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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Zanzibar Adventure

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Zanzibar Adventure

Hiking·
Mountaineering
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Start: Moshi
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End: Stone Town

Follow the path less travelled up Mt Kilimanjaro's longer - but arguably more scenic - Lemosho route

Activity
LocationTanzania
Duration14 days
Start / EndMoshi / Stone Town
Tour operatorG Adventures

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Zanzibar Adventure

Hiking·
Mountaineering·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Moshi
·
End: Stone Town

Description

Follow the path less travelled up Mt Kilimanjaro's longer — but arguably more scenic — Lemosho route, with time afterwards to explore another side of Tanzania. This 14-day tour takes you along incredible landscapes and up challenging terrain to the continent's highest peak with experienced guides and porters cheering you on. But there's plenty more that awaits closer to the Earth's surface, lik...

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Itinerary

Day 1Moshi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Day 3Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp
Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.
Day 4Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp
Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks. 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 night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing.
Day 5Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
Day 6Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp
Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Day 7Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp
Trek through the alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt. 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.
Day 8Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp
At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Camp. 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.
Day 9Mweka Camp/Moshi
Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony. 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.
Day 10Moshi/Stone Town
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own. Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.
Day 11Stone Town/Jambiani
Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.
Day 12Jambiani
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Day 13Jambiani
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Day 14Jambiani/Stone Town
Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

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Accommodation

Simple hotels (6 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi. 8-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route with local guides, cooks and porters. Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent. All permits and fees. Scenic flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar. Orientation walk in Stone Town. Spice plantation guided tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activiti... Read more

Meals Included

13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

What to Take

KILIMANJRO As you will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain, you will be passing through a number of different climate zones, and should pack to prepare for a number of extremes – hot and sunny, cool, cloudy, and misty, fog, rain (your first day you will ascending through a section of rain forest), wind, and lastly snow and cold. You may experience one or all of these conditions in the same... Read more
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