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Lemosho route

Price
$2900 (2-3)pax
Duration
10 Days
Destination
Moshi - Londorossi
Travellers
25+
7 Reviews

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The Lemosho Route starts off on the western flank of Kilimanjaro, offering spectacular views of Mt Meru and the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Your first day takes you through a dense rainforest, that gradually thins out with each upward step and by day two you can already see the summit of Kilimanjaro, glistening in the distance. On the third day, the route joins the Machame Route and a long, but rewarding, road lies ahead until you reach the summit. The extra day on this 8 day trek gives you the opportunity to better acclimatize, thus increasing your chances of reaching the top. Overnights on the 8-day Lemosho Route will be in tents.

Day 1 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by our transfer driver, who will take you to the Mbugani Hotel. The rest of the day is for you to relax and prepare for your upcoming trip. You can also opt to visit the town of Moshi (taxi ride required). In the late afternoon our Kilimanjaro team will meet you at the hotel to brief you on your upcoming trek and check your equipment.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation: Mbugani Hotel

Day 2 : Moshi – Londorossi Gate (2,250m) – Big Tree Camp (2,780m)

In the morning you will be taken to Londorossi Gate. Upon completion of all the entry formalities and a final 15 km drive on a bumpy road you will reach your starting point at the edge of the rain forest. You will enjoy lunch before you set out on the trail through the rain forest. Today’s walk is quite short, about 3 hours, compared to the days ahead, thus giving you time to enjoy the lush scenery which will drastically change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumb less colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you. Your dinner and overnight awaits you at the beautiful Big Tree Camp (2,780m).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2,780m) – Shira Camp 1 (3,500m)

As you walk along the thin trail through the rain forest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with Lobelia and Eric plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira Camp 1 in about 3-4 hours. Looking over the Shira Plateau from your camp you will be able to see the unmistakable snow-capped summit of Kibo. A hearty evening meal and a last glimpse at the starry sky will bring the day to a close.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Shira Camp 1 (3,500m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900m )

Today you will cross Shira Ridge with its rocky ground, low grasses and shrubs. As the terrain is much flatter than the day before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive Giant Lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach Shira Camp 2, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Shira Camp 2 (3,900m) – Lava Tower (4,640m) – Barranco Camp (3,960m)

After breakfast you will start your ascent to Lava Tower through a boulder-strewn terrain. In the distance you will see Kibo encouraging you to continue uphill. Reaching Lava Tower at an altitude of 4,640m, you will rest and allow your body to get used to the higher altitude, after which you continue downwards to Barranco Camp. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your bodies react to changes in Altitude. Along the way the scenery changes once more and soon you are surrounded by giant Seneca’s and smaller Lobelia plants. After 6 – 7 hours you will reach the beautiful and green Barranco Camp, which offers great views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. After dinner you will settle in for thenight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3,960m) – Karanga Camp (4,035m)

The famous Barranco wall, which is probably the steepest part of the entire route, awaits you after breakfast. Although no technical climbing is necessary, some spots do require you to use your hands for a better grip and to pull yourself up. Your guide will be close by to help you if necessary. After you have pulled yourself around the Kissing Rock you will make your way along the mountain ridge and through the Karanga Valley. You will also pass the last water spot as you finally reach Karanga Camp after 3 – 4 hours. After a well-deserved meal, it is off to bed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Karanga Camp (4,035m) – Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Today you will make your way to Barafu Camp at around 4,640m, which you will reach in about 3 – 4 hour. The landscape is very dry and the ground cracks like glass under your boots. As you make your way through the afro-alpine dessert to the rocky Barafu Camp, a sense of excitement sweeps over you as your final stretch is but a few hours away. The Barafu Camp with its rocky scenery allows for a stunning view of Mawenzi Peak and the summit path ahead. After an early dinner and last minute preparation for tomorrow, you will go to bed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp (3,080m)

At around midnight you will be awoken with some hot tea and biscuits in order to get you ready for today’s ascents. You will ascend in a north-westerly direction through heavy scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about 5 – 7 hours. At Stella Point you may rest if necessary before taking on another 1-2 hour stretch along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak – the highlight of your trip. A breath-taking view awaits you as you stand on the highest mountain in Africa. After taking as much pictures as your camera will allow, you will leave behind the glistening glaciers and snowy peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp. Here you will have time to catch your breath before heading further down to Mweka Gate (3,080m), an approximate 3 hour walk. A scrumptious dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep await you.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) – Moshi-hotel

After a hearty breakfast and a traditional farewell ceremony by your mountain crew, you will start your final descent to Mweka Gate. A leisurely 2 – 3 hours walk will once again take you through the lush rain forest, where the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjaro flower grows. Reaching Mweka Gate you will be greeted by our transfer driver, who will take you back to the Green Hills of Africa. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure – enjoy a long shower, jump in the pool or just relax at the bar. Dinner and overnight at Mbugani Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Hotel – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Airport or you can extend your holiday with a safari or beach stay.

Note : You can rent hiking equipment in our shop if you do not have any gear with you. The cost for total rent twill be an extra 200 USD/person included everything you need for climbing the mountain.If you bring any personal equipment (such as sleeping bag, hiking shoes, camel back etc.) this cost will be reduced.

Note : Join group will have specific dates so please if you choose this option we ask you to let us know the month you wish to travel so we can give you th dates available to join othertraveler

What's included

  • Departure
    Moshi
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 10:20 AM for a prompt departure at 10:50 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
  • Price
    1-2 pax : USD 2900
    2-4 pax : USD 2600
    4-6 pax : USD 2300
    6-8 pax : USD 1950
  • Included
    Transfers from Kilimanjaro international airport
    Services of English-speaking mountain guide.
    Oxygen cylinder
    Accommodations and meals as indicated on the itinerary, Camping equipment
    Mountain Crew potters and Chef
    Accommodation on bed and breakfast at hotel on arrival & departure date
    All Kilimanjaro Parks entry fee
    Transportation
  • Not Included
    International Flights
    Visas
    Optional activities mentioned on the above itinerary
    Travel/medical/baggage insurance
    Tips, Laundry
    Telephone bills (Whenever applicable)
    Any other items of a personal nature

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Cherie S

Exceptionally professional service from Lifetime Safaris. Excellent booking arrangements, and service which followed through for the 3 days of our sojourn. Our outstanding guide was conversant on every level and incredibly knowledgeable on every animal we saw. The attention to detail by both our guide.

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I joined an open trip to Ngorongoro and Serengiti. It's a great trip with great people and guides. All the services were great.

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