7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, Mount Kilimanjaro Trek Tours

The Lemosho Route is an un spoilt, remote, little used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. It can either be used to gain the Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend by the easier Barafu Route.

The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffaloelephant and other big game animals.

7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

Safari Highlights:

  • Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route.
  • Enjoy a thrilling mountaineering adventure in Tanzania.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

(Arusha (1,400 m) – Londorosi Gate at (2,100 m) – Big Tree Camp at (2,750 m))

After breakfast drive all the way to the town of Boma N’gombe and across the village of Sanya juu, You will have 15 minutes break at Boma Ng’ombe then you will drive along the pumpy road up to the Londorossi gate.

At the gate the usual paper work will be done, and you will lastly sign the KINAPA book before you start your first day of ascent Kilimanjaro, you will need about 3 hours of walking to make your day. The route leads you mostly across the rain forest, large tree roots and a lavish nature so you man expect rain, mad & sometime fog.

Reach your camp at late afternoon. Overnight at  Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp) 2,780 m.

: Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp)

Day 2

(Big Tree Camp at (2,750 m) – Shira Camp 2 at (3,840 m))

After breakfast leave Mti Mkubwa Camp, after trekking for 30 minutes the nature will transform into heather and moorland. You will cross many streams and trek over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp standing at (3,840 m).

The camp is next to a stream & it offers a stunning view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Arriving at the camp similar procedure will follow as per the first day. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp (3,840 m).

: Shira 2 Camp

Day 3

(Shira Camp at (3,840 m) – Lava Tower at (4,630 m) – Barranco Camp at (3,950 m))

After breakfast your third stage of Kilimanjaro trekking will start, firstly you will trek South of the Shira/Lemosho route. The route tracks over a black lava desert through millions of heavy rocks. During the ascend and descent past Lava Tower the climb is of about 1,4700 meters.

Move on to Barranco valley after lunch. From the Barranco Camp you can observe the Great Barraco Wall, the West Breach of Kibo as well as the window and the south glacier. Evening time the sun gives wonderful play of colors. Overnight at Barranco Camp (3,950 m).

: Barranco Camp

Day 4

(Barranco Camp at (3,950 m) – Karanga Camp at (3,950 m))

After breakfast, there is a big challenge ahead waiting for you “climbing the Great Barranco Wall” 1 to 1.5 hours is needed to climb the Great Barranco Wall. As you gaze behind the wall you will see a barren wall and the rocky plateau.

The route then continues on sand and gravel through the rocky moors. After a distance of about 2 to 3 hours you will reach Karanga camp at an altitude of 3,950 meters, as you go up hill after hill, you will have a good view of upcoming routes. Overnight at Karanga Camp (3,950 m).

: Karanga Camp

Day 5

(Karanga Camp at (3,950 m) – Barafu Camp at (4,600 m))

After breakfast you will start ascending the most difficult part of this mountain for the entire crew “The Barafu camp”. The first still existing moorland gradually vanishes and the landscape becomes rocky. Stones and boulders are ruling this landscape.

This is the last water stop for porters because they can’t access water at Barafu Camp (4,600 m). Spend the rest of the day having snacks and dinner later on. You should go to bed early enough and get a good sleep. Overnight at Barafu Camp at (4,600 m).

: Barafu Camp

Day 6

(Barafu Camp at (4,600 m) – Uhuru Peak at (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp at (3,100 m))

Wake up at around 23:00 or 23:30, have tea & biscuits, afterwards the final push to the summit will begin. The night is silent and freezing cold when you and your guide set out for the summit.

The route to the summit is on the northwest & the scent is over the stone scree. Steeply up step by step and over the shoulders your path will lead you to the crater rim, to be reached after 5 to 6 hours and thus the Stella Point (5740 m). You only have 150 meters left to reach the highest point of the African Continent at the altitude of 5,895 meters.

Take a short break, then descent along the crater rim back to Stella Point and then continue down to Rebmann Glacier. Your descending is via the same route of ascending so proceed down to Barafu camp where you will have a hot lunch.

After lunch and some rest you go down to Mweka camp, downward the vegetation is attractive, reach your camp later afternoon. Get hot water to wash, tea or coffee & snacks will be served. Overnight at Mweka Camp (3,080 m).

: Mweka Camp

Day 7

(Descent: Mweka Camp at (3,100 m) – Mweka Gate at (1,980 m))

Start with a good breakfast on this last day of your Kilimanjaro trekking, then make your way down to Mweka Gate. You will reach Mweka gate after 10 kilometers.

Celebration, Tipping and farewell will be at Mweka gate and at the very end your guide will present to you Green certificate for hikers who reached Stella Point & gold certificates for those made to Uhuru peak the actual summit of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Meet your driver who have already be there and drive back to Arusha for overnight or drop off at the airport.

Cost Includes & Excludes

Included in the Safari Cost

Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.
Transportation as per itinerary.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
Water for washing up daily
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
A comprehensive Climbing Mount Kenya travel info pack
Flying Doctor Evacuation Service

Excluded in the Safari Cost

Visas and related costs.
Personal Taxes.
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
International flights.
Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in.

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