Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 9 Days

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Lemosho Route is one most preferred route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its panoramic views of the mountain from various side and high summit success rate.

Trails on the route are filled with the varied scenic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The route is less crowded as compared to other routes making it ideal from first-time trekkers. The route due to its longer schedule provides better acclimatisation for the climbers, which widens the chance of...
Lemosho Route is one most preferred route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its panoramic views of the mountain from various side and high summit success rate.

Trails on the route are filled with the varied scenic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The route is less crowded as compared to other routes making it ideal from first-time trekkers. The route due to its longer schedule provides better acclimatisation for the climbers, which widens the chance of a successful summit.

Lemosho Route begins on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek proceeds through the deep rainforest to Shira plateau over the next two days. The trail then, moves eastward of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a flat hike. The route then heads down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Following which the descent is made through the Mweka route.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 4 Hours

Distance: Approximately 7km / 4.3mi

Habitat: Montane forest

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Mkubwa campsite, sleeping in tents.

Day 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time:7Hours

Distance: Approximately 8.5km / 5.3mi

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock...
Itinerary

Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 4 Hours

Distance: Approximately 7km / 4.3mi

Habitat: Montane forest

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Mkubwa campsite, sleeping in tents.

Day 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time:7Hours

Distance: Approximately 8.5km / 5.3mi

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 1 campsite, sleeping in tents.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 5 Hours

Distance: Approximately 8km / 5mi

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 2 Campsite, sleeping in tent.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 7 Hours

Distance: Approximately 10km / 6.2mi

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19:00 hrs and try to get some precious rest and sleep.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Campsite, sleeping in tent.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 5 hours

Distance: Approximately 5.5km / 3.4mi

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga campsite, sleeping in tents

Day 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 Hours

Distance: Approximately 3km / 1.9mi

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu campsite, sleeping in tents

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4640m) to Barafu Camp (5895m) to Crater Camp (5,790m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 5-6 hours & 1-2hours to Crater.

Distance: Approximately 3km / 1.9mi

Wake before dawn to start your summit approach. You’ll reach Uhuru Peak in the early afternoon, when few groups are around. A short descent brings you to Crater Camp, set in soft sands near the famed Furtwangler Glacier. Crater camp is not a route in it’s own right but a challenging extension which in principle can be added to any route. It involves sleeping overnight in the bowl of the crater. An amazing experience enjoyed by only a few of the most adventurous climbers.

Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Crater campsite, sleeping in tents

Day 8: Crater Camp (5,790m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Millennium Camp (3790m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 12hours – 15hours

Distance: Approximately 13.4km / 8.3mi

In the morning after early breakfast, we begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope passing Barafu camp for a short break before heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Millennium Camp campsite, sleeping in tents

Day 9: Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: Approximately 2.1km / 7.5mi

Today you walk down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to your arranged hotel in Moshi.

Duration: 6 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: An overnight at your previous hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Hot water for washing every day
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • 9x Lunch
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods
  • Transfers from Airport and return
  • Government Tax
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Rescue fees in mountain
  • 8x Dinner
  • Portable personal flash toilet
  • Salaries to the guides, cooks and porters
  • Water proof tents on climbing, Mess tent, Crew tents and Toilet tents
  • Professional & experienced mountain guides
  • All transportation in destination location
  • 2 Nights Accommodations; One before and after the trek in a good hotel
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • 9x Breakfast
  • Emergency Oxygen tanks
  • High-Altitude Medical evacuation With Kilimanjaro SAR
  • Camping gear
  • Pulse Oximeter
Not Included
  • Tanzania Visa on arrival
  • Optional Tours
  • International flights
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing gears
Departure Point
Ghala Road, Ghala Rd, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
we will pick either from airport or at a hotel

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya


8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.