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11 days kilimajaro trekking challenge

Tour Overview

Experience Signature Camping on our scenic southern Lemosho Route, an 8 day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro, standing majestically at 19,340', is one of the seven summits of the world and the highest peak in Africa. Its massive, snow-capped mountains have long enticed climbers and adventurers from around the world. Our journey takes the supremely scenic Lemosho Route across six ecological zones, from lush rainforests to arid alpine desert, with plenty of time for acclimatization, before we stand tall at Uhuru Peak.

Our unique approach to Kilimanjaro's Southern Circuit incorporates new camp locations and our deluxe Summit-Trails Signature Camps keep us comfy and energized. Upon reaching the summit, we rest a moment to watch the sunrise spread its golden rays across the savannah below. A deeply personal experience that is second to none, the memory of this climb is sure to remain with us forever.

Trip highlights

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world at 19,340'
  • Navigate Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, the most scenic on the mountain
  • Cross 5 ecological zones from lush rainforest to the harsh, beautiful arctic zone
  • Follow expert African guides, full of knowledge of the mountain and its environs
  • Experience Summit-Trails Signature Camping! Spacious tents, deluxe comfort, amazing meals and more!

Be the early bird for 2019 tours and treks. can get fully booked as early as october 2018!!!!

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Price - $3450 PP - based on (1) persons
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Price - $2900 PP - based on (2) persons
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Price - $2800 PP - based on (3) persons
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Price - $2660 PP - based on (4) persons
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Price - $2500 PP - based on (5+) persons

Tour Details:

  • Tour Reference: Mt. Kilimanjaro Tanzania
  • Tour Name: Kilimanjaro challengers (KC)
  • Tour duration: 11 days.
  • Bookings startsdate: 8/4/2018
  • Bookingsendsdate: 9/10/2018
  • Tour consultant: ConseaDissa
  • Tour guide/leader: ConseaDissa

DURING YOUR ARRIVAL: I or our representor will be at the airport holding your names - We will send you the name of the driver, when the time comes.

GUIDES: Our team of expert guides are friendly and knowledgeable, leading us to the top and sharing insights and culture about the region along the way.

TIPPING: Is usually a minimum of $300 per person per trip, usually tip is handed to the guide at the end of the trip, and the guide will devide to the team

EXTRA SUPPORT: As usual if someone help you during the trip such as, carrying your day pack, push you up the hill, any extra support you get from guides we encourage you look after them at the end of the trip, as we all need support to achieve our goals and dreams.

HIGH ALTITUDE SYMPTOMS Please open this link to get a basic understanding of altitude affection and prevention.

DIAMOX USAGE This tablet is usually taken 24 hours before the trip start, usually lemosho route start gaining the elevation at around (12)noon/(1)one pm. So take your tablet the same time a day early. Alsowe encourage all our clients taking these pills to try it first at least a week early before the actual trip, just to see the side effect. NOTE: these pills goes well with water, you have to drink at least 3lts of water minimum every day. And you will keep taking the pills at the same time until you summit, then you will stop taking these pills.

EQUIPMENT PARK-LIST Go through all equipments and see if you can collect the most of it or have it already and get back to us aspa so we can make other plans.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL Please make a list of the equipment's that you need to rent a month early before you arrive to Tanzania/Kilimanjaro and send to us see this link.

SNACKSMountaineering nutrition

This can be tricky at high altitude, because altitude suppresses your appetite.

We always try to maintain

40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat

MOST RECOMMENDED SNACKSCashews, Peanuts, Trail mix with lots of Nuts and Protein, M&Ms, Energy bars, dry beef biltong (if you are coming from South Africa) or Beef Jerky (if you are coming from the US), Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches-WE PROVIDE THESE AS PART OF OUR MENU, Fritos, Pringles, Salami

Summit-Trials Payments & Cancelartion Policy

All cancellations should be made in writing and will only be deemed effective upon acknowledged receipt by Summit-Trails Adventures:

Cancellations will be subject to the following penalties

  • 20% Cancellation fee due for cancellation more than 90+ days prior to departure.
  • 50% Cancellation fee due for cancellation 45 - 90 days prior to departure.
  • 80% Cancellation fee due for cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival date.

Normal cancellation fees apply if your wish to postpone your departure. Date changes will be treated on an individual basis and will attract an administration fee


  • Summit-Trails Adventures accept major payments methods - Bank transfer in USD, EURO, VISA, MASTERCARD, CHECKS AND OTHER CURRENCY
  • 2% - 5% processing fee applies for all cards payments. For bank transfer all charges are on us.

Booking Terms

  • Full payments must be received at least 60 days prior to arrival. Last minute booking less than 10 days prior to arrival (check-in) will be confirmed upon settlement by cards within 48 hrs of booking.


Summit-Trails Adventures advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. We highly recommends World Nomads' travel insurance


