Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro | East Africa Travel Company

 
Lemosho route Kilimanjaro 7 days for Mount Kilimanjaro are taken under consideration as the foremost scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, Lemosho route granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Together with the newer routes. Contact us
 
 
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Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro 


LEMOSHO ROUTE KILIMANJARO FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO
For all trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro, there are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, and Umbwe.
 
The Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe routes all approach from the south of the mountain. The Lemosho and Shira routes approach from the west. The Rongai route approaches from the north near Kenya. All routes except routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, and Umbwe. The Marangu descend via Mweka.
 
Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
 
As a newer route, it is more remote and arguably more beautiful, but a bit longer and slightly more expensive.
 
It starts on the Western side of the mountain at the Londorossi Gate which is a further drive from town and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira route.
 
After beautiful forests and moorlands, it crosses the Shira Plateau on day 3 to connect with the Machame Route at Lava Tower and down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit.
 
You may be lucky enough to see buffalo, elephants,s and other games. Because this route can be done over a longer period of time for acclimatization, it has a higher success rate than the summit.
 

 
  • Duration: 7 – 8 days
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scenery: Excellent
  • Traffic: Medium
 
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Trekkers will be met and transferred for overnight accommodation at Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel 4 stars B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, and gear check, and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.
 

DAY 1: LONDROSSI GATE – MTI MKUBWA CAMP: 4.8KM /3MI | 3-4 HRS | RAINFOREST


 
  • Elevation: 2389m/7838ft to 2785m/9137ft
     
  • Altitude gained: 396m
     
Departing from Moshi a 45-minute drive will take you through welcoming mountainside villages to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate.
 
We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife.
 
 At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.
 

 
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DAY 2: MTI MKUBWA CAMP – SHIRA I CAMP: 17KM/5MI | 6-8HRS | MOORLAND


 
  • Elevation: 2785m/9137ft to 3895m/12,779ft
     
  • Altitude gained: 1110m
     
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, we leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. Temperatures begin to drop.
 

DAY 3: SHIRA 2 CAMP – LAVA TOWER – BARRANCO CAMP: 10.1KM/6MI | 5-7HRS | SEMI-DESERT

 
  • Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft
  • Altitude gained: 91m
 
Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization.
 
 From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation. 4650m/15,250ft).
 
 Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.
 

DAY 4: BARRANCO CAMP – KARANGA CAMP: 5.2KM/3MI | 4-5HRS | ALPINE DESERT

 
  • Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,253ft
  • Altitude gained: 48m
 
After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail.
 
This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.
 

DAY 5: HIKE KARANGA CAMP – BARAFU CAMP: 3.3KM /2 MI | 4-5HRS | ALPINE DESERT


 
  • Elevation: 4034m/13,253ft to 4662m/15,295ft
  • Altitude gained: 628m
 
We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.
 

DAY 6: BARAFU CAMP – SUMMIT: 5KM /3MI UP | 5-7HRS | – MWEKA CAMP: 11.5KM /8MI DOWN | 5-6HRS | GLACIERS, SNOW-CAPPED SUMMIT


 
  • Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
  • Altitude gained: 1233m
  • Descent to 3090m/10,150ft
  • Altitude lost: 2789m
     
 
Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. T
 
his is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
 
We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
 
 You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here.
 
Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.
 
Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa!
 
After photos, celebrations, and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment.
 
 We begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest.
 
We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain.
 
Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Mweka Camp.
 

DAY 7: MWEKA CAMP – MWEKA GATE – MOSHI: 9.1KM/5.7MI |3-4HRS | RAINFOREST


 
  • Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
  • Altitude lost: 1473m
     
 
After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates.
 
As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy, and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.
 
From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner, and celebrations!!
 
Overnight Kilimanjaro Crane hotel 4 stars B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar.
 
CERTIFIED ETHICAL CLIMBING:
We believe the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities.
 
We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
 
As a Partner for Responsible Travel, we are proud members and active supporters of the

The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project, (KPAP) is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection, (IMEC).
 
 KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters.
 
Every climb is audited to ensure crew members are provided proper salaries, tips, food, equipment, and sleeping conditions.
 
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