Climb Kilimanjaro via Lemosho 7 Days
The Lemosho Route is a scenic and challenging path to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. This 7-day trek covers approximately 70 kilometers, offering breathtaking landscapes and diverse terrain. Starting at Londorossi Gate, you’ll venture through lush rainforests, heath and moorland zones, and alpine desert landscapes. Highlights include the Shira Plateau, Barranco Wall, and the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. Expert guides and carefully planned campsites, such as Shira 2, Barranco, and Barafu, ensure a memorable and successful climb. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure on the Lemosho Route.
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Distance: 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) After a short drive from Moshi, you'll arrive at the Lemosho Gate (2,360 meters / 7,740 feet). The trek begins through lush rainforest, gradually ascending to the first camp, Forest Camp (2,650 meters / 8,694 feet).
Distance: 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) Today's trek takes you through the rainforest and then into the heath and moorland zone. You'll continue ascending to the Shira 1 Camp (3,500 meters / 11,483 feet), where you'll spend the night.
Distance: 8 kilometers (5 miles) Leaving Shira 1 Camp, the route becomes steeper as you hike towards the Shira 2 Camp (3,900 meters / 12,795 feet). Along the way, you'll have stunning views of the Shira Plateau and its surrounding peaks.
Distance: 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) Today, you'll hike across the lunar-like landscape of the Shira Plateau. The trail then joins the Machame Route, and you'll continue ascending to the Barranco Camp (3,950 meters / 12,959 feet), located in the picturesque Barranco Valley.
Distance: 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) From Barranco Camp, you'll tackle the Barranco Wall, a challenging but exhilarating section of the trek. After reaching the top of the wall, you'll descend into the Karanga Valley and then climb up to the Karanga Camp (4,200 meters / 13,780 feet).
Distance: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) The trek today is relatively short but steep. You'll hike up to Barafu Camp (4,600 meters / 15,091 feet), the base camp for the summit attempt. This is where you'll rest and prepare for the final ascent.
Distance: 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) - round trip Summit Day! At around midnight, you'll begin the challenging ascent to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters / 19,341 feet). The trail takes you through the rocky terrain and scree slopes. After reaching the summit, you'll descend back to Barafu Camp and then continue down to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters / 10,170 feet) for the final overnight stay.
Note: The distances mentioned are approximate and can vary depending on the specific route taken and the conditions on the mountain.
Remember to consult with experienced guides and follow their instructions for a safe and successful trek.
- Pick up Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to lodge/hotel
- Transfer lodge/hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport
- Private guide speaking fluently English
- Private cook speaking fluently English
- Park Fees for National park
- Porters who carry your luggage
- High-quality tents
- Chairs and tables for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Rescue fee
- Portable toilet
- International flight tickets and tourist visa
- Accommodation on the day of arrival and departure
- Insurances (travel, flying doctors, etc)