Lemosho Route 8 Days

Tour Overview

The Lemosho Route is the typically complete in 8 days. This is the great option if you want long trek for acclimatization. It connects with the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Londrosi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

From the hotel in Moshi, drive for 3-4 hours to Londrosi national park gate (1,830m). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle to Lemosho glades. Walk for 2-3 hours along montana forest to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) Camp (2,650m).

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast walk for 4-5 hours gradually from Mti Mkubwa to the moorland zone, continue over the Shira ridge down to Shira 1 Camp (3,500m) located on the Shira Plateau.

Day 3: Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 Camp

A gentle 4-5 hours hike across the plateau to Shira 2 Camp (3,85m) on moorland meadows by a stream.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Barranco Camp

A day of 5-6 hours hike in semi-desert, from Shira 2 Camp continue to the east up a ridge passing the junction towards to the peak of Kibo. As continues the direction changes to the south east towards Lava Tower (4,650). After a tower you come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. You now continue to the Baranco Camp (4,000m). Looks you end the day with around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, hike in Alpine Desert for 3-4 hours on a steep ridge up to Baranco wall to the Karanga Valley Camp (4,050m) and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Hike in Alpine Desert for 3-4 hours to Barafu Camp (4,700m). You have completed the southern circuit, which offers view of the summit from many different angles. Here you make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for summit day.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

At mid-night continue your way to Summit (5,895m) between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers. You head in through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest. From there you may encounter snow all over the way ascend to the Summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you rached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Continent of Africa.

From the Summit you began your descend by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp (3,090m), with stop over for lunch at Barafu. The hike in this day is 5-7 hours up and 5-6 hours down, in the stone scree and ice capped summit.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Continue 3-4 hours in the rain forest to Mweka national park gate (1,680) to have your Summit Certificates. From the Gate continue another an hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you and drive you back to your hotel in Moshi, about 30 minutes drive.

US$ 2,000 Per Person

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. Dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

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