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This special package Kili Marathon 2023 and Kilimanjaro Climbing will give you opportunity to run the Kilimanjaro Race and Climb Mount Kilimanjaro 8 Days through Lemosho Route.
The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Kilinge Adventures specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Kilinge Adventures offers Lemosho as an eight day group climb or as a seven to eight day private climb. The seven day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.
- 3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
- 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
- Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drink while climbing.
- Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt.
- Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
- Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit
- Unlimited bottled water
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Laundry Services
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to mountain crew
- Visa arrangements
Kilimanjaro Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking package will give you a pace for exploring full Kilimanjaro from down to the top roof of Africa. While enjoying Kilimanjaro marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Adventure gain healthier benefits of your body this put it as among of your Kilimanjaro marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking, running and Climbing goals, then running a marathon should be part of your bucket list.
NOTE: Kilimanjaro Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking package give you a room for choosing which best Kilimanjaro route do you want to use for Kilimanjaro trekking after Kili Marathon 2024.
Either 6 or 7 Days Machame route, 5 or 6 Marangu Route, 7 or 8 Days Lemosho Route, 6 or 7 Days Rongai Route and or any other route as per your climbing package list and according to your budget. <<BOOK NOW>>
Healthier Benefits of Kilimanjaro Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking
- You will become a calorie-burning machine
- Your diet will begin to improve
- You will lower your risk of heart disease
- You will become more motivated
- It’s a great way to build your confidence
- You can become a happier person
You will become a calorie-burning machine.
For most people, the biggest reason why they start training for marathons is to become fitter. If you feel unmotivated by the confining walls of your gym, running in the open air can be just the fix you need. Running a marathon can burn up to 2,600 calories in a single race! Training for a marathon can be strenuous, but when you have beautiful views surrounding you, it becomes a lot easier to bear.
Your diet will begin to improve.
Preparing to run a marathon makes you more mindful of your body and what you put into it. Since you’re burning so many calories, you need to ensure that you are filling up on healthy fuel. Eating healthy will start becoming less of a challenge when you begin to learn more about the nutrients in food and how it will help you during your run.
As you become more conscious of the food you eat, it will seem only natural to refuse junk food and reach out for fruits instead. In this way, the benefits of marathon running are more than just .physical; they have a holistic impact on your health.
You will lower your risk of heart disease.
On the outside, it might seem like it’s your legs that are doing most of the work when you train for a marathon, but your heart is working just as hard!. Since your heart needs to beat faster to pump oxygen through your body while you run, it becomes stronger.
This can significantly lower the risk of a heart attack, reduce blood pressure, bring down cholesterol levels and improve your overall cardiac health. Enhancing your long-term health is one of the most important long-distance running benefits.
You will become more motivated.
Training for a Kili marathon involves discipline and focus; two qualities that can also work wonders in your everyday life. Running a marathon can be very rigorous, but ultimately, it’s your determination and will-power that will get you to the finish line. Marathon runners are ready to tackle challenges head-on and have a never-say-never approach to life.
They also have to stay disciplined as sticking to a healthy diet, and a training plan requires determination. As you begin training for a marathon, you might also notice that you are more focused and productive at work. The benefits of running a marathon don’t just end when you complete the race but continue to be translated into every aspect of your life.
It’s a great way to build your confidence with Kilimanjaro Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking.
When you complete a 20km or 42km run and Reaching the top Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, there is almost nothing in life which can shake your confidence. While many sign up for a Kilimanjaro marathon 2023 and Kilimanjaro Adventure, few can actually reach the finish line.
When you are one of the select few to complete a marathon, you will begin to feel like you can cross almost any obstacle that life throws at you. This can make you more assertive at work, self-confident about your decisions and charged with positive energy to complete any goal you set for yourself.
You can become a happier person after Kili Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking.
One of the benefits of long distance running is that it can be very therapeutic, especially if you lead a highly stressful lifestyle. Exercise leads to a surge of endorphins, the ‘feel-good hormones’, in your body. This is why, even after running long distances, at the end of the marathon, you feel elated instead of drained. Also, training for a marathon every day can make you happy and calm.
Getting some time to yourself while you run Kilimanjaro Marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Adventure Summit. This can help you rethink your priorities and reduce the effects of stress in your life. Some studies have found that running long distances, such as marathons, can also alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Setting aside a portion of your day to train for your Kilimanjaro marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking, could benefit you in more ways than you realize. Becoming more physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve your health.
This is why at Kilinge Adventures, we place a significant emphasis on outdoor recreational facilities. Our jogging tracks surrounded by beautiful greenery are the perfect place for you to train for your next Kilimanjaro marathon 2024 and Kilimanjaro Trekking.
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Thursday 23rd February 2023
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Pick up with Kilinge Adventure Representative and drive to Hotel in Moshi for Overnight. Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
NOTE: Kilimanjaro Marathon 2023 and Kilimanjaro Adventure Tour via Lemosho route is a Tanzania Special Adventure for racing and Climbing Kilimanjaro
Friday 24th February 2023
This day you will spend the day relaxing at the pool or you may choose to go into the town of Moshi, where you can have some lunch at one of the local restaurants. Option Day Trip to Chemka hot spring or Materuni waterfall and coffee tour, this will help you for your body to adapt the weather in Moshi where the Race done; Overnight at the same Hotel. Meal: Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Saturday 25th February 2023
This day will be the day to make sure all preparation for KILI MARATHON for RACE- CLIENTS, explore the map according to the length (Kilometers you choose) and after resting for next day. Stay at the same Hotel
Sunday 26th February 2023 (Kilimanjaro Marathon 2023)
Kilimanjaro Marathon – RACE DAY. Early in the morning around 5:30 am Transfers to and from the stadium will be provided for all Kilinge Adventures clients. A private Hospitality tent with shade and drinks will be provided exclusively to all clients finish the Race and after back to the hotel for shower and lay to the pool stay at the same Hotel.
Monday 27th February 2023 – Moshi- (900m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Forest camp (2750m)
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive two hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
Tuesday 28th February 2023- Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
Hiking time: 5.5 hours
Distance: 8 km
We continue 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, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Wednesday 1st March 2023 – Shira 1 (3540m) – Shira 2 (3840m)
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. 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. 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.
Thursday 2nd March 2023 - Shira 2 (3840m – Lava Tower (4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers
Habitat: Semi Desert
From 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 Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Friday 3rd March 2023: Barranco Camp (3950m): – Karanga Camp (4235m)
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert
This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
Saturday 4th March 2023: – Karanga Camp (4235m) – Barafu Hut (4600)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Sunday 5th March 2023: – Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.
At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.
Monday 6th 2023: – Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
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