Ref No: NC01
Classes: BUDGET
Activities: Trekking
Days: 8Nights: 7
Min Persons: 2Max Persons: 8

kanuth adventure safaris

This tour is physically exerting and is suited only to fit persons. Participants that undertake these tours are responsible for their own health and safety. Kanuth Adventures cannot be made responsible for your health during or after these tours. Inform yourself about altitude sickness. If in doubt seek the advice of your doctor before booking.

Lemosho Route is an unspoilt, remote, less-used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. Trekkers sometimes use it to ascend. The first day of the route is rich in game animals, and armed rangers may accompany a group for a while. This is determined by their knowledge of the current animal distribution.

Day1: Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking.
Pick you from the hotel in Moshi or Arusha and drive to the Lemosho gate where the trekking will start.

Day2: Shira Plateau (3,550 m); 5-6 hours walking.
We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the centre of the plateau at Shira One.

Day3: Shira Hut (3,840 m); 3-5 hours walking.
We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut. This campsite has stunning views, close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable.

Day4: Great Barranco valley (3,900 m); 6-8 hours walking
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below near our campsite at Barranco valley.

Day5: Karanga campsite (4,000 m); 4-5 hours walking
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m), the last water point on the way to the summit.

Day6: Barafu campsite (4,600 m); 3-4 hours walking
We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch. There is a short acclimatisation walk to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Day7: Mweka forest camp (3100 m); 13-15 hours walking
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final Mweka forest camp.

Day8: Mweka forest camp to Mweka Gate (1,650 m); 3-4 hours walking.
A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to Mweka National Park gate.

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NC01: Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route (NC01)
prices are valid for tours beginning before: 2017-06-30
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Price Includes:

  • Full board accommodation in all the above mentioned camps and lodge in Arusha or Moshi
  • Private professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Oximeters
  • Walking Poles
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Summit Groves
  • First Aid Kit with Diamox and other related medicines.
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor

Price Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, or at your local Tanzanian Consulate.
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above.
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc).
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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