Kilimanjaro or 'Kili' as it's affectionately known is one of the worlds 'Seven Summit's' and the highest mountain in Africa. Summit success on Kilimanjaro is all about the acclimatisation and our 8-day trek via the Lemosho route takes you along one of the quietest and most varied routes on the mountain. Stand on the roof of Africa and take in the awesome views of the clouds and rolling African plains below.
Altitude range: 4000 - 6000m
07/03/2020 - 17/03/2020
Total £2,300.00, Deposit: £200.00
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25/07/2020 - 04/08/2020
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10/10/2020 - 20/10/2020
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Kilimanjaro the long way - The quieter little-used Lemosho route which runs along the remote and beautiful Shira Plateau is the best route for acclimatisation. There is no rush and this route will increase your chances of summit success compared to the quicker routes on the mountain. As you hike above the plateau, you will get great views of Kibo's southern glaciers before we reach the easier Barafu Route. You will spend 4 nights above or close to 4000 meters helping you acclimatise before you're ready to tackle the final 2 stages of the summit climb Kilimanjaro. Summit day is an early start as we watch the sunrise whilst we tackle the ascent to the high point at Uhuru Peak (5895m). You have made it to the roof of Africa.
Join us on the Kilimanjaro - The long way
Our Kilimanjaro trek is on the quieter Lemosho route. This is also one of the longer routes taking us several days to get above 5000m.
The slower route is ideal for acclimatisation
Our Team in Tanzania have been guiding to Kili since the early 90's.
Watch the African sunrise from the crater rim of Africa’s highest mountain (5895m)
We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Tanzania.
The Kilimanjaro - The long way is suitable for keen walkers/trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 5 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Ideally, you will be able to walk for consecutive days for this length of time.
Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip. We have also teamed up with outdoor equipment experts Cotswold Outdoor and as an EverTrekker, you get 15% off all equipment in-store and online.
What's included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price
Three nights B & B accommodation at the Springlands Hotel (Includes breakfast & arrival/departure meals)
Pulse oximeters (Oxygen available at additional cost)
EverTrek First aid kit
Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
Boiled water on the mountain
Airport transfers (JRO - Kilimanjaro International Airports)
All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
EverTrek Trip Planner & Access to our online programme
EverTrekker T-shirt & Neck Buff
15% discount with Cotswold Outdoor
What's not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price
Visa fees & travel insurance.
International Flight tickets.
Single room supplement at Springlands Hotel.
Tips for Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters
Meals and drinks not specified
Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags)
Gear for your climb, Some equipment is available for rent at the hotel.
Items of personal nature (expenses)
Additional nights beyond the two hotel nights included
Trip Add ons (Safari, waterfall tour, cultural village visit).
Arrival day in Tanzania
Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania!
One of our team will pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to our 'base camp' for the next day or so, Springlands Hotel. You will be introduced to your mountain guide and also get to meet up with the rest of your group.
Explore and pre-climb preparation day
Today is all about exploring the local area around Moshi at the base of Kilimanjaro. We will stretch our legs and head out passed the rice paddies and through the local forest towards the centre of Moshi. On the way, we will stop and visit some of the local schools and markets and get a feel for the culture. After some lunch we will relax and gather all of our equipment as we prepare for the big trip tomorrow.
Start of your trek - (2250m - 2750m, ) 3 hours hiking
After breakfast and a briefing from your guide, we will gather our gear and drive from our hotel in Moshi to Londorossi Park Gate (2250m, 1.5 hours). From here we will take a forest track in a 4WD vehicle where we drive to Lemosho Glades (2000m, 11Km. 45minutes).
'It all starts here'. This is where the adventure begins as we hike through the beautiful forest trails to Mt Mkubwa (big tree) campsite (2750m, 3hours).
We will camp here for the night.
Trek towards the Shira Plateau and reach Shira 1 Camp (2750m- 3500m) 5 hours hiking
It all starts to get real now as the trail gradually steepens. As we hike up we will reach the Shira Plateau at 3600m and enter the giant heather moorland zone which crosses the Shira Ridge at about 3600m before we drop gently down to Shira 1 Camp(3500m). There is a great chance of seeing some wildlife here, especially birds of prey, including the Auger Buzzard. As we hike along the ridge you will see the wall of the Western Breach on Kibo in the distance which is pretty damn awesome when covered in snow.
The Kilimanjaro adventure continues as we cross the Shira Plateau (3500m - 3850m) 3- 5 hours hiking
We take our time today as we let our bodies acclimatise to the high altitude. We will take a slow and steady hike across the plateau that leads us to Shira 2 Camp(3850m, 1.5 hours). As this is a short day, we can explore the Shira Caldera which is Kilimanjaro's oldest volcano (Erupted around 700,000 years ago). Shira Cathedral is a great way to test out the body at this height so we will hike up 200m to the summit. Take in the views of the forest below that you hiked through over the previous day or so.
The trek continues into the Baranco Valley as we hike across the Lava Tower (3850m - 3900m)5-6 Hours hiking
As we leave the moorlands behind, we will climb the rocky path that passes the amazing Lava tower towards the Baranco Valley. At this point, you should be starting to adjust to the high altitude but we will still take it slow as we head towards our campsite at 3950m.
We trek across the Baranco Wall and to the foot of the Heim glacier (3950 - 4000m) 4 hour hike
After breakfast we leave the Barranco ridge and hike up the Barranco wall. After a steady hike, we will hit the foot of the Heim glacier. This is a relatively short day as you will have a free afternoon to relax and enjoy the views.
