Climb Kilimanjaro, 8 Days Lemosho Route - Moshi

Overview

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount kilimanjaro. Lemosho 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, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: 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.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti mkubwa (Big tree) campsite
Day 2: 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.
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 1 camp
Day 3: 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.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 2 camp
Day 4: 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.
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp
Day 5: 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.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp
Day 6: 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 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp
Day 7: 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.
Duration: 14 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Millenium camp
Day 8: 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 rainforest 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/Arusha, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha as mentioned

Inclusions

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees, Camping fees and rescue fees
  • 4 Season mountain tents and double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO.
  • Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available at client's request
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Exclusions

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Flights and Travel insurance
  • Laundry (Available at hotel) Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips to guides, porters and cook
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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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 2380
Per Person