Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro

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Overview

Take Shape Adventures has partnered with the higly knowledgable and reputable Eastland Adventures to guide you along the Lemosho route. Widely regarded as the most dramatic and beautiful route up to Kilimanjaro. It is the most remote and although becoming more popular, it still traverses some of Kilimanjaro most striking and least traveled landscapes, including the base of Kibo Peak’s and dramatic south-facing glaciers.

This route has the added benefits of trekking across the Shira Plateau a World Heritage Site, trekking 180 degrees around the Kilimanjaro massiff, and most importantly this route allows plenty of time to acclimatize to the high altitude which is paramount to your safety, comfort, enjoyment and success while trekking mountain Kilimanjaro.

AWESOMENESS
Grade 4
VIEWS
DAYS 9

Trip Highlights

  • 9 days and 8 nights
  • See the incredible sights of Tanzania
  • Summit the world highest free standing mountain of Mt Kilimanjaro – 5,895m high
  • Hike for 6 days through jungles, rocky escarpments and exposed plateaus with horizon vistas every day. 
  • Enjoy the company of local trail guides and customs. 
  • Spend a day in the Tanzanian village of Moshi. 

Itinerary

Inclusive of all meals and accommodation:

  • We will meet, drive you from Kilimanjaro International Airport
    (JRO) to your hotel in Moshi to rest for a while and later meet
    your guide for gear checking and briefing about the
    mountain.
  • Furthermore, the guide will go through the group
    camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all
    equipment especially emergency oxygen cylinder and pulse
    ox-meter, your guide also will explain signs and symptoms of
    various mountain sicknesses which might happen while
    trekking.
  • After breakfast in the morning, you will drive approximately
    for two to three hours to the Londorosi gate where you will do
    registration and get entrance permit.
  • Your hike will start through crossing a rainforest for about 2 to 3 hours to cover the distance of 4.5 miles/7km to Mti Mkubwa Camp. On the way, you will see a
    lot of beautiful flowers like impatiens Kilimanjaro, and if you are lucky, you might see black and white Colobus monkeys and other forest wildlife.
  • This day will be one of your beautiful and longest hikes. For
    the first sessions, you will walk for 3-4 hours to Shira 1 camp.
  • You will have a lunch stop and short break, and you will cover
    distance of 4.5miles/7km.
  • After lunch, you will hike for about 4-5 hours to cover the distance of 5.5miles/9km. You will also cross the middle of Shira Plateau, a world heritage site through moorland zone, and arrive in the beautiful overnight camp located at the base of a massive lava flow.
  • Today, you will keep walking in Alpine desert for 5.5miles/9km for about 6 to 8 hours.
  • You will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rocks, then steady uphill climb to the lava tower 15190feet/4600m
  • From this point, some people might start to feel a mild headache due to the altitude change. (Emergency oxygen tanks provided)
  • From lava tower, you will descend for about 2 hours through dust and rock trail to have overnight rest at Barranco Camp.
  • Today is a short day for 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of
    3.7miles/6km and you will start by scrambling up the great Barranco wall for about 1 to 2 hours. In this wall, some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, though it is not as challenging as rock climbing.
  • At the top of the wall, you can see Barranco valley and the campsite where you spent the night before. You will also walk up and down to Karanga valley which is the last water point on the mountain and on top of the ridge; it will be your campsite where you will have hot lunch and overnight stay.
  • Today, you will have another walking of 2.4 miles/4km for 3 to 5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing an upper Alpine desert.
  • You will go through a steep ridge until you reach a rocky section which is more scrambling for about an hour and a half.
  • Your next camp will be on a large rocky area with steep faces and you will have earlier dinner and sleep earlier because you will have to wake up in the middle of the night for the summit.
  •  At 12:00am we’ll start the climb to  the summit with steep rocks for 2-3 hours then zigzaging to the crater rim and finally Stella point (18800 feet) around 6:00am.
  • At Stella point, our trail meets other routes heading to Uhuru peak, and you’ll see the sunrise on your way or at the summit.
  • Once at the top, you will stay for 15 minutes for pictures and sightseeing then descend down via the same trail for 3 hours to Barafu Camp for rest, brunch, and descent to Mweka Hut. The base camp to the summit is a 6.2 miles/10km round trip.
  • Today after breakfast, you will meet your Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs.
  • Afterward, you will start descending down via rain forest for 4 hours to cover the distance of 6.2 miles/10km. At Mweka Gate, you will sign out in Kilimanjaro National Park log book and the guide will collect a certificate for those who managed a successful summit and then drive you to your hotel in Moshi for a hot shower and Kilimanjaro beer.
  • We will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) for departures.

Includes

  • Full catering, including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides
  • Scenery & wildlife
  • First Aid
  • Our wonderful TSA enthusiasm!

Does not include:

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

What to bring:

  • Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc...
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body

A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

Travel Insurance is mandatory.

Please do not book flights until you get confirmation that the tour is proceeding.

If you have any further questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and if you still can't find your answer, contact us via our Live Chat or send us an email.

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Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

August 11th-19th, 2020

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