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7 Days Lemosho Route

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Day 1: Moshi

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, 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. Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative).

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2..

We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 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.

Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi

Approx. time taken: 9 – 11 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4 Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Barranco Camp

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
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5 Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Karanga Camp

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
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Karanga Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
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
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Barafu Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular.

We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking.

Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi

Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Mweka Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest 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 the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks.

Overnight at your arranged Hotel

Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles

Approx. time taken: 3 hours

Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel

Ports
Kilimanjaro Airport
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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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