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Lemosho Route is one most favoured route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro because of its all-encompassing perspectives of the mountain from different side and high summit achievement rate. Trails on the route are loaded up with the fluctuated beautiful scenery of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The route is less swarmed when contrasted with different routes making it perfect from first-time trekkers. The route because of its more extended timetable gives better acclimatization to the climbers, which augments the opportunity of an effective summit.
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Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi --Approx. time taken: 4 hours --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included This day we begin our first day of 8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro climb. The Lemosho route is ideal for climbers seeking a more private hiking experience. Although the trail joins with the more popular Machame route on day three, the first two days on the mountain are relatively quiet with few other trekking groups on the trail. On the first day, arrive at Londorossi Gate at about 11am. Spend about an hour at the gate while Kilimanjaro Budget Safaris registers your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations. Please note that the arrival time at the gate may vary depending on road conditions. After registering at the gate, drive to the trailhead. Leave the gate at around 12pm for Mti Mkubwa Camp. Pass through the rain forests of Kilimanjaro viewing trees and birds along the way. Eat a picnic on the trail before continuing to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Arrive at the campsite in the late afternoon and relax for the rest of the day.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi --Approx. time taken: 7 hours --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Leave the forest on day two for Kilimanjaro’s moorland. When the trail flattens out, you will have your first views of Kibo peak. After lunch, you will climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo’s lava flows filled up the Shira crater. Stop at Shira 1 Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day. Faster hikers may continue to Shira 2 Camp (3,830m/12,560ft).

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Total Elevation Gain: 810 meters, 2,660 feet --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included This is a very long day of hiking and it is imperative that you leave the camp by 7am. Hikers may also choose to camp at Shira II and skip Karanga Valley on day four. This will shorten day three significantly. Although this up-and-down day ends with an elevation gain of only 120 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 810 meters to a height of 4,530 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. Although the hike is tiring, it is crucial for acclimatization. After breakfast continue east on the Shira Plateau, reaching the junction for the Machame, Lemosho and Shira trails. Join the more crowded Machame route before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch you will reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. Faster hikers can take a detour via Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with an hour and a half scramble up the Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you may have to use your hands to pull your body up. After reaching the top, make a short descent into the greener Karanga Valley. We generally camp on the ridge above the valley to allow for greater acclimatization.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Elevation Gain: 400 meters, 1,320 feet --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo’s glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, there are stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks along the way. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

--Elevation Gain: 1,115 meters, 3,650 feet --Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Due to the steep ascent at high altitude, this is the most challenging day of the ascent. Leave Barafu Camp early in the morning to begin your hike to the top of Kibo Crater. It is important to remember to snack during the ascent to keep your energy up. You will likely lose your appetite during this day and begin to feel new effects of altitude sickness. After ascending Kibo’s wall, hike to Crater Camp, the highest camp on Kilimanjaro. The camp is located inside Kilimanjaro’s Kibo crater, and offers stunning views of the surrounding glaciers.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

Elevation Gain: 180 meters, 590 feet Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included At dawn, begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The hike to the summit is slow, taking up to two hours to gain 180 meters. Reach Uhuru around 8am and take photos at the roof of Africa. Descend to Barafu Camp where you’ll eat brunch. At 1pm, continue to Mweka Camp your final camp on Kilimanjaro.

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania

Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet Meals: Breakfast After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Kilimanjaro Budget Safaris vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to (Arusha / Moshi.). You will be able to buy t-shirts and sodas at the gate.
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Departure Point
Moshi, Tanzania
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • .Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
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