Crater Campsite on Mount Kilimanjaro
The Crater Campsite is a high-altitude campsite located on the crater rim of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. It is situated at an elevation of approximately 5,730 meters above sea level, and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including glaciers, volcanic formations, and the plains far below. The campsite is typically used by climbers who are attempting to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route, and it is usually included as an overnight stop on the final ascent to the summit. The Crater Campsite is a challenging place to spend the night, due to the high altitud, harsh weather conditions and limited facilities, but for many climbers, the experience of camping on the crater rim is a highlight of their Kilimanjaro adventure.
Crater Campsite offers:
Crater Campsite offers:
- Stunning views. Crater Campsite provides unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape, including the glaciers, volcanic formations, and the plains far below, which are truly breathtaking.
- Summit night acclimatization: Spending a night at the Crater Campsite provides an opportunity for further acclimatization before the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, which can help reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
- Unique experience: Camping on the crater rim is a unique and memorable experience that few people get to have. It can be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll never forget.
The standard package price includes:
- Park fees and camping fees: These cover the cost of entering Kilimanjaro National Park, camping fees, and rescue fees.
- Experienced mountain guide and porters: An experienced mountain guide who will lead the climb, as well as porters who will carry your gear and supplies.
- Accommodation and meals: Accommodation in tents at designated campsites along the chosen route, as well as meals during the climb. This typically includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Equipment: Equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and mattresses.
- Airport transfers: Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
- Pre-climb briefing: Pre-climb briefing with your guide, which will cover important information about the climb, including what to expect, how to stay safe, and what gear to bring.
- Certification after summiting Kilimanjaro. A printed certification will be provided.
- Private toilet: A private toilet for the climbers' use, which can provide greater comfort and hygiene during the climb.
- Hotel stay. A night before and after the climb hotel stay is provided.
- Transportation to and from the trailhead.
The standard package price excludes:
- Flights: Airfare to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
- Travel insurance: Travel insurance, which is essential for any adventure travel
- Visa fees: For entry into Tanzania.
- Personal gear: Climbers will need to bring their own personal gear, such as appropriate clothing, hiking boots, a daypack and more.
- Obligatory Tips. Tips for your guide and porters are not usually included in the package price and should be budgeted separately.