10 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro | Lemosho Route

Fy African Safari

Climb Overview |

Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, a journey that promises not just a summit triumph but an immersive experience in Tanzania’s natural wonders. Our expert-guided trek begins at the iconic Machame Gate, winding through diverse landscapes from lush rainforests to alpine deserts. As you ascend, be prepared for awe-inspiring views of glaciers and vast plains. Our carefully crafted itinerary allows for acclimatization, increasing your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

10 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro | Lemosho Route

Detailed Itinerary

This itinerary is a general guide; actual trekking times and camps may vary. Adequate acclimatization is crucial, and the itinerary allows for gradual altitude gain.

You’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and a dedicated team, you’ll not only conquer Kilimanjaro but forge lasting memories against the breathtaking backdrop of this majestic mountain. Join us for a transformative adventure that goes beyond the summit—a true exploration of self and nature.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our operations Manager or our Kilimanjaro climbing experts will meet you outside the arrival hall and usher you into a waiting transfer car that is private for you. You will be transferred to a hotel in Moshi in the base town for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, where you will check in. Overnight at Chanya Lodge. Dinner and Breakfast.

  • Elevation (m):2360m to 2895m, 
  • Distance:6 km, 
  • Time:3-4 hours, 
  • Habitat:Montane forest.

After breakfast we set off for the Londorossi Gate where you are registered to climb and the porters will assemble all the equipment and supplies that we need. We then begin our climb through the forest to Mti Mkubwa, our first camp at 2895m.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Mti Mkubwa Camp

  • Elevation (m):2895m to 3500m, 
  • Distance:8 km, 
  • Time:5-6 hours, 
  • Habitat:Moorland

Our trek today will take us to Shira Plateau, the caldera left by the collapse of Kilimanjaro’s third volcanic crater. Tonight’s campsite is Shira 1 camp, and it will be significantly colder here than the previous night.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMODATION: Shira 1 Camp

  • Distance: 6.9km/4.3mi |
  • Time 5-7hrs | Moorland
  • Elevation: 3504m/11,496ft to 3895m/12,779ft
  • Altitude gained: 391m

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Shira Hut

  • Distance: 10.1km/6.3mi |
  • Time: 4-6hrs | Semi Desert
  • Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft
  • Altitude gained: 91m

Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continued to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Barranco Camp

  • Distance: 5.2km/3mi |
  • Time: 4-5hrs | Alpine Desert
  • Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft
  • Altitude gained: 48m

After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease.  Overnight at Karanga Camp.

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Karanga Camp

  • Distance: 3.3km /2 mi |
  • Time: 4-5hrs | Alpine Desert
  • Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
  • Altitude gained: 628m

We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Barafu Camp

13km /8mi down | 5-6hrs | Glaciers, Snow Capped Summit

  • Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
  • Altitude gained: 1233m
    Descent to 3106m/10,190ft
  • Altitude lost: 2789m

Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.

Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa!

MEALS: Lunch | Dinner | Breakfast ACCOMMODATION: Mweka Camp

  • Distance: 9.1km/6mi|
  • Time: 3-4hrs | Rainforest
  • Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
  • Altitude lost: 1473m

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy, and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.

From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner, and celebrations!!

MEALS: Bed and Breakfast |ACCOMMODATION:  Chanya Lodge

After breakfast in the morning, you will check out from the Hotel at 10.00Hrs and waiting for Airport transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport back home but if you would like to extend to Safari/ Zanzibar Beach let us know.

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • All airport transfers in private car
  • 05 days private Kilimanjaro Climb / Marangu Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral /drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, porters, and cook
  • All gear incl mountain tents, mattresses, - mess tents, chairs, and table
  • Pls bring your own sleeping bag
  • Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
  • KINAPA Rescue Fee
  • Park fee, camping fee, VAT and other taxes
  • Fair salary, food, insurance and accommodation for guide and porter
  • 02 x HB at Panama Garden Resort at Moshi (or sim) prior to your climb
  • Tourist Development Levy
  • Wildlife Management Area Fees
  • VAT (18%) by The Government of Tanzania
  • Tips for the crews,
  • Personal Mountain Gear like warm clothes, gloves, walking poles etc
  • Curio shop purchases, Gratitude
  • Champagne, cognac, premium brand spirits, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes.
  • All International and Domestic Flights are not included.
  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge/camp staff
  • Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for Americans- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges

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