Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
7-Day Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route plus 2 Night Hotel - Budget Trek $1,789 per person - Mid-Range Trek $1949 per person
The Lemosho route is available in 3 variations. An 8-day trip is recommended, as it provides excellent acclimatization and requires travelers to hike a few kilometers on the first days of this trip, making it less stressful for your body. A 7-day Lemosho trip is nowadays a popular option. It's suitable for the overwhelming majority of Kilimanjaro hikers. The combination of medium physical effort and great acclimatization is the reason why this tour features very high summit success rates.
About this tour
|Tour type||Custom, tailor-made, private|
|Main focus||Hiking | trekking|
|Activity level||Strenuous activity|
|Best months||All months|
- Hiking | trekking
- Airport transfers
- Park fees
- Private vehicle and driver
What’s not included?
- Alcoholic beverages
- All drinks
- Hot air balloons
- Internal flights
- International flights
- Premium alcoholic beverages
- Spa treatments
- Tips and gratuities
Arusha City to Londorossi Gate
After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here, a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) Campsite. In the forest, exotic moss and flowers delight the eye while bird calls entertain the ear. You may see black and white Colobus monkeys as well as signs of elephants that travel in this area. We will overnight at the camp in the forest.
Dinner and overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp
After breakfast, we will continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. As we leave the Montane Forest and enter the Hagenia zone, our views open and we will catch our first views of the Kibo peak. This is a good acclimatization hike as we go up and down several ridges along the way to our highest point of the day at 11,500 before descending to camp.
Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 Campsite
Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp
From the Shira Plateau, we'll continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the Shark’s Tooth. after the tower, we will come to the second junction which goes to the arrow glacier. continue to Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Dinner and overnight at Barranco Campsite
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Have an early wake-up call, breakfast, and start summiting Barranco Wall. Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb, you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano. After reaching the camp, you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours, you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude and then descend back down to the camp.
Dinner and overnight at Karanga Campsite
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
After breakfast, you'll begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp, the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak. Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.
Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Campsite
You will depart from Barafu Camp at night and then start summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak. Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor their physical and mental conditions. After your ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest, continue your descent to Mweka Camp.
Dinner and overnight at Mweka Campsite
Mweka Campsite to Mweka Gate
The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction in height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,640 m). After your descent, the whole group will gather to congratulate you. we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you with a transfer back to the hotel in Arusha or back to the airport.
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