Lemosho route, Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Camping (Tents)
Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the West side of the mountain, is less difficult route compared to the rest of the routes. On first and second hiking days, the trail is gentle slope passing through the rain forest that makes climbing easier. Some climbers hike even for 6 days, but it’s highly recommended to be done in 7 days or 8-Days Lemosho route climb. The climate on this route is clear conducive and it’s in favor for even the aged climbers.
8-Days Lemosho Route Itinerary
Day 00: Arrival Day
Upon your arrivals at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative, followed by an hour drive to the hotel in Moshi Town. After having a short rest at the hotel, our Mountain guide will meet you to check with your climbing gears and equipment. If some gears will be missing, our guide will help you on how to rent those missing gears from the rental shops
Day 01: From Hotel to Londorossi gate (2100m) to Mti Mkubwa (2821m)
Time taken to hike: 3 hours
Habitat: Mountain forest
A 3-hours private drive from hotel in Moshi to starting point, Londorosi gate. At the gate registration, payment and entrance permit process will take place while porters are sorting and weight the luggage.
After all process be done, the hike starts to the first camp, Mti Mkubwa campsite. Trail is gentle slope, and it’s passing through the rain forest. At the campsite you will have to spend the remaining time for rest, dinner and overnight.
DAY 02: From Mti Mkubwa to Shira one Camp (3500M)
Time taken: 5 hours
Habitat: Montane forest zone to Moorland zone
After breakfast, hike will continue to Shira one campsite, leaving the rain forest and start approaching moorland vegetation. At shira camp you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.
DAY 03: From Shira one to Shira two Camp (3840m)
Time: 5 hours
Gently hike across the plateau to Shira 2 camp, crossing some streams on trail, it’s a good path for acclimatization. Lunch box will be provided on the way, you will enter shira 2 camp late afternoon, spending the remaining time for rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 04: From Shira 2 to Barranco camp (3950m) via Lava tower (4642m)
Time taken: 8 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert.
The hike continue to the high point Lava tower, a short break for acclimatization and lunch, before heading down to BarrancoVallay Camp, viewing the great Barranco Wall. The camp is crowded because it’s the hub for 3-routes (Machame, Umbwe and Lemosho route). At the camp you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 05: From Barranco to Karanga camp
After breakfast at Barranco camp you will have a short hike to Karanga camp, where you will spend the remaining time for hot lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 06: From Karanga Camp to Barafu base camp (Summit overnight)
At barafu base camp you will have a rest, dinner and early sleeping because you will awake at mid-night for summit attempt.
Around 01:00am, guide will awake you to get well prepared with the summiting gears, warm clothes that can accommodate up to -10 degree Celsius. After all process be done, guide will slowly lead you to hike up for the summit attempt, passing through Stella point, (5685m) to Uhuru Peak (5895).
Day 07: From Summit (Uhuru Peak) to Barafu – Mweka Camp
The beginning of sixth day might caught you at the peak if the weather is good, you will be able to spend couple of minutes at the peak, taking a beautiful photo while sunrises, drinking a tea on your thermal bottle before start descending down to Barafu camp.
At barafu camp you will have time to rest, before continuing to hike down to Millemium/Mweka camp for lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 08:From Mweka camp to Mweka gate (Final day of the tour)
It’s the end of 7 days in the jungle, morning of this day you will be packing all of your stuffs ready to leave the park. Crew will be seen organizing and sorting all stuffs for marking the end of the tour. They will be singing, celebrating and congratulating you for a successful climb. After all that you will hike down to Mweka gate, where you will sign out, and receive certificates for those who made their summit attempt successfully. An hour drive from the gate will drop you to the hotel in town, ready for rest and continuing with other schedule.
PRICE CHARGED FOR THIS TOUR
$ 2500 per single person
$ 2200 per group sharing
$ 1900 per 3+ group sharing.
PRICE INCLUSION FOR 8-DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE
- Airport transfer on arrival and departure day
- 2 nights comfort stay in hotel/lodge
- Transport to and from Mountain
- All park entrance fee +18% VAT
- All park accommodation fee + 18% VAT
- Park rescue fee
- Food on the mountain (3-meals a day)
- Non personal hiking equipment and gears
- Salary to guide, cook and the crew.
PRICE EXCLUSION FOR 8-DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE:
- Personal hiking gears and rentals
- Other personal expenses out of the mentioned above.
ESSENTIAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING GEARS
- Warm clothes including trouser, sweater, thermal underwear and enough pair of warm socks.
- Balaclava, snow goggles or ski sun glasses and scarf.
- Water proof layers, sun roof hat, warm sleeping bag, mattress, warm jacket and pair of gloves.
- Comfort mountain boots and walking poles
- Sun cream, first aid kit, knapsack, pair of getters and water bottle minimum 2litres each.