On the gorgeous Kilimanjaro Trek, there is a barely used Crater Camp at a height of 18,800 feet or 5,750 meters. There is less knowledge about the Crater Camp on the Kilimanjaro Trails among the climbers. So why is it called a Crater Camp? This is due to the short distance between the camp and the Kilimanjaro Park.
Did you know that this crater camp is next to one of Kilimanjaro’s last remaining glaciers, called, Furtwangler Glacier? So what is the main reason that attracts climbers to the crater camp? It allows you to get up close to the glaciers.
Crater Camp Features
While on your Kilimanjaro Trails following are some of the features of the crater camp that you will come across:
- Crater Camp is the highest campsite on Mount Kilimanjaro 475 feet below the summit.
- We at Jerry Tanzania Tours offer stays on the Lemosho and Northern Circuit routes at Crater Camp.
- On your Kilimanjaro Trek, this option will be provided to you by adding one day to the standard itineraries.
- This makes the 8 Days Lemosho Crater Route to the 9 Days Lemosho Crater Route and the 9 Days Northern Crater Route to 10 days Northern Crater Route.
- For your Crater Camp trek, you will be leaving the summit during the daylight hours.
- This is followed by staying at the Crater Camp after the summit for better acclimatization.
- All other mountain crew remains at high camp while only the guides and clients summit on Kilimanjaro routes.
- The entire mountain crew has to ascend 4,000 feet higher than they normally would.
- This requires significantly more effort on our part as we hike along with all of the expedition equipment towards the Crater Camp.
- To do a Crater Camp route there is however a considerable added cost.
Taking Crater Camp Route on Mount Kilimanjaro
While climbing through the Kilimanjaro Trails climbers can take an optional one-hour hike to Reusch Crater from the crater camp or simply explore the areas around Furtwangler Glacier on your Kilimanjaro Trek. The Reusch Crater is the most magnificent sight that you will come across during your Kilimanjaro Trekking. The camp is almost perfectly circular and the ash pit measures 400 feet (120 m) deep and 1,300 feet (400 m) wide.
If you are choosing Kilimanjaro Guided Treks with Jerry Tanzania Tours, you will not be advised to sleep at high altitudes. This is due to the danger that sleeping at altitude poses. You may experience serious AMS which is more than what you will come across on the Mount Kilimanjaro Trails.
Why Choose Jerry Tanzania Tours for Climbing Kilimanjaro?
If you are looking for Kilimanjaro Fullmoon Climb you will be receiving the exact dates of the full moon climbs and plan your tour accordingly. Our Climb Kilimanjaro Guide and Porters assist you constantly while Trekking Kilimanjaro. They put up your tents and carry your luggage on Mount Kilimanjaro.
To get more information on crater camps to call us at Jerry Tanzania Tours today!