8 Days Lemosho Route Staying At Crater Kilimanjaro Climb5
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8 days

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Tour Overview

Lemosho Route is one most favored route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro because of its all-encompassing perspectives of the mountain from different side and high summit achievement rate.

Trails on the route are loaded up with the fluctuated beautiful scenery of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The route is less swarmed when contrasted with different routes making it perfect from first-time trekkers. The route because of its more extended timetable gives better acclimatization to the climbers, which augments the opportunity of an effective summit.

Lemosho Route starts on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek continues through the profound rainforest to Shira level throughout the following two days. The trail at that point, moves eastbound of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a level climb. The route at that point heads down towards Barranco Valley by means of the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Following which the drop is made through the Mweka route.

If you want your Kilimanjaro climb to be a unique adventure, then how about planning to sleep on the Roof of Africa. At 5730 meters, Crater Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro is an almost untouched and unvisited wilderness. For climbers who are confident that they acclimatize well and have successfully been to altitude


Highlights

  • Considered as the most beautiful route on Mt. Kilimanjaro that grants panoramic vistas.
  • A great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate.
  • Spend a night at Crater Camp during descent

Itinerary


·        Distance: 6 km

·        Hiking Time:3-4 hours

·        Habitat: Rain Forest

·        Accommodation: Camping style

·        Meals: 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.aaaaaaa


·        Hiking time: 5.5 hours

·        Habitat: Moorland

·        Distance: 8 km

·        Accommodation: Camping style

·        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.


·        Hiking time: 5-7 hours

·        Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

·        Habitat: moorland

·        Accommodation: Camping style

·        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.


·        Hiking time: 7 hours

·        Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers

·        Habitat: Semi Desert

·        Accommodation: Camping style

·        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.

 


·        Hiking time: 4-5 hours

·        Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers

·        Habitat: Alpine desert

·        Accommodation: Camping Style

·        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.

 


·        Hiking time: 3-4 hours

·        Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers

·        Habitat: Alpine desert

·        Accommodation: Camping style

·        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!



·        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

·        Accommodation: Camping Style

·        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.



·        Hiking time: 3 hours

·        Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

·        Habitat: Forest

·        Accommodation: Hotel

·        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 and excitement at your Hotel in Moshi


Trip includes

Included

• 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi which is before and after trek

Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

3 hot meals daily while on the mountain

• Private transport to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi

• Transportation to and from Kilimanjaro gate

• Park entry fees

• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

• 18% VAT on tour fees & services

• Emergency first-aid kit

• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek

• Hot water for washing

• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

• Government taxes

• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter

Excluded

– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.

– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 100 for the entire trek to be shared in a group

– Laundry (Available at hotel)

– Personal items and toiletries

– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

• Guides: $20/day/guide

• Cook: $15/day

• Porter: $10/day/porter


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