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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho Route 10 Days

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Fredrick Wilbert

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho Route 10 Days

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Lemosho route allowing you to camp and fully appreciate the splendor of your surroundings and the clear night skies. The terrain changes as you ascend the mountain, passing through thick forest, moorland and scree en route to the highest point of the crater, Uhuru Peak. This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the world. The minimum number of days required for this route is seven days, although eight days is ideal. Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended.

DAY 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to Stella Maris hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. Read more

Stella Maris, 1 night
DAY 2

LemoshoGlades - BigTree Camp

The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trailhead to start hiking on the route along a narrow forest path to reach Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite (2800 m). Trekking Time: 2-3 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 411 m Read more

Camp at Big Tree, 1 night
DAY 3

Big Tree Camp - Shira Hut 1

Leaving the forest, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone towards the valley. A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier) at 3500 m and then gently downwards to Shira Hut 1 located near a stream on the Shira Plateau. Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 8 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 719 m Read more

Camp at Shira Hut 1, 1 night
DAY 4

Shira Hut 1 - Shira Hut 2

A gentle hike across the plateau within the moorland meadow takes you to Shira Hut 2 for the afternoon and overnight. Many hikes are available on the Plateau, making this a great day for acclimatization. Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 321 m

Camp at Shira Hut 2,1 night
DAY 5

Shira Hut 2 - Barranco Camp

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. Traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach to reach Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization. Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 60 m Read more

Camp-Barranco Camp, 1 night
DAY 6

BarrancoCamp -Karanga Valley

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight. Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 100 m Read more

Camp-Karanga Valley, 1 night
DAY 7

Karanga Valley - Barafu Camp

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit. Trekking Time: 2-4 hours ⎟Distance: 4 km ⎟Altitude Gain: 600 m

Camp at Barafu Camp , 1night
DAY 8

Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - M

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1296 m After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 12 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 2896 m Read more

Camp at Millennium, 1 night
DAY 9

Millennium Camp - Moshi

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 1360 m Read more

Stella Maris, 1 night
DAY 10

Departure day in Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi- Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Big Tree Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Shira Hut 1
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Shira Hut 2
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Barranco Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Karanga Valley
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Barafu Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Millennium Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 9
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Big Tree Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Shira Hut 1
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Shira Hut 2
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Barranco Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Karanga Valley
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Barafu Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Millennium Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 9
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro
Day 2
Location Big Tree Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Shira Hut 1
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Shira Hut 2
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Barranco Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Barafu Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 7
Location Karanga Valley
Hotel Camping
Day 8
Location Millennium Camp
Hotel Camping
Day 9
Location Moshi-Kilimanjaro

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Economy package does not include portable toilet

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Albert, United States

The tour we took with Eco-Africa climbing was actually one of our best experiences during our holiday. Frederick was a wonderful host - very helpful, very friendly and with his eco-african colleague and driver Freddie he gave us some Tanzanian memories we will never forget. He took us to local restaurants and bars, showed us Moshi and drove us to town whenever we needed to go. In the weekend he arranged a trip to Marangu. In the evening we cooked chagga (the local tribe) - food (pork with fried green bananas and salad) great to taste! and next days we went on a coffee-tour to see how you cultivated, dry and roast your own coffebeans, next we went to an underground chagga-cave and last we went to see a very beautiful waterfall! Everything was very well-arranged, and we will definitely recommend everyone to book their kilimanjaro trek, safari, or maybe just a day-tour with the Eco-african company! Read more

Cheng C., United States

My friend and I climbed the Kilimanjaro with Eco-Africa travel tours. They are very efficient and engaging, we were able to climb the day after we signed the contract. Also, the climbing was good as well. The guides, porters and cook were doing a wonderful job helping us make to the top. I would recommend using this tour agency for your travel to Kilimanjaro. Read more

Angy, United States

This team treats you like family. We were informed, save, encouraged, and had a lot of fun on this trip while pushing our personal boundaries. Highly Recommendad!!!

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