Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route-7 Days 6 Nights
Day 01: Londorossi Gate (2,250m) - Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m)
Environment: Montane forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours
In the morning you will be taken to Londorossi Gate, a 3 hour’s drive from Moshi. After you’ve gone through all the park entry formalities and driven 15 km on a bumpy road, you’ll reach the starting point of your trekking journey located at the end of the rainforest. Before setting out, you’ll be served with your lunch. The walk on the first day will be brief and short consisting of about 3 or 4 hours. This will let you enjoy the lush scenery to the fullest which, as you’ll see, will change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumbless colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you.
Day 02: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m) - Shira 2 Camp (3,900m)
Time: 6 to 8 hours
As you walk along the thin trail through the rainforest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with Lobelia and Eric plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira 1 Camp in about 4 - 5 hours. From your campsite, you’ll witness the snow-capped summit of Kibo looking over the Shira plateau. After lunch continues to Shira 2 Camp, the terrain is much flatter than the it was before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive Giant Lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach to the Camp, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.
Day 03: Shira 2 Camp (3,900m) - Lava Tower (4,640m)-Barranco Camp (3,960m)
Environment: Semi desert
Time: 6 to 8 hours
After having your breakfast, you’ll resume your ascent to Lava Tower following a boulder-stream terrain. In the distance, you can get sightings of Kibo which will encourage you to continue uphill. After making it to the Lava Tower at 4640 meters, you’ll have rest and acclimatize properly with the altitude. Then a downward journey to Baranco Camp will follow. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your body reacts to changes in Altitude. As you ascend, you’ll notice a sharp change in scenery and suddenly you’ll be surrounded by giant Senecias and relatively smaller Lobelia plants. Trekking for 6 to 8 hours will lead you to beautiful and green Baranco Camp. From here, you can get a good view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Day 04: Baranco Camp (3,960m) - Karanga Camp (4,035m)
Environment: Alpine Desert
Time: 4 to 5 hours
Today the Baranco Wall stands before you to conquer. Some stages will require you to use your hands for a better grip, but no actual climbing is necessary and your guide will be with you every step of the way to provide a helping hand. The route with its numerous ascents and descents allow you a chance for further acclimatization, before reaching the mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge you can take in the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching the cloudy Karanga Camp. Your trek will take between 4 to 5 hours, leaving more than enough time to rest and play a game of rummy.
Day 05: Karanga Camp (4,035m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m)
Environment: Alpine desert
Time: 3 to 4 hours
Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy an energetic breakfast before setting out to today’s destination – the Barafu Camp. Most of the day will be spent walking through very dry deserted terrain, with Kibo ever present on your left side. After 3-4 hours you will reach Barafu Camp, where you will have an early dinner and overnight as the highlight of your trip is only a few short hours away.
Day 06: Barafu Camp (4,640m) - Uhuru Peak (5,895m) -Mweka Camp (3,100m)
Distance: 20 km
Environment: Alpine desert/stone scree/ice-capped summit/Montana forest
Time: 14 to 16 hours
After sipping some hot tea with some snacks, you’ll start trekking at around midnight. With aid from torchlight, you’ll climb the heavily screed surface of Kibo. Ascending for 5 to 7 hours in the dark will lead you to Stella Point. Trekking for another 1 or 2 hours along the crater ride will take you to Uhuru Peak which is the summit at 5,895 meters. This point is known as the roof of Africa and from here, you’ll get to experience Kilimanjaro and all its glory and enjoy a 360° view over the landscape. After taking pictures and celebrations, you’ll descend down the same route. Shortly before midday, you’ll arrive at Barafu Camp for your lunch. After having a warm meal and a break of few hours, you’ll head towards Mweka Camp at 3,100 meters where you’ll have your dinner and well-earned rest.
Day 07: Mweka Camp (3,100m) - Mweka Gate (1,630m) -Moshi
Distance: 8 km
Environment: Montana forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours
The final ascend of your amazing Kilimanjaro trekking adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 3 to 4 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your transferring driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to rest, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.
1PAX……………. = $ 2885 Per person
2 -5 PAX……….. = $ 2425 Per person
6 - 10 PAX……... = $2040 Per person
The price includes:
- Airport transfers
- 2night hotel accommodation in Moshi (Before and after the climb)
- Park fees, forest fee, camping fees & rescue fees
- Sleeping tent, dinning tent, sleeping mattress, table and chairs
- 18% VAT on tour fees & services
- Transport to & from the mountain gate
- Professional experienced mountain guides, cooks and porters
- 3 meals daily while on the mountain
- Treated/Boiled drinking water throughout the trek
- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
- Oxygen tank
- Personal gear and equipment
- Tips for porters, guides, cook and assistant guides
- Lunch, dinner and other drinks while you’re at the hotel in Moshi
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