8 Days Lemosho Route - Moshi

Overview

Mount kilimanjaro Climb with Nyika Discovery Limited Lemosho Route is regarded as one of the prettiest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. You begin the trek from the west, climbing in the fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers on the health ecosystem. Approaching from the west, we cross one of the most beautiful areas on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Shira Plateau before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Day 1; Mti Mkubwa Camp:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Morning transfer to the west of Mount Kilimanjaro, after completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park Gate, we will drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho Route road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of wildlife including African Buffalo. Stay overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (8,700 ft). It takes about 23 hours walking.
Overnight; Mti Mkubwa Camp
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day 2: Day 2; Shira One Campsite:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, we soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of Giant Heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There tangible sense of the wilderness especially if afternoon mists come in. You will camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One Campsite (11,000ft). It takes about 67 hours walking.
Overnight; Shira One Campsite
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira One Campsite
Day 3: Day 3; Shira Two Camp:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, proceed with an easy day to help acclimatization and to explore the volcanic rock formations of Shira Plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp of Shira Hut (12,600 ft). This campsite has stunning views close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of the Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mount floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable. It takes about 4 5hours walking.
Overnight; Shira Two Camp
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira Two Camp
Day 4: Day 4; Barranco Campsite:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, you will start with a morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower (14,900 ft), we descent the bottom of the Barranco Valley to campsite at Barranco Camp (12,790 ft), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. It takes about 79 hours walking.
Overnight Barranco Campsite
Duration: 9 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Campsite
Day 5: Day 5; Barafu Hut:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, we follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southern valley. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. It takes about 35 hours walking.
Overnight; Barafu camp
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Campsite
Day 6: Day 6; Summit Mweka Campsite:
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Wake up and then start our ascent by tonight around 1:00am so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some wellgraded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest at Uhuru Peak for a short time in order to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi Peak. For those who are still feeling strong can make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu Camp is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, we continue to descent to reach our final campsite, Mweka Camp (12,500 ft). It takes about 11 15 hours walking.
Duration: 15 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mweka Campsite
Day 7: Day 7; Mweka Gate and the Drive Back to Arusha:
Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
After breakfast, proceed with a sustained descend on a well-constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to Mweka National Park Gate (5,400 ft) and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka Village where you will be transferred to Planet Lodge Arusha or similar hotel in order to stay overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis
Overnight; Mc-ellys Hotel / Green Mountain Hotel

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Mc-ellys Hotel / Green Mountain Hotel

Inclusions

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro

Exclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

Rescue Available

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 2160
Per Person