LEMOSHO ROUTE

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit.


The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal. Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended. Most of our clients use Lemosho.

7 DAYS KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE ITINERARY

Day 0 : Pickup to Airport
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.
Dinner and overnight at hotel Moshi

Day 1: Moshi to Londorossi Gate to Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa Camp:

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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1:

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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 3: Shira Camp1 to Shira Camp2:

A 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 4:Shira Camp 2 through Lava Tower to Barranco Camp:

After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro's 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'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 3,950 m/12,960 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 5: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp

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 familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


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

You will rise 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 supremely sanguine 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).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi:

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.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Included in the packages

  •      »Private transport from the hotel to the Park s gate (starting point for the climb)
  •      »All National Park entry fees
  •      »All camping fees
  •      »2 night's hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
  •      »Hut fees [ Marangu route }
  •      »Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cooks.
  •      »3 full fresh meals daily.
  •      »Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
  •      »Quality specious tents, sleeping mats, camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
  •      »Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  •      »Qualified medical guides
  •      »Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
  •      »Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
  •      »Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
  •      »Government taxes
  •      »Pickup and drop off to Airport
  •      »Evacuation services
  •      »Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
  •      »ulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
  •      »3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
  •      »Portable toilet available at an additional cost (There are public toilets on the mountain)

NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES
  •      →Items of a personal nature
  •      →Tips for guides, porters and cook
  •      →Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
  •      →Snacks, personal medicine
  •      →Meals, drinks and snacks not specified in hotel
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