Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro Via Lemosho Route With Kilimanjaro Top Guides - Moshi

Overview

Lemosho RouteRemote and beautiful, but long and expensive, this route also approaches Kilimanjaro across the Shira plateau.Duration: 7-8 daysAdvantages: Very scenic route. Very low number of climbers during the first days. Plenty of time for acclimatization.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
Stop At: Mount kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast: We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to all our trekkers
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Mkubwa
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
Duration: 6 minutes
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 1 camp
Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Duration: 5 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Moir Hut
Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka camp
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Duration: 10 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sal Salinero Kilimanjaro Hotel

Inclusions

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • 2Airport Transfer, from JRO to Moshi when you arrive, and back to the Airport for your flight home.
  • 3 Delicious meals a days plud snacks if applicable
  • Boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain
  • Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • All huts and camping fee
  • Transport to/from national park gates.
  • Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
  • 2 nights at Sal Salinero Kilimanjaro Hotel in Moshi
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • Tanzania government taxes.
  • OFFER! We will provide you with poles and sleeping bag for free
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 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

  • Gratuities (tips for guides and porters) we recommend $50 USD each
  • Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted (plenty of water will be provided for hydration)
  • International airfare
  • Additional equipment rental
  • Round-trip airfare to and from Kilimanjaro (JRO airport)

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 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 2250
Per Person