Lemosho Route – Eight Day Itinerary

The eight day Lemosho route variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.

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$4,323

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arusha - Londorossi Gate - Forest Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
      •Distance: 6 km
      •Hiking Time:3-4 hours
      •Habitat: Rain Forest

      We depart Arusha / 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: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Forest Camp site

      Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •Elevation (ft): 9,500ft 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 1 Camp site

      Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 to Moir Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •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 glaciers 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: Moir Hut Camp

      Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      • •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:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Barranco Camp

      Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •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: Karanga Camp

      Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •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: Barafu Camp

      Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

      Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
      •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. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
      From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut, stopping at Barafu for lunch.
      Duration: 9 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Mweka Hut Camp

      Day 8: Mweka Camp to Moshi / Arusha

      Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
      •Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
      •Distance: 10 km
      •Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
      •Habitat: Rain Forest

      After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
      From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Hotel in Moshi or Arusha Town
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Hotels in Arusha and MoshiAirports
      • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
      • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Transportation is 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • 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
    • 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, English - Written

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Borderless Tours and Safaris Ltd

    Activity ID: V-144903P11

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