8 Days Londorosi
Itinerary : Mount Kilimanjaro trekking-8 days Londorosi
Day 1 to Shira one Camp 3500m:
The way from Morum barrier to Shira one is only about 1 km. It starts at the edge of the montane forest and at the beginning of the moorland zone. It takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
Day 2 to Shira 2 Camp 3850m:
The way from Shira 1 to Shira 2 is a gradual walk of 10 km taking 4 – 6 hours. You will be in the moorland zone and at the right side you will see Shira peak.
Day 3 to Moir Hut 4200m:
It is a flat walk which takes 4-5 hours to cover the distance of 10km.
Day 4 to Baranco Camp 3940m:
The way from Moir Hut to Baranco camp is 10km long and will take 4-5 hours, including lunch. At the beginning it will be a gradual walk to the junction point where we meet people from the Machame route. Then straight to Lava Tower at 4600m for acclimatization. Lunch at Lava Tower, then descend down to Baranco camp.
Day 5 to Karanga Camp 3995m:
From Baranco camp to karanga camp it take 2 – 3 hours and distance is 5km and you will cross Breakfast or Baranco Wall, which is 300m high. The peak of the wall is at 4200m. This part challenging because the trail is narrow and the number of hikers, porters and guides is large.
In some parts you have to use your hands for climbing. You will cross the famous places called Kissing Rock. Shorty before Karanga Camp you will cross the Karanga Valley at 3930m which is the last point where porters can fetch water.
Day 6 to Barafu Camp 4600m:
It will only take 2 to 3 hours and the covered distance is 4km from Karanga to Barafu Camp. It is not steep but to acclimatize you have to walk pole pole (slowly). You will be in the alpine desert and at the left side you can see the Kibo Peak and few meters before Barafu you will find Submentary rocks. There is no water at the camp, so the porters will carry water from Karanga Valley.
The climb from Barafu camp to Uhuru point is 5km, which will take 6 to 7 hours and it is steep.The way is a zigzag path. The starting time is around midnight.
It is a challenging night and before you reach to Uhuru point you will cross the Stella Point (5756m) at the crater rim and join with the people from Marangu and Rongai routes.From Stella Point to Uhuru Point (5895m) is one hour of walking and mostly flat.
After making it to Uhuru Point you can make pictures and you will return via the same route to Barafu Camp for a bit of sleep and brunch after wakeup. Afterwards the descend down will start via Mweka Route.
Day 7 to Mweka Camp 3100m:
The descend via Mweka route starts at Barafu camp to Millennium Camp 3797m.
The way is steep, and it just takes only 2-3 hours to cover the 4km to Millennium Camp.
You will pass from the alpine desert to the moorland zone.
From Millennium Camp to Mweka camp 3100m is also a steep walk which takes 2 – 3 hours for 3.5km.
You will cross the moorland to the forest zone and on the way you will see Protea Kilimandscharica and Red Hot Poker and various other species of flowers and plants.
Day 8 to Mweka Gate 1640m
Mweka Camp Mweka Gate: It is a long and steep downhill walk of about 10km which takes about 4-5 hour.
The rainforest floor is wet and slippery, requiring careful and slow walking.
You are again in the montane forest you may again see various species of flowers like Impatiens Kilimanjari and different trees and also sometimes you may see Blue Monkey and Black and White Colobus Monkeys.
At the Mweka Gate:
Once you reach Mweka Gate you have to sign out.
You will receive a certificate for those who made it to Stella Point and Uhuru Point. Afterwards we will bring you to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha by car.
9 days climbing including a night in the crater:
This is an option for people who want to sleep in the crater and also offers more acclimatization. See the Crater camp page for more information.