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8 Days Lemosho Route

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US$ 2,160.00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Day 1; Mti Mkubwa Camp:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of wildlife including African Buffalo. Stay overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (8,700 ft). It takes about 2–3 hours walking.

Overnight; Mti Mkubwa Camp

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2: Day 2; Shira One Campsite:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.

Overnight; Shira One Campsite

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira One Campsite

Day 3: Day 3; Shira Two Camp:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, proceed with an easy day to help acclimatization and to explore the volcanic rock formations of 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 –5hours walking.

Overnight; Shira Two Camp

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shira Two Camp

Day 4: Day 4; Barranco Campsite:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 descent the bottom of the Barranco Valley to 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.

Overnight Barranco Campsite

Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barranco Campsite

Day 5: Day 5; Barafu Hut:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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.

Overnight; Barafu camp

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Barafu Campsite

Day 6: Day 6; Summit – Mweka Campsite:

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Wake up and then start our ascent by tonight around 1:00am 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. For 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 descent to reach our final campsite, Mweka Camp (12,500 ft). It takes about 11 – 15 hours walking.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mweka Campsite

Day 7: Day 7; Mweka Gate and the Drive Back to Arusha:

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
After breakfast, proceed with a sustained descend on a well-constructed path 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 Planet Lodge Arusha or similar hotel in order to stay overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis

Overnight; Mc-elly’s Hotel / Green Mountain Hotel

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Mc-elly’s Hotel / Green Mountain Hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
2: Arusha, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha Airport, Bus terminals, Country border ( Namanga & Holili)
7 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Rescue Available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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