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Lemosho route is one of the choice for many climber however the price may be higher than other routes. It is preferred route due to its ideal balance that allowed you to acclimatize well before reaching base camp and beautiful scenery as well summit success rate it is great opportunity for acclimatization from the third day. This route approach the Mountain from west of Mount Kilimanjaro, beginning with 2hrs from drive Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi gate. The first two days are to be spent hiking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge which will bring you to the junction where these two route join Lemosho and Machame route,, which intersects Shira Plateau, Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Bonus is that climbers will remain in a low traffic until the route join with Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco to Barafu, known as southern circuit. The descent done via Mweka route six days Lemosho route variation is not recommended because it is difficult to cover the distance and elevation in allotted time if you are not often on the mountain at your home country or where you leave is approach below sea level. Specifically, on day 2, the journey from forest camp to Shira 2, is rather long and has an elevation gain (1200Mt) It would not be unusual for climbers to have symptoms of altitude sickness while only on the second day of the climb due to the quick ascend . Second day four combined with day five makes for a very tough schedule Day four is a full day of trekking from Barranco to Barafu base camp. Then after dinner and a partial night's sleep, the very long and strenuous summit day begins at midnight. 12:00AM. Six days Lemosho route requires 17-22 hours of demanding walking, at extremely high elevation, with only 5-6 hours of sleep.Book Now
Depart right after breakfast in Arusha or Moshi to Londorossi entrance Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities before the drive to Lemosho starting point trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, your lunch will be save before commencing the hiking to big tree campsite through rainforest Dinner overnight.
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
Habitat: Rain Forest.
After breakfast proceed with your hiking trail leading out of the forest and into savannah of tall grasses, heather Moorland, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you will reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau it is amazing like the name of our Company.
Right after leisure breakfast before explore Shira plateau for a full day 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.
You 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 as recorded.
Time: 3-4 Hrs
After breakfast depart for your daily activities from Shira Plateau, continue to the east up a ridge, via junction between Baranco camp and Lava Tower.
Continue, direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, proceed to the second junction which leading to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4600Mt continue downhill to Barranco campsite at an altitude of 3,950Mt dinner overnight.
Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization it will help your body get prepare for the summit day.
Time: 5-6 Hrs
Habitat: Semi Desert
Right after breakfast, depart from Barranco campsite continue on a steep ridge passing via Barranco Wall, to Karanga Valley campsite hot lunch to save here on the arrival time.
After lunch proceed to the junction which connects with Mweka Trail Continue up to the Barafu Campsite here you have completed South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles in this area.
Earlier dinner will be save to allow enough time to rest, while you are preparing for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position in a blue Sky day evening without clear day it can be seen at a very late evening keep your eye out of the sleeping tent or Dinning tent from 18:30pm.
Time: 2-3 Hrs
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Right mid night (midnight to 12:00Am), depart to the summit from base camp along Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers at your left side while accessing the summit.
Trail lead northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (5747Mt), a short rest before rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, (5,895Mt) you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro -continent of Africa. Faster hikers you may see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, descent continuing straight downhill Base Camp before completing your day at Mweka campsite, you will stop at the base camp Barafu for short rest and Lunch before departing.
Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon during rain season later in the evening, dinner overnight on the mountain including well-earned sleep.
Time: 6-7 Hrs.
Your last breakfast on the mountain will be save earlier in the morning depending on your schedule late afternoon in this day normal breakfast take a place at 7:30Am before your descent downhill to the Mweka Gate .
At lower elevations, it can be wet during rainy season keep your trekking poles will help Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
After arriving in the park gate the will be proceed signing out before the drive to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha.