Western Breach Route to Kibo Crater on Kilimanjaro Mountain

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9 Days Western Breach Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro

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9 Days Western Breach Route - Mt. Kilimanjaro


Day to Day Trekking Details

Day 1: Arrival Day
Pickup from the Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to the Arusha SG Resort for dinner and overnight as well as preparations
Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
Drive from Arusha to Boma Ng’ombe to Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro; continue driving to the Lemosho Glades, from there start trekking through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite accompanied by armed ranger. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite
Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira Cave
After breakfast, continue with ascending across the dense rain forest, climbing is gradually become steeper before reaching a wide moorland zone. Proceed toward Gane & Marshall One Valley for Lunch Break.  Then cross a high altitude desert plateau Shire Caldera to Shire Cave (on request this can be omitted). Dinner and overnight camping at Shire
Day 4: Shira Cave to Shira Hut
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. Dinner and overnight camping at Shire Hut  
Day 5: Shire Hut to Lava Tower
After breakfast continue with trekking through moorlands for a short while before reaching a rocky path that lead among outcrops directly to Lava tower.  We do not rush, overnight stay at Lava Tower.  
Day 6:  Lava Tower - Arrow Glacier
With a steep scramble through scree and rocky outcrops climb-up towards Arrow Glacier; camping at Arrow Glacier
Day 7:  Arrow Glacier to Crater Floor
Wind up the Western Breach non -technical climbing route about 6 hours to the crater rim. Explore the inner crater and ash pit before pitching the camp on the crater floor
Day 8: Uhuru Peak 5895m – Mweka Hut
It should be within 2 hours from crater floor to conquer the Great Kilimanjaro and reach its UHURU PEAK, the highest point in Africa at 5895m above sea level; after a little ceremony and memorable photographs, start descending towards Barafu Hut for Lunch, then Mweka Hut for overnight camping
Day 9: Mweka Hut to Mweka Get
After breakfast, descend to Mweka gate, meet the driver and drive back to Arusha SG Resort for dinner and overnight
The summit can be reached from Shira Plateau, to the Lava Tower on the southern circuit. this route is very steep and is recommended only for very fit and capable trekkers since the exertion is necessary. the ice-axe is useful. some times the snow covers the entire breach and make the passage difficult.


Beautiful views of western breach, the access to the Kibo Crater, inner cone, Ash Pit, and fumaroles

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