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6 Days Lemosho route 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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6 Days Lemosho route Mt.Kilimanjaro trekking

This is probably the most scenic and most beautiful route to the summit. The 6-day route is however physically more challenging than the Marangu route. The day walks are longer and steeper, however the summit night is one hour shorter. The scenic traverse of the Western Breach offers some stunning views! Only tented accommodation available, which can be less comfortable and will require a good sleeping bag and hiking mattress. It is done over 6 day

Moshi - Mti mkubwa

Hiking time: 3 hours Habitat: Montane forest After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive two hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the look out for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared! Read more

Forest Campsite

Mti mkubwa - Shira Camp

Hiking time: 6.5 hours Habitat: Moorland After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rainforest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp. Read more

Shira camp

Shira to Barranco

Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers Habitat: Semi desert Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath. Following lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting. Read more

Baranco camp - Barafu camp

Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: Approximately 13 kilometers Habitat: Alpine desert After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley and intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00! Read more

Barranco campsite

Barafu Camp to mweka

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp. Read more

mweka camp to mweka gate

Hiking time: 3 hours Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers Habitat: Forest Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi at Hotel for long overdue showers and more celebrations. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi town
Hotel Keys Hotel
Day 2
Location Machame Campsite
Hotel Camping
Day 3
Location Shira campsite
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Baranco campsite
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Barafu Campsite
Hotel Camping
Day 6
Location Mweka Campsite
Hotel Camping

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Portable Toilet tent
  • • 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

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

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