Lemosho Route - 8 Day Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed to Tanzania by a member of the E-Trip Africa team and then you will be chauffeured to your Moshi hotel. After dinner you will have a full briefing with you lead guide.
Day 2: Accommodation: The Rainforest Camp
After a hearty breakfast and a final kit check, you are then transferred to the Londorossi Gate and drive to the Lemosho Trail Head located to the West of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We will trek along the little used track known as Chamber’s route. This exciting wilderness route through the rainforest provides us with rich flora and fauna to enjoy during the trek. We will camp at The Rainforest Camp near Big Tree.
Day 3: Accommodation: Shira Camp One
Our trek takes us to G&M One, a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater, for lunch. We will then cross the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau that is rarely visited by man. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones. It is filled by lava flow from Kibo and its rim has been destroyed by volcanic activity and erosion. From here we usually get our first up close glimpse of Kibo and the stunning glaciers of the Western Breach.
Day 4: Accommodations : G&M Two or Shira Hut
We start the morning with an early acclimatizing trek to Shira Cathedral (12,200 ft). The top of the ridge provides stunning views across the Shira Plateau. We then continue our trek across the Shira Plateau via Simba Camp and onto our camp which will be either at G&M Two or at the Shira Hut.
Day 5: Accommodations : Barranco Camp
Today’s trek takes us to the Southern Flank and passing down the Barranco Valley to the Camp at Barranco Wall. While the camp is not much higher than our previous, the days trek has taken us well over 15,000 ft, providing valuable altitude acclimatization.
Day 6: Accommodations : Karanga Valley Camp
An early morning climb up Barranco Wall (14,000 ft) is known for magnificent views of Mt. Meru and the plains below. We then continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley Camp where we will enjoy a relaxing afternoon. An optional trek just below the glaciers provides additional acclimatization and practice scree walking.
Day 7: Accommodations: Barafu Ridge Camp
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge. We move quite slowly due to the difficulty of the Route, complicated by crosswinds and altitude. An optional trek a few hundred feet higher will help to optimize acclimatization. We dine and retire early in order to get some rest before the summit attempt.
Day 8: Accommodations: Mweka High Camp
Rising around midnight, we start our summit attempt around 1 am. Trekking the scree slopes to Stella Point (18,820 ft) on the rim. We will take a short rest at Stella Point and enjoy a magnificent sunrise. We continue along the rim to Uhuru Peak (19,342 ft), the highest point in Africa. After spending a few precious moments to enjoy your accomplishment and the views from Uhuru, we start our descent. We return to Stella Point and pass along Barfu Ridge to Mweka High Camp where we will spend the night.
Day 9: Hotel in Moshi
We finish the descent through the Mweka Gate, and onto Mweka village where your vehicle will be waiting to take you to your accommodations in Moshi. After bidding farewell to the mountain, it is time to thank the crew that helped you along the journey. A well earned dinner, hot shower, and good night’s sleep await you in Moshi.
After a relaxing breakfast a vehicle is available to transfer you to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport, or you may connect with other itineraries.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.