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Lemosho Route 8 Days


Lemosho Route 8 Days Itinerary


Lemosho Route 8 Days Itinerary

The Lemosho Route is nearly identical to the Shira route described above. Lemosho route is suitable for those who place a priority on proper altitude acclimatization. Who are confident in their climbing ability to walk over steeper slopes for longer periods, and want a lesser-used route. However, Lemosho is also more expensive than the other routes.

  • Mandara Hut
  • Horombo Hut
  • Kibo Hut
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ground transfers with pick up and drop of at Kilimanjaro airport
  • Transfer from the base hotel to the starting gate
  • Transfer from Mweka gate to Hotel on last day after climb.
  • Park entrance fees,
  • Camping/Hut fees
  • Rescue fees,
  • Emergency Oxygen at no extra charge
  • Every guide must carry Comprehensive Medical / First aid Kit with al necessary medications.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, to measure clients oxygen saturation and pulse rate.
  • 24 Hours standby radio Communication
  • 3LTRS bottled Mineral water on the first day per client
  • Hot meals (except first day) all meals are served in the mess tent.
  • High quality 4 Season tents for clients
  • 3 inches mattress and extra air mattress on top for each client.
  • Professional Mountain Guide, Park Fees and Salaries
  • Porters,
  • First and last night accommodation at the Hotel on (BB)
  • Each client is given one hot-water bottle at nights to put in the sleeping bag to keep them warm.
  • High quality food
  • Summit porter to carry client’s daypack and water at summit night.
  • Flying Doctor membership cover
  • Availability of High Pressurized helicopter for evacuation at the time of emergency.
  • Snacks
  • Water throughout the entire climb
  • Personal gears/climbing equipment,
  • Sleeping bags,
  • Drinks,
  • Tipping and all other expenses of personal nature.
camp at Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2,650 m); [2-3 hours walking]
Day 1
After completing the necessary registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. The last section of the road is of poor quality and difficult to drive after rain, and the drive there should be considered as part of the adventure, sometimes we start walking a kilometer or two below the roadhead. We often have our lunch at the roadhead before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through a beautiful and lush forest. We camp at Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2,650 m); [2-3 hours walking]
camp at Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2,650 m); [2-3 hours walking]
Shira One” (3,550 m). [6-7 hours walking]
Day 2
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 is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the centre of the plateau at “Shira One” (3,550 m). [6-7 hours walking]
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Shira One” (3,550 m). [6-7 hours walking]
the next camp at Shira Hut (3,840 m).
Day 3
An easy day to help acclimatisation, and to explore the volcanic rock formations of Shira Plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut (3,840 m). This campsite has stunning views, close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable. [4-5 hours walking]
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the next camp at Shira Hut (3,840 m).
Great Barranco valley (3,900 m),
Day 4
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 junction (4,550 m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [5-7 hours walking]
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Great Barranco valley (3,900 m),
south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields.
Day 5
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m), the last water point on the way to the summit. [4-5 hours walking]
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south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields.
Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch.
Day 6
We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch. There is a short acclimatisation walk to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. [3-5 hours walking]
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Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch.
Stella Point (5,735 m), and Uhuru Peak (5,896 m)
Day 7
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. 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 (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,800 m) Millenium. [11-15 hours walking]
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Stella Point (5,735 m), and Uhuru Peak (5,896 m)
Mweka village. (4-6 hours walking)
Day 8
A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m) and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. (4-6 hours walking)
Mweka village. (4-6 hours walking)

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