8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route details

The Lemosho Route is a newer route on Mount Kilimanjaro that approaches from the west. It is a difficult and long route, but one that is favored by most reputable Kilimanjaro outfitters due to its smaller crowds, scenic variety and high success rates.

per adult from

$4,307

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft

      Distance: 6 km

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Rain Forest

      We depart Arusha for Londorossi Gate, , where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft

      Distance: 8 km

      Hiking Time 5-6 hours

      Habitat: Health

      We continue on the trail leading out of the rain 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. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
      Duration: 24 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft

      Distance: 11 km

      Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

      Habitat: Heath

      We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail 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 Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft

      Distance: 7 km

      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

      Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft

      Distance: 3 km

      Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft

      Distance: 5 km

      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft

      Distance: 4 km

      Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

      Habitat: Alpine Desert

      We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft

      Distance: 5 km

      Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

      Habitat: Arctic

      Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

      Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft

      Distance: 12 km

      Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

      Habitat: Rain Forest

      Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

      From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping

      Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft

      Distance: 10 km

      Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

      Habitat: Rain Forest

      On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: camping
    • Departure Point :
      Arusha, Tanzania
      Traveler pickup is offered
      we pick up from any hotel in Arusha Airports
      • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
      • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
      • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
      Departure Time :
      6:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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
    • 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

    15

    Organised by Moorland Safari and Trekking

    Activity ID: V-142902P15

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