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7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay Via Lemosho Route

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Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Stop At: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Meru View Lodge. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you may choose to relax at the hotel or perhaps explore the town of Arusha (taxi required). In the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Meru View Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha – Starting point Lemosho (2,385 m)– Big Tree Camp (2,780 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
In the morning, you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the Londorossi Gate (2,250 m). Here you will be registered by the national park authorities. Then you will drive an approximate 15 km on a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek begins. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoilt natural forest to the Big Tree Camp, your destination for today. As this region is also home to wild game, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger during the first 2 days of your trek.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2,780 m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today’s long trek starts on a small trail that passes through the rainforest. As one climbs, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape changes into heath and moorland where plants like erica and lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge and after 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the Shira Camp 1. Here you will stop for lunch, relax a bit and enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley. For the last part of the climb (approximately 3 hours), you will climb another 250 m in altitude. The landscape will change again and you will pass giant senecios that can grow to almost 9 m in height. At Shira Camp 2, you will camp for the night and with a little luck, enjoy the wonderful view of the Kibo summit at sunset.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today you will climb approximately 700 m, but you will spend the night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatise, as a height of over 4,600 m will be reached before descending again. In doing so, you will be able to see how your body reacts to such an altitude. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The vegetation becomes sparser as the landscape changes to alpine desert. The climb passes through the wide Barranco Valley with its lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours’ walking, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp – perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today’s trekking leg has many ascents and descents and shortly after the start, you will tackle the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. Every now and then, you may need your hands to hold on as there are no climbing “paths”. Safety is paramount and your guides will assist you whenever necessary. After reaching the top of Barranco Wall, you will walk along the mountain ridge. From here you will have fantastic views of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as of the Kibo summit. You will get to Karanga Camp around lunch time.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Karanga camp

Day 6: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Stop At: Kilimanjaro International, 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
After breakfast you will walk along a trail that passes through an alpine desert area until you reach the destination of today – the Barafu Camp. In the afternoon you can relax and stretch your legs in preparation of the upcoming summit night. You will have dinner early in order to catch a few hours’ sleep, before you will be woken up at around midnight.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After some hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight you will start walking on the lava ash that is still frozen. After 5 to 7 hours you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 m), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another 1 to 2 hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to the summit of Uhuru Peak. From “Africa’s Roof”, you will be able to see the surrounding landscape being lit up by the rising sun – a truly liberating experience. After a short break and taking photos, you will return to Barafu Camp just before midday where the rest of the crew will be waiting for you. You will have a warm lunch and rest for about 1 to 2 hours before you make our way down to the Mweka Camp about 3 hours away.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mweka Camp

Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 2 to 3 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Meru View Lodge and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to rest or to celebrate your achievement.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Meru View Lodge

Day 9: Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari or relax at the Indian Ocean.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: No acommodation
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arusha, Tanzania
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
9 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 9x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Arusha Village Experience
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Kilimanjaro International
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Everything was fine, great guide William and his team tried their best! Excellent acclimatization schedule, William speaks English very good and told us a lot of interesting information about Kilimanjaro and Tanzania during our hiking. William and his team provide very good
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Response from ViolaTours1, Manager at 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay Via Lemosho Route
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Well done on reaching the summit of Kili - a great achievement indeed! We are very pleased to find out that you enjoyed yourselves and that our services was to your satisfaction. We know it is a big decision to choose a tour operator from far away, but we do hope that the feedback from visitors such as yourselves will give other the confidence and trust to book with us. We will certainly try to look after all our guests as well as we can! Thank you very much. And the waiter will improve his English even that is not mother tongue. Kind regards Violet Mfuko
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By: Viola Tours & Travel
14 reviews
Julia_2709
Ulyanovsk, Russia
30
Great hiking
Everything was fine, great guide William and his team tried their best! Excellent acclimatization schedule,
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mtwaraCUSO
30
Tanzanian Safaris
Well organized tour group though we were placed with Meru Slopes for the safaris. Very enjoyable group to travel
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xuv2015
Bengaluru, India
96
6 Day Safari
We had recently gone on a 6 day safari with Viola tours and we couldnt have been more satisfied. From the booking
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Walter_Cod3s
10
Viola Tours & Travel went above and beyond in assisting us in our trip to Tanzania. Fantastic people 
We thoroughly enjoyed working with the people at Viola Tours & Travel. They were warm and welcoming and provide
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AntonAstanovsky
11
6 days safari
booked a group safari tour for 6 days, visited Tarangerie park on the first day, lake Manyara on the second day,
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MikeyMacUK23
10
Honeymoon of a lifetime!
We booked our honeymoon safari through Viola Tours and it surpassed all of our expectations! We visited Lake
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Zulekha Ibrahim A
10
Safari
Great service, professional guides, everything was perfect.. highly recommended/ zulekha from Oslo, norway
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Jimmy M
10
Serengeti
Excellent service and affordable rates. Guides have in depth knowledges of attractions in Arusha, Tanzania. Cant
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Moussa S
11
What's a good experience
The cultural output and diversity I have been able to encounter with Viola, is extraordinary. Good Job!!!!!!
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Julius J
11
Ngorongoro the unforgettable
When you talk about the tourism experience in Tanzania talk about Viola Tours.. The awesome transportaion, awesome
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KUINDWA84
Mombasa, Kenya
20
Anniversary
We had an amazing time during our anniversary and my wife really loves it and we will look forward to going back
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Erick M
10
Serengeti experience
A great experience and one to remember traveling with Viola tours was the best move.. i cant wait to visit
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bigbird80mate
Brisbane, Australia
30
Budget Camping Safari
I had an awesome time on the 4 day budget camping Safari. Both the tour guide and chief were great. We saw pretty
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DRDDK
Tallahassee, Florida
10
It was the best trip I ever had
Viola tours made the trip worth our time and it made us feel that we should have added more days for our trip. The
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