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Taking in all stunning scenery that Africa's highest mountain has to offer, Summiting to Uhuru peak at sunrise via Stella Point, Camping along the way.
Take the challenging and less travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.
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Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro to the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Climb into the moorland, over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau Shira 1 Camp.
Traverse the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
We tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of Karanga Valley.
Trek through alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.
At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Hut.
Descend the slopes to Mweka Gate and receive a summit certificate. Continue to Mweka village, then Moshi.