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8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Program Highlights

Duration:  8 Days
Category:  Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations:  Mt Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route
Major Attractions:

  •  Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Arusha/Moshi
End in: Moshi
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • Porters will escort and guide you all your climbing along the mountain
  • It is a least busy route

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Moshi (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Arusha

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2000 m) to Mti Mkubwa (2650 m)

  • A three hour drive from Arusha, around the mountain, brings you to the Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro
  • At the gate, you pick up a game ranger who will protect you from elephants and buffalo during the trek
  • After a short drive to the trail head at Lemosho Glades you will start your trek through the pristine rain forest
  • Today you will hike to Mti Mkubwa, which means ‘Big Tree; in Kiswahili
  • Dinner and overnight stay at camping at Mti Mkubwa

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (2650 m) to Shira One (3610 m)

  • After a good breakfast, you start the climb through the remaining rain forest toward the giant Erica moorland zone
  • You will enjoy a great lunch stop in a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater
  • Today you will get your first close views of the summit
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Shira one campsite

Day 3: Shira One (3610 m) to Shira Two (3850 m)

  • After an early breakfast, you hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral toward Shira Two camp
  • We only gain 240m in elevation which allows you to acclimatize slowly to the altitude
  • The views of the plateau are spectacular
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Shira Two Camp

Day 4: Shira Two (3850 m) to Lava Tower (4650 m)

  • You will head up to Lava Tower, traversing the southern flank of Kibo
  • This is one of the most valuable days for acclimatization
  • If you prefer we can substitute Lava Tower for Barranco Camp, but this makes the walk a few hours longer
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Lava Tower

Day 5: Lava Tower (4650 m) to Karanga Valley (4000 m)

  • After leaving Lava Tower, you descend into the stunning Barranco Valley which is adorned with giant lobelia and senecia plants
  • There are good views of Kibo peak from here
  • After the Barannco Wall, we descend down into the Karanga Valley, where we rest for the night before the hard climb to Barafu Hut

Day 6: Karanga Valley (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4600 m)

  • This is a tough, steep, climb uphill to the rocky, craggy slopes at the camp
  • ‘Barafu’ means, ‘Ice’in Swahili, and it is extremely cold at this altitude
  • You will get a half day rest before you begin the final summit ascent at midnight
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Barafu Camp

Day 7: Barafu to Uhuru Peak (Summit) to Mweka Camp Barafu Camp (4,600m) to the Summit (5896 m) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m)

  • This is a 17 hour day, commencing at midnight and hiking until the next afternoon
  • You will begin your summit ascent around midnight, and will arrive at the Kilimanjaro summit before sunrise
  • After the sunrise, you will head back down the mountain, stopping at Barafu Camp to rest, and heading to Mweka Camp, just a few hours from the gate

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Moshi

  • In the morning you will hike for about 3 hours through lush forest to the gate
  • After a welcome lunch, you will get your climb certificate and say goodbye to your crew and porters
  • We will then drive you to your booked hotel/lodge in Moshi

 

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Tour Code: NSBS214

8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

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