8 days Lemosho route, Mt.Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route is one most preferred route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its panoramic views of the mountain from various side and high summit success rate.

Trails on the route are filled with the varied scenic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The route is less crowded as compared to other routes making it ideal from first-time trekkers. The route due to its longer schedule provides better acclimatisation for the climbers, which widens the chance of a successful summit.

Lemosho Route begins on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek proceeds through the deep rainforest to Shira plateau over the next two days. The trail then, moves eastward of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a flat hike. The route then heads down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Following which the descent is made through the Mweka route.

Duration 8 days
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What's included :
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • • Pick up and drop off to the Airport
  • • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, and rescue fees
  • • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping pad 2.5 inches thick and trekking poles
What's excluded :
  • • Personal travel insurance
  • • Personal hiking/trekking gear
  • • Tip to your guides, porters and cook

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (7,380 ft/2250m) to Lemosho Glades (6,560 ft/ 2000m) to Mkubwa Camp (9,020 ft) 18 km, 4-5 hours Montane

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driving to Londorosi Gate with our guide by 4WD for the registration at the national park, then afterward driving back to the starting point and where we can start our hiking through rainforest crossing Lemosho Glades, where we will have a lunch a half on the way before reach Mti Mkubwa Camp where you rest, and get dinner.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mti mkubwa camp

Day 2: Mkubwa Camp (/9,020 ft/2750m) to Shira Camp 1 (11,485 ft / 3500m) 5 hours Moorland

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Starting our hiking after breakfast, here we will walk through the moorland, get different views of flora and fauna also different geographicalfeatures. Again a half on the way we will have lunch and after it we will continue our hiking up to Shira 1 Camp where we will get rest, and doing acclimatization before having a dinner. Shira Camp is in the Plateau therefore you will get a very nice view of the mountain and shira cathedral.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira camp 1

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (11,485 ft / 3500m) to Shira Camp 2 (12,600 ft / 3840m) 6 km, 2 hours Alpine Desert

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We wake up, getting breakfast and start our trekking passing through shira cathedral for acclimatization, and there you will have different views of geographical features around the shira cathedral and view of shira plateau. We proceed to shira 2 camp for hot lunch; get rest wakeup later for acclimatization after that get back for dinner.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira camp 2

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (/12,600 ft/3840m) to Lava Tower (15,190 ft/4600m) to Barranco Camp (12,960 ft/3950m) 7 hours Semi-Desert

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation, after several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 15,190 ft/4600m. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower.
After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 12,960 ft/3950m. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp (12,960ft / 3,950m/) to Karanga Valley (13,780ft / 4,035m) 7 Kilometers

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast starting climbing Barranco wall, nicknamed as Breakfast wall because after breakfast you have to climb the wall (not technical climbing). Climbing Barranco wall it takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. From there we hike up and down to Karanga camp 13780ft/4035m probably it will take 2 hours also is another short hiking day where we can get a hot lunch, rest and doing acclimatization by the time you will be given from guide.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Karanga camp

Day 6: Karanga Camp (/13,780ft / 4,035m) to Barafu Camp (15,100ft / 4,600m/) 6 kilometers

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, you view several Kibo's glaciers, Mawenzi Peak as well as the junction that connects the descent route which is Mweka route. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike, and take all your warm gears for hiking to the summit.
Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 7: Barafu Camp (15,100ft /4,600m) to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft / 5,895m) back to Mweka Camp (10,170ft / 3,100m) 18 kilometers

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
At the mid night we wake up at 11:30pm and get a light breakfast before we start hiking to the summit. We should start at 12:00am and it will take 5 hours to reach to the Stella point 14000ft/ 5730m which is at the rim of the crater.
And from Stella point to UHURU Peak the highest peak of Kilimanjaro mountain which it will take one hour hiking through the rim of the crater. Approximately we will be at the Summit at the sunrise time 6:00am to 7:00am, where you will get time to enjoy and taking pictures. Afterward you will start to descent back to Barafu Camp where we will have lunch packing and keep descending to Mweka camp where you will have dinner and rest.

Duration: 10 hours

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

Day 8: Mweka Camp (10,170ft / 3,100m/) to Mweka Gate (4,920ft / 1500m/) 10 kilometers

Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After camping and overnight at Mweka camp you will start descent to Mweka gate crossing the rainforest again. Watch your steps because the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to the hotel, where you can get a hot shower and small part time with your crews and guides.


Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Key's Hotel
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup our client from the airport Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) and transfer to the hotel. We are happy to recommend hotel for our client.Airports
  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Departure Time :
6:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris

Activity ID: V-226822P4

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