7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – Lemosho Western Breach – With overnight at Kilimanjaro Crater Floor

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – Lemosho Western Breach – With overnight at Kilimanjaro Crater Floor

Little used and more remote than other routes. The route is one of the few where groups are accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, since those electing to take the Lemosho Route will have the bonus of crossing the spectacular Lemosho Glades, which are home to herds of animals such as buffalo, elephant and other big game animals.

How to reach there: Transfer from you hotel and drive from Moshi to Lemosho gate – 2 hours with our 4WD land cruiser or minibus.

Day One: After breakfast transfer from your hotel to National Park Forest edge. From here walk through the undisturbed forest to Mti Mkubwa camp site for dinner and overnight. By luck you will be able to see colobus monkeys and signs of elephants.

Day Two: Take your time to walk through the forest sporting some of plentiful game and bird life. You will pass through montane forest and hagenia zone. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day Three: After breakfast hike up Lava Tower – The first introduction to the alpine zone. The only plant life being the hardest of grasses and Lichen. Here you will be able to have a spectacular view of final ascent route up to Western breach.

Day Four: With the Western breach ascent route in view, spend a few hours climbing to the base of the route where you will make a camp near Arrow Glacier. An afternoon hike further up the route before relaxing in camp will help you acclimatize and improve your performance the next day.

Day Five: Wind your way up the Western Breach non – technical climbing route about six hours to the crater rim. Explore the inner crater and ash pit before to pitching the camp at the crater floor.

Day Six: Summit day: Start your ascent to the summit early enough in the morning to put on the Summit by 10 a.m. After Uhuru peak descend via Barafu Hut and on down to Mweka Hut camp for dinner and overnight.

Day Seven: It takes about 3 to 4 hours to make the descent to the road head. After your lunch bid bye to your porters and transfer to Moshi/Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Price US$ 1850 per person:
Any additional day is US$ 250

Price includes:

• 2 transfers from Moshi to Marangu gate – return.
• 3 meals a day while trekking – vegetarian/non vegetarian.
• 6 days Kilimanjaro trek – Marangu route.
• 5 nights accommodation in huts while trekking Marangu Route.
• 2 nights hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi before and after climb.
• All park entrance fees and government Levies.
• English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
• Porters – Minimum 2 per client.
• First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

Trekking Gear List

• Leather or thermal boots
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
• Fleece jacket
• Fleece pants
• Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
• Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
• Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
• Gaiters
• Fleece balaclava
• Thermal balaclava
• Thermal top
• Thermal long johns
• Thermal socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Day pack
• Head torch
• Thermal flask
• Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
• Hiking boots or cross trainers
• Day pack
• Short pants
• Tracksuit pants
• T-shirts
• Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
• Woolen socks
• Fleece beanie
• Water bottle

Kilimanjaro Helpful hints

• Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
• Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
• Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
• Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
• Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
• All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the

rainforest.

• High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
• Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
• Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
• New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
• Use a sleeping mat when camping.
• Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
• Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
• Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
• Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
• Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.

INCLUDES :

  • Leather or thermal boots
  • Gore-Tex, K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
  • Fleece jacket & pants
  • Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Thermal glove liners
  • Thermal balaclava
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal long johns
  • Thermal socks
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Rain suit or poncho
  • Hiking boots or cross trainers
  • Sun hat

EXCLUDES :

  • Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
  • Use water filters and purifying pills.
  • Take enough snacks like energy bars.
  • Do not move too fast.
  • Move as lightly as possible.
  • High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
  • Nausea and headache pills.
  • New boots should be walked-in.
  • Use a sleeping mat when camping.
  • Use a thermal flask on summit night.
  • Thermal glove liners allow easier camera.
  • Use only new camera and headlamp batteries.
  • Guides and porters will expect tips.

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