Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing; 7 Days Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is relatively new. It starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher, more challenging altitude.

per adult from

$3,373

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Salaries for Guide(s), Cook and Porters
    • Sleeping Tent
    • Filtered water through-out the trek
    What's excluded :
    • Visas, Insurances & Flights
    • Items of personal nature
    • Alcohol and Non Alcoholic Beverages
    • Laundry Services
    • Trekking Equipment not included in the itinerary

  • Day 1: Lendorosi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 11 km
    Hiking Time: 3 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Gate, where we will complete entry formalities. From here a forest track requiring one hour drive to Lemosho Glades. After lunch, we will walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite,
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Mti Mkubwa Camp

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 8km
    Hiking Time: 7 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    We will follow a trail that leads out of the forest and into a savannah giant heather moorland zone. Our ascend through scenic rolling hills, we will cross several streams to reach the Shira Ridge before descending to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from the plateau is spectacular.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Shira 1 Camp

    Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 6km
    Hiking Time: 2 hours
    Habitat: Moorland
    A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 7km
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    Habitat: Semi Desert
    From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east towards the peak of Kibo and passing that junction. Here our path goes east, towards the Lava Tower, also called the Shark’s Tooth. Shortly after passing the Lava Tower, we meet the second junction that brings us to the Arrow Glacier. From here we continue down to the Barranco Hut, where we will rest, have dinner and overnight. Despite the fact that we did not change elevation from the point where we started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit.
    Duration: 7 hours

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

    Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 9km
    Hiking Time: 8 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    After breakfast, we take short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley, beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten, and Decken Glaciers. After a short and well deserved break we leave Karanga and cross the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail, used for descend from the mountain later. From here we continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we will rest, have dinner and prepare for the summit day. From Barafu you can enjoy the view of two volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, and that view is quite spectacular and you should not miss it.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Barafu Camp

    Day 6: Barafu Camp to the Summit, then Descend to Mweka Camp

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    Habitat: Arctic
    An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. At the rim we will reach Stella point, from where we have further hour to Uhuru Peak. After a short stop for taking photos we descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on past Millenium camp down to Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with the strength left from the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
    Duration: 11 hours

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

    Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi/Arusha

    Stop At: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    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. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Your Hotel in Moshi/Arusha
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Kilimanjaro Safari Experience

Activity ID: V-237745P3

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