ELEVATION:1400m to 1830m to 3500m
CLIMBING TIME: 3 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane forest to moorland and heather vegetation.
Meet in Arusha, after breakfast, departs with lunch box to Londorosi gate for registration. Then will board a vehicle again and drive further up to Moram gate. You trek through the moorland and heather vegetation heading to the east crossing ridges and valley as well as a long flat distance to Shira One campsite, in this Camp is the place where you can meet with crew from Lemosho route, meal and overnight will take place.
ELEVATION: 3500m to 3800m.
CLIMBING TIME: 5-6 hours.
HABITAT (ZONE): Moorland and rock.
After breakfast, start ascent with lunch box to the east across Shira plateau visiting Cathedral Peak (3850m) for acclimatization. At this peak you will have great views of both Mt. Meru and Kibo Peak and other many spectacular special features then continue walk to Shira Two camp where meal and overnight will take place.
ELEVATION: 3800m to 3950m
CLIMBING TIME: 7-8 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Moorland
After early breakfast will continue ascending east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock (4600m) where will get short break for lunch and acclimatization then you will continue to Barranco hut camp for supper and overnight, although this is long but important for acclimatization.
ELEVATION: 3950m to 3900m
DISTANCE: 6 km
CLIMBUNG TIME: 4-5 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Moorland
Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for a hot lunch.
After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of ascending up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field then after you will return to the camp for supper and overnight.
ELEVATION: 3900m to 4620m.
DISTANCE: 8 km.
CLIMBING TIME: 3-4 hours.
HABITAT (ZONE): Alpine Desert.
Today is tough day because of the steepness and harsh weather but is short distance which need slowly walk so to avoid tiredness. The walk take few hours and you will completely walk across a alpine desert with strong and cold winds blows from the ever closer Kibo peak and its ice, to Barafu Hut where you will enjoy a hot lunch. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we commence for the summit.
ELEVATION: 4620m to 5895m to 3100m
CLIMBING AND DESCENDING TIME: 10 to 12 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Desert and ice.
Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12; 00AM, switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend some times for taking photo’s. After your summit activities done, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your belongings, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.
ELEVATION: 3100m to 1700m
DESCENDING TIME: 3-4 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane forest.
After breakfast, today is your last day on the mountain so you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montane forest this descent will take 3-4 hours. At the gate you will sign out, have a hot lunch and drive to a hotel in Arusha for certificate, presentation and commemoration.
End of our trips