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Kilimanjaro climbing – Lemosho Route 7 days

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Kilimanjaro climbing - Lemosho Route 7 days Itinerary

Kilimanjaro climbing – Lemosho Route 7 days Itinerary 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.

Lemosho Route starts on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek continues through the profound rainforest to Shira level throughout the following two days. The trail at that point moves eastbound of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a level climb. The route at that point heads down towards Barranco Valley by means of the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:30am After breakfast

Kilimanjaro climbing - Lemosho Route 7 days Itinerary Price Includes

  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health check up, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi (before & after climb)
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, and rescue fees
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping pad 2.5 inches thick and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.

Kilimanjaro climbing - Lemosho Route 7 days Itinerary Price Excludes

  • Airfares and taxes
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 15 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever - compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear Some gears available for rent
  • Snacks and personal medicine
What to Expect

After a 4-hour long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate you’ll find yourself on the western slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, from where the route will take you to the world-famous Shira Plateau. That’s where you’ll embark on your adventure through all the climate zones – from alpine meadows to eternal ice. The climb is smooth and gradual, featuring the highest success rate of all routes on Kilimanjaro.

Featuring captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and low traffic of climbers, Lemosho route is one among  Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris favorite route for reaching the roof of Africa.

Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris team will ensure your dreams become reality

Itinerary

Day 1Moshi/Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa Camp

  • Elevation (m):915 m/1387 to 2,250 m to 2,000 m to 2,750 m, 
  • Distance: 18 km.
  • Time: 3hrs

Drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Londorossi Park Gate. From here follow a forest track in a 4WD vehicle for about 11 km/7 mi (45 minutes) to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. From the Glades, walk for 3 hours along beautiful forest trails to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

Day 2Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1

  • Elevation(m): 2,750 m to 3,500 m, Elevation(ft): 9,020 ft to 11,485 ft
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking Time: 5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600 m/11,810 ft and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

Day 3Shira Camp1 to Shira Camp2

  • Elevation (m): 3,500 m to 3,840 m, Elevation (ft): 11,485 ft to 12,600 ft
  • Distance: 6 km.
  • Hiking Time: 2 hours.
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert.

Gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Day 4Shira Camp 2 through Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Elevation : 12,600 ft to 15,190 ft to 13000 ft
  • Distance: 15 km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-Desert

 After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro 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 13000 ft. 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.

Day 5Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

  • Elevation: 13000ft-15000ft
  • Distance: 9km
  • Hiking time : 8-9 hrs
  • Habitat: Alpine desert

Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.

Day 6Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

  • Elevation: 15000ft-19345ft (And down to 10000ft)
  • Distance: 5km ascent and 13 km descent
  • Hiking time: 7-8 hrs ascent and 4-5 hrs descent
  • Habitat: arctic

Scree and seasonal snow you will raise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft).

Day 7Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

  • Elevation: 10000ft-5400ft
  • Distance: 10km
  • Descent time: 3-4 hrs
  • Habitat: Rain forest.

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will be driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night.

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