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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek- Lemosho Route 7 Days

Trip Introduction

Lemosho is the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, with panoramic vistas of the mountain. It’s a newer route, ideal for climbers who want low crowds, beautiful scenery, and high success rates. Most of our clients choose this route and recommend it. The climb starts at Londorossi Gate, at 2360m, to the west of the mountain. It circles around Kilimanjaro southwards, through rainforests where unique wildlife can be seen, and continues to the third summit at Shira Ridge. Climb Kilimanjaro via Lemosho for a memorable, less crowded, and successful experience.

Lemosho 6 or 7-day route is recommended for experienced hikers, requiring good fitness.

 

Itinerary

Duration: 8

Day 0: Arrival – Moshi- Pre-trek Briefing

If you have chosen to use our airport transfer service, we will collect you from Kilimanjaro Airport and take you to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Your guide will meet you at the hotel for a pre-trek briefing, which is scheduled for the day after your arrival. We recommend that you arrive at least one day before the trek begins. During the briefing, we will discuss the trek and review your equipment. If you require any additional equipment, we can arrange for it to be rented from our store.

Day 1: Moshi to Lemosho gate to Mti Mkubwa campsite

  • Elevation:1,200m to 1,950 m to 2,850 m
  • Distance:
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat:Montane Forest to moorland and heath vegetation.

We will pick you up from your hotel your hotel and transport you to Lemosho gate for registration. After this formality, from this point you will start the trek across undisturbed Montane forest decorated with Black and White Colobus Monkey to the camp where dinner and overnight will take place.

 

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa campsite to Shira Two campsite

  • Elevation:2,650m/8696 ft to 3850m/12,631 ft
  • Distance:5km.
  • Hiking Time:8-9 hours
  • Habitat:Moorland and Rocky

Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira Two, we gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira Two 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

 

Day 3: Shira two Campsite to Barranco campsite

  • Elevation:3800m to 3950m
  • Distance:
  • Hiking Time:7-8 hours
  • Habitat:Moorland

This is long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend down to Barranco campsite for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: Barranco campsite to Karanga campsite

  • Elevation:3950m to 3960m
  • Distance:
  • Hiking Time:4-5 hours
  • Habitat:Moorland

Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite

  • Elevation:3960m to 4620m
  • Distance:5km.
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat:Alpine Desert

Today the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is difficult because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of short distance but is steep which required a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit.

 

Day 6: Barafu Campsite to Uhuru peak to Mweka hut campsite

  • Elevation:4620m to 5895m to 3100m
  • Distance:
  • Hiking Time:10 – 12 hours
  • Habitat:Desert and ice

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00AM. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 45 minutes of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend time for taking photo’s. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.

 

Day 7: Mweka hut campsite to Mweka gate

  • Elevation:3100m to 1700m
  • Distance:
  • Hiking Time:3 – 4 hours
  • Habitat:Montane Forest

Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast, you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across montane forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. At the gate you will sign out and board the vehicle, ready for the transfer back to your hotel for your certificate presentation celebration.

 

Day 8: Departure – Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. After a good night’s rest at your hotel, you will take breakfast ready for the scheduled check-out by 10.00. (If you wish to remain in the hotel during the day, please advise us of this when you book your trip and we will inform you of the cost for day room which ends at 18:00hrs, and then make the booking on your behalf.)

If you have booked a transfer to the airport, you will be collected from your hotel and dropped off at the airport. For those travelers who have booked to go on safari, our Kilele Climb guide will be meeting you in the evening to provide you with a pre-safari briefing.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

Include:

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International airport to the Park view inn Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Panama Garden Resort Moshi (before and after the climb bed and breakfast)
  • Return transportation from Moshi/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain.
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • All national park fees
  • Hut/camping fees
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Mess tent (for dining) Mini camping chairs/Tables/Candles
  • Rescue fees
  • Pulse oximeters & Portable oxygen tanks
  • First aid kit
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated &filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain.

 

Exclude:

  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gear for your climb
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Visas
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charge $70$ for entire trek.
  • Flights
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain htt://www.kiliporters.org/ tipping recommendations
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber)
  • Guides: 20$ /day/guide
  • Cook: 15$/ day
  • Porter: 10$/day/porter

 

Standard Package Pricing

  • Price Rates Per Person in US$. The prices in other currencies are given for comparison only.

7 Days Lemosho Route Climbing + 2 nights in hotel

Hiking Route/Days

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

7 Pax

8 Pax

9+ Pax

7 Days Lemosho Route

$ 2,400

$ 2,000

$ 1,900

$ 1,880

$ 1,860

$ 1,840

$ 1,800

$ 1,780

$ 1,740

 

Deluxe Package Pricing

  • Price Rates Per Person in US$. The prices in other currencies are given for comparison only.

 7 Days Lemosho Route Climbing + 2 nights in hotel

Hiking Route/Days

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

7 Pax

8 Pax

9+ Pax

7 Days Lemosho Route

$3,395

$ 2,685

$ 2,395

$2,350

$ 2,290

$2,240

$2,175

$2,095

$2,070

Tanzanian Residents pay 80% of rates & East African Citizens pay 60% of rates