Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 12, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).
Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africas highest mountain, camp along the trail, summit to Uhuru Peak at sunrise.
Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Moshi||Day 1 Moshi|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mti Mkubwa Camp||Day 2 Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite. Included Activities: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Shira Camp||Day 3 Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp. Included Activities: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
|Day 4||Shira Camp||Day 4 Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous nights camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing. Included Activities: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
|Day 5||Barranco Camp||Day 5 Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp. Included Activities: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
|Day 6||Karanga Camp||Day 6 Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. Included Activities: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
|Day 7||Barafu Camp||Day 7 Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent. Included Activities: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
|Day 8||Mweka Camp||Day 8 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever. Included Activities: Barafu Camp to Stella Point Stella Point to Summit Summit to Mweka Camp
|Day 9||Moshi||Day 9 Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)|
Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Mweka Gate to Mweka Village Moshi Womens Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 10||Moshi||Day 10 Moshi (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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