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    $2280 p/p in USD
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Borderless Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

The Lemosho Route up Tanzania’s spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro is full of adventures. Located on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, this is one of the more wild routes and you might be lucky and encounter large antelope, buffalo or elephant. Enjoy stunning views and scenery as you climb towards the summit, Uhuru Peak.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari, Walking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro
  • Activities:
    Walking Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro Airport

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 2,280 per person

Single room supplement USD 450 per person

What's Included

  • Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel
  • All airport transfers
  • Sleeping tent and mattresses on the mountain, sleeping bag
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Dining tent on the mountain
  • All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes and all applicable fees and taxes
  • Services of a Professional Leading Guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed and English speaking
  • Services of English-speaking assistant guide (s) and enough number of porters for your luggage, food, and water, and a skilled cook
  • Flying doctor
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Drinking water during trekking
  • Lunch box

What's Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, travel insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide
  • Personal day bag and mountain clothing

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Borderless Tours and Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Borderless Tours and Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative who will take you to your accommodation at the Arusha Palace Hotel, Our safari manager will come to meet you for a safari briefing.

  • Overnight: Arusha Palace Hotel, B&B 

After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorosi Park Gate (7,380 ft / 2,250 m, 2.5 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (7,830 ft / 2,390 m, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to MtiMkubwa (big tree) campsite.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: MtiMkubwa Camp

After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge (11,810 ft / 3,600 m) then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: Shira 2 Camp

From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east, passing the junction near the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the southeast towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier (15,997 ft / 4,876 m). We now continue down to the Barranco Hut (12,664 ft / 3,860 m). Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: Barranco Hut

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley campsite (13,780 ft / 4,200 m).

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: KarangaValley Camp

After breakfast, we leave the Karanga Valley and pass the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue to the Barafu Hut (15,092 ft / 4,600 m). You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from our campsite.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: Barafu Hut

Waking up very early (midnight to 2 am) we continue our way to the summit of Uhuru Peak (19,636 ft / 5,985 m). This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. You will want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, we have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers may be able to see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we make our descent, continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite (10,171 ft / 3,100 m). This part of the descent takes about 5 hours. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned rest. Beer and soda may be available for purchase at the Mweka Hut.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Overnight: Mweka Hut

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

  • Meals: BL
  • Overnight: Arusha Palace Hotel
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