It is more remote and undoubtedly more beautiful as a newer route, but it is slightly longer and more expensive. It begins on the mountain’s western side at the Londorossi Gate, which is a longer drive from town, and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira route.
On day 3, it crosses the Shira Plateau to connect with the Machame Route at Lava Tower and then down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit. You might get lucky and see a buffalo, elephant, or other game. This route has a higher summit success rate because it can be done over a longer period of time for acclimatization.
- Meals while trekking Kilimanjaro (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Transport to park gate from Hotel and back to the Hotel.
- Airport transfer (pick up and drop off at the airport!)
- Professional, Friendly and experienced English speaking guides.
- Porters, Professional Mountain Cook/chef
- All parks entrance fees, Hut/Camping Fees, rescue fees and government tax (VAT 18%)
- Accommodation (one night before and after trek)
- Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Table, Chairs, Mattress)
- Salaries for Guide, Cook and Porters
- Private toilet (option to clients)
- Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and Pulse oximeter
- Tips to the crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
- International Air tickets
- Personal Insurance
- Climbing Gears,
- Tanzanian VISA
- Sleeping Bags
Day by Day
Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha where the rest of the day is at leisure.
We will gather in the hotel where you’ll have an overnight for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance
Hotel - Londorossi Gate (2360m) - MtiMkubwa Camp (2810m)
Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a briefing by your head guide and then a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2360m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park’s gate and registration.
You start trekking through the rain-forest. You complete the day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside.
–Walking distance: 6km, 3-4hrs
All meals are included (breakfast not included in the budget package for this day).
MtiMkubwa Camp (2810m) - Shira 2 Camp (3505m)
You depart from MtiMkubwa to the second camp through heath and Moorland zone, following the Shira ridge we enter vast high altitude desert plateau where the first view of Mount Kilimanjaro unfolds one the horizon.
–Walking Distance: 8km, 6-8hrs
All meals are included
Shira camp 2 (3505m) -Barranco camp(3950m)
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. We leave from Shira to Moir camp which is nested near enormous beds of volcanic rock and surrounded by rocky hills and cliffs.
We test our acclimatization with a trek to the base of Lava tower at 4500m, following our rest we descent through senecio forest passing waterfalls that usher us into the Barranco camp. The camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barrancowall with easterly breezes often carrying misty clouds from the Barranco Valley.
Trekking time: 7 – 9 hrs
all meals are included.
Day 5 :
BarrancoCamp (3950m) - KarangaCamp (3995m)
Today’s task will be the 150m face of the Barranco wall. Realization of how hard the porter’s works will be realized as this challenging scramble provides quite the balancing act for our crew. We arrive at the camp for a well-deserved dinner and overnight
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 5km
All meals are included
KarangaCamp (3995m) - BarafuCamp (4600m)
After breakfast with picnic lunch en route, the morning trek is slow and steady uphill hike as we enter the Arctic zone. The temperatures becomes noticeably cooler, however excitement fills our camp as we take final preparations for the summit day ahead.
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 4km
All meals are included
Summit attempt, Barafu Camp (4600m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) -Mweka Camp (3100m)
today we face our greatest challenge, and meet the most rewarding point. An early wakeup call for preparation and light breakfast before starting the summit around 01.00hrs. Spectacular view coupled with the sunrise will warm the soul and strengthen the spirit as the iconic Uhuru peak is now on sight.
After the elation of a well-earned summit, we descend back to Barafu camp for a nice break and celebration before continuing to Mweka camp
-Walking Distance: 12-14hrs, 21km
all meals are included
MwekaCamp (3100m)- Mweka gate
Descend from Mweka camp to the park gate where you are transferred back to your hotel for a
-Walking Distance: 3-4hrs, 10km
Breakfast included, you will be back in Moshi by lunch time – overnight accommodation is included this night as part of the climb package.