7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Londorosi Route
7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Londorosi Route is the most fore-sightful and numerous far-flung routes to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Following lovely forests and moorlands, it crosses the Shira plateau to link up wide awake with the Machame route.
Kids may well be accompanied on the first day by a furnished ranger for the forest’s regarding the londrosi Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and variant game. Kilimanjaro Hemingway, Kilimanjaro dark jazz. Climbing and watching wildlife on foot.
DAY 1: Londrosi Gate (2250m) / Shira 1 (3600m)
Arrive londrosi gate (2250m), meet the team and get entry permits to enter the park, get on the bus up to 3000 m to start the trek. The vegetation is the heather. The duration is 3hours or 4hours of walking to Shira One which is at the foot of the shira plateau (3600m).
DAY 2: Shira 1 – Shira 2 (3840M)
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2.
We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic.
DAY 3: Shira2 / Barranco (3950m)
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch.
In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
DAY 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) To Karanga Camp (3963m)
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kerstin glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley.
From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
DAY 5: Karanga Camp (3963m)/ Barafu Camp (4600m)
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640 m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude.
On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
DAY 6: Barafu Camp (4640m) / Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Millennium Camp (3790m)
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us.
Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on screed slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
DAY 7: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)
A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two) before our big celebration.
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- Walking poles
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking boots
- Heavy clothes
- Light Clothing
- Sun Glasses
- Torch with Spare Batteries
- Water bottles or back pack.
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Personal porter $ Cook
- Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour according to the travel plan description
- Meals as indicated in the tour brochure
- Transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro Airport
- Return transfer from Hotel to the National Park Gate
- Overnight stays in mountain huts
- All national park fees
- Tents in the rout necessary
- Porter loo
- camping & rescus fees
- fair wages to guides/Assistant guides & porters
- camping equipmentguide
- 3 meals per day + snacks on trek
- Pre & post climb accommodation.
- Meals not indicated in the tour description
- Alcohol and soft drinks (coke, mineral water etc.)
- Visa fees
- Personal spending for souvenirs
- Travel insurance