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Western Breach

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The Western Breach is considered the hardest and most challenging route to climb Kilimanjaro. But for the few climbers willing to take on the challenge, it opens up its unique beauty and offers aspects of the mountain that no other route can offer. It is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west and takes you to the volcano’s crater and the Furtwängler Glacier with an overnight stay at Crater Camp.

From the town of Moshi we go by jeep to the Londorossi gate. The route crosses the rainforest and then the Shira Plateau and then follows other routes up to the Lava Tower. After an overnight stay at the Lava Tower, the route leads towards Arrow Glacier Camp through a danger zone that is only passable at night when temperatures are low enough. It is the only route that requires helmets for safety reasons. The Western Breach itself is a boulder field that continues to move. After exiting the danger zone, climbers are rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Meru and a walk along the massive glacier of Kilimanjaro.

Another unique highlight of this route is that it is the only route that allows you to stay overnight at Crater Camp and actually stand on the edge of the heart of the mountain, the Kilimanjaro Crater, before reaching Uhuru Peak at 5,895 m . Climbers who choose Western Breach have truly seen all the highlights that Kilimanjaro has to offer.

The Western Breach is a route that not many companies offer due to special safety restrictions and required expertise and guide requirements. Tanzania Horizon Safaris is proud to offer this challenging route to ambitious and adventurous climbers. Please contact us for more information.

All Kilimanjaro Routes

• Private transportation to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodation in Moshi
• 2 nights in Moshi
• Transportation to and from Kilimanjaro Gate
• Park entrance fees
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees and services
• Mountain tents
• Sleeping mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 warm meals daily on the mountain
• Sufficient treated and filtered drinking water throughout the hike
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew
• Government taxes
• Emergency first aid kit
• Oxygen meter
• Emergency oxygen

– Lunch, dinner and drinks at your hotel before and after the climb
– Travel insurance
– A portable flush toilet with toilet tent is available for an additional charge of $80 for the entire hike
– Flights
– Laundry facilities (available at the hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
• Main Guide: $20/day/guide
• Assistant Guide: $15/day/guide
• Cook: $12/day
• Porter: $8/day/porter

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