Break that record for reach UHURU PEAK this 2017 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Trekking in Africa will bring you from the roof of Africa on Kilimanjaro, to an up close and personal experience with the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet while on safari, to lounging on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar after you

Active Adventure

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Ultimate Kilimanjaro® specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Karanga Camp

Typical Day

Day 1 " Londorossi Gate (2100m) " Forest camp (2750m)
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time:3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You wil drive from Moshi town to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Day 2 " Forest Camp (2750m) " Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
Hiking time: 5.5 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Distance: 8 km
We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Day 3 " Shira 1 (3540m) " Shira 2 (3840m)- Moir Hut (4114
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
Habitat: moorland
This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. 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.

Day 4 " Moir Hut ( 4114)- Lava Tower ( 4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers
Habitat: Semi Desert
From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East 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 at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 5 " Barranco Camp (3950m) Karanga Camp (4235m)
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert
This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.

Day 6 " Karanga Camp (4235m) " Barafu Hut (4600)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

Day 7 " summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) " Uhuru Peak (5895m) " Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.
At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

Day 8 " Mweka Camp (3100m) " Mweka Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
Habitat: Forest
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

June trekking

Map & Directions

P.o.box 7925, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2100
Points of Interest
Hiking & Trekking at Mount Kilimanjaro
P.o.box 7925, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Londorossi Gate
Lemosho, Shira Evacuation Rd, Tanzania
Shira 1 Camp
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Moir Hut
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, T K Lemosho Trail, Tanzania
Barranco Camp
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Karanga Camp
Auckland Centennial Park 79 Te Henga Rd, Swanson, Auckland 0781, New Zealand
Barafu Hut
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Uhuru Peak
Uhuru Peak, Tanzania

Age range, type of group

all type of groups are welcoming except kids as the weather is not friendly to kids up their at Uhuru peak.

25-45 age
45-70 age

Freezing moment at Uhuru Peak

Sleeping and meals

All inclusive on offer fair

Horombo Hut

Restrictions

No pets, smoking is not allowed due to some nature conservation laws

The Roof Top of Africa

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Trekking in Africa will bring you from the roof of Africa on Kilimanjaro, to an up close and personal experience with the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet while on safari, to lounging on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar after your mountain and safari adventure.
Kilimanjaro is the highest summit on the African continent, yet its ascent can be considered more a trek than a mountaineering outing and does not require climbing experience. Our route takes a leisurely pace, suitable for anyone in good physical shape. Mount Meru offers a great alternative to Kilimanjaro, either as preparation for its large cousin or as a rewarding trek with beautiful views before you embark on a walking safari.
These African treks can be combined with a safari adventure program that allow you to see wildlife firsthand, experience local cultures and visit amazing beaches. Like all Mountain Madness trips, our Africa programs focus on authentic, eco-conscious experiences: on safari we sleep in comfortable tents with solar panels, and the beach side lodges we stay offer simple, relaxing accommodations.

Gabriella Mambo
Pat Trekking & Safaris
7925
Arusha, 2100
Tanzania


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