2016 PRICE $1915pp 7 day trek + 2 nights hotel
Additional day for acclimatisation $240pp
Transfer charge of $120 per vehicle.
This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After
forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with
Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed
ranger as the
forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant
and other game.
The South Circuit is then followed, offering superb views of
Icefields, past the Barranco Hut then on to Barafu and hence the
Descent is by the Mweka Route.
A party wishing to ascend slowly can comfortably take 8 days on this route
described below. However the campsite at Shira Hut and at Karanga Valley
be left out by a very strong party on request. Accommodation on the
is in tents which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a
warm clothes and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek
within the limits
of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.
with extra acclimatization day
Arrive Springlands hotel (B&B).
Drive to Londorossi Park Gate then on to the Lemosho Glades (2100m, 3h.).
along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3h.).
The trail steepens and crosses several streams in the giant heather zone.
Shira Ridge is crossed (3600m) to the Shira Plateau, camp by stream.
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows
a stream (3840m, 1h30min.). A variety of walks are available on the
making this an excellent acclimatisation day.
A rocky path leads east up towards the Lava Tower. Shortly beyond this,
descend to Barranco campsite (3950m, 4-5h.).
Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse
screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite (3h, 4000m.), beneath
icefalls of the Southern Glaciers.
The trail ascends a ridge to a campsite by the Barafu Hut, an airy
with little vegetation (3h, 4600m.),
Start just after midnight for the ascent of the screes leading to Stella
(6h, 5725m.). From here a further 40mins. leads to Uhuru Peak. Descend to
the Barafu Hut for a rest and brunch before continuing down to camp at Mweka
Hut at 3100m, (11-14h total walking time).
A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park Gate.
back to the Springlands Hotel (B&B).
Leave hotel after breakfast.
Driving to Lemosho on a rainy day
Shira 2 camp
Lemosho ascent profile