Summit Mount Kilimanjaro For 7 Days Via Lemosho Route

About lemosho route

The Lemosho route is considered the most beautiful trail on Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip, granting panoramic views on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is an excellent choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenes and a high probability of hiking to the summit successfully. Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. This makes the Lemosho hiking route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro highly recommended. 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 rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Kilimanjaro Mountain via Lemosho Route Itinerary

Respectively & Great esteem Your Welcome to 7 days Hiking|trekking with Africa Natural Tours to Kilimanjaro National Park Via Lemosho Route , Our Itinerary As Follow Below .


Day One (1): Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp

Rising (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
Stretch: 6 km
Hiking time:3-4 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
Hiker(s) depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry registration and formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, hiker(s) eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Day Two (2): Forest Camp to Shira Camp

Rising (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
Stretch: 8 km
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Climatic habitat: Moorland
Hiker(s) will 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 phenomenal, extraordinary and amazing.

Day Three (3): Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut

Rising (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
Stretch: 14 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Climatic habitat: Moorland
Hiker(s) and the teamexplore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered summit, 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 chance for acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

DayFour (4): Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Rising (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
Stretch: 7 km
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Climatic habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, hiker(s) and the team will 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.

Day Five (5): Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Rising (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
Stretch: 9km
Hiking time: 8-10 hours
Climatic habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, hicker(s) and the rest of the team leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley camping ground. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two beautiful peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi are to be seen from this position.

Day Six(6): Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Rising (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Stretch: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Climatic habitat: Arctic
Very early in the morning (from midnight to 2am), Hiker(s)and the team continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Hiker(s) on Lemosho hiking route will head in a 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 (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent and beautiful sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Congratulations!!! Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned and fulfilling sleep.

DaySeven(7): Mweka Camp to Moshi

Decend (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Stretch: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
After breakfast, hiker(s) continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, hiker(s) continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet hiker(s) at Mweka village to drive them back to hotel in Arusha/ Moshi.

Included

General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying at campsites!

    Food

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Included

    General

  • Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Other

  • Guide
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Accommodation

    During the climb you will be staying at campsites!

    Food

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Not-Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas