7 Days lemosho Route



The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route.
Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

Day 0 : Pickup to Airport
You will be picked up from airport. From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears.
Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

Day 1: - Londorossi Gate to MtiMkumbwa(2,650 m/8,692 ft)
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft
After a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to MitiMkubwa Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1:
Elevatoin(m): 2,750 m to 3,500 m
Elevation(ft): 9,020 ft to 11,485 ft
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Habitat: Semi-Desert
The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600 m/11,810 ft and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Shira Camp1 to Shira Camp2:
Elevation(m): 3,500 m to 3,840 m
Elevation(ft): 11,485 ft to 12,600 ft
Distance: 6 km,
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to shira camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4:Shira Camp 2 through Lava Tower to Barranco Camp:
Elevation(m): 3,840 m to 4,630 m to 3,950 m
Elevation(ft): 12,600 ft to 15,190 ft to 12,960 ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 7 hours
Habitat: Semi-Desert
After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro's looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro's earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it.

For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft.

There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp
Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.
Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours-Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 :Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp:
Elevation(m): 4, 550m to 5,895 m to 3,100 m
Elevation(ft) : 14,930 ft to 19,340 ft to 19,340 ft
Distance: 7 km up, 23 km down
Hiking Time : 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down
Habitat: Scree and seasonal snow

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue.

Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi:
Elevation(m): 3,100 m to 1,980 m to 890 m/ 1387 m
Elevation(ft): 10,170 ft to 6,500 ft to 2,920 ft/ 4921ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Forest

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will be driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Dinner and overnight at PANAMA GARDEN RESORT or similar hotel in Moshi

Included in the packages;

-Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
-2 Nights Hotel in the night before and the night after the climb, with Breakfast included ( Hotel upgrade in additional costs if you decide to request an alternative hotel to the standard)
-Qualified medical guides
-Salaries for Guides, cook and porters
-Pickup and drop off to the Airport {Airport Transfers}
-All National Park entry fees
-All camping fees
-Hut Fees
-Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
-Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
-Government taxes
-Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
-Evacuation services
-Forest fee
-Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
-3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
-Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
-Quality specious tents, sleeping mats, camping tables, camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
-Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
-Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
-3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
-Public toilets(private toilet in additional cost )
-After finishing Kilimanjaro climbing dinner & 1 drink (beer or soda)

Not included in our package price:



-Items of a personal nature
-Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
-Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
-Snacks & personal medicine
-flights
-Laundry Services
-Tanzania Entry visa
-Private Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is $ 65 per trip
-Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost

Safety:

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).
THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME

7 days lemosho route climb price

Routes No. of Days & Nights Solo Per person Group size 2-4 (Price/person) Group size 5-7 (Price/person) Group size 8 &Above (Price/person)
Lemosho route 7 Days/6 Night $ 2,400 $ 1,850/person $ 1,780 $ 1,710