8 Days western breach route - Kilimanjaro Trekking

Western route

Kilimanjaro via Western Breach Route.

Major Attractions:Mt.Kilimanjaro,freestanding mountain in the world.

Mountain Guides Language: English,Germany,French.

Start From: Moshi.

Ending : Moshi.

Route Info: As its name suggests, the Western Breach is a gap, formed by lava flow, on the western outer rim of Mount Kilimanjaro main summit, Kibo.
The Western Breach offers one of the shortest climbing routes to the summit. The core of this route, stretching from Arrow Glacier Camp to Crater Camp, involves sections of relative steepness and a high degree of exposure depending on route variation. It was temporarily closed after a rock slide accident in January 2006 killed three people.

Day 0: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town (Keys Hotel, Panama garden resort, or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel); you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.Meals: No Meals Included.

DAY 1: Londorossi Gate To Big Tree Camp

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

We depart Moshi to Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities and eat lunch at this gate while sort the things which will go to Kilimanjaro. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour). Upon arrival at starting point, we then start walking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site Big tree (2780m / 9121ft).

DAY 2:Big Tree Camp To Shira 1 Camp

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland zone

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Continuing on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, depending on the weather on this day you will have hot lunch in the half way. Then proceed to the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp (3500m / 11483ft). The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

DAY 3: Shira 1 Camp To Moir Hut Camp

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

You will explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Hot on the way before heading to the Moir hut. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Then we continue to Moir Hut (4175m / 13698ft),

DAY 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m / 12795ft) or Moir Hut (4175m / 13698ft) To Lava Tower Camp (3960m / 12992ft)

Distance: 6 km from Shira 2 Camp or 4 km from Moir Hut Camp

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours from Shira 2 Camp or 3-4 hours from Moir Hut

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

From the Shira Plateau, Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the „Shark‘s Tooth“
Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Lava Tower Camp

DAY 5: Lava Tower Camp To Arrow Glacier Camp

Elevation: 4640 / 15223ft to 4830m / 15846ft

Distance: 5km

Hiking Time: 1.5-2 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

The time of 1.5 - 2 hour-trek up a steep, boulder-strewn path bring us to Arrow Glacier Camp (4830m / 15846ft), at the great foot of the Western Breach. At this campsite rises the steep path up to the crater. The massive headwall of the breach glows a warm red in the afternoon sun, while you rest in camp in preparation for the most challenging day ahead.

DAY 6: Arrow Glacier Camp To Crater Camp

Elevation: 4830m /15846ft to 5730m/18799ft

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Really early morning a hot breakfast, we begin to ascend the Western Breach no later than 5 am, which will take approximately 5-6 hours. In this day we will take our helmet on and ropes if needed as it might be rock fooling. Upon reaching the crater rim, we’ll be treated to a stunning view of the Northern Icefields, the Furtwangler Glacier. Another 1.5 to 2 hours through the crater floor (with an option to hike to the Ash Pit and Reusch Crater). Overnight at Crater Camp (5730m / 18799ft).

DAY 7: Crater Camp -- Uhuru Peak -- Mweka Camp

Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

Hiking Time: 2 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Habitat: Arctic to forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

We will rise around 04:00, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the early morning darkness. From the crater floor you will probably encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895m / 19340ft). Time spend on the summit should be not that much depend on the weather conditions. As you stop there for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment day to remember for the rest of your life.
Walking to Barafu Camp from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest, before heading down to Mweka Camp (3080m / 10105ft). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late evening. Dinner and washing water will be provided as well as drinking water and coffee. While waiting for the dinner.

DAY 8:Mweka Camp -- Mweka Gate

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Meals: Breakfast,

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Gate (1630m / 5347ft), where you’ll have hot lunch at the gate while you team will be waiting for you, Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached at Uhuru peak or Stella point certificates then your team will sing some Kilimanjaro songs plus traditional songs while getting tips. Our company jeep or transfer car will be there taking you to your hotel for hot shower then enjoy the rest of your day in the hotel, dinner then overnight.
We are organizing safari too, so we expect your following days will be on the safari.



Price Include

>>Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
>>2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
>>Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
>>Park entry fees,
>>Camping fees.
>>Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees.
>>18% VAT on tour fees & services
>>4 Season mountain tents
>>Double layered Sleeping Mats
>>Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters.
>>3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
>>Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
>>Hot water for washing. >>Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
>>Government taxes
>>Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
>>Emergency first-aid kit.

Price Exclude

>>Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
>>Travel insurance
>>Laundry (Available at hotel).
>>Personal items and toiletries.
>>Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.

Tips is recommanded for a group sharing as follows:
Guide $20/guide/day
Cook $15/day
Porter $10/porter/day