This route is described as the most scenic of the routes to the summit and gives you the best chance to reach the summit due to the walking time ascending, giving you more time to acclimatise on the trek. It also affords you the best chance of seeing more animals on this trek than the other routes. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reach the roof of the African continent, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
The trek consists of 8 days walking with one day on arrival in Moshi in a hotel then 1 day to wind down and see the immediate area and town of Moshi in Tanzania at the end. The trip is 11 days plus the flights.
Duration: 6 days
The expected date to leave UK is 1st February 2020 and to reach the summit on 9th February, returning to the UK 13th February.
(Dates may alter slightly depending on flights)
Travel Date in 2021 – 30th January
Total cost for 2020 is £2,599 with the initial deposit £448 leaving a balance of £2,151 eight weeks before the event (2020).
Similar trips with other companies costs around £3000 upwards. Due to fuel costs rising, the airlines sometimes charge a fuel supplement. In common with all similar companies, in the unlikely event that there is a fuel cost supplement charged by the airline, you must pay this.
This trip is a lot cheaper than virtually all companies due to direct personal service and sourcing of established local companies and qualified guides in Kilimanjaro area.
Do you want to take the challenge of a lifetime with a professional company and walk to the roof of Africa?
You can raise money for a charity if you wish, more details available, please ask.
What is included
The trip has flight included
B&B in your hotel before and after the trek but on the mountain all food (including hot food)
Qualified guides with Qualified local guides for the ascent
Airport transfers from/to airport and on the journey to/from the mountain
Drinks on the trek (not including alcoholic ones)
Provision of tents (2 sharing)
First aid cover
All National Park and camping fees and entry fees on the mountain
All utensils, rescue fees, porters to carry your main luggage and food
What is not included
Your personal clothing (kit list to be advised)
Guides, porters, cooks and waiters tips
Any meals and drinks other than those specified and planned
Excess baggage charges
Any additional transportation other than that specified
Fly from UK to Kilimanjaro airport from one of the London airports, transfer to the hotel.
Explore the town of Moshi and the area after out flight the previous day, accompanied by our guide.
After a briefing from your guides, drive to Londrossi Park gate 2250m, 1.5hrs From there a 4WD vehicle takes us to Lemosho Glades then it is a 3 hour walk to the first campsite at 2750m. re dropping down to 3500m to the stream on the Shira Plateau.
The trail steepens as we walk over heather moorland then the Shira Ridge at 3600m and the campsite there.
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp at 3850m 1.5hrs. Short walks for views and acclimatisation here.
We walk up to the Lava Tower next 4600m 5 hour trek then a further 2 hours to Barranco hut at 3900m.
After breakfast, we leave Barranco Ridge and walk up the Barranco Wall that ends up at the foot of the Helm Glacier before walking a further 4 hours to Karanga Valley.
Continue today to the Barafu hut altitude 4550m. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy dinner.
Wake up very early at around midnight, take some light tea with biscuits then start trekking to the summit of Uhuru Peak 5895m 8 hour trek. Spend some time for photos on the summit before starting the descent to barafu hut for brunch and some rest, then walk down to Mweka hut for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, walk down the Mweka Montane forest to the Mweka gate, board the waiting bus and drive back to Moshi and Kili Cottage Hotel.
Guided tour or Moshi and rest after trek.
Fly back to the UK later in the day, arriving back the following day to one of the London airports. Arrive back next day 13th February 2020.