  • The magic of Tanzania is hard to beat as is the fabulous number of holiday options it presents. With choices ranging from awesome safaris among African wildlife, the peaceful surrounds of the beautiful lakes, the highest mountain in Africa, and a simple stroll through the eclectic Stone Town, here are some of the many activities one of the most stunning regions of East Africa has to offer.
  • Most people visit Tanzania to throw themselves into the abundance of wildlife for which the country is renowned. The northern safari circuit is the most often travelled and offers some of the world's most diverse safari experiences including the lush and abundant Ngorongoro Crater, the worldfamous Serengeti National Park, and the beautiful wilderness of Tarangire National Park. The southern parks are more remote and generally offer game drives in open-sided vehicles as well as walking safaris and boat cruises and allow for a more intimate safari experience.
  • The Oldupai Gorge Archaeological Site is the most important of its kind in East Africa and situated within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It holds the remains of the earliest humans ever found and were first discovered by archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey in 1959. The first skull discovered was named Zinjanthropus, or 'Nutcracker Man', and is believed to have lived about 1.75 million years ago. Other important finds include Homo habilis and the Laetoli footprints. Archaeologists continue to work on these excavation sites during the dry season and they have been preserved for public viewing. At the top of the gorge there is a small museum, cultural boma, and market selling Maasai souvenirs.
  • Zanzibar What better way to round off a safari adventure through Tanzania than to spend some time relaxing in Zanzibar on one of its beautiful white sand beaches. Known as the "Spice Island", Zanzibar has brought visitors from other lands since time immemorial - Persians, Chinese, Arabs, Indians and many more have all sailed their vessels into Zanzibar's harbour over the centuries, bent on trade and sometimes plunder. Make sure to visit Stone Town to explore its spice markets and superb Arabic architecture. If diving is more your thing then learn to dive at one of the many dive centres the local resorts boast - the waters around the island are very clear and host a huge diversity of marine life.
  • Political Stability A recent Pew Research poll stated that nearly 80% of the Tanzanian population is satisfied with the way democracy is working in their country. Tanzania's new president John Pombe Magufuli has promised to fight corruption, along with massive investments in infrastructure and public services. These promises seem to be working, making Tanzania a leader in regional stability.
  • Tanzania voted best safari country in Africa. A new poll crowns the East African country the king of safaris and the best place for a safari, according to a new poll.
  • Tanzania has more lions than Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa combined. In the Serengeti National Park alone, there are 3,000 lions - more than Kenya has in its entire country! At 364,900 square miles, Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, and 13th largest in all of African continent. Tanzania is also the birthplace of a rock legend. Queen fans, rejoice! Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar, the famous spice island in the Indian Ocean.

Day 1 : Tanzania, Arusha

Ecosystym Zone/Habitats

During your arrival, I or our representor will be at the airport holding your names, with the Summit-Trails Adventures shirt.

Day 2 : Tanzania, Arusha

Resting, Packing and massage - and any last minute questions.

Day 3: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Arusha: MtiMkubwa Camp
  • Accommodations: Four seasons tents
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we drive to Londorosi gate which takes about 3hours from Arusha. Registration will take place and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho glades, thereafter you can walk for about 2-3hrs to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200ft) Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 1 Camp
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp.

Day 5 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 2 camp
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo's glaciered peak, across the plate which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 6 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Barranco CampVia Lava Tower
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 13 km

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco camp.

Day 7 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Karanga Camp
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization. Hot Lunch is served and spend the rest of the afternoon resting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Barafu Hut
  • Accommodation:Four season tent
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here hot lunch is served, and rest while waiting for dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 9 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Summit attempt Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - Mweka
  • Distance: 6 km ascent and 6 km descent-12km total
  • Accommodation: Four season tents
  • Hiking Time: 5-8 hours ascent
  • 2-4 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic

Very early in the morning, we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft.) 5657M), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise and view you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Previous camp site, Barafu for lunch. You will want trekking poles going down to Mweka Camp which is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 10 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Mweka Gate
  • Accommodation: Parkview Inn Moshi
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hrs
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy sometime. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Dinner and celebrations at Parkview Inn Moshi

Day 11 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Flying home anytime of the day or night to catch your international flight back to the HOME.

Tulia Hotel Spa

DAY 01-02Tulia Hotel Spa

Four Season Expedition Tent

DAY 03-19Four season expedition tent

Tulia Hotel Spa

DAY 10 Tulia Hotel Spa




Ecosystym Zone//Habitats

Day 1


Transfer to Arusha/Moshi Tanzania

Cultivation zone Altitude - 800M-2624ft

Day 2


Resting day in Arusha/Final breafing

Cultivation zone Altitude - 800M-2624ft

Day 3


Kilimanjaro trek, big tree campsite

Forest/rainforest zone Altitude - 3000M-9800ft

Day 4


Kilimanjaro trek, Shira (I) campsite

Forest/moorland zone Altitude - 3750M-12300ft

Day 5


Kilimanjaro trek, Shira (II) campsite

Moorland zone Altitude - 3900M-12795ft

Day 6


Kilimanjaro trek, Barranco campsite tent

Highland desert zone Altitude - 3950M-12959ft

Day 7


Kilimanjaro trek, Karanga campsite

Highland desert zone Altitude - 4000M-13123ft

Day 8


Kilimanjaro trek, Barafu campsite

Artic zone Altitude4700M-15419ft Summit 58343M-19341ft

Day 9


Kilimanjaro trek, Mweka campsite

Forest/rainforest zone Altitude - 3000M-9800ft

Day 10


Kilimanjaro trek, Mweka-gate Arusha

Forest/rainforest/cultivation Altitude - 1653M - 5423ft

Day 11


Flying home, safe journey Thanks so much for adventuring with us

Cultivation Altitude - 800M-2624ft



  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • 3 nights hotel in Arusha, 2 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
  • All Park Fees
  • Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation. AMREF flying doctor.
  • All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table
  • All food and Catering equipment's, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain
  • Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit/S
  • Oxygen tank
  • Complimentary t-shirt


  • Drinks and Laundry at hotel
  • flights
  • Personal Mountain Gears
  • Sleeping bags/Available for rent
  • Sleeping matt/Available for rent
  • Gratuities/ Tipping for the team/crew - $300 minimum PP - Each client.
  • Medical and personal Luggage Insurance
  • Visas
  • Any excess luggage more than 15 KG per client
  • Inoculations
  • Any amendments to the above itinerary
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)