kilimanjaroThere are many ways to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Below is The Lemosho Route which, in Michele’s opinion, is the most beautiful option. Michele has climbed this peak via every route so please contact her for more information.

Our trek begins in the farmlands and plantations of the western side of the mountain. We climb through shrub forest onto the Shira plateau with fine views opening out over the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Meru. Here we explore the pinnacles of Shira Cathedral before pressing on in the shadow of the northern icefields of Kibo crater itself. From Moir Hut we take an acclimatisation walk to Lent Hills for further stunning views over the surrounding plains. Walking beneath the glaciers of the western breach we reach Lava Tower with a further optional hike to the ruined hut at Arrow glacier.

A dramatic trek takes us down into the Great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco Wall to the last water point of Karanga Valley. Climbing further into a lunar landscape we reach our final ascent camp at Barafu. Our summit attempt takes us up the steep southern side of Kibo Crater to Stella Point on the crater rim before we make our final approach around the rim to Uhuru Peak. Our descent takes a more direct route on the south side down through the forest to Millennium camp and Mweka Gate.

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