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Kilimanjaro Climb: Lemosho Crater Route

Trip Code: KLC

13 Days

Mt. Kilimanjaro


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.

Trip Highlights

Traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs, all virtually on the equator.. is truly a magnificent adventure!

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  • Day 01: Arrival/Mbahe Village Farm Cottages
  • Day 02: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages (6,000’)
  • Day 03: Simba Farm (5,800 ft)
  • Day 04: Londorossi Gate (6,890’) to Big Tree Camp (8,700 ft), 3.8 miles
  • Day 05: Big Tree Camp (8,700 ft) to Shira 1 Camp (11,420 ft), 4.7 miles
  • Day 06: Shira 1 Camp (11,420 ft) to Shira 2 Camp (12,750 ft), 5.3 miles
  • Day 07: Shira 2 Camp (12,750 ft) to Lava Tower Camp (15,230 ft), 4.3 miles
  • Day 08: Lava Tower Camp (15,230 ft)
  • Day 09: Lava Tower Camp (15,230 ft) to Arrow Glacier Camp (15,980 ft), 1.7 miles
  • Day 10: Arrow Glacier Camp (15,980 ft) to Crater Camp (18,800 ft), 1.6 miles
  • Day 11: Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft) to Millennium Camp (12,530 ft), 5.9 miles
  • Day 12: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate (5,380 ft), 8.5 miles; Mbahe Village Farm Cottages
  • Day 13: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages & Departure
  • All accommodations
  • All meals as indicated (B.L.D.)
  • Bottled water at Mbahe; filtered water on climb; coffee, teas, cocoa, milk, juices
  • Services of trip leader, climbing guides, and mountain crew
  • Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping, and rescue fees
  • All dining and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag and pad)
  • Portable private toilet with bio-degradable waste system at all camps
  • Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber) and supplemental oxygen on all climbs
  • Use of Black Diamond Half Dome® helmets - required on the Western Breach ascent
  • Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport and to/from park entrance/exit gates
  • Guided Mbahe Village walking tour
  • Tips and gratuities to leaders, guides, crew, or other staff
  • Cold drinks and alcohol at Simba Farm
  • Additional accommodations and meals made necessary by airline schedule changes, inability to complete the climb, or other factors
  • Pre-trip expenses such as immunizations, travel insurance, passports, and visas; international airfare 
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as souvenirs and laundry
  • Personal clothing and climbing equipment
  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and medical evacuation or any rescue costs
  • Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition
  • Climbing Destination: East Africa 
  • Mountain: Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Trip Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • On Mountain: 09 days
  • Best Season: Mar- May / Sep- Dec 
  • Accommodation: Resort/Camping
  • Type of Trip: Private or Regular Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging 
  • No. of Pax: Min 02 to Max 15
  • Max Elevation: 19,340 ft
  • Note: Prices are subject to change and availability is not guaranteed until a signed application and deposit are received, at which time accommodations are booked and a final itinerary is prepared. Modifications to the itinerary may result in a change in price.

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