6 Days 5 Nights
Tanzania, United Republic of
Discover the interesting 6-day Lemosho Route and the breathtaking Kilimanjaro panoramas. This less-traveled path leads to more prosperity and peace of mind. Begin at Londorossi Gate and spend two days exploring gorgeous jungles. Follow the carved limits of the Shira Plateau eastward until you reach the spectacular Lava Tower. The Southern Circuit leads to the spectacular Barranco Valley, an oasis on the way to the summit of Barafu.
Learn about the unique 6-day Lemosho Route and the breathtaking Kilimanjaro panoramas. This less-traveled path provides high success rates and peace of mind. Begin at Londorossi Gate and spend two days exploring the gorgeous jungles. Continue east, following the chiseled edges of the Shira Plateau, until you reach the spectacular Lava Tower. The Southern Circuit leads to the magnificent Barranco Valley, an oasis on the way to Barafu's peak.
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Campsite
The 6-day Lemosho route climb of Kilimanjaro is an exciting beginning to the adventure. Day 1 starts at your hotel with a light breakfast before you're picked up for the trip. At 2,250 meters, the Londorossi Gate is waiting for you, where you can complete the required registration processes. Get ready for an exhilarating journey through the rough terrain as you enter the heart of the dense jungle. This is the first step of your incredible climb up Kilimanjaro. You'll travel on an incredible path that winds through pure forests on a somewhat steep trail. Reaching 2,780 meters above sea level, you will reach the impressive Big Tree Camp. For the first two days, you will be accompanied by an experienced ranger who will make sure you are safe in this unspoiled wilderness that is home to an abundance of amazing wildlife. As you continue into Kilimanjaro's magical world of natural wonders, get ready for an immersive experience unlike any other.
Overnight stay at Mti Mkubwa Camp
Meal Plan: L & D
Mti mkubwa campsite to shira camp 1
On the second day of your six-day hike up Kilimanjaro, get ready for an incredible experience. Follow a narrow path through the verdant jungle as it gradually rises to a desolate and dry area. The moorland is dotted with lobelia and ericas as the forest thins out. Go past Shira Ridge and reach Shira Camp 1 after four to five hours. While you enjoy the view of Mount Meru and the Rift Valley during your Kilimanjaro adventure, take a lunch break. Climb 250 meters higher over the course of the next three hours. Navigate the hardened lava terrain and come across majestic senecios that reach heights of up to nine meters. Arrive at Shira Camp 2, your final destination for the day. After enjoying a hearty dinner, watch the sun set and, with any luck, see the peak glowing orange.
Overnight stay at Shira 1 Camp
Meal Plan: B, L and D
Shira camp 2 campsite to barranco
The third day of the six-day Kilimanjaro climb will likely involve a hike of about eight hundred meters. But your campsite will only be marginally higher than it was the night before, giving your body the time it needs to adjust. This gets you ready for the 4,500-meter climb that takes place over the next two days. Get ready for a challenging climb up the Lava Tower towards the Shira Plateau. We'll follow a ridge that heads southeast, passing through an afro-alpine desert with limited vegetation before arriving at the "Shark's Tooth" lava tower.
We'll come to another crossroads after the tower that leads to 16,000-foot Arrow Glacier. From there, we'll descend into the vast Barranco Valley, which is dotted with imposing lobelia and senecio plants. You will arrive at the scenic Barranco Camp, which is known as the mountain's most exquisite campsite, after a 6- to 7-hour hike.
Overnight stay at Barranco Camp
Meal Plan: B, L and D
Barranco campsite to karanga campsite then barafu camp
This section of the Kilimanjaro hike begins on Day 4, when the group climbs the Barranco Wall. The route continues past Barranco, up a small hill, over a wall, and into the Karanga Valley campsite. Throughout the ascent, guides monitor safety and offer assistance as required. Along the ridge's ascent and descent, hikers are treated to captivating views of Kibo's south glacier. They continue climbing for two to three hours after lunch, arriving at Barafu Camp in the Karanga Valley. The South Circuit Kilimanjaro hike comes to an end here, offering special vantage points on the summit. Hikers rest, relax, eat, and get ready for the next summit day at Barafu Camp. The twin summits of Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi, and Kibo are spectacularly visible from the camp.
Overnight stay at Barafu Camp
Meal Plan: B, L and D
Barafu campsite to uhuru peak then back to mweka camp
We begin our ascent late on the fifth day of the 6-day Kilimanjaro climb. We pass between the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers on the ascent. Stella Point is reached after a strenuous climb on the route to the crater rim. We pause there for a moment to take in the magnificent view of the rising sun. We continue until we reach Kilimanjaro's highest point, Uhuru Peak. After descending from the peak, we travel through rocky terrain to reach Mweka Hut. Trekking poles and gaiters are advised. We eat and sleep at the Mweka Camp. We'll cover the ascents to Uhuru Peak from Barafu Camp and Mweka Camp from Uhuru Peak.
Overnight stay at Mweka Camp
Meal Plan: B, L and D
Mweka camp to mweka gate to arusha/moshi
On the last day of your incredible six-day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, the committed mountain crew will host a heartfelt farewell ceremony. Following a hearty breakfast, which marks the end of your amazing adventure, you will take a peaceful two- to three-hour stroll down through the magical jungle. A moment of suspense greets you as you approach the Mweka Gate: your driver is there, ready to take you away. Following the exhilarating descent, you will enjoy a soothing, warm shower and a blissful day of relaxing activities. You can celebrate the amazing achievement of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by lounging around, going for a refreshing swim, or reveling in joy. It is customary to thank your esteemed tour guide if you so choose.
Meal Plan: B & L
- Rescue fee
- Climbing gear
- Park fees(
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodations (unless listed as upgrades)
- Camping equipment
- A professional guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Government taxes and VAT
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Sleeping bag
- International flights (from or to home)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)