Time to get some altitude as we trek towards the Barafu hut(4000m - 4550m) 4-5 hours hiking
We start to gain some real altitude as we head towards the Barafu hut, located at an altitude of 4550m. You wil start to notice that you are significantly higher than the clouds below as you hike across the rugged volcanic landscape. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are seen from this location. We will get an early night as we prepare for the summit push tomorrow. You're getting real close now!
It's time to take on the highest mountain in Africa. One of the 7 summits!
We will get up at around midnight and grab some light breakfast and fuel the body before the big climb. The incline starts to get really steep but we will take it slow and steady. After a number of hours of hiking, we will hit the crater rim as the sun starts to rise. Take in the views of the steep ice cliffs and you may even spot Mt Kenya in the distance. After another couple of hours we will reach the summit at Uhuru peak (5895m). YOU HAVE DONE IT!
After some time taking pictures and catching our breath we will descend all the way back to Barafu hut for brunch and a little rest. We will then descend to Mweka hut for dinner and where we will be camping for the night.
Hike to Mweka gate and journey back to Springlands Hotel
The legs will be a little sore but after breakfast, we will walk down towards the Mweka gate and grab our transfer back to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi. Time for a beer and a relax with your group. What an achievement!
(Optional days - One more extra day may be spent on Either Shira 2, Barranco or Karanga for acclimatization purposes to make the program a 9-day trek)
Time to bid farewell to the mountains
The trip is over but the memories will last a lifetime. One of our team will transfer you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport from Springlands Hotel.
Where you'll be staying during this trip
We use the fantastic Springlands hotel in Moshi, Tanzania for all of our treks and expeditions. It's a great place to relax and chill before you head off on a long trek to tackle Kili or one of the other peaks.
Whilst on the mountain we will be camping. A little basic but all part of the adventure!
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21:13 21 May 19
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19:03 07 May 19
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15:54 01 Feb 19
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13:30 27 Oct 18
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12:32 27 Oct 18
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17:22 20 Oct 18
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15:02 17 Mar 18
A truly wonderful once in a lifetime experience. My sister and I trekked to Everest Basecamp with Evertrek to mark the tenth anniversary of our dearest Mum passing away. It was an emotional experience we will never forget. It gave us time to reflect on wonderful times past and brought us closer as only shared endeavour can. The Himalayan backdrop was the perfect location.But it's the people that made the trek. Our guide Kishor is a wonderful guy. A real fixer, high altitude expert, family man and now, friend. When the weather delayed our flight, he did everything he could to make sure we were first onto another. His experience, knowledge and local contacts got us into places we just wouldn't have seen without him. He knew when to go to the best places to avoid the crowds and he was the picture of happiness with his infectious smile. He was kind to the point of putting us first all the time, without hesitation. A true gentlemen and the source of lots of fun and laughter - perfect for morale. Our porters also deserve a mention for their hard work and dedication through some difficult long days at high altitude. Manesh was particularly hard working and charming, keen to learn and become a guide himself in time. Our trek wouldn't have been the same without them and when I go again I will definitely seek out the same team.My recommendation? Grab a loved one and go trekking in Nepal in the capable hands of the Evertrek team. And request Kishor to be your guide. You won't regret it.
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17:27 17 Nov 17
Thanks guys for the experience of a lifetime. What can I say about Evertrek! Simply brilliant. From the moment we spoke with Andy and signed up it was all taken care of. The guides were truly amazing, professional and were always on-hand to look after us. Listen, this is a tough challenge but it's well within the reach of most of you out there considering the possibility. I've kept myself pretty fit all my life (63 years young) but trying to keep up with my sons was, at times, pushing my limits. The scenery is so beautiful it becomes an emotional challenge at times. We did Kilimanjaro a few years ago - Base Camp blows that away completely. However, you need to be in the best hands and we were. Our guides, Rahul and Krishna were meticulous in making sure we were looked after every step of the way and needless to say we have become friends for life. I cannot recommend EverTrex highly enough. Don't think about this for too long - just do it. They'll get there and you'll never forget the experience. So,as soon as I have some pics ready I'll upload and share but please do not hesitate to contact me while I'm still flying through thin air!!! Thanks again Andy and EverTrex
10:18 23 Oct 17
Loved every minute of the Everest Base Camp trek! The guys were all very accommodating and helpful in the build up to and on the trek. Everything about the package ensured my time was comfortable, fun and without any worries. Our guide Rawal was informative, friendly and a great laugh when he got his drums out on the last night! A big thank you to Evertrek for making this happen and I look forward to booking with you guys again!
19:28 10 Oct 17
17:08 09 Sep 17
Recently returned from trekking in Upper Mustang,Nepal.. and still in awe! What a trip! Amazing service from Andy and Dave in helping me plan the most amazing,unique,epic,challenging,tough,rewarding and memorable experiences...with stunning unspoilt views and a different pace of life. They provided me with friendly, knowledgeable,caring guides. I really couldn't have asked for a better trek. Highly recommend and will use again.
Melissa 'Gillette' Jones
15:19 09 Aug 17
Hey guys!Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Bucket List, both here and in Nepal, for making my trip to EBC, Cho La and Gokyo so enjoyable and memorable. Himal, my guide, was a star and I enjoyed his company throughout the two plus weeks we were together; he looked after me really well and I have no doubt that his local knowledge helped to smooth the way on a few occasions when accommodation was tight! If my wife can be persuaded to let me go again, you will be my first port of call.Cheers!
15:16 15 May 17
What a first class service, Andy was supportive, knowledgeable and really quick at replying. If you want to make base camp then this is the way to do it, from the airport to the top and back again. Fully supported, with a friendly team. Would not hesitate to book more treks in Nepal with Andy. Thank you team.
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06:19 05 Jan 17
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