours walk.

    After breakfast your guide will meet for the climbing briefing the we will drive you to Londorossi Gate, where you will meet the porters, thereafter you will undergo the registration formalities and drive to Lemosho starting point. We begin our climb at about 2000m, walking for a few hours through the thick and undisturbed montane forest to our camp for the night. Many beautiful flowers are observed en route and with luck we will spot colobus monkeys and possibly signs of elephants. In the night you may hear the tree hyrax.

    • Accommodation: Big Tree camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 3

    Shira 1   Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3500m) – 4 hours walk.

    Today we will reach the west side of the Shira Plateau in a hiking time of 6 hours. Taking our time walking through the forest will allow us to observe its animal and bird life. The day’s hike takes us from the montane forest, through a transition zone, and into the heath zone, where the old lava flows are visible. Your guides will point out unique environmental differences that characterize these zones. After a picnic lunch we reach the edge of the Plateau and then our camp that provides a dramatic view of Kilimanjaro and its glaciers

    • Accommodation: Shira 1 camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 4

    Shira 2   Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp (3860m) – 5 hours walk

    Today is an easy paced acclimatization day of 4 to 5 hours hiking. Camp is set higher on the Shira Plateau with more expansive views of Kilimanjaro. There is a conditioning hike in the afternoon where you can enjoy the clusters of giant lobelias and senecios that grow at this elevation

    • Accommodation: Shira 2 camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 5

    Barranco

    Shira 2 Camp to Baranco camp (3950m – 5 to 6hrs walk) via Lava Tower (4600m)

    Today is another acclimatization day as we have a mostly uphill climb of 5 hours to an elevation over 4500m at Lover tower then descend to Baranco Valley at 3950m. We will pass through the alpine moorland zone where plants are extremely hardy and consist of lichens, grasses, and heather, to reach Kilimanjaro’s alpine desert zone. You will have a spectacular view of the steep Western Breach, which we will not be doing on this climb. After having a hot lunch at Lover tower we will have approximately 1 and half hours descent to the baranco Valley which is dominated by the beautiful giant senecions and Lobelia moorland forest where your camp will be set. This scramble will help prepare you for the climb tomorrow

    • Accommodation: Barranco camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 6

    Barafu

    Baranco camp to Barafu Camp (4600m) – 5 hours walk

    As we begin trekking today the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we work our way to Barafu Camp. BARAFU means, “ice” in Kiswahili. It will take you about 3 hours hike to Karanga Valley where you will stop for the lunch over the Karangara ridge the about 2 more hours to reach the base camp Barafu hut. The Camp is set on an exposed ridge and is the staging point for our push to the summit. After an early dinner we will rest. At midnight, under the stars and hopefully a brightly shining moon, we will begin the final ascent. We are going to go POLE POLE and drink plenty of water and tea, refuel with small snacks, and enjoy this final climb to the summit

    • Accommodation: Barafu camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7

    Mweka Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895m – 6 to 7 hours walk) to Mweka Camp (3000m – 5 hours descending)

    We will reach Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro at 5895m. around 8 a.m. At this early hour, before the clouds close in, you will have spectacular views of Africa in all directions. The hiking time is 7 to 8 hours. After a brief stay of 15-20 minutes and photos all around, we will descend 2 to 3 hours to our Barafu Camp for lunch, rest, and to pick up belongings. Then we continue downhill 3 hours to the edge of the Mweka Forest. Tonight’s camp is 3000m below the summit! It is a long descent and trekking poles are recommended. Eat, share your experiences of the climb, and sleep soundly. Congratulations, you made it to the Roof of Africa!

    • Accommodation: Mweka camp
    • Meal included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 8

    Arusha  Mweka Camp to Arusha. 3 hours walk, 2 hours drive to Arusha.

    After well sleep and breakfast, you will have a time to take a group photo with your climbing crew, then descending again through the tropical forest, the trail is rather steep than the Machame side, it may also be wet and slippery so we recommend using walking pole for this final descent. At the Mweka gate you will sign out of the park, for those who have made it to the top will be rewarded by Kilimanjaro certificate for souvenir then the car will drive you to Moshi where you will have a lunch then continue to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and big relax.

    • Accommodation: The Milimani Lodge or similar
    • Meals included: breakfast
    • Departure from Kilimanjaro Airport
    • Departure transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
    • After breakfast, check-out time: 10h00am
    • Shuttle shared road transfers:
    • Departs Arusha Town to Nairobi Airport or City: Daily at 8am and 2pm – About 5 hours drive
    • Departs Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport: anytime – About 1 hour drive
    • End of Tour.

    Day 9

    We can arrange any of the following road or flight transfers;  optional at extra cost

    1. Depart Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar Airport: about 2 hours flight
    2. Depart Kilimanjaro to Dar es salaam Airport: 1-2 hours flight
    3. Depart Nairobi Airport to Mombasa Airport: about 1 hour flight or 8hrs road transfer
    4. Depart Kilimanjaro to Entebbe or Kigali International Airport – 2 hours flight
    5. Depart Arusha Airport to Selous, Ruaha, Pemba, Mafia, Mwanza etc

    Extra Options

    • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
    • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to Zanzibar island.
    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
    • Airport transfers can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • 2016 – Join a scheduled departure date (Tue, Fri & Sun)

    TSA KCS8 – Summit Camp

    January 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

    February 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28

    March 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

    April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29

    May 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

    June 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

    July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31