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Vacation Activities ID: 2347
11 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Crater
Offered by partner: ID 1
Country : Tanzania
Destination's: kilimanjaro (Tanga)
Duration: 11 day(s)
Minimum Price: $4090 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $4090 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Adventure Tours, Hiking and Trekking Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
The beauty and excitement of the 11 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Crater trail makes this an extremely popular Kilimanjaro trail. The trail spends 8 days on the mountain, allowing you the advantage of maximum acclimatization, making your Kilimanjaro hike so much more enjoyable.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Mbahe Village, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be welcomed by a Fly in Safari Co. representative holding a sign board with your details. You will be transferred from the airport to Mbahe village located at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, approximately 2 hours from the airport. Upon arrival at the private cottages you will check in and have time to settle in.

Included: Transfers (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Mbahe Village, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Have the morning free to relax. Enjoy delicious home brewed coffee grown and roasted on the farm, and meals made with fruits and vegetables from the garden. Later in the afternoon your tour leader will discuss a climb orientation and do equipment checks with you. Today you will also enjoy a guided tour around the Mbahe Village and enjoy a swim in the river and waterfall on the farm. Weather permitting, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Included: All meals, tour briefing, guided Mbahe Village tour (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 3: Londorossi Gate to Big Tree Camp

Breakfast, and we drive to Londorossi Gate where we meet our local guides and mountain crew. This is also where we enter the Kilimanjaro National Park. From the trail head we hike for a few hours uphill through thick and untouched montane forest to our camp for the night. En route to our camp we can see many beautiful flowers, and with luck some Colobus monkeys and signs of elephant.

Included: All meals & beverages, transfers (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Big Tree Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 4: Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp

Today we will hike for approximately 6 hours before we reach the western side of the Shira Plateau. Hiking through the forest, we will have the opportunity to observe the area for animal and bird life. The days’ hike takes us from montane forest, through a transition zone and into the heath zone where old lava flows are visible. Your guides will identify and discuss unique environmental differences that characterizes each zone. We reach the edge of the plateau after lunch and eventually our camp for the night offering dramatic views of Kilimanjaro and its permanent glaciers.

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Shira 1 Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 5: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Today is an easy paced acclimatization day of 4 to 5 hours hiking. Camp is set higher on the Shira Plateau with more expansive views of Kilimanjaro. There is a conditioning hike in the afternoon where you can examine the clusters of giant lobelias and senecios that grow at this elevation

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Shira 2 Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 6: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Camp

Today is another important day for acclimatization as we hike for 5 hours to an elevation above 4,500 meters. We will pass through the alpine moorland zone where plants are extremely hardy and consist of lichens, grasses, and heather, to reach Kilimanjaro alpine desert zone. After an early afternoon rest we have a special 2 hour adventure climb up the Lava Tower. This rock scramble will prepare you for the climbs ahead.

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Lava Tower Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 7: Lava Tower Camp to Karanga Camp
We spend a second night at Lava Tower to adjust to the high desert environment, taking day hikes to higher elevations and marveling at the stark, yet magnificent vistas up and down the massif. As with every day on the mountain, the guides twice daily measure your vital signs, including oxygen saturation, to assess your acclimatization to the extreme altitude.
Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)
Overnight: Karanga Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 8: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We climb higher up the mountain from the west, moving pole pole (meaning “slowly” in Kiswahili) to let our bodies rest from the exertion and to acclimate to the thin air. Total hiking time is only about 2 hours. With clear weather you will have a close‐up view of the Western Breach, through which we will ascend tomorrow.

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Barafu Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 9: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp

After an early breakfast we make the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, reaching the 19,340 foot summit of Kilimanjaro by 8 a.m. At this early hour, before the clouds close in, you will have spectacular views of Africa in all directions. After a stay of 20 to 30 minutes with tea, snacks, and plenty of photos, we descend 2 to 3 hours to Barafu Camp for lunch, rest, and to take off extra layers. Continuing downhill 3 to 4 hours to the edge of the Mweka Forest, we reach the final night’s camp ‐ 7,000 feet below the summit! Eat, share your experiences of the climb, and sleep soundly. Congratulations, you touched the Roof of Africa

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Millennium Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 10: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate to Mbahe Village Farm Cottages

Our last day is another descent of more than 2,000 meters with 4 to 5 hours of hiking to the trail head at Mweka Gate. The trail is steep in places and within the forest may be slippery if wet. At the gate we will temporarily say goodbye to our mountain crew and enjoy a hearty picnic lunch. The trip leaders will take you back to Mbahe Village Farm cottages for a hot shower and a celebration dinner with the whole team.

Included: All meals & beverages (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 11: Mbahe Village Farm Cottages

Rest and relaxation day. Transfers to the airport and onward destinations will occur on this day.

Included: Breakfast & transfers (as per itinerary)

Overnight: The Fly in Safari Co. can book post accommodation.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• All accommodations as indicated
• Camp accommodations in Mountain Hard wear Trango 3.1 or 2.0 expedition tents
• All meals as indicated
• Bottled or filtered water, coffee, tea, 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 mat)
• Portable private toilet with bio‐degradable waste system (clean waste) at all camps
• Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber) and supplemental oxygen on all climbs
• Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport and to/from park entrance/exit gates

Price Excludes:

• Commercial flights
• Insurance
• Visa costs, Tanzanian entry visas (US$50 per person, US$100 for US citizens)
• Optional activities
• Items of a personal nature
• Tips and gratuities for guides and mountain crew
• Sleeping bag and mat
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