climbing Kilimanjaro 7 days mount Kilimanjaro lemosho route

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  1. Duration - 7 days
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  6. Moshi

climbing Kilimanjaro 7 days mount Kilimanjaro lemosho route The route is thoughtfully designed in a way to improve acclimatization for climbers. lemosho route can be tackled in six days, however it is advised to be done in at least 7 – 9 days for a better altitude acclimatization schedule

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climbing Kilimanjaro 7 days mount Kilimanjaro lemosho route

climbing Kilimanjaro 7 days mount Kilimanjaro lemosho route

Lemosho route is considered the most beautiful trail to the roof of Africa, we highly recommend it too because of its dazzling landscape and the high success rate, and most of our clients prefer this route also, hence making it one of our top choices when it comes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The hike commences in the londorosi gate just 3 hours away from moshi town, the trek will take you through five different climates from cultivation zone, to arctic zone at the peak.

The route is thoughtfully designed in a way to improve acclimatization for climbers. lemosho route can be tackled in six days, however it is advised to be done in at least 7 – 9 days for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. Opting to climb the mountain in more than eight days increases your chance of reaching the top up to 90%.

After passing though the cultivation zone, lemosho route continue in fertile forest, heads up to shira plateau; the Kilimanjaro third peak before it collapsed. Then the route proceed to moir hut which is a best place for acclimatization due to short hike that can be done in the nearby lent hills, there after we will hike over lava tower before dropping into barranco valley. We will trek along the intimidating barranco wall and then circle along the southern circuit to karanga and high barafu hut. Summit will be done from the barafu camp and descent will follow the mweka trail.

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  • park fees
  • professional guide
  • meals
  • taxes
  • hiking crew
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  • accommodation before /after hiking
  • flights
  • tipping
  • visa
  • mountain gears

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Uhuru Peak
  3. Barranco Camp
  4. Karanga Camp
  5. Barafu Camp
  6. Mti Mkubwa Camp
  7. Shira Camp Two

DAY 1

Moshi – Londorossi Gate (7,800ft) – Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp (9,500ft)

Departure will commence from moshi as we head to londorossi gate for registration, the drive will only take about 4 hours, and from there we will drive to lemosho trailhead. Lunch will be offered on arrival and then will proceed through the lush, green forest which leads to the first camp

Elevation: 7,800ft- 9,500ft

Distance: 6 km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: rain forest

DAY 2

Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m)

Depart from your camp after an early breakfast and begin your ascent into the heather moorland zone. We will come across a good number of streams and trek on a plateau that leads to shira 2 campsite (3840m). The site is located near a stream and offers an incredible view of the western breach and its glaciers in the east. Your tents will be put up before your arrival by your crew. After arrival relax and enjoy evening snacks and a tasty drive. Beware the temperature here can be freezing.

Elevation: 2750m – 3840m

Habitat: Moorland

Time to be used: 6 - 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3

Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

After an early morning breakfast you will depart from shira 2 camp and enter the desert and rocky landscape. You will reach lava tower after a five hour long walk. Enjoy lunch at the tower and opt to hike the enormous lava tower if the weather permits. You may feel some discomfort due to the high altitude. After having lunch you will descend from the tower to barranco campsite. The descent will only take 2 hours and upon arrival you will spot the famous barranco wall which will be hiked the next day.

Elevation: 3840m – 4630m

Habitat: Semi Desert

Distance Covered: 15 km

Time to be used: 7 - 8hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4

Barranco Camp (13,044 ft) - Karanga Camp (13,106 ft)

Prompt departure from barranco camp to begin your summit to barranco wall which will only take about an hour, at the top the view of heim glacier is spectacular and you will be above clouds, thereafter will head to karanga valley campsite where dinner will be offered .

Elevation: 13,044ft – 13, 106ft

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Distance Covered: 5.5 km

Time to be used: 5hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5

Karanga Camp(13,106ft) - Barafu Camp(15,331ft)

We depart from karanga and reach the intersection which connects with mweka trail. We then proceed to barafu hut. This will be the completion of southern route which offers a spectacular view of the summit from different angles. Here we will rest and enjoy a tasteful early dinner as we prepare for the summit on the next day. The two peaks of kibo and mawenzi are clearly visible here.

Elevation: 13,106ft -15,331ft

Distance: 4km

Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours

Habitat: alpine desert

DAY 6

BARAFU CAMP (15,331ft) -UHURU PEAK (19,341ft)- MWEKA CAMP (10,065ft).

On this day we will push our way to the summit our trek will begin around midnight, this can a bit more physically and mentally challenging compared to the other parts of the trek.

After reaching Stella Point (18,600ft), we will take a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, snow may be encountered all the way on our 1-hour ascent to the summit. Your time at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa will be brief. Take as many pictures as you want, enjoy your accomplishment and then start heading back to Stella Point.

From the summit, we will immediately start our descent straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. . The trail is rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are useful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. We will later enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and take a well-earned rest.

Distance: 5 km

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

DAY 7

MWEKA CAMP (10,065ft) -MOSHI

Following a well-earned breakfast, we will have a celebration with all the team and afterwards will have a three hours walk to mweka gate. Upon arrival at the gate you will receive your gold certificate for reaching the summit and there after head to mweka village where we will meet our driver who will take you back to your hotel for a long rest.

Distance Covered: 9.1km

Time to be used: 3hrs

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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