Lemosho 8 Day Route via Western Breach

Day 1:  PRE-CLIMB ORIENTATION
After a leisurely breakfast, you will meet your Mountain Guides and group leaders where they will discuss the climb program, mountaineering and group expectations, hazards on the mountain, sickness prevention, etc.  The guides will also answer any questions you may have about the climb.  They will also do an equipment and gear check on each climber to make sure you are prepared and have everything you need for the climb.  After pre-climb orientation the day is yours to relax and get well rested before beginning the climb tomorrow. 
Overnight: At a lodge in Arusha
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: DRIVE FROM ARUSHA TO THE LEMOSHO TRAILHEAD
(Day 1 on Mountain)
After breakfast, your driver and mountain guide will pick you up and drive you to the Londorosi gate where you will check in and register.  You will continue driving to the Lemosho Gate Trailhead where you will enjoy lunch, and begin hiking through the Montane Forest to Mti Mkubwa Camp where you will overnight.
Starting Elevation: 7,185 ft (2,100 m)
Ending Elevations: 8,694 ft (2,650 m)
Distance Hiked: 4.5 miles (7 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3:  HIKE FROM MTI MKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA I CAMP
(Day 2 on Mountain)
After breakfast, you will continue climbing through the Montane Forest, eventually entering into the upper moorlands.  If the sky is clear, this is also the first day you will be able to see the mountain as you climb. Lunch will be served on the mountain before continuing your hike to Shira I camp.
Starting Elevation: 8,694 ft (2,650 m)
Ending Elevation: 11,844 ft (3,610 m)
Distance Hiked: 5 miles (8 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: HIKE FROM SHIRA I CAMP TO MOIR HUT CAMP
(Day 3 on Mountain)
After breakfast, you will continue climbing through the Upper Moorlands.  Lunch will again be served on the mountain before continuing onto Moir Hut Camp.  After a short rest, you will go on an acclimatization hike before dinner.
Starting Elevation: 11,844 ft (3,610 m)
Ending Elevation: 13,580 ft (4,139 m)
Distance Hiked: 8.5 miles (14 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:  HIKE FROM MOIR HUT TO LAVA TOWER
(Day 4 on Mountain)
After breakfast, you will continue hiking through the Upper Moorlands towards Lava Tower arriving in time for lunch.  You will have time to rest before setting out on an acclimatization hike to the top of Lava Tower returning in time to rest before dinner.
Starting Elevation: 13,580 ft (4,139 m)
Ending Elevation: 15,092ft (4,600 m)
Distance Hiked: 4.3 miles (7 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:  HIKE FROM LAVA TOWER TO ARROW GLACIER
(Day 5 on Mountain)
After breakfast, you will continue hiking to the base of the Western Breach Route at Arrow Glacier Camp.  Today will be spent mostly resting and conserving energy although in the afternoon you will go on an acclimatization hike part way up the final ascent route.
Starting Elevation: 15,092 ft (4,600 m)
Ending Elevation: 16,086 ft (4,903 m)
Distance Hiked: 2 miles (3.25 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7:  HIKE FROM ARROW GLACIER TO THE CRATER CAMP
(Day 6 on Mountain)
After a very early breakfast, you will begin your ascent up the mountain winding you way up through the Western Breach non-technical climbing route arriving at The Crater Camp for lunch.  After lunch you will have the option to hike and explore the inner crater and ash pit.
Starting Elevation: 16,086 ft (4,903 m)
Ending Elevation: 18,865 ft (5,750 m)
Distance Hiked: 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8:  HIKE FROM THE CRATER CAMP TO THE SUMMIT TO MWEKA HUT CAMP
(Day 7 on Mountain)
After an early breakfast, you will start your ascent to the summit to be at the summit in time for sunrise.  The final ascent is a very tiring 476 feet (145 m) before you reach Uhuru Peak, “The Roof of Africa” at 19,341 feet (5895 m).  Once you have celebrated this great accomplishment, you will begin your descent down the mountain hiking through Stella Point at 18,885 ft (5,756 m) to Barafu Hut Camp where you will stop for lunch and a rest before proceeding down the mountain to Mweka Hut Camp.
Starting Elevation: 18,865 ft (5,715 m)
Ending Elevation: 10,171 ft (3,100 m)
Distance Hiked: 7.5 miles (9 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: HIKE FROM MWEKA HUT TO THE MWEKA GATE AND RETURN TO ARUSHA
(Day 8 on Mountain)
After breakfast, you will continue your hike down the mountain arriving at the Mweka Exit Gate.  Upon your arrival, you will enjoy lunch and a short award ceremony where you will receive your certificate for successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You will sadly say good-bye to your climbing crew at this time and meet your driver who will drive you back to Arusha where you will enjoy a nice hot shower and time resting and relaxing.
Starting Elevation: 10,171 ft (3,100 m)
Ending Elevation: 5,380 ft (1,640 m)
Distance Hiked: 6.5miles (10 km)
Approximate Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Overnight: At a lodge in Arusha
Included Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

Day 10: BEGIN NEXT DAY ACTIVITIES OR FLY BACK HOME
If you are continuing on for a safari, you will begin the day per what is on your itinerary.  If you are proceeding onto another destination, you will continue on with those plans, and if you are returning home, depending on your flight time, you may be able to spend some time in Arusha before you catch your flight back home with great memories of a huge accomplishment to share with your family and friends.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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