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Kilimanjaro climbing 8 day Lemosho route

Lemosho route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. You will begin with a drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate.

Once you are here, you will spend your first two days trekking through the rainforest to Shira ridge. Lemosho is considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro. It is our favorite one, because it offers a perfect balance between low traffic, scenic views and a higher summit success (around 80%). Lemosho route is about 70km (42miles) long, from gate to gate.

Unlike the highly popular Machame route which simply brushes the Shira Plateau, Lemosho route goes across the entire plateau, from West to the East in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. The route takes more days to climb, so it offers great acclimatization opportunities.

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$3,381

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • All Camping Equipment. 4 season sleeping tents Comfortable sleeping mattress Crew tents
    • Emergency oxygen Pulse Oximeter First Aid kits Portable Stretcher Mobile Communications , water
    • Certified, professional and highly Experienced mountain guides, cooks and porters
    What's excluded :
    • Mountain personal equipment but they available for hire {Mountain clothes}
    • Tips for crews
    • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb. - Travel insurance
    • Private toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70/group for the entire trek
    • Flights

  • Day 1: Lodorosi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    You will depart your accommodation in Moshi around 8:00 A.M. and drive about 4 hours to Lodorosi gate. After finishing sign in formalities, we’ll drive for about an hour back to the starting point. Lunch boxes and water will be provided before we start the steep hike toward Mti Mkubwa campsite.

    Elevation 2380meters to 2800meters
    Distance: 6 km
    Hiking Time:3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: mkumbwa campsite

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa campsite to Shira Camp 1

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Our trekking continues after breakfast, following the trail leading out of the forest and into the heather zone. The land here looks like a savanna grassland with amazing view of heather bushes growing next to each other to resist the cold weather, making the perfect spot for picnic lunch. The trek gets steeper as we approach the Shira ridge before descend to Shira 1 camp. Magnificent view of Kibo across the Shira plateau will blow your mind.

    Elevation 2800meters to 3500meters
    Distance: 8 km
    Hiking Time 5-6 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: shira camp 1

    Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Our route continues toward Shira 2 campsite after breakfast. We will use this day to explore the Shira plateau, a great exercise to help your acclimatization, as we take easy walk facing Kibo from the east across the plateau, toward Shira 2 campsite . Hot lunch will be served once we reach the camp. You will have another acclimatization walk later in the afternoon to prepare you for the summit attempt.

    Elevation 3500meters to 3900meters
    Distance: 7 km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Shira 2 Campsite

    Day 4: Shira 2 Campsite to Lava Tower to Barranco Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Today’s trek to Barranco campsite starts after breakfast, and our path will be towered by Lava Tower (4600meters), which is also called the Shark’s tooth. Your lunch will be served at the Lava Tower, as you’ll spend some time at this altitude to get used to it. Then we’ll head to Barranco camp, nested at 3950m, and here you will have dinner and spend the night. Despite the fact that this day will end at the same elevation at which it begins, it is very important for acclimatization of your body for summit day.

    Elevation 3900meters to 4600meters to 3950meters
    Distance: 12 km
    Hiking Time: 8-9 hours
    Habitat: Semi-Desert
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: barancco campsite

    Day 5: Barranco Campsite to Karanga Valley Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Breakfast will be served before you head out from Barranco towards a steep ridge that follows the base of Barranco Wall toward Karanga Valley campsite. Once you get to Karanga, you will have a hot lunch, and later on acclimatization walk. Dinner will be served at the Karanga campsite before your rest for the night.

    Elevation 3950metters to 4002meters
    Distance: 5 km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: karanga Valley campsite

    Day 6: Karanga Valley Campsite to Barafu Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    You will continue trekking to Barafu, from which the view of the summit tends to be different as you shift angles. Once we reach the campsite, you can get the excellent view of the summit, but also enjoy the sight of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Dinner will be served early, and you should rest and prepare for the final ascend.

    Elevation 4002meters to 4600meters
    Distance: 4 km
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Barafu campsite

    Day 7: Barafu Campsite to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Campsite

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Hiking to the summit will begin short after midnight, at around 12:30 A.M., as our path twists through heavy scree towards Stella Point at the crater rim. This part of the hike is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the ascend. Once we reach Stella Point, you will rest and refresh with warm cup of tea or coffee, accompanied by the views of the magnificent sunrise coming above Mawenzi. Going further up, you might encounter snow storm, although it is dictated by the season you are taking for the hike. The summit, Uhuru Peak – the highest point on Kilimanjaro and all of Africa, is just an hour ascend from Stella Point.

    From the summit, you will start trekking down to Mweka campsite. Lunch stop will be at Barafu camp, where you can take some rest, before we continue our descend towards Mweka Campsite, which is located in the forest. Here, you will have your last dinner and overnight on the Kilimanjaro.

    Elevation 4600meters to 5895meters (and down to 3100meters)
    Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    Habitat: Arctic
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: mweka campsite

    Day 8: Mweka Campsite to Mweka Gate

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Breakfast will be served before we begin hiking down to Mweka Gate, where you’ll receive summit certificates. Path on the lower elevations can be rather wet and muddy, so the gaiters and trekking poles might come handy. There will be a vehicle waiting at the gate to take you back to your accommodation in Moshi.

    Elevation 3100meters to 1800meters
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Panama Garden Resort
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    After arrival at airport we will pick you and take you to your accommodation and the next day morning you will be pick up from your hotel at 8:00 ready to start the adventureAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Bless Africa Tours and Safaris

Activity ID: V-203437P1

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