Kilimanjaro, by the name is a metaphor for compelling beauty of East Africa. When you chance to see it, you understand why! Mount Kilimanjaro the world walk-able Mountains and the tallest mountain in Africa Continent but also is the tallest FREE standing mountain in the WORLD, rising in break taking isolation from the surrounding savannah elevation around 900metres – to an imperious 5,895metres MASL (19,336ffets).
This mountain is located in the northern East Tanzania about 200 miles south of the Equator.
The peak of Mount Kilimanjaro is permanently covered with snows despites to the facts that it located in the tropic zone where temperature is high. Each year this mountain is climbed by hundreds of visitors from around the world and most of them managed to reach the summit with us. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, Stella Point or Gillman‟s Point on the lip of the crater will have earned their climbing certificates. And their emories.
You know what? There so much more to Kilimanjaro than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic tour, from tropics to the Arctic. Even before you cross the national park boundary (at about 2700m), the cultivated by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered abbot‟s duiker and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant weather is studded with other worldly giant lobelias. Above 4000m a surreal alphine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen.
Then, finally, the vast vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.
Up to this moment there are various routes established for climbing up Kilimanjaro including Marangu the oldest and most established route, Machame , Rongai , Umbwe , Lemosho and Shira. For all the routes you may require to climb up with accommodation gears except the Marangu Route where accommodation is offered in huts.
About Kilimanjaro National Park
Size: 1668 sq km 641 sq miles). Location: Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi.
7DAYS 6NIGHTS; KILIMANJARO CLIMB LEMOSHO ROUTE
Leave Arusha and drive to Londorossi Park Gate then on to the Lemosho Glades (2100m, 3h.). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3h.), then proceed to the trail steepens and crosses several streams in the giant heather zone. The Shira Ridge is crossed (3600m) to the Shira Plateau, camp by stream. (3500m, 5 h)
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3840m, 1h30min.). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.
A rocky path leads east up towards the Lava Tower. Shortly beyond this, you descend to Barranco campsite (3950m, 4-5h.).
Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite (3h, 4000m.), beneath the icefalls of the Southern Glaciers
The trail ascends a ridge to a campsite by the Barafu Hut, an airy location with little vegetation (3h, 4600m.)
Start just after midnight for the ascent of the screes leading to Stella Point (6h, 5725m.). From here a further 40mins leads to Uhuru Peak. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to camp at Mweka Hut at 3100m, (11-14h total walking time).
A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park Gate. Drive back to Arusha.
$1,950 USD per person
The prices have been discounted 6% for payments made in US dollars cash or by wire transfer. All other form of payments are charged at full 100%
• Mountain climbing fees
• Camping fees, Rescue fees
• Food 3 times a day
• Professional mountain guide
• 3poters per client
• Mountain tents and Mattresses
• Transport from Arusha to Lemosho gate and back to Arusha on last day
• All park entries
• Ranger and 4WD custom safari vehicle costs
• Services of fully qualified
• Experienced, English-speaking driver/guide
• Meals per itinerary
• 1.5L mineral water per day
• Full board tent Accommodation
• Sleeping bags and any other climbing gears
• Tips for crews
• Accommodation on arrival and after climb
• Tips for crews
• Accommodation on arrival and after climb.
•Tips for your driver/guide
• soft drinks, alcohol or personal items
• Tip is $10 - $20 per group to the cook/driver per day
• International flights and visas
• Domestic and international airport taxes
• Personal expenses such as beverages and laundry
• Telephone, faxes and telexes
• Travel insurance and medical evacuation