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Overview

KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world at 19,340′
  • Navigate Kilimanjaro’s Lemosho Route, the most scenic on the mountain
  • Cross 6 ecological zones from lush rainforest to the harsh, beautiful arctic zone
  • Follow expert African guides, full of knowledge of the mountain and its environs
  • Experience Signature Camping! Spacious tents, deluxe comfort, amazing meals and more!

 

Itinerary

Arrival Day

! Arrive in Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you are met after passing through customs. Transfer to Meru View