Gay Trek at Mount Kilimanjaro

Up for an ambitious hiking adventure you’ll never forget? Join OUT Adventures on a 9-day trek to one of the “Seven Summits” of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. Furthermore, This all-gay Lemosho Route Adventure begins on January 27, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. This is your gateway to Africa’s highest mountain and various safari destinations, including our Tanzania Luxury Gay Safari.

This is yours once in a lifetime chance to experience six different ecological zones en route to the summit. That is where you’ll get to see a nearly full moon and enchanting sunsets from the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Lastly, While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. This epic gay climb is not an easy task either because we will be roughing it out with 6 nights of camping, followed by a two-day descent.

Highlights:

  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the scenic Lemosho Route.
  • Be led by the most experienced guides and a top-notch crew.
  • Experience a nearly full moon, from a height of 19,340’.
  • Utilize the best possible equipment and rental gear.
  • Three hot meals per day, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you fueled.
  • Enjoy unbelievable camaraderie that leads to one of the highest summit success rates in the industry.

See for yourself why Mount Kilimanjaro is a place of myth and folklore. Book your ticket now!

Bonus offer: pair this trip with our Tanzania Luxury Safari, and we’ll give you $150 off both tours. It’s a worthy way to treat yourself after the ascent of a lifetime.

ITENERARY

Day 1: Arusha

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Our trip begins with a group meeting at 4PM. Get to know your fellow travellers and Chief Mountain Guide while we discuss the epic climb ahead. We’ll then enjoy an optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Forest Camp

Following an early breakfast, we’ll transfer to Londorossi Gate for registration, then on to the Lemosho starting point (2,424m/7,952ft). From there, we’ll trek to the Forest camp (2,821m/9,255ft) for our first night on the mountain. We may spot antelope unique to the Lemosho and Rongai routes, so keep your eyes peeled.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp

Rise and shine! After breakfast, we trek for about an hour to the end of the forest. Here, the trail steepens and we enter the giant heather moorland zone, crossing several streams en route. We continue to Shira 1 Camp (3,504m/11,496ft), on the western edge of the Shira Plateau, where lunch awaits and we’ll camp for the night. This afternoon, there will be an optional acclimatization ascent of Shira Ridge, which serves up the finest views of Kibo, one of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones.

Day 4: Moir Hut

Today we trek across the Shira Plateau to Moir Hut (4,166m/13,700ft), where we’ll break for lunch. Onwards and upwards, weather permitting, we’ll be treated to a breathtaking sunset en route to our overnight camp on a mountain ridge (4,305m/14,125ft).

Day 4: Moir Hut

Today we trek across the Shira Plateau to Moir Hut (4,166m/13,700ft), where we’ll break for lunch. Onwards and upwards, weather permitting, we’ll be treated to a breathtaking sunset en route to our overnight camp on a mountain ridge (4,305m/14,125ft).

Day 5: Third Caves Camp

We’ve got a 17km/10.5mi trek ahead of us today, moving clockwise around the mountain’s northern slopes via Pofu (4,040m/13,250ft), to Third Caves Camp (3,971m/13,000ft). Along the way we’ll enjoy impressive views to the Northwest, North and Northeast. 

Day 6: School Hut

Today we trek upwards to School Hut (4,722m/15,500ft). While the journey is a ‘mere’ 4.9km/3mi, we’ll gain 750m/2,500ft in altitude. Dinner will be served early, as we’re off to sleep at 6PM. ‘Tomorrow’ begins with an 11PM wakeup call for our final midnight assault. Porridge and tea will be served to help get us going.

Day 7: Uhuru Peak & Millennium Camp 

 

While it actually begins in the middle of the night, this is the day we’ve been waiting for. We’ll trek to Hans Meyer Cave (5,243m/17,200ft), then on to Gilman’s Point (5,708m/18,700ft), where we’ll pause to enjoy the majesty of the sun rising above the clouds. We’ll then work our way around the crater to Stella Point (5,756m/18,885ft), before reaching our final summit: Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft). After realizing you’ve just climbed Kilimanjaro, feel free to shed a few tears, snap some photos, and bask in the well-deserved glory with your fellow climbers. After descending along the Mweka Route, we’ll arrive at Millennium Camp (3,820m/12,500ft) in the early afternoon, then stay for the night.

Day 8: Mweka Gate & Arusha

This morning we continue our descent to Mweka Gate (1,641m/5400ft), where we’ll sign the summit register to make it official. We’ll then continue on foot to Mweka Village to meet our vehicle, enjoy a quick lunch in Moshi, then check-in to our hotel in Arusha where we can freshen up – in real showers – before our Farewell Dinner.

Day 9: Arusha/Departure
There are no activities planned today, so feel free to depart at your leisure. Or why not continue the adventure on a much more deluxe note, and join us on our Tanzania Luxury Safari.

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