Summit Of Kilimanjaro 9 Days Lemosho |East Africa Travel Company

Summit of Kilimanjaro 9 days Lemosho route. There are six established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, and Lemosho Route. Contact us
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Summit of  Kilimanjaro

Summit of Kilimanjaro 9 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE
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 Marangu descend via Mweka.
Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro

Summit of Kilimanjaro with East Africa Travel Company – Lemosho Route is regarded as one of the prettiest routes on Summit Kilimanjaro.
You begin the trek from the west, climbing in the fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers in the healthy ecosystem.
Approaching from the west, we cross one of the most beautiful areas on the Summit of Kilimanjaro, the Shira Plateau before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit.
The total time during the mountain climbing will be 6 nights 7 days. While Lemosho Route can be done in 7 days, we highly recommend the Lemosho Route for 7 nights 8 days of climbing.
The 6-night 7 days Lemosho Route climb involves a long day of walking on day four when we go from Shira One Campsite to Barranco Campsite. Just to let you know that our trip starts and end up at our lodge based in Arusha town.
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 of the summit.
  • Duration: 7 – 9 days
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scenery: Excellent
  • Traffic: Medium 
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred for overnight accommodation at Qwine Hotel B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.

Summit of Kilimanjaro
Marangu Route

Summit of  Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route 8 Nights 9 Days itinerary


Day 1 – Arrive at JRO/ Kilimanjaro:

Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport, Meet and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim, and Customs, Transfer to Qwine overnight on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
We will gather in the evening for a pre–climbing briefing and climbing equipment check. We will also confirm that you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance as well.


Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa Camp:

Morning transfer to the west of Mount Kilimanjaro, after completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park Gate, we will drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho Route road head.
We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through a beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of wildlife including the African Buffalo.
 Stay overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (8,700 ft). It takes about 2–3 hours walking.



Day 3 – Shira One Campsite:

After breakfast, we soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of Giant Heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau.
There tangible sense of the wilderness especially if afternoon mists come in.
You will camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One Campsite (11,000ft). It takes about 6–7 hours walking.



Day 4 – Shira Two Camp:

After breakfast, proceed with an easy day to help acclimatization and to explore the volcanic rock formations of the Shira Plateau.
We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp of Shira Hut (12,600 ft.).
This campsite has stunning views close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of the Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mount floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable.
It takes about 4 –5 hours walking.

Day 5 – Barranco Campsite:

After breakfast, you will start with a morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach.
After lunch near the Lava Tower (14,900 ft), we descend the bottom of the Barranco Valley to the campsite at Barranco Camp (12,790 ft), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below.
It takes about 7–9 hours walking.

Day 6 – Barafu Hut:

After breakfast, we follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southern valley.
The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. It takes about 3–5 hours walking.


Day 7 – Summit – Mweka Campsite:

Wake up and then start our ascent by tonight around 1:00 am so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise.
The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest at Uhuru Peak for a short time in order to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi Peak.
Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.
The descent to Barafu Camp is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Mweka Camp (12,500 ft). It takes about 11 – 15 hours walking.

Day 8 – Mweka Gate and the Drive Back to Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, proceed with a sustained descent on a well-constructed path that takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest.
Our route winds down to Mweka National Park Gate (5,400 ft) and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka Village where you will be transferred to  Hotel overnight on a Bed and Breakfast basis.


Day 9 – Departure Transfer:

After breakfast, East Africa Travel Company Team can organize a private departure transfer to Arusha Airport or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or flying to Zanzibar Island.

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) 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 crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips, food, equipment and sleeping conditions. We think it’s pretty great and our clients do as well, check out our Tripadvisor profile to see what people are saying about us.
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
  • Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
  • Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water and Full Board Meals
  • All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
  • Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
  • Gate Transfers
  • Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
  • Portable Private Toilet and Porter
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel  or Medical Insurance  is required and you should ask for Recommendation
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medication
  • Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
  • Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain $150 per room