Blog

7 Days Lemosho Route – Mt Kilimanjaro

7 Days Lemosho Route – Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Price

$0

Duration

7 days

Max People

100

Min Age

Tour Type

Reviews

4.8

Overview

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.

Included/Excluded

  • Quality, Water proof, four- season private mountain sleeping tent.
  • Professional experiences mountain Guide
  • All Park Fees
  • Guides, Porteers, cook salaries & Park Fees
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis Management & Safety procedures
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Items of personal Nature

Tour Plan

DAY 1: 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.timetaken:4hours

DAY 2: BIG TREE CAMP (2780m) TO SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900m)

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.timetaken:9-11hrs

Day 3: SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900m) TO BARRACO 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

Day 4: BARRACO 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.timetaken:5hours

DAY 5: 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.timetaken:3hours

DAY 6: BARAFU CAMP (4640m) TO UHURU PEAK (5895m) & DOWN TO MILLENIUM CAMP (3790m)

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 MillenniumCampforalongwell-earnedrest.

Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi

Approx.timetaken: 12–15hours

DAY 7: TREK MILLENIUM CAMP (3790m) TO MWEKA GATE (1630m)

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 (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration.

Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

Approx.timetaken: 6 hours

You may like

Reviews

4.8/5
Wonderful
1 verified review
Location 5/5
Amenities 5/5
Services 5/5
Price 5/5
Rooms 4/5

2 Comments

  1. 4.8

    • Location
    • Amenities
    • Services
    • Price
    • Rooms

    I recommend to other

    1. You are Most welcom

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Services
  • Price
  • Rooms

Book This Tour

please, select date first

I'm feeling lucky

Login

We the leading Tours and Safaris Company  in Zanzibar visioned to be the most trusted and passionate travel agency in Tanzania and server everyone with our flexible and easily customizable luxury journeys to inspiring destinations.

Address

Zanzibar Airport, Kisauni

WhatsApp

+255 774 268 883

Phone

+255 24 223 4385

Email

 info@mozetitours.com