7 days Standard Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route **** (RECOMMENDED) The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal. Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended. Most of our clients use Lemosho.

per adult from

$3,913

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Oxygen cylinder and Oxy-meter available while on trail.
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private Transfer from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport
    • Two night accommodation (one night before climb and one night after Climb) B/B
    • Salary for crew (guide, Porter & Cook)
    • Rescue fee
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Tipping

  • Day 1: Moshi (1400m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp
    Elevation (ft): 6,825ft to 9,100ft
    Distance: 7 km
    Hiking Time:3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mti Mkubwa camp

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Mti Mkubwa to Shira Camp 1
    Elevation (ft): 9,100ft to 11,500ft
    Distance: 8 km
    Hiking Time 5-6 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 3: Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
    Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
    Distance: 14 km
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
    Duration: 7 hours

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

    Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
    Distance: 7 km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Semi Desert
    From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
    Duration: 6 hours

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

    Day 5: Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
    Distance: 5km
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.
    Duration: 5 hours

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

    Day 6: summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
    Distance: 4 km
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mweka camp

    Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
    Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
    Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    Habitat: Arctic
    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Your hotel
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Kilimanjario International airport
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • 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 moderate 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We have reviewed WHO guidelines to make sure all technical aspects of COVID19 prevention and control measures are included in our services. We are making sure all staffs have necessary knowledge and information to help them deliver world-class services to those tourists coming into Tanzania.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Gazelle Adventures

Activity ID: V-179866P5

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