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Lemosho Route 8 Days

Lemosho route 8 days Kilimanjaro trekking begins on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro. The first 2 days of the climb cross the thick rain-forest belt which then changes into heath and moorland with many ferns and ericas along the way. The small trail sometimes has very steep passages and goes through diverse landscapes. On the third day, the trail joins the Machame route. Compared to the Marangu and the Rongai route, the Lemosho route is more challenging.

Lemosho Route 8 Days

Lemosho route 8 days Kilimanjaro trekking plus 2 overnights in Moshi.

Lemosho route 8 days. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania – drive to Moshi.

You will be met on time of your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport by our transferring drive who will you will welcome and escort you to the waiting vehicle then drive to Key’s Hotel in Moshi for the rest of the day your trek will start the next day morning. The rest of the day will be spent at the pool relaxing at the hotel or explore the town of Moshi. Your mountain guide will meet you in the evening for briefing on the next morning trek.

  • Accommodation: Key’s Hotel.
  • Meal Plan: none. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 2: Trekking Londorossi Gate 2,250 meter to Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,780 meter.

In the morning you will be taken to Londorossi Gate, a 2 hour’s drive from your hotel. Upon completion of all the entry formalities and a final 15 km drive on a bumpy road you will reach your starting point at the edge of the rainforest. You will enjoy lunch before you set out on the trail through the rainforest. Today’s walk is quite short, about 3 hours, compared to the days ahead, thus giving you time to enjoy the lush scenery which will drastically change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumbless colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you.

  • Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 3: Trekking Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,780 meter to Shira 1 Camp 3,500 mater.

As you walk along the thin trail through the rainforest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with Lobelia and Eric plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira 1 Camp in about 3-4 hours. Looking over the Shira Plateau from your camp you will be able to see the unmistakable snow-capped summit of Kibo. A hearty evening meal and a last glimpse at the starry sky will bring the day to a close.

  • Accommodation: Shira 1 camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 4: Trekking Shira 1 Camp 3,500 meter to Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter.

Today you will cross Shira Ridge with its rocky ground, low grasses and shrubs. As the terrain is much flatter than the day before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive Giant Lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach Shira 2 Camp, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Shira 2 camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 5: Trekking Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter to Lava Tower 4,640 meter Barranco Camp 3,960 meter.

After breakfast you will start your ascent to Lava Tower through a boulder-strewn terrain. In the distance you will see Kibo encouraging you to continue uphill. Reaching Lava Tower at an altitude of 4,640m, you will rest and allow your body to get used to the higher altitude, after which you continue downwards to Barranco Camp. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your body react to changes in Altitude. Along the way the scenery changes once more and soon you are surrounded by giant Senecias and smaller Lobelia plants. After 6 – 7 hours you will reach the beautiful and green Barranco Camp, which offers great views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

  • Accommodation: Barranco camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 6: Trekking Barranco Camp 3,960 meter to Karanga Camp 4,035 meter.

The famous Barranco wall, which is probably the steepest part of the entire route, awaits you after breakfast. Although no technical climbing is necessary, some spots do require you to use your hands for a better grip and to pull yourself up. Your guide will be close by to help you if necessary. After you have pulled yourself around the Kissing Rock you will make your way along the mountain ridge and through the Karanga Valley. You will also pass the last water spot as you finally reach Karanga Camp after 3 – 4 hours. After a well-deserved meal, it is off to bed.

  • Accommodation: Karanga camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 7: Trekking Karanga Camp 4,035 meter to Barafu Camp 4,640 meter.

Today you will make your way to Barafu Camp at around 4,640m, which you will reach in about 3 – 4 hour. The landscape is very dry and the ground cracks like glass under your boots. As you make your way through the afro-alpine dessert to the rocky Barafu Camp, a sense of excitement sweeps over you as your final stretch is but a few hours away. The Barafu Camp with its rocky scenery allows for a stunning view of Mawenzi Peak and the summit path ahead. After an early dinner and last minute preparation for tomorrow, you will go to bed.

  • Accommodation: Barafu camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 8: Trekking Barafu Camp 4,640 meter to Uhuru Peak 5,895 meter to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter.

At around midnight you will be awoken with some hot tea and biscuits in order to get you ready for today’s ascents. You will ascend in a north-westerly direction through heavy scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about 5 – 7 hours. At Stella Point you may rest if necessary before taking on another 1-2 hour stretch along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak – the highlight of your trip. A breath-taking view awaits you as you stand on the highest mountain in Africa. After taking as much pictures as your camera will allow, you will leave behind the glistening glaciers and snowy peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp. Here you will have time to catch your breath before heading further down to Mweka Gate (3,080m), an approximate 3 hour walk. A scrumptious dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep awaits you.

  • Accommodation: Mweka camp.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board. Lemosho route 8 days.

Day 9: Trekking Mweka Camp 3,080 meter to Mweka Gate 1,630 meter to Moshi.

After a hearty breakfast and a traditional farewell ceremony by your mountain crew, you will start your final descent to Mweka Gate. A leisurely 2 – 3 hours walk will take you once more through the lush rainforest, where the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjari flower grows. Reaching Mweka Gate where your transferring driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to Key’s Hotel in Moshi and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to rest, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.

  • Accommodation: Key’s Hotel.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10: Departure from Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport.

After breakfast, you will be transferred on time to Kilimanjaro Airport or alternatively you can extend your trip in Tanzania and go on safari or Zanzibar.

  • Accommodation: none. Lemosho route 8 days.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast. Lemosho route 8 days.