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AKT/804: 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route


Lemosho Route

The route offers 7 and 8 days of Kilimanjaro climbing.
Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail, for various sides of the mountain. It’s preferred due to low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Duration in days: 7
  • Itinerary Category:   Kilimanjaro Trekking,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations: Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Start point: Arusha
  • End point: Arusha
  • Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc
  • Additional information: Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail, for various sides of the mountain. It’s preferred due to low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.

Other Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

Itinerary Description By Day

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2,100 m) To Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 m)
Distance: 6 km / 4 miles

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Zone: Rainforest

Drive to Londorossi Gate in Moshi from Arusha, for registration formalities. Start hiking through undisturbed forest spotting large wildlife like elephant and buffalo on the mountain. Continue hiking to reach Mti Mkubwa camp in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 m) To Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Zone: Heath

Hike out of the rain forest through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, to reach Shira Ridge before descending down to Shira 1 Camp. Enjoy stunning view across the valley below and Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) To Moir Hut (4,206 m)
Distance: 11 km / 7 miles

Trekking time: 5-7 hours

Zone: Heath

Start hiking shortly after breakfast through moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp making it good for acclimatization. The trail passes through Shira Plateau to reach Moir hut. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Moir Hut (4,206 m) To Lava Tower (4,630 m) To Barranco Camp (3,950 m)
Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

Trekking time: 6-8 hours

Zone: Alpine Desert

Trek from the Shira Plateau through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ while approaching Lava Tower meant for acclimatization. Have lunch at Lava tower and some rest before descending to Barranco Camp. Hot meal and sleep at the camp.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,900 m) To Karanga Camp (4,000 m) To Barafu Camp (4,670 m)
Distance: 9 km / 3 miles

Trekking time: 8-10 hours

Zone: Alpine Desert

Start by descending to the base of the Great Barranco wall of 900 ft cliff. Walk across a series of hills and valleys to descend into the Karanga Valley and pass through Karanga Camp. Leave the junction intersecting Mweka trail and take a walk through the rocky section to reach Barafu Hut. Have hot meal, drink much water and enough rest as preparing for the summit. Retire to bed very early by 19:00.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,670 m) To Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) To Mweka camp (3,100 m)
Distance: 18 km / 11.2 miles

Trekking time: 13- 15hours

Zone: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Wake up at 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and a cup of hot coffee. Start trekking around midnight for the physical challenging final part. The trail leads to Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim arriving at sunrise. Continue for a 2 hour hike to reach Uhuru peak (The roof of Africa). Take some pictures and refreshments at the summit feeling accomplished.

Start descending down to Mweka hut for hot dinner and a good sleep.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100 m) To Mweka Gate (1,980 m)
Distance: 10 km / 6 miles

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Zone: Rainforest

On this last day, descend to Mweka gate for awards. Hikers who reached Stella point receive green certificates while those who reached Uhuru peak receive golden certificates. It’s the time to tip your guides, cookers and porters according to your satisfaction. Drive back to Arusha for a good bath and much sleep.

No of Pax

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6+ pax

Rate per pax

$2,030

$1,975

$1,920

$1,865

$1,810

$1,755

 

 

 

 

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • Transport from arrival point to Moshi
  • Transport from Moshi to Departure point
  • Accommodation before climb bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation after climb on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 person sharing tent/huts on the mountain
  • All Park fees on Kilimanjaro
  • Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
  • 3 meals daily on the mountain
  • Sleeping and dining tents (all camping gears)
  • Guide and porters
  • Cooks and waiters
  • First aid kit
  • Service of mountain guide
  • Transportation to the mountain
  • Transportation from the mountain
  • All government taxes
  • Oximeter on the mountain

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. telephone, laundry etc.
  • Drinks rather than water
  • International flight
  • Tips to mountain Crews
  • Dinner on the first and last days in Moshi hotel
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles etc.
  • French/Spanish/Italian/German speaking guides – they are available
  • Private portable toilet (available for $80) it will need toilet porter for $10 per day
  • And all not listed above

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