Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds. Beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Climb and Safari Tours specializes in guiding on the 8 days lemosho Route Climbing Kilimanjaro Trekking & Hikes. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently, report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended and our team will make sure you reach the top of Africa’s roof
To book this tour you can deposit 40% via online payment or bank transfer and 60% on arrival day by cash or credit card with dancing Simba Safari Company
8 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING LEMOSHO ROUTE
DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA
We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at the trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first campsite.
Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa
DAY 2: MTI MKUBWA (BIG TREE) TO SHIRA 1 CAMP
We continue on the trail leading out of the rainforest 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. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp
DAY 3: SHIRA 1 CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP 2
We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail 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 Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Accommodation: Shira Camp 2
DAYS 4: SHIRA CAMP 2 TO LAVA TOWER
We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft. tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at a higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.
DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft. cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One steeper climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
Accommodation: Karanga Camp
DAY 6: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP
We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section of Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
Accommodation: Barafu Camp
DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft.), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. 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 sleep.
Accommodation: Uhuru Peak
DAY 8: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Later we will transfer to Moshi to your accommodation or Arusha for your wildlife safari