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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Zanzibar Adventure
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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, like Zanzibar's spice plantations and postcard-perfect beaches to rest sore muscles.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTOZ/239901
  • Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Moshi
  • Mti Mkubwa Camp
  • Shira 1 Camp
  • Shira 2 Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Karanga Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Mweka Camp
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani

Itinerary

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Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

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Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp

Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.

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Day 4: Shira 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.

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Day 5: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

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Day 6: Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp

Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.

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Day 7: Karanga 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.

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Day 8: Barafu 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.

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Day 9: Mweka 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.

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Day 10: Moshi/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.

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Day 11: Stone 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.

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Day 12: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 13: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 14: Jambiani/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: 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 activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (6 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, trekking, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Kilimanjaro portion: Certified mountain guide throughout (CEO), local representative, cook, porters. Zanzibar portion: Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africa's highest mountain
  • Camp along the trail
  • More time for acclimatization increases summit success rates
  • Explore Stone Town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in the aromas on a spice plantation tour
  • Relax on a tropical beach