Kilimanjaro trek 8 days Lemosho route

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Not too long ago, there were only two main routes used to climb Kilimanjaro - the Marangu route and the Machame route. But as Tanzania's tourism industry flourished, the Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to African's highest peak. Lemosho, a relatively new route, is preferred by reputable operators due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall. The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rain forest. The route heads across the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles

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$3,559

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • sleeping and dining tent, sleeping mattress, chairs and tables
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
    • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
    • Hot water for washing
    • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA)
    • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter and Emergency first-aid kit
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • Tipping per group (not per climber):Guides $20/day/guide, Cook $15/day ,Porter: $10/day/porter
    • - Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb. - Travel insurance
    • Flights - Laundry (Available at hotel) - Personal items and toiletries
    • - Private toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70/group for the entire trek.

  • Day 1: Moshi to Londrossi Gate to big tree camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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.
    Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
    Approx. time taken: 4 hours

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at Big tree campsite

    Day 2: Big trekk camp to Shira one Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
    Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira One campsite

    Day 3: Shira One campsite to Shira Two campsite

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at Shira two campsite

    Day 4: Shira two to Barranco camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    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.
    Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
    Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco campsite

    Day 5: Barranco camp to Karanga valley camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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.
    Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
    Approx. time taken: 5 hours

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga campsite

    Day 6: Karanga valley camp to Barafu camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 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.
    Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
    Approx. time taken: 3 hours

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp

    Day 7: Barafu camp to Summit to Barafu camp to Millenium camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
    Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
    Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Millennium campsite

    Day 8: Milllenium camp to Mweka camp to mweka gate

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest 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 the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower.

    Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
    Approx. time taken: 6 hours

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Park view inn Hotel in Moshi
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    After arrival at airport we will pick you to your accommodation and the next day morning you will be pick up from your hotel at 8:30 ready to start the adventureAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    1:00 AM
    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 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

15

Organised by Top Climbers Expedition

Activity ID: V-179897P1

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