Kilimanjaro climbing 7 days lemosho route

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The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. It starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rain forest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route...
The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. It starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rain forest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route just after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.
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Day 1: Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
• Elevation 2380meters to 2780meters
• Distance: 6 km
• Hiking Time:3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain Forest

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Big Tree Campsite

Day 2: Big Tree Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek...
Itinerary

Day 1: Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
• Elevation 2380meters to 2780meters
• Distance: 6 km
• Hiking Time:3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain Forest

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Big Tree Campsite

Day 2: Big Tree Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 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.
• Elevation 2780meters to 3900meters
• Distance: 16.5 km
• Hiking Time 9-11 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

Duration: 11 hours

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

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
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.
• Elevation 3900meters to 4600meters to 3950meters
• Distance: 10km
• Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
• Habitat: Semi-Desert

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Campsite

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
• Elevation 3950meters to 4002meters
• Distance: 5.5km
• Hiking Time: 5 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Karanga Campsite

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.
• 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 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka campsite

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 7: Mweka Campsite to Mweka Gate

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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: Hotel in Moshi

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 7x Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Emergency oxygen Pulse Oximeter First Aid kits Portable Stretcher Mobile Communications , water
  • Certified, professional and highly Experienced mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • All Camping Equipment. 4 season sleeping tents Comfortable sleeping mattress Crew tents
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Not Included
  • Mountain personal equipment but they available for hire {Mountain clothes}
  • 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
  • Tipping per group (not per climber):Guides $20/day/guide, Cook $15/day ,Porter: $10/day/porter
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 adventure

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


Additional Info
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.