Mountain Kilimanjaro Trekk Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate

per adult from

$2,966

NZD

Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • clean water
    • campping gears
    • sleeping bag
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
    What's excluded :
    • tips
    • travel insuarance
    • visas
    • flights

  • Day 1: Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    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. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
    Duration: 4 hours

    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/ 5miles
    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: 6 hours

    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/ 7 miles
    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: 7 hours

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

    Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Moir Hut to Lava Tower
    Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft
    Distance: 7 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
    Distance: 3 km/2 miles
    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: 7 hours

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

    Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    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: 5 hours

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

    Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
    Distance: 4 km/2 miles
    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: 5 minutes

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

    Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
    Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
    Habitat: Arctic

    Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
    Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
    Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    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,. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

    Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 40000 Tanzania
    Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
    Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
    Distance: 10 km/6 miles
    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 Moshi.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: camping
  • Departure Point :
    1: Arusha, Tanzania
    2: Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport
    • Arusha Airport
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • 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
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • we will make sure that you go back home safe from Corona
  • 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 African polecat safaris

Activity ID: V-136688P12

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