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7 Days Umbwe Route

7 Days Umbwe Route

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The Umbwe route, which is based in the south, is a classic 7-day tour and is by far the most difficult one offered on Kilimanjaro. The first two days are extremely steep, muddy, and generally strenuous making it only suitable for well-training mountaineers. An acclimatization day is rarely offered on the standard program, but can be added whereby giving the climber an extra day in the Karanga Valley. The descent trail is the same as the Mweka Route.

7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS – WALKING DISTANCE 75KM

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Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days/6 Nights Shira Route Package

Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days/6 Nights Shira Route Package

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The Shira route is another path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, and it is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. While Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate and treks through the rainforest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira route bypasses this walk

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Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking / 7 Days/6 Nights Lemosho Route

Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking / 7 Days/6 Nights Lemosho Route

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The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Tanzania Private Select Safaris specialize in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. We therefore highly recommended the Lemosho route. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Arusha to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest and more Moorland ridge landscape and Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. The descent is made via the Mweka route. Tanzania Private Select Safaris offer Lemosho as a seven-day group climb or as a seven to eight-day private climb. The seven-day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine-day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.

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6 Days Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route

6 Days Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route

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Marangu Route The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are

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5 Days Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route

5 Days Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route

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Marangu Route The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are

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4 Days Mt Meru Trekking

4 Days Mt Meru Trekking

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Mt Meru Stands at 14,980 feet/ 4,566 meters, Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second-highest peak, and according to some, the fourth highest mountain in Africa. It’s a dormant volcano, with the last minor eruption occurring over a century ago. On a clear day, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro from Mount Meru, as the two iconic peaks are separated by a distance of fewer than 50 miles/ 80 kilometres. The first successful ascent on record is still in dispute. It is credited to either Carl Uhlig in 1901 or Fritz Jaeger in 1904 – both Germans, reflecting the colonial power of Germany over Tanzania at the time. Mount Meru is ideal for altitude acclimatization and you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days after climbing Meru. Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru. Although about 4,000 feet lower than Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is still a very tall mountain. Do not underestimate Mount Meru. Altitude acclimatization is still the key to a successful summit to Meru.