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SERAC ADVENTURE THROUGH KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN

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Day 1: LEMOSHO ROUTE 7 DAY

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
•Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
•Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
•Distance: 6 km
•Hiking Time:3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: WE PROVIDE BREAKFAST,LUNCH AND DINNER
Accommodation included: HOTEL AND CAMPING

Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
•Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1
•Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
•Distance: 8 km
•Hiking Time 5-6 hours
•Habitat: Moorland

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: BBREAKFAST,DINNER AND LUNCH
Accommodation included: HOTEL AND CAMPING

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
•Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
•Distance: 14 km
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
•Habitat: Moorland

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: BREAKFAST,DINNER AND LUNCH
Accommodation included: LODGE,CAMPING AND HOTEL

Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
•Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
•Distance: 7 km
•Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: BREAKFAST,DINNER AND LUNCH
Accommodation included: LODGE,CAMPING AND HOTEL

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
•Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
•Distance: 9km
•Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: BREAKFAST,DINNER AND LUNCH
Accommodation included: CAMPING,HOTEL AND LODGE

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
•Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
•Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
•Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
•Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: BREAKFAST,LUNCH AND DINNER
Accommodation included: LODGE,CAMPING AND HOTEL

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Mweka Camp to Moshi
•Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: LUNCH
Accommodation included: HOTEL OR LODGE
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JRO)
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Private transportation
  • TENT,MOUNTAIN GEAR
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • TIPPING FOR GUIDES
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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On January 2019, Me and my 2 girlfriends summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro via 8 days Lemosho route with 5 days safari afterwards. It took me sometimes to do the screening of many local tours and there were a lot of them! But I am glad that I decided to go with SERAC ADVENTURE. Here's
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If you are looking to climb Mt Kilimanjaro or go on Safari in Tanzania I enthusiastically recommend Serac adventure We climbed the mountain in 8 days via the Lemosho and then down the Mweka route. This route allows you to see both sides of the mountain & not have to double back
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