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8 Days Londorossi Lemosho Trekking Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro

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8 Days Londorossi Lemosho Trekking Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day to Day Trekking Details

Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

From Arusha drive to Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro Mountain via Boma Ng’ombe and Sanya Juu.   Driving across a deep stream valley to a fork where a forestry road leads uphill to the Londorossi Glades; from there start trekking through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite (you will be accompanied by armed ranger). Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira Cave 1

After breakfast, continue with ascending across the dense rain forest, climbing is gradually become steeper before reaching a wide moorland zone. Proceed toward Game & Marshall One Valley for Lunch Break.  Then cross a high altitude desert plateau Shire Caldera to Shire Cave (on request this can be omitted). Overnight camping here (Climbing Conditions)

Day 3: Shira Cave to Shira Hut 2

After breakfast at Shire Cave proceeds gently east across the Shira Plateau and the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Hut on the moorland meadow; It is an excellent place in this route for acclimatization, while gaining the altitude slowly. Overnight Camping at Shire Hut (Climbing Conditions)

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut/Camp

From Shira Hut turn eastward and continue climbing towards the Barranco Hut through Lava Tower while getting great views of the spectacular Barranco Valley. Overnight stay at Barranco Hut (see Climbing Conditions below)

Day 5:   Barranco Hut/Camp to Karanga Valley

After overcoming the volcanic rock barrier “the Great Barranco (locally known as breakfast)” descends through scree and ridges to Karanga Valley and the rest. Overnight here  (Climbing Conditions)

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Kibo Crater Floor

Start climbing early in the morning (normally 01:00 am) to reach the Kibo Crater rim at the Stella Point before sunrise.  Then descent to the crater floor to Furtwangler Glacier for camping (Climbing Conditions)

Day 7: Kibo to the UHURU PEAK 5895

Ascending towards the peak between glaciers to UHURU PEAK at 5,896m the highest point in Africa; it is here that you can have that feeling “I have Conquered Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa”

Then descend to Mweka Hut at the edge of the rainforest, for overnight camping, with a stopover at Barafu Hut for Lunch (Climbing Conditions)

Day 8: Mweka Hut to Mweka Get

After breakfast, descend to Mweka gate, meet the waiting driver and drive back to the New Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha for hot shower and dinner & overnight

Shira Plateau is one of the most scenic route in Kilimanjaro Mountain; with ridges and moorland.

Kilimanjaro Mountain Snow



The view of Great Rift Valley, which studded with mountain, i.e Mount Meru and Longido

Shira Parasitic Cones

Shira Ridge, which rise reaching 400m


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