8 DAYS 7NIGHT LEMOSHO ROUTE THE BEST ROUTE! - Moshi

Overview

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount kilimanjaro. Not too long ago, there were only two main routes used to climb Kilimanjaro the Marangu (Coca Cola) route and the Machame (Whiskey) route. But as Tanzanias tourism industry flourished, the Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to Africans highest peak. Lemosho, a relatively new route, is preferred by reputable operators due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall. The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain.However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads across the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your 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. The missing gear can be rented on this day.
Meals: No Meals Include
Duration: 1 hour
Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: public camping.
Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 / 4.3mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Public camping in the national parks.
Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 7 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 7 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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. Its 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 nights 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: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After a good nights rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. Its a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 3 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 8: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 hours 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 Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 15 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 9: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower.
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast & lunch included
Duration: 6 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.
Day 10: Depart Tanzania
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 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.
*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania
Meals: Breakfast Included
Duration: 1 hour
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Public camping.

Inclusions

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Use of bicycle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • foods 3 per day..breakfast lunch and dinner.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb. Travel insurance Portable flus
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 2955
Per Person