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8 Days Lemosho route stayig at Crater Mt.Kilimanjaro trekking

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Naick Abswai

Kilisa Tours & Safaris

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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8 Days Lemosho route stayig at Crater Mt.Kilimanjaro trekking

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route just after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.

DAY 1

Londorossi Gate– Mti mkubwa

Elevation Gain: 650 meters, 2,133 feet This day we begin our first day of 8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro climb. The Lemosho route is ideal for climbers seeking a more private hiking experience. Although the trail joins with the more popular Machame route on day three, the first two days on the mountain are relatively quiet with few other trekking groups on the trail. On the first day, arrive at Londorossi Gate at about 11am. Spend about an hour at the gate while Kilimanjaro Budget Safaris registers your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Please note that the arrival time at the gate may vary depending on road conditions. After registering at the gate, drive to the trailhead. Leave the gate at around 12pm for Mti Mkubwa Camp. Pass through the rain forests of Kilimanjaro viewing trees and birds along the way. Eat a picnic on the trail before continuing to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Arrive at the campsite in the late afternoon and relax for the rest of the day. Read more

DAY 2

Mti mkubwa camp to Shira 1

Elevation Gain: 970 meters, 3,177 feet Leave the forest on day two for Kilimanjaro's moorland. When the trail flattens out, you will have your first views of Kibo peak. After lunch, you will climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo's lava flows filled up the Shira crater. Stop at Shira 1 Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day. Faster hikers may continue to Shira 2 Camp (3,830m/12,560ft). Read more

Shira camp
DAY 3

Shira 1 camp to Barranco

Total Elevation Gain: 810 meters, 2,660 feet This is a very long day of hiking and it is imperative that you leave the camp by 7am. Hikers may also choose to camp at Shira II and skip Karanga Valley on day four. This will shorten day three significantly. Although this up-and-down day ends with an elevation gain of only 120 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 810 meters to a height of 4,530 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. Although the hike is tiring, it is crucial for acclimatization. After breakfast continue east on the Shira Plateau, reaching the junction for the Machame, Lemosho and Shira trails. Join the more crowded Machame route before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch you will reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. Faster hikers can take a detour via Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside. Read more

DAY 4

Baranco to karanga valley

Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with an hour and a half scramble up the Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to pull your body up. After reaching the top, make a short descent into the greener Karanga Valley. We generally camp on the ridge above the valley to allow for greater acclimatization. Read more

Barranco campsite
DAY 5

Karanga valley to barafu

Elevation Gain: 400 meters, 1,320 feet After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo's glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, there are stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks along the way. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike. Read more

DAY 6

Barafu camp to crater camp

Elevation Gain: 1,115 meters, 3,650 feet Due to the steep ascent at high altitude, this is the most challenging day of the ascent. Leave Barafu Camp early in the morning to begin your hike to the top of Kibo Crater. It is important to remember to snack during the ascent to keep your energy up. You will likely lose your appetite during this day and begin to feel new effects of altitude sickness. After ascending Kibo's wall, hike to Crater Camp, the highest camp on Kilimanjaro. The camp is located inside Kilimanjaro's Kibo crater, and offers stunning views of the surrounding glaciers. Read more

DAY 7

Crater camp tosummit tomweka

Elevation Gain: 180 meters, 590 feet Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet At dawn, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The hike to the summit is slow, taking up to two hours to gain 180 meters. Reach Uhuru around 8am and take photos at the roof of Africa. Descend to Barafu Camp where you'll eat brunch. At 1pm, continue to Mweka Camp your final camp on Kilimanjaro. Read more

DAY 8

Mweka camp to mweka gate

Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Kilimanjaro Budget Safaris vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Crater Camp Routes
Hotel Camping

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Portable Toilet tent
  • • Crater fee
  • 2 Night of accommodation, a day before trek and a day after trek
  • • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • • Arrival and departure transfers
  • • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • • Government Climbing Taxes
  • • Climbing permits
  • • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • • Guides, Porters Cook Salaries
  • • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • • Safety Equipment:
  • o Emergency Oxygen
  • o Pulse Oximeter
  • • Hot drinks at every meal
  • • Emergency rescue fees
  • • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

Package excludes

  • - Personal items and toiletries
  • - Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • • Guides: $15/day/guide
  • • Cook: $10/day
  • • Porter: $8/day/porter
  • • N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Julie, United States

Much thanks to Kilisa Tours & Safaris team for being helpful to us every thing was perfect, pick up and drop off from Moshi, We most have fantastic time in Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater and I can recommend them

Davis, United States

Me and my two Colleagues have recently returned from Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho route 8 Days arranged by KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. It was really hard but manageable what required is to be papered and well equipped that you can make it to the top. The food was superb prepared by our cook Peter in every camp site, Our Guides and Porter they are really supportive and like a family through the 8 Days and do a great job to make sure we reach to the summit and make us feel like we exceed our expectation All in all it was a memorable experience and I highly recommend KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. Thanks Read more

Pat Pollard, United States

The Kilisa team was excellent and very happy to us, Jackson who was a chief guide and his assistant Andrew reminded us to drink water every time also our cooker prepared fresh and delicious meals every day and the porter who used to carry our luggage they were very happy too. Generally this team is very professional and I can recommend Kilisa Tours & Safaris for anyone who plan for Kilimanjaro Trekking Read more

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THE TEAM

Endrew Mshuza

Mountain Guide

Hillary Chrispine

Safari Guide.

Patrick

Mountain Guide

Ridhiwani Mohamedi

Assistant Director

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