7 days / 6 nights
Starting from a remote trailhead and ascending through forest and heather for two days to reach the western edge of the great Shira plateau. This route continues up either the Northern Circuit, Western Breach or the Machame/Southern Circuit route. Done via the Southern Circuit (most common), it’s the longest route to choose on Kilimanjaro and takes 7 or more days. It’s best done via the Northern Circuit in 9 or more days, offering a complete traverse from West to East over Kilimanjaro. The road to get to the Lemosho trailhead is seasonally quite tricky (in the rainy seasons' Apr/May and Nov/Dec), so much so that in wet weather vehicles often cannot reach the trailhead and climbers begin the trek on a muddy 4×4 track. This route can be busy in peak times, especially on weekend start dates. The first camp is very small, so it can feel crowded with a few groups and all the porters there.
7 days / 6 nights
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 500|
|Duration||7 days / 6 nights|
|Food options||Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, halal, kosher|
-All Park Fees and taxes
-Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
-Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
-Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food all 3 meals a day
-All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
-Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
-Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid)
-Basic first aid kit
-Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their wages as per the standard set
-Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
-Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
-Visas, Flights and airport taxes
-Items of a personal nature
-Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if travelling to Tanzania recommended)
-Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
-Personal hiking/trekking gear (you may opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi)
-Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
-Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
-Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
How fit do you need to be to climb Kilimanjaro?
We have helped lots of novice trekkers summit Kilimanjaro safely. You need to be fit enough for "weekend walking" and able to do 5-7 hours on your feet for two days back to back. Besides being fit though you will need to look after yourself all the way and have bucket loads of determination.
The best training to climb Kilimanjaro you can do is to get your boots on and cover as many miles as your can before your climb. If you follow this advice, most days will be pretty comfortable for you. However fit you are though, summit night is a very tough experience. You will be climbing for 8-10 hours and descending for 6 - 8 hours.
Good equipment starts with your feet. Make sure your boots are well worn in and are comfortable. On the lower slopes, you will need something that provides good sun protection. For summit night you need a really warm beanie or even balaclava. The daily temperature variation can be as much as 35c. The best way of coping with this is with layering rather than relying on one single jacket. Also, we strongly recommend gaiters and mittens. sleeping bag, trekking poles for the descent, a head torch for the night climb
Our affordable Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu Route 5 days starts when we meet you at your entry point Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to your lodge in Moshi. Afterwards, our manager & your guide will come for a briefing and gear check-up then leave you to relax and get prepared for your climbing on the following day.
A relatively new route up to the mountain and extremely beautiful. It’s our favorite routes because;- It offers a great balance of high summit success rate scenic views and Low traffic. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking th