Lemosho 7 Days Climb

Itinerary Highlights

Length: 7 days

Destination:  Kilimanjaro

Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro

Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Starting point: Moshi

Ending point: Moshi

Route info: Lemosho route has a higher success rate since the trail requires 7 and 8 climbing days. Hence its preferred by climbers with less hiking experience

Packing list: hiking trousers, warm socks, winter jackets, long sleeve shirts, trekking socks, digital camera, binoculars, mosquito repellents, sunhat, toiletries, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2100 m) To Mti Mkubwa Camp (2820 m)

Distance: 6 km / 4 miles

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Zone: Rainforest

Pick up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Londorossi gate to initiate the climb. The hike takes you through the tropical rainforest allowing you to spot wildlife like buffalo and elephants along the way. Proceed with the steady climb to reach Mti Mkubwa camp in the afternoon. Have rest and prepare to set camp for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2820 m) To Shira 1 Camp (3505 m)

Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Zone: Heath

Set out for another day hike while exiting the rain forest and entering heath land moorland vegetation. A short walk passes through Shira Ridge which leads  down to Shira 1 Camp. Enjoy stunning view across the valley below and Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above.  Dinner and sleep at the camp.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3505 m) To Moir Hut (4206 m)

Distance: 11 km / 7 miles

Trekking time: 5-7 hours

Zone: Heath

Climb out the moorland meadows for acclimatizing heading towards Shira 2 Camp. The path crosses over Shira Plateau to finally make a stop at Moir hut. Have rest upon arrival while waiting for hot dinner to be served.

Day 4: Moir Hut (4206 m) To Lava Tower (4630 m) To Barranco Camp (3900 m)

Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

Trekking time: 6-8 hours

Zone: Alpine Desert

Climb into the semi desert landscape through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ towards Lava Tower meant for acclimatization. This enables your body to adapt to high altitude and lower oxygen levels. Have lunch at the tower and proceed hiking to reach Barranco camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3900 m) To Karanga Camp (4000 m) To Barafu Camp (4670 m)

Distance: 5 km / 3 miles

Trekking time: 4-5 hours

Zone: Alpine Desert

Spend another day acclimatizing to climb the Great Barranco Wall of 900 ft cliff. Take a walk across a series of hills and valleys into the Karanga Valley taking you to Karanga Camp for a lunch break. Trek through the rocky section to arrive at Barafu Camp. Have an early dinner and retire to bed by 7:00 in preparing for the final summit.

Day 6: Uhuru Peak (5895 m) Summit Ascent

Distance: 18 km / 11.2 miles

Trekking time: 13- 15hours

Zone: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Be awake by around 23:00 hours for a hot drink + snacks and putting on the necessary trekking gears. By torchlight, leave camp and start climbing through the volcanic scree to reach Stella Point (5685m) by sunrise. Spend some time resting and enjoying the view before making the final round trip to reach Uhuru peak (5895m). Take photographs at the summit while feeling accomplished standing at the highest point in Africa. Start descending down the mountain to finally reach Mweka hut in the evening.

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100 m) To Mweka Gate (1980 m)

Distance: 10 km / 6 miles

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Zone: Rainforest

This is the last day that hikers go for a short walk, towards Mweka gate. Upon arrival, climbers get awarded. For those who reached Stella point receive green certificates while those who reached Uhuru peak receive golden certificates. Drive back to the hotel for rest and much celebrations or to the airport for departure.

End of tour!

Price Includes:

All park entry fees.

Pickup to and from airport.

All safari inclusive packages.

Hot air Balloon Tour.

4WD vehicle with open roof.

3 proper meals a day + tea/coffee+ snacks.

Accommodation facilities.

Professional tour guide with extensive knowledge.

Price Excludes:

Tanzanian Visa.

Flights.

Items of personal nature.

Extended tours.

Alcohol.

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