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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

9 Days from $5000 / person

Kilimanjaro

Midrange

Climbing

Itinerary Summary

DAY

PLACE

HOTEL

Day 1

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Day 2

Londorosi - Mti Mkubwa Camp (About 2.5 miles, 3-4 hrs).

Day 3

Mti Mkubwa - Shira 1 Camp (about 5.5miles, 2-3hrs).

Day 4

Shira 1 Camp - Shira 2(About 6hrs).

DAY 5

Shira Camp - Barranco Hut (About 6-8 hrs).

DAY 6

Barranco Hut - Karanga Hut (About 2-3 hrs).

DAY 7

Karanga to Barafu hut (About 3-4 hrs).

DAY 8

Summit then Mweka hut (About 6-7hrs up and 5-7hrs down).

DAY 9

Mweka hut - Moshi or Arusha (About 4-5 hrs).

Itinerary Details

International Arrival

Transferred to your own booked accommodation

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

On this day one of our representative will pick you at the airport either at Kilimanjaro

International Airport or Arusha Airport and drive to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi for dinner and overnight, getting prepared for the next day climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Hotel

Prime Land Hote

Meals

Half Board

Hiking from Londorosi to Mti Mkubwa Camp (About 2.5 miles, 3-4 hrs).

Londorosi - Mti Mkubwa Camp (About 2.5 miles, 3-4 hrs).

After breakfast drive to Londorossi park gate (2250m/7380ft, 2.5 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2390m/7380ft, 11km, and 45minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (Big tree) campsite for overnight.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking from Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp (about 5.5miles, 2-3hrs).

Mti Mkubwa - Shira 1 Camp (about 5.5miles, 2-3hrs).

Several streams are crossed then it gains’ the Shira Ridge at about 3600m/1181ft and drops gently down to shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira plateau.  Arrive for dinner and overnight.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2(About 6hrs).

Shira 1 Camp - Shira 2(About 6hrs).

After breakfast, a gentle walk across the plateau leads to shira 2 camp on moorland mean downs by a streams. A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

Meals

Full board

Hiking from Shira Camp to Barranco Hut (About 6-8 hrs).

Shira Camp - Barranco Hut (About 6-8 hrs).

From the Shira plateau, you continue to the east, passing the junction towards the part of Kibo.

As you continue, your direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower called the “Shark’s Tooth”. Shortly after the tower you come to the second junction which brings you to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4876m/15997ft.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking from Barranco Hut to Karanga Hut (About 2-3 hrs).

Barranco Hut - Karanga Hut (About 2-3 hrs).

After breakfast, you leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley (4200m/13780ft). Arrive at campsite dinner and overnight.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking from Karanga to Barafu hut (About 3-4 hrs).

Karanga to Barafu hut (About 3-4 hrs).

After breakfast, you leave the Karanga Valley and pass the junction which connects with Mweka Trail. You’ll continue to the Barafu Hut which is located at an altitude of 4600m/15092. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here you make camp, rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks; Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking form Summit then Mweka hut (About 6-7hrs up and 5-7hrs down).

Summit then Mweka hut (About 6-7hrs up and 5-7hrs down).

Early the morning, after cup of tea or coffee continue the way to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5985m/19636ft). This part of the climb takes about 6 hours. It can be very cold at night at this elevation, but it will be quit warm by the end of the hiking day. You’ll want clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hiker will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, now make your descend continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite at 3100m/10171ft. This part of the descend takes about 5hours; you’ll want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Later in the evening, enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well- earned sleep. Beer and soda may be available for purchase at Mweka Hut the only place on this route.

Meals

Full Board

Hiking From Mweka hut back to Moshi or Arusha (About 4-5 hrs).

International Departure

Mweka hut - Moshi or Arusha (About 4-5 hrs).

After breakfast, you continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy; Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel with your group. It is time for celebration!

End of the 8-days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route, get ready for the next day flight back home or proceed with the wildlife safaris to other destinations.

Hotel

Prime Land Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

The 8-Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is considered, to be the most scenic route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the newest route and has fewer hikers than many of the other routes. It is situated on the West side of the mountain, near the Kenyan boarder, so requires a longer journey to reach the gate. It has the unique feature of showing Kilimanjaro from different angles as you make your gradual ascent. This route provides better hiker acclimatization than other routes, due to the gradual terrain and the “hike high, sleep low” route travelled. This provides hikers with a higher rate of success in reaching the summit. This route is favorite among many guides, and is well worth the extra time and money spent.

Price & Inclusions

PRICE

from

$5000

 / person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

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