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Lemosho Route 8 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route 8 Days

$2070

per person

Lemosho route is very scenic as you pass through the west kilimanjaro captivation local farms area. You pass through a forest vegetation towards the parks gate. The route is unspoilt and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho route 8 days starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher, more challenging altitude. The Londorossi Gate is a fair drive from the town of Moshi. At the gate you will register with the authorities before being driven a further 12km to the starting point.

On day three the Lemosho Route joins the Machame Route at Lava Tower and down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit. As with the Machame Route, Lemosho trekkers need to transverse the Barranco Wall and then summit from Barafu Camp.  The seven day route typically stops for a night at both Shira Camp 1 and Shira Camp 2. Eight day treks stop again at Karanga Camp for another acclimatization day.

 

  • Departure
    Moshi Town to Lemosho Gate
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 10:30 AM in the last day.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, cold weather jacket, gloves, pants, spare clothing.
  • Include
    All Park Fees
    Helicopter Rescue Fees
    18% VAT on Tour Fees & Services
    Camping Facilities
    Transfers to and from the park for Kilimanjaro climbers
    Crew salaries
    Sleeping tents
    Professional Guide
    Sleeping Mat
    Meals according to the Itinerary
  • Not Included
    Village entry fees (for the day trips)
    Any services not mentioned above
    Safari Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
    Overnight stays in safari tents
    Professional Safari Cook
    Camping safari according to the itinerary
    Flights
    Other Optional Activities
    Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
    All Mentioned Safari Activities
    Mineral water
    Transportation in 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
    Climbing gears
    Meals not listed
    Emergency oxygen
    Visa Fees
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tips and gratuities
    Personal trekking equipment
    Airport Transfers
    Hotel Accommodations According to the Itinerary
1

Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
  • Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
2

Day 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.
  • Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
3

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
4

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
  • Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
5

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
  • Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
6

Day 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
7

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,680 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)

You will be awoken around 23:30 with hot tea and biscuits. Hopefully you have managed to get a few hours’ sleep; don’t worry if you haven’t as most people struggle to sleep before summit night. Do however make sure that all your kit, including warm clothes, headlamp, insulated water reserves and snacks are ready for a sharp departure at 24:00. The trek up Kibo is steep and slow. The trick is to keep your momentum moving forward, one step at a time. It takes about 6-8 hours to reach the top of the crater rim where you will see the sign for Stella Point (5,739 meters). You still have another 156 meters of altitude to walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). After reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, a 4.5km / 3 mile ascent, you still have an 11km / 7 mile descent to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)! Mweka is situated in the upper part of the rain-forest zone. The richness of oxygen and moisture in the air will be a very welcome surprise.
  • Distance: ~4.5km / 3 miles ascent and then 11km / 7 mile descent
  • Trekking time: 6-8 hours to the summit and then 5-8 hours to Mweka
  • Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones
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Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)

In the morning after breakfast you will be trekking down to Mweka gate. The trek is a pleasant one through the lower rain-forested slopes and down to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). Although you cover 9km / 5.5 miles, the trek only takes 3-4 hours. Assuming you successfully reach Stella Point or Uhuru Peak you will be presented with official certificates – a green certificate for the former and a gold certificate for the latter. It is customary to tip your trekking crew before being transported back to your hotel in Moshi.
  • Distance: ~9km / 5.5 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-5 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest

Tour Location

Lemosho route is very scenic as you pass through the west kilimanjaro captivation local farms area.

Kilimanjaro Route Map

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Number of People Price in USD
1  2,070
2  1,998
3  1,898
4  1,847
5  1,828
6 1,818
7  1,808
8  1,798
9  1,788
10  1,783
 

Hotels: We offer the following hotel options

Hotel/Lodge Name Price Per Night in USD
Panama Garden Resort (Single Room) USD 80 per night
Panama Garden Resort(Double Room) USD 100 per night
Panama Garden Resort (Triple Room) USD 150 per night
The Secret Garden USD 18 per night
The Hibiscus Moshi USD 35 per night
Panama Hotel (Single Room) USD 45 per night
Panama Hotel (Double Room) USD 60 per night
Panama Hotel (Triple Room) USD 75 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 71 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 160 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 130 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) USD 145 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Triple Room) USD 160 per night
Gears: We offer the following ad-dons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 90
Sleeping Bag USD 40
Duffel Bag USD 20
Head torch USD 10
Oxygen Cylinder USD 76
Transfers: We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 30 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 30 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 50 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 50 per vehicle

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