Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route - Moshi

Overview

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Mount kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb in Tanzania.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Moshi Londorossi Gate (2100m) Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 hours | Habitat: Montane forest
After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch. At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the look out for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite (2750m)
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) Shira 2 Camp (3840m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 6.5 hours | Habitat: Moorland
After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rain forest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira 2 (3610 m)
Day 3: Shira (3840m) Lava Tower (4630m) Barranco Camp (3950m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 7 hours | Distance: Approx 15 kilometers | Habitat: Semi desert
Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served.
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) Karanga Camp (3950m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 4-5 hours | Distance: Approx 5 Kms | Habitat: Alpine desert
This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
Duration: 5 minutes
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga Camp (3959m) Barafu Camp (4600)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 2-3 hours | Distance: Approx 4 Kms | Habitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp (4600m) Uhuru Peak (5895m) Mweka Camp (3100m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit | Distance: Approx 7 Kms ascent & 23 Kms descent
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and overnight.
Duration: 13 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Mweka Camp
Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) Mweka Gate (1980m)
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 hours | Distance: Approx 15 Kms | Habitat: Forest
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Selig Hotel Moshi

Inclusions

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

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

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

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Cancellation Policy

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From
USD 2250
Per Person