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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route
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Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: 5 - Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141820
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Moshi, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Moshi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

Included Activities:
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.

Included Activities:
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

04

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing.

Included Activities:
Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

05

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

Included Activities:
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

06

Day 6: Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

Included Activities:
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

07

Day 7: Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent.

Included Activities:
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

08

Day 8: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

Included Activities:
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp

09

Day 9: Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Upon arrival to Moshi in the afternoon, relax, or have that much-deserved shower and congratulatory beverage.

Included Activities:
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Mweka Gate to Mweka Village

Transport:
Private Vehicle

10

Day 10: Moshi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided climb up Mt Kilimanjaro with local guides, cooks and porters
    • Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent
    • All permits and fees
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, trekking by foot
    Group Leader
    • Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africa's highest mountain
  • Camp along the trail
  • Summit to Uhuru Peak at sunrise.