Duration: 7 Days on the Mountain
Category: Kilimanjaro Trekking
Itinerary: Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 7 Days
Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Kilimanjaro
Lemosho a newer route on Mount Kilimanjaro is a more beautiful route, but a bit longer and slightly more expensive. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau, Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterward, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco, Karanga Valley, and Barafu, known as the southern circuit.
Arrive In Tanzania
Anytime arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met a staff member from Kilipeak Adventure and transferred for overnight accommodation at Maasailand Safari Lodge -Arusha Bed, and Breakfast, A chief guide will meet you for your pre-climb briefing, gear check, and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need from the Kilipeak Adventure store, We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Maasai Safari Lodge: Bed & Breakfast
Day 1: Arusha- Lemosho Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp.
After breakfast, we drive approximately 2-3 hours to Lemosho Gate where you will be registered by the national park authorities. A moderately steep path leads to the Big Tree Camp (2780 m). Look out for monkeys and interesting birds along the way. The tents will be already set up and hot tea and washing water (Wash wash)will be waiting at Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m); 3-4 hours walking.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa – Shira Camp
We leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with a slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp.
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (3,550 m): 6-7 hours walking.
Day 3: Shira Camp – Barranco Valley.
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 4: Barranco – Karanga Valley.
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally, we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Day 5: Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu Camp.
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.
The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.
Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit – Mweka Camp.
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Day 7: Mweka Camp – Arusha
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Arusha Karama Lodge.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight at Maasai Safari Lodge: Bed & breakfast
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar beach we can discuss on arrival day.
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation.
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 7 Days Includes:
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Airport transfers
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb,
• Portable toilet
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Lemosho Route – 7 Days Excludes:
• Flights and airport taxes
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cooks.
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen, and Pulse Oximeters).
all customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.