Trip Code: KLC
This is our most popular itinerary for its beauty and the excitement of spending an overnight at 18,800 feet inside the crater on Kilimanjaro. Climbers spend 9 total days on the mountain for maximum acclimatization. The route takes us from the west across the Shira Plateau, with an ascent to the base of the Lava Tower, which you will be able to climb for magnificent 360 degree vistas. In the early morning, we approach the crater from the southwest through the Western Breach, a rock scramble made challenging by snow, loose rocks and high altitude. After the overnight camped in the soft sand of the crater, we have a sunrise climb to Uhuru Peak before descending toward the southeast and incredible views of Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s remnant volcanic cone.
Traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs, all virtually on the equator.. is truly a magnificent adventure!