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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Lemosho Route 7 / 8 days

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Price $2560 8 Days
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Kilimanjaro Trekking via Lemosho Route 7 / 8 days

$2560 per person

A lesser-travelled route with breathtaking views. Particularly enjoyed by nature lovers

Do you want to go on a route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, which is only used by a few mountain hikers
and still has a very original charm? Then the Lemosho route is probably the right choice for you. The first
few days travel on secluded paths through lush rainforest, heath and moorland. From the Barranco Camp
the tour is then identical to the Machame route. The tour is roughly level of challenge as the Machame
route and requires a good physical condition and surefootedness. Due to its height profile, it also offers
good conditions for acclimatization. The percentage of summit successes is the same as on the Machame
route and higher than on the Marangu route.

We recommend the Lemosho route as an 8 day tour. This tour fully applies the rule “Pole Pole” (slowly, slowly) and an additional acclimatization day is an advantage for the successful ascent. We organize the tour also as a 7 day tour, the way leads you then to Shira Camp 2 on the second day.

Highlights:

  1. A very scenic and natural route 
  2. Ascent via the Lemosho route and descent via the Mweka route 
  3. Climbing passage in the Barranco Wall 
  4. Route profile offers very good conditions for acclimatization 
  5. Total distance about 74 km

Lemosho route 7 days Prices:

  1. $2,250 per person when 1 person travels alone
  2. $1,970 per person when 2 persons travel together
  3. $1,800 per person when 3-4 persons travel together
  4. $1,760 per person when 5-6 persons travel together
  5. $1,740 per person when 7 persons travel together

Lemosho route 8 days Prices:

  1. $2,250 per person when 1 person travels alone
  2. $2,240 per person when 2 persons travel together
  3. $2,040 per person when 3-4 persons travel together
  4. $1,990 per person when 5-6 persons travel together
  5. $1,960 per person when 7 persons travel together

Single accommodation is not possible on this tour, as the overnight stays take place in mountain huts with multiple occupancy. 

8 Days
16+ Age
  • Departure
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 9:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Airport pick up and drop off
    All entrance park fees
    Camping equipment
    Full board accommodation whilst on safari
    Mountain crew (cook & porters)
    Overnight stays in tents
    Professional guide
    Transfers in both directions between Kilimanjaro International Airport & Arusha
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Meals not listed above
    Optional tours
    Personal Expenses
    Safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
    Sleeping bag
    Tanzania visa
    Tips and any items of personal nature
    Travel insurance
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Day 1: Transfer from the hotel to Londorossi Gate (2250m) - Big Tree Camp (2780m)
After breakfast and a briefing (including a check of your equipment), we drive to Londorossi Gate, which is about 80 kilometers away. The journey takes about 2 hours and leads partly over bumpy slopes. After the formalities at the gate have been completed, the trail leads through lush rainforest where you can spot black and white colobus monkeys in the tree crowns. After a 2-3 hour hike, you will reach the Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp) - your first night camp on Kilimanjaro.  Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) - Shira Camp 1 (3500m)
After breakfast you will soon leave the dense rainforest, and pass through heathland, the landscape starts to become more barren and is marked by lobelias. It travels up to the mountain ridge that leads to the Shira Plateau. You will be rewarded with a great view of Kibo and Mount Meru. You then cross some quiet streams and descend over the Shira Ridge (3600m) to the night camp at Shira Camp 1.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (3500m) - Shira Camp 2 (3900m)
Today you leave the heathland as the path leads up through an open moorland landscape. Upon reaching the Shira Plateau, you can again enjoy the great view of the Kibo. At Shira Camp 2, where you will stay overnight, there is a warm lunch. Afterwards you can take a short excursion with your guide for better acclimatization.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (3900m) - Barranco Camp (3960m)
Today's stage contributes very well to good acclimatization. You will pass huge boulders on your way to the Lava Tower (4600m), which you will reach approximately at the "half-time" of today's trek. Afterwards it descends to the foot of the Kibo peak down into the Barranco valley to the camp. Enjoy the magnificent view of the glaciers and snowfields of Kibo and the reddish shimmering Barranco Wall at sunset.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) - Karanga Camp (4035m)
Today's trek is somewhat shorter, so we can start a little later and enjoy the sun. First it travels through the Barranco Wall, where there is some light climbing where you must also use your hands to help. After you have reached the upper end, you can take a deep breath and once again enjoy the view of the Kibo. The next part of today‘s route will take you through small streams and the Karanga River to Karanga Camp where you will spend the night in your tent.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 6: Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)
Today you can start your day a bit more relaxed. During the gentle climb, you will have great views into the Karanga valley and soon you will also see the Rebmann Glacier. After crossing a last valley, the trail goes over the Lava Ridge and up steeply to your today's destination, the Barafu Camp. The view of the second highest peak of Kilimanjaro, the Mawenzi, is spectacular. After an early dinner, you should settle into your sleeping bag to catch a little sleep, as at midnight we go to the summit !  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 7:Barafu Camp (4640m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3080m)
You will be awakened around 11pm, and after a hot coffee or tea and a small snack, you start with your trek to the summit. The climb is exhausting and requires a lot of will power in the cold of the night. At about sunrise you will reach the crater rim of the Kibo at Stella Point. Backed by the rising sun, you will reach the Uhuru Peak in just over an hour from now. The great views compensate you for the strenuous ascent, enjoy them! After you have taken a few summit pictures, it will be time for the descent. After a short break at Barafu Camp, you continue your trek to Mweka Camp, where it is time to sleep properly.  Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner 
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Day 8: Mweka Camp (3080m) - Mweka Gate(1630m) – Transfer to the hotel
After a last breakfast on the mountain you will walk for 2-3 hours through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Here you will have to say goodbye to your mountain team. On arrival at the hotel, a hot shower, a comfortable bed and clean clothes will await you. Later you will be visited by your guide, who will hand over your summit certificate and have a drink with you to celebrate your summit success.  Breakfast; Lunch