The 9 days of the mountain Kilimanjaro hike will involve access from the Lemosho gate. The hike comes with stunning views and the beautiful scenery of the mountain. This western route has low traffic but with a successful hike to the summit though with a long drive. You will pass through different vegetation zones and get an opportunity to create a signature of memories. Without any further do, let us dive into the detailed 9 Days Mountain Kilimanjaro Hike.

Safari Summary

Day 1: Pick up from Moshi town and transfer to Lemosho gate (2385 m)

Day 2: Transfer from Big Tree Camp to Shira Camp 1 (3500)

Day 3: Transfer from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3900)

Day 4: Walk from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3960)

Day 5:  trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp.

Day 6: trek from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Day 7: transfer from Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp

Day 8: trek from Crater Camp to millennium Camp

Day 9: Millennium Camp to Mweka Camp

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Moshi town and transfer to Lemosho gate (2385 m)

You will be picked up from Moshi town the nearest town to the Mountain Kilimanjaro and transferred to the Lemosho gate. On arrival at this gate, you will register with the officials at the gate and then you start the hike. You will start the hike at this point of the Lemosho gate to the big tree camp.  On arrival at this camp, you will relax from there for an overnight and dinner. 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 2: Transfer from big Tree camp to Shira Camp 1 (3500)

On this day, you will cross the forests heading to Shira Camp 1. You will pass through the plateau of the grass moorland and heather scattered with the volcanic rock formation. At this camp, you will have views of Kibo Peak. You will camp at the Shira 1 Camp for an overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 3: Transfer from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3900)

After your relaxed night, you will proceed with a transfer from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2. Hike through the Shira plateau where you will have the opportunity to like the western breaches if the skies are clear. And you will also continue to climatize to high altitudes and camps.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 4: Walk from Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3960)

You have to start your trekking with the panoramic views, heading into the desert upland climatic zones and with the glacier lava ridges. During this day, you will reach the highest point of the lava tower which will be the highest point of the day. On arrival at this point, you will enjoy your lunch and later descend to the great Barranco camp for an overnight. This is one of the best moments on your 9 Days Mountain Kilimanjaro Hike.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 5:  Trek from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

You will start your day descending into the great Barranco Valley with a big ravine. Later, you will exit the Barranco wall which separates us from the southern Kibo. The trek will involve the climbing of the rock which will be long and tiresome. You will pass underneath the Heim and Kerstin glaciers heading towards the Karanga valley. Then you will head to the Karanga camp for the overnight and dinner.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 6: Trek from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

On this day, you will start with breakfast. Proceed with a trek to Barafu Camp with a hike on desolate screed slopes with no vegetation at all and its tough steep caused by the altitude. On arrival at this camp, you will have lunch, relaxation, and night as you prepare. You are reminded to always keep hydrated and warm as you prepare for a hike to the summit. Talk to a travel specialist for more hiking and safety tips. 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 7: Transfer from Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp

You will proceed with an early morning breakfast and continue with the hike to the summit. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the Uhuru Peak summit, and at this summit, you will relax and then proceed to the Crater camp. The Crater camp is one of the challenging principles that you can add to your hike. Upon arrival at the camp, you will spend there a night.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Day 8: Trek from Crater Camp to Millennium Camp

On the second last day of your hike, you will proceed with descending from the Craters Camp through the Stella points. You will be descending through the scree slopes with a short break at the Barafu point. Later on, proceed to Millennium Camp.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

On the last day of your hike, you will continue with your hike from Millennium Camp to the Mweka gate. You will be welcomed and then awarded with certificates and later transferred to Arusha. This will mark the end of your amazing 9 days of the mountain Kilimanjaro hike.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

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