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Kilimanjaro Trek – Lemosho Route

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  • The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Arusha to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau. For normal hiking we recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. While if you include crater camp, we recommend 8days minimum and 9days for better acclimatization. Also overnight at crater is charged in extra to cover an extra entrance fees.

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Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Strenuous

Company

Expect In Africa

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Destinations

kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro

Expect In Africa

Expect in Africa Safaris is tour company based in northern of Tanzania best-known and most widely trusted tour operator. With a proud of hands-on experience in the travel business, we continue to deliver Quality and Value with a genuine commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. We pride ourselves on innovation, flexibility and a comprehensive range of travel services, but our primary focus is always the client. We are irrevocably committed to “telling it as it is” and delivering what we promise. For those of you who have never traveled to Africa or Tanzania, I am sure you have many questions and concerns about safety, health, language, logistics, etc. and we are here to answer all of your questions and help you design an itinerary tailored to your interests. We will help you prepare for your trip, and once you arrive in Tanzania, we will greet you at the airport to begin your African adventure. Expect in Africa Safaris exceptional service from the moment you contact us to the moment you board your plane to head home. We understand that traveling to a new and different destination may seem complicated and daunting and we make it easy. Let us take you to places of unimaginable beauty and let you experience a vacation that you will treasure for a lifetime. Let us show you the magic of Africa.

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Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Arusha, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.

Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Crater Camp (5,790m)

Wake before dawn to start your summit approach. You’ll reach Uhuru Peak in the early afternoon, when few groups are around. A short descent brings you to Crater Camp, set in soft sands near the famed Furtwangler Glacier. Crater camp is not a route in it’s own right but a challenging extension which in principle can be added to any route. It involves sleeping overnight in the bowl of the crater. An amazing experience enjoyed by only a few of the most adventurous climbers.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 5-6 hours & 1-2hours to Crater.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9: Crater Camp (5,790m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Millennium Camp (3790m)

In the morning after early breakfast, we begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope passing Barafu camp for a short break before heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 10: Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Today you walk down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to your arranged hotel in Arusha.

Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 11: Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

Meals: Breakfast Included

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What's Included:

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 Season mountain tents
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off (Transport from Kilimanjaro airport and back after tour)
  • Park entrance, camping, hut and rescue fees
  • 3 meals and drinking water while on the mountain
  • Accommodation 2 nights before and after Kilimanjaro Climb
  • Camping equipment including mountaineering mess and sleeping tents, table & chairs, sleeping mattresses & pillows
  • Transport to/from national park gate
  • Kilimanjaro climbing certificate

What's Excluded:

  • Flight Ticket
  • Visa fees
  • All personal needs such as drinks soda, alcohol, Bites etc
  • Any extra night at the hotel or while on the mountain
  • Tipping for your mountain guides & cook and porters

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Company Information

Expect in Africa Safaris is tour company based in northern of Tanzania best-known and most widely trusted tour operator. With a proud of hands-on experience in the travel business, we continue to deliver Quality and Value with a genuine commitment...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha
  • Maximum Altitude
    5895 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

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