KILIMANJARO: SHIRA LEMOSHO ROUTE
9 DAY / 8 NIGHT
Lemosho / Shira / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Crater Camp / Uhuru Peak / Mweka
TOUR REF: SUN MT. KILIMANJARO 15
Arusha, by road transfer to Londorosi Gate. 1150m
Drive to Lemosho (15-20 minutes) to Starting Point
Trek for 7km to Mti Mkubwa
Alt 1800m - 2700m (4 hrs)
Dinner/Overnight Mti Mkubwa
Mti Mkubwa - Shira one
Alt 2700m – 3,500m ascent (6-7 hrs)
Dinner/Overnight Shira One camp
Shira One - Shira Two
3,500 - 3,850m ascent (3 - 5 hours)
Hot lunch at the camp.
Dinner/Overnight Shira Two Camp
Shira - Barranco - 12 km
Alt 3850 - 3950m ascent (6-8 hours)
Pass via Lava Tower (4,600m) a km distance. Gain the altitude of 750m and down 650m which is good for acclimatization.
Dinner/Overnight Barranco Camp
Barranco - Karanga Valley - 6km
Alt 3,950m - 3,930m ascent/decent
Climb the great Barranco Wall (4200m) difference of 250m and then down and up to Karanga Valley (3939m) - 4 hours
Dinner/Overnight Karanga Valley
Karanga Valley - Barafu Hut - 5 km
Alt 3930m - 4,600m ascent (3 - 4 hours)
Barafu - Crater Camp
Early wake up, 6-7am in the morning for breakfast, hike to Stella Point (5,756m. 5 hours)
Then decide to go directly to the summit or to Crater Camp, depending on the weather.
Dinner / Overnight at Crater Camp - 1/2 hour walk to the Ash Pit in the evening
Early wake up for sunrise at the summit (Uhuru Peak) which takes about one hour.
Walk down to Barafu Hut for 3 hours and then down to Mweka Hut (3100m) for another 3 hours.
7.5 km from Barafu - Mweka
Dinner/Overnight Mweka Camp
Mweka - Mweka Gate - 10km - Arusha
Alt 3100m - 1800m. 3-4 hour descent.
Transfers to/ from the gate, park fees, hut / camping fees, rescue fees, Meals, tea, coffee, guide, porters and tent.
Tips drinks, climbing gears, sleeping bags and all items of personal use.
TEMPERATURE LOWER SLOPES
Day Time: 15-20 centigrade.
Nights: Chilly -5 centigrade.
TEMPERATURE HIGHER ALTITUDE:
Day Time 5-6 centigrade.
Night dropping to - 10 centigrade.
TIPS ON WHAT TO BRING:
Anorak, Fleece, Walking Boots, Training shoes, Waterproof Jacket, Pants, Shirts, Trousers, Skirts, Socks, Gloves, Sun Hat, Balaclava / Woolen Hat, Gaiters, Thermal Underwear, Towel, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Sun Glasses, Snow Goggles, Water Bottle, Walking Pole, Crampons, Torch / Flashlight, Sun Cream / Sun block, Lip salve, Penknife, Daypack, Camera, Films, Four Season Sleeping Bag, water Purification Kit and First-aid Kit.
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