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Combine Safari Tours. These combined Wildlife Safari packages, Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking packages and Zanzibar Island beach tours are meant to give you a chance to experience the best of East Africa’s tourist destinations. It is totally worth your time since it’s a comprehensive variety of safari tour choices ranging in days, prices, and transport options spoiling you for choice. Booking your tour with GlossyAdventures Tours Trekking and Safaris Travel Company in Tanzania to provides you an opportunity to have a seamless northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Island trips.

Start in Arusha Town Or Moshi Town and end in Stone Town! With the hiking & trekking tour 13 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Trek & Zanzibar Island, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Moshi to Stone Town and through Moshi, Tanzania and 8 other destinations in Tanzania. 13 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Trek & Zanzibar Island includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Summary

You’ll go to: Tanzania Tanzania

You’ll visit: Kilimanjaro National Park & Zanzibar Island

This tour starts in Arusha Town Or Moshi and ends in Zanzibar

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival

Pick up at Kilimanjaro airport and drive to Stella Maris lodge in Moshi Town 30-40 minutes. This lodge is before Moshi town. Has the perfect view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your lovely stay in this lodge with comfortable beds and a hot shower. We recommend that you try and get an early night ahead of your 13 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Trek & Zanzibar Island which will start the following day.

Main Destination:

  • Moshi

Accommodation:

Stella Maris Lodge
Mid-range Lodge near Moshi

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast only
  • ( Drinks not

    Day 2 | Climbing From Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

    A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3-4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park’s western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,250 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking towards the first camp of the route: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m). Raincoats are necessary on this day in particular, as you will be walking through the rainforest. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook lunch for you. After lunch the group will depart on an acclimatization hike towards Shira 1 Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude, after which you will hike back down to Mti Mkubwa Camp, where a hot dinner will be waiting.

    Note:The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully climbing Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

    This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

    Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
    Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
    Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

    At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Trekking from Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Londorossi Gate (2,250 m) — Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m)
    Hiking distance: 6 km
    Hiking time: 3–4 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) — Destination point en route to Shira 1 Camp (3,095 m)
    Hiking distance: 2 km
    Hiking time: 1 hour

    The trek begins on the lower slopes of the mountain and follows a wilderness trail passing through dense rainforest up to the Shira Plateau. This area is teeming with wildlife, including black & white ‘caped’ Colobus Monkeys.

    Main Destination:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 3 | Climbing From Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

An early wake-up, breakfast, and a gradual trek upwards until 3,500 meters; at that point for the first time you will be able to see stunning views of Shira Plateau and Kibo Volcano.

On the whole, the passage from Mti Mkubwa Camp to the second high-altitude Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) is rather easy and takes about 5-6 hours. This will allow you to start the acclimatization process gradually, which is a mainstay of good trekking. When you reach the camp, your team of specialists will cook you lunch and you will have the chance to rest in your tent or walk around the nearby area.

Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) — Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
Hiking distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours 3600m, before descending onto the Shira Plateau to camp. light.

Main Destination:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

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Day 4 | Climbing From Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Departing from Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) and light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

When you arrive at camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude.

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:

Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)

Hiking distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours.

Main Destination:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 5 | Climbing From Shira 2 Camp to The Lava Tower and Descent to Barranco Camp

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don’t worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Note:

If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 6–8 hours

Main Destination:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

    Day 6 | Climbing From Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Early wake up, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

    Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don’t worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours, you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and the descent back down to the camp.

    Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
    Hiking distance: 5 km
    Hiking time: 4–5 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Destination point en route to Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
    Hiking distance: 2.5 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

    Main Destination:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • Day 7 | Climbing From Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

    Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
    Hiking distance: 6 km
    Hiking time: 4–5 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation:Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
    Hiking distance: 2 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro

    Main Destination:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 8 | Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak – the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and the last point of the climb on the Lemosho Route, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Note:

Don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
Hiking distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Main Destination:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Accommodation:

Mid-range Camping
In Mount Kilimanjaro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 9 | Descent From Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,640 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,640 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Main Destination:

  • Moshi

Accommodation:

Stella Maris Lodge
Mid-range Lodge near Moshi

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast only
  • ( Drinks not included)

Day 10 | Arusha Town or Moshi Town – to Zanzibar Island Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel for relaxation.

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Fun Beach Hotel
Mid-range hotel in Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast only
  • ( Drinks not included)

( Drinking water)

Day 11- 12 | Zanzibar Island

You can take some rest and enjoy this paradise made of beautiful beaches of white sand and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. There is a possibility of extra activities such as a Day Tour in Stone Town (includes Old Town guided tour, Spice Tour and Prison Island – lunch not included), Half Day Tour (includes Old Town guided tour or Spice Tour or Prison Island). Another suggestion is the Jozani Forest tour (lunch not included).

Main Destination:

Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

Fun Beach Hotel
Mid-range hotel in Zanzibar

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast only
  • ( Drinks not included)

    Day 13 | Departure

    Rest in the hotel and transfer to Zanzibar airport for international flight.

    Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee

    Main Destination:

  • Zanzibar Island

Accommodation:

  • No Accommodation
    (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast only
  • ( Drinks not included)

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