Trip style: Extreme
If you want a real adventure and to trek on parts of Kilimanjaro
that few other people have had the privilege of experiencing –
then our extreme adventure is the trip for you. This is an expedition
which involves camping on the glacier overnight – and the
photographic opportunities are outstanding. We recommend this
trip for people who have previous mountain climbing experience
and who have hiked at high altitude before. The route is known
as the Western Breach.
Each trip is carefully, customized according to your preferences
and the final route is agreed in consultation with you. On this
expedition, the terrain passes from a tropical to an arctic climate
in just a few days via the Lemosho route. The encircling rain
forest ensures the fertility of the lower lying farms and is rich
in birdlife. Above the rain forest lie the alpine meadows and
beautiful moorland, offering many splendid views. Exotic plants
such as giant lobelia and the fork-like groundsel can be seen.
The latter blooming once every 50 - 70 years. After you leave
the alpine meadows we enter the alpine desert and finally the
snows of Kilimanjaro, its famous glacier and the summit itself.
The hike up towards the Western breach starts from Barafu camp.
We spend one night at the camp and then hike up to the crater
rim and then descend into glacier camp and overnight there. The
next morning, we start climbing the crater rim where you have
the shortest summit bid of all of the mountain routes and enjoy
sun-rise at the peak. It is a one-hourhike from the glacier campsite
up to the summit. After reaching the summit, you descend to Mweka
camp to spend the night there. Please note, timing and schedules
do vary and we offer as much flexibility as possible to maximize
your enjoyment of the expedition.