8 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE
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Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho Kilimanjaro Climbing is a premium route for Kilimanjaro climb and trek provided from 6 to 8 days. Climbing through different climate zones it starts on heaths and winds further across alpine meadows to ascend to the arctic zone near Uhuru Peak. The descent, in turn, passes through the rainforest. All this makes this route the most scenic on Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90%, and 95% for 6, 7, and 8-day tours, respectively. The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 46 km (28.5 miles). Kilimanjaro On Foot recommends this trail for those ready to pay a bit extra for high-altitude drop off by a vehicle.
Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho.
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- Transport from arrival point to Moshi
- Transport from Moshi to the Departure point
- Accommodation before climb
- Accommodation after climb
- All accommodation in tents on the mountain
- Park fees on Kilimanjaro
- Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
- 3 meals daily on the mountain
- Sleeping tents and dining tents (all camping gear)
- Guide and porters
- Cooks and waiters
- First aid kit
- Service of an English speaking mountain guide
- Transportation to the mountain
- Transportation from the mountain
- All government taxes
- Oximeter on the mountain
Items not included:
- Extras in the hotel
- Drinks rather than water
- Tips to mountain Crews
- Meals in Moshi
- Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles, etc.
- And all not listed above
Arrival – Drive to Moshi
Welcome to Tanzania: Meet and greet at arrival point by our transferring driver who will escort you to the waiting vehicle for loading your luggage then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. After checking in the hotel you will get a briefing about your next day’s trek then your mountain guide will check your gears. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing at the pool or exploring the town of Moshi.
3 – 4 hours walking
Drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate (2100m), hike to Forest camp (2750m)
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Moshi and driven to the Londorossi gate. At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your waiting lounge registering with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! About halfway up the trail, you will have a lunch break and you will reach the Forest Camp in the late afternoon or early evening. The porters and chefs who move very fast up the mountain will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served followed by overnight.
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5 – 6 Hours walking
Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
We continue on the trail leading out of the 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. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Shara 1 Camp
6 – 7 hours walking
Shira 1 (3540m) to Shira 2 (3840m) to Moir Hut (4114)
This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue 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 is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
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Moir Hut Camp
7 Hours walking
Moir Hut (4114) to Lava Tower (4600) to Barranco Camp (3950m)
From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
4 – 5 hours walking
Barranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga Camp (4235m)
This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. 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.
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4 – 5 Hours walking
Karanga Camp (4235m) to Barafu Camp (4600)
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. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “Barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so hikers need 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. Get to sleep by 19:00!
14 Hours walking
Summit attempt (from Barafu Camp (4600m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) then down to Mweka (3100m)
Your guide will wake you up at 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 in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending 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 dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.
Summit attempt of Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho.
Day 93 hours walking
Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1980m), drive to Moshi
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. 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.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to your departure point for your flight back home.
You can extend your stay by going on a Tanzania safari or relaxing on Zanzibar beach.