Climbing Kilimanjaro Set Departures Specifications

17th August 2022

Climbing Kilimanjaro Set Departures Specifications

 

Lemosho Route, via Stella Point – VIP Specification

Length: 10 days in Total
Itinerary: 8 Day Lemosho via Stella Point (VIP)

DESCRIPTION
An 8 day ascent to the roof of Africa. Starting on Lemosho Trail to the west, traversing across the most spectacular parts of the mountain, it joins the Machame Route above Shira Camp on day 4; then from Barafu Camp ascends to the summit via Stella Point. Descent is via the Mweka Route.

HIGHLIGHTS
Kilimanjaro! Afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!

VIP Spec for trekking

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GUEST TENTS
Walk in Client Tent
Full Size Sleeping Cot
3 inch foam pad with Maasai Blanket Cover
Pillow
Sleeping Bag (rated at -18°C Comfort Level)
Thermal Liner

MESS TENT
Walk in Mess Tent
Lightweight Tables
Backed Camping Chairs

Machame Route Group Departure – Standard Specification

Length: 9 Days in Total
Itinerary: 7 Day Machame via Stella Point (Standard)

DESCRIPTION
This is a 7-day Kilimanjaro hike starting at Machame Gate to the south west of the national park. It ascends sharply through afromontane forest, into the heath zone and on to the edge of the remnants of the Shira Volcano. The route then circumnavigates the main peak, Kibo, anticlockwise. En route we pass some spectacular features such as giant steps and glacial valleys. The final ascent is from Barafu Camp. It is a night time ascent to Uhuru Peak via Stella Point. The descent is via the Mweka Route.

HIGHLIGHTS
Kilimanjaro! Afromontane forest, Shira Plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!

Luxury Spec for trekking

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GUEST TENTS
3 Person “pup” tent used for 2 people
2 inch foam pad with Maasai Blanket Cover

MESS TENT
Lightweight 8 Man Tent
Lightweight Tables
Stools without back support
In the standard specification the guest must provide their own sleeping system and pillow, which can also be rented from Summits Africa if required.

Lemosho Route, via Gilman’s Point – Luxury Specification

Length: 10 days in Total
Itinerary: Comic Relief 8 Day Lemosho via Gilmans Point (Luxury)

DESCRIPTION
Starting on the Western side of Kilimanjaro at the Lemosho Trail Head, this route is one of the least used and heads up around the Kibo Massif in a clockwise direction, skirting around to School Hut for a summit attempt from the eastern side via Gilmans Point.

HIGHLIGHTS
Kilimanjaro! Afromontane forest, Shira Plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, rarely visited northern region of Kilimanjaro, Kibo and hopefully the summit! Easy descent.

Standard Spec for trekking

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GUEST TENTS
4 Person “pup” tent used for 2 people
3 inch foam pad with Maasai Blanket Cover
Pillow
Sleeping Bag (rated at -18°C Comfort Level)
Thermal Liner

MESS TENT
Walk in Mess Tent
Lightweight Tables
Backed Camping Chairs

Please do not hesitate contact one of our experts if you would like more information about trekking Kilimanjaro.

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