8 Days Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.

1. Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.
Hotel: Bed & Breakfast.

2. Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Distance covered : 7km / 4.3km.
Approx. time taken : 4 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

3. Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.
Distance covered : 8.5km / 5.3mi.
Approx. time taken : 7 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

4. Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today 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. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Distance covered : 8km / 5mi.
Approx. time taken : 5 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

5. Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
Distance covered : 10km / 6.2mi.
Approx. time taken : 7 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

6. Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Distance covered : 5.5km / 3.4mi.
Approx. time taken : 8 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

7. Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)

We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night!
Distance covered : 22km / 13.7mi.
Approx. time taken : 12 – 15 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included.

8. Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered : 16.4km / 9.6mi.
Approx. time taken : 13 – 15 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

9. Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

PACKAGE PRICES

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LEMOSHO ROUTE
Group Size Price per person
1 person 2,420.USD
2- 4 person 2,200.USD
5- 7 people 2,110.USD
8 -10 people 1,985.USD
11+ people 1,955.USD
INCLUDED

– Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
– Private safari guide
– Extended Toyota Land Cruiser
– Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
– Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
– All entrance Park fees
– 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
– All meals while on safari.
– One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
– Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

NOT INCLUDED

– Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
– Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
– Meals not listed above
– Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 540 per person etc)
– Tips and any items of personal nature

 

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8 Days, 7 Nights

$1,970

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