8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

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Tour is rated as #2 in destination Arusha
Duration πŸ“…

7 Days

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International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation πŸ›οΈ

Camping

Tour Size πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ»

Small Group

Language 🌐

English

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Difficulty πŸš₯

Moderate

Visa πŸ›‚

NOT Included

Inclusions

Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
All Park fees and Rescue fees
Arrival and Departure transfers
2 nights at the hotel with half board (before & after the climb)
Transfer from hotel to Gate and back to the hotel after climb
Guides, Porters, cook salaries
Mess tents with tables and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Bottled Water
7xBreakfast
7xDinner
7xLunch

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πŸ’Ž Why we love it ?

Lemosho Route is the longest of the standard routes, and is, without doubt, the most beautiful. Expect some of the most extraordinary scenery anywhere in Africa, with well-preserved forests, sweeping moorland, heather forests, and high desert. Lemosho Route also offers easy walking days and plenty of opportunity for altitude adjustment. The route approaches the summit from the west via the Londorossi Gate and one of the most remote quarters of the region. The trailhead is a little more difficult to reach, so Lemosho can sometimes be a more expensive option.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Day 1: Londorossi Gate to MtiMkumbwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft)

After a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check-in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to MitiMkubwa Camp.
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft
Meal: Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

 

Day 2: MtiMkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) – Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.)

A few hour’s walks will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through the heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. The destination is the scenic Shira One Camp.
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Shira Camp 1.

 

Day 3: Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) – Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)

Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. The camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two.
NOTE: From Shira Two Camp the trail links with Machame Route.
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
Elevation distance: 5 km
Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Shira Camp 2.

 

Day 4: Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) – Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)

The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principle of altitude adjustment.
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 6 km
Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Barranco Hut Camp.

 

Day 5: Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) – Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)

After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall, we continue around the southern circuit train until we reach another scenic location of Karanga Camp.
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Karanga Camp.

 

Day 6: Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) – Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)

The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit.
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Barafu Camp.

 

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) – The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) – Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft)

This is a midnight β€˜Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Mweka Camp for the sake of improvement.
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

🏚️ Accommodation: Mweka Camp.

 

Day 8: Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) – Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft)

Today is a short walk towards Mweka Gate and pickup. It is a short day with arrival at the Gate at about 12:00 noon. Check out and return to Moshi.
Descent time: 4 hrs
Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft
Meal: Breakfast

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  1. Andrew

    Absolutely loved this 8 day tour. I would highly recommended enjoying the Kilimanjaro trek with Kili Hike Adventures. The guide was a great leader who kept everything running smoothly throughout the trip.

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  2. Ashton

    Highly friendly and professional staff made the trip a very lovely experience and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

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  3. Julian

    Amazing, it’s the hardest thing I have ever done. Goal of team members is for the group to summit safely and get down safely too. Thank you Kili Hike!

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