Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

Stand on the highest peak of Africa - approach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the challenging and beautiful Lemosho Route. Our trip starts and ends in Arusha, and this itinerary gives maximum possible acclimatisation to enjoy the incredible scenery. We climb the rim of the Shira Plateau with a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We walk on the lava ridges and enjoy extensive views of the plains below. From here, there is some steep climbing but also a chance for a restful afternoon before the final summit day. We aim to be on the top of Africa by sunrise with our reward being the panorama of mountain-top and savannah, perhaps mythically swathed in mist, below us.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Arusha, trip briefing
DAY 2 Drive to Londorossi, commence climb to Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2650m)
DAY 3 To Shira One camp (3550m)
DAY 4 To Shira Hut camp (3840m)
DAY 5 Trek near Lava Tower (4550m), descend to camp near Great Barranco Valley (3900m)
DAY 6 To Karanga (4000m)
DAY 7 To Barafu campsite (4600m)
DAY 8 Ascend to summit (5895m), descend to Millenium Camp (3800m)
DAY 9 Descend to Mweka village and drive to Arusha
DAY 10 In Arusha, trip concludes

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Most memorable part of the trip: achieving the summit.

R. Winchester Queenstown, New Zealand

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Trip Code: KLL
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  27 June 2017
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price: $4,690.00 AUD

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Park & entry fees valued at: $1109 USD
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