OUR UNIQUE TREK ROUTES
AVOID THE CROWDS, IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF SEEING WILDLIFE AND MAXIMSE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING TO THE SUMMIT!
In addition to the 'official' trek routes, we can also offer our clients something a little different with our two 'unofficial' routes that are really rather special.
We really think these are the best routes on the mountain because they try to avoid the crowds, improve your chances of seeing wildlife an maximise your chance of getting to the summit.
These two trails are called the 'Alternative Lemosho' and 'Full Circuit Umbwe' routes and our trekking partners are extremely passionate about them.
ALTERNATIVE LEMOSHO ROUTE
Alternative Lemosho uses one of the official routes as its template, however instead of heading around the southern side of Kibo, we head to the rarely-used northern side path which heads up to the summit via the School Hut and Gilman's Point.
The reason we like this route so much is because on a Kilimanjaro climb we believe people are looking for; great views, the opportunity to see some local wildlife and the chance to spend virtually every day of their climb in completely different scenery than the day before. We also know what trekkers biggest disappointments are; hordes of climbers that swamp certain campsites and have turned certain routes into huge queues of people stretching up the mountain slope.
We think that the 'Alternative Lemosho' route scores well in all five of the above categories.
Over the seven days we will take you from Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp, Big Tree Camp to Shira One Campsite, Shira One Campsite to Moir Huts, Moir Huts to Pofu Camp, Pofu Camp to Third Cave Campsite, Third Cave Campsite to School Huts, School Huts to Uhuru Peak Summit, down to Mweka Camp then to your hotel via Mweka Gate.
FULL CIRCUIT UMBWE ROUTE
This route has been constructed by our trekking partners following years of climbing Kilimanjaro, to offer our climbers a full clockwise tour of the mountain.
Using some of Kilimanjaro's quietest trails, you will pass through some brilliant forest, fantastic landscape with excellent views and your chances of reaching the summit are absolutely maximised. In addition to this, it also provides you with the chance to see MORE of the mountain than any other single route.
Much like the 'Alternative Lemosho' route, this trail covers all five of the main categories trekkers tend to find most important; seeing local wildlife in their native habitats, seeing different scenery day in and day out, reaching the summit, avoiding the crowded campsite and ensuring they don't feel like they're standing in a queue stretching up the mountain slope.
Over 7 to 8 days, the 'Full Circuit Umbwe' manages to combine forest, the vast Shira Plateau, the tranquility of the northern circuit, views over the dusty Saddle desert and of course the final push up the snowy slopes of Kibo to the highest point in Africa. Aiding acclimatisation as much as possible, this route will take you from Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Cave Campsite, Umbwe Cave Campsite to Barranco Huts, Barranco Huts to Moir Huts, Moir Huts to Pofu Camp, Pofu Camp to Third Cave Campsite, Third Cave Campsite to School Huts, School Huts to Uhuru Peak down to Mweka Camp then to your hotel via Mweka Gate.
Contact us today and we can provide a full trek itinerary depending on whether you would like to do a 7 or 8 day trek of either of these 'unofficial' routes!
*Price shown is per person for 1 to 2 trekkers, in $USD joining a 7 day public trek. Additional trekkers reduce cost per person. Our policy towards the welfare of porters and the dedication to a high standard of service means that our prices will never be rock bottom. Nevertheless, a brief internet search will hopefully convince you that our prices are the best value on the mountain.
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guidebook to help you prepare before you arrive in
Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International
Two nights stay in a B&B style hotel (one before &
one after the trek)
Transfers to and from the mountain
All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and permits while on the mountain
All food and drink on the mountain
Wages of trek crew (guides, assistant guides, cooks
and porters) at KPAP rates.
Financial failure protection
Personal service and advice every step of the wayleading up to your trek, provided directly from
Kilimanjaro’s leading expert – Henry Stedman.
Flights – however we can assist in this area
Hire of clothing, trekking poles, head torches &
Food and drink away from the mountain (other
than those included at your hotel stay)
Tips / gratuities for your mountain crew (you can
refer to the guidebook prior to arrival for details)