KILIMANJARO: SHIRA LEMOSHO ROUTE

9 DAY / 8 NIGHT

Lemosho / Shira / Barranco / Karanga / Barafu / Crater Camp / Uhuru Peak / Mweka

Itinerary:

TOUR REF:   SUN MT. KILIMANJARO 15

Arusha, by road transfer to Londorosi Gate.  1150m
Park Formalities.
Drive to Lemosho (15-20 minutes) to Starting Point

Stage 1

Trek for 7km to Mti Mkubwa
Alt 1800m - 2700m (4 hrs)

Dinner/Overnight Mti Mkubwa

Stage 2

Mti Mkubwa - Shira one
Alt  2700m – 3,500m ascent (6-7 hrs)

Dinner/Overnight Shira One camp

Stage 3

Shira One - Shira Two
3,500 - 3,850m ascent (3 - 5 hours)
Hot lunch at the camp.

Dinner/Overnight Shira Two Camp

Stage 4

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

Stage 5

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

Stage 6

Karanga Valley - Barafu Hut - 5 km
Alt 3930m - 4,600m ascent (3 - 4 hours)

Stage 7

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

Stage 8

Uhuru Peak
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

Stage 9

Mweka - Mweka Gate - 10km - Arusha
Alt 3100m - 1800m.  3-4 hour descent.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transfers to/ from the gate, park fees, hut / camping fees, rescue fees, Meals, tea, coffee, guide, porters and tent.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

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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Sunny Safaris Ltd - Tanzania

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