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8 days Lemosho route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Forest camp (2750m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time:3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You wil drive from Moshi town to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Forest camp

Day 2: Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 5.5 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Distance: 8 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira 1 camp

Day 3: Shira 1 (3540m) – Shira 2 (3840m)- Moir Hut (4114)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 5-7 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: moorland

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Moir Hut

Day 4: Moir Hut ( 4114)- Lava Tower ( 4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers

Habitat: Semi Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (4235m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga camp

Day 6: Karanga camp (4235) – Barafu Hut (4600)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu camp

Day 7: summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka camp

Day 8: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Pass By: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Forest

Meals: Breakfast

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Parkview Inn, a 3-star Hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Moshi, Tanzania

Traveler pickup is offered
-Airport
-Bus station
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 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
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thanks to Kilisa tours & safaris who did great job of organizing everything for us, the price was good and they actually organized our transport from JRO to the hotel located in Moshi town [Park view Inn] where we had a very good resting ready for trekking on the next day The
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Response from Kilisa2016, Front Office Manager at 8 days Lemosho route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Responded Jul 21, 2019
Hello LauCcc Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to hear that Your glad you chose us and were able to provide you with the excellent experience we strive to provide all our customers. We look forward to working with you again in the future Best regards Kilisa Tours
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The planning stage went very well with Naick “the owner of the company” being very responsive to all questions and clear email and professionally. Then, we decided to go with 8 days Lemosho route & 5 days Safari Everything was great when we landed as they took care of
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Response from Kilisa2016, Front Office Manager at 8 days Lemosho route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Responded Jul 16, 2019
Hello Kemmbell We're so glad that you had such a positive experience with Kilisa, we'll definitely share your feedback with the team! Thanks so much for taking the time for these Generous compliments and Recommendations Best regards Kilisa Tours
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Response from Naick20166, General Manager at 8 days Lemosho route Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Responded May 27, 2019
Dear Friend We are so thankful for spending your time reviewing.That's so kind of you.We are always ready to take your friends and family to the top of Africa.Please send them all to us. The team sends their regards. Asante sana Regards Naick
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