7 Days Lemosho Route

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Tour overview

Lemosho is a perfect way, and is one of the best routes and approaches Mountain from the west. Preferably than just meeting Shira Plateau like Machame, Lemosho passes it from Shira Elevation to Shira 2 Camp, in a comfortable and light hike. Climbers find little traffic till the route joins the Machame route. The Great Summit completion time and an excellent for acclimatization, particularly on the extended eight days itineraries.

7 Days Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro Route Itinerary

1 Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Distance: 11km

Hiking Time: 3 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Gate, where we will complete entry formalities. From here a forest track requiring one hour drive to Lemosho Glades. After lunch, we will walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

2 Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1

Distance: 8km

Hiking Time: 7 hours

Habitat: Moorland

We will follow a trail that leads out of the forest and into a savannah giant heather moorland zone. Our ascend through scenic rolling hills, we will cross several streams to reach the Shira Ridge before descending to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from the plateau is spectacular.

3 Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 Camp

Distance: 6km

Hiking Time: 2 hours

Habitat: Moorland

A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.

4 Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Distance: 7km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east towards the peak of Kibo and passing that junction. Here our path goes east, towards the Lava Tower, also called the Shark’s Tooth. Shortly after passing the Lava Tower, we meet the second junction that brings us to the Arrow Glacier. From here we continue down to the Barranco Hut, where we will rest, have dinner and overnight. Despite the fact that we did not changed elevation from the point where we started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit.

5 Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Distance: 9km

Hiking Time: 8 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we take short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley, beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten, and Decken Glaciers. After a short and well deserved break we leave Karanga and cross the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail, used for descend from the mountain later. From here we continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we will rest, have dinner and prepare for the summit day. From Barafu you can enjoy the view of two volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, and that view is quite spectacular and you should not miss it.

6 Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

Walking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Habitat: Arctic

An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. At the rim we will reach Stella point, from where we have further hour to Uhuru Peak. After a short stop for taking photos we descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on past Millenium camp down to Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with the strength left from the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

7 Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi/Arusha

Distance: 10km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Included and Excluded

Price Includes

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

All Park fees

Rescue fees

All meals while on the Mountain

Arrival and Departure transfers

Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Crisis management and safety procedures

Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Price Excludes

International Flights

Alcoholic and soft drinks not included

Visa fees

Tips for the mountain crew

Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Travel insurance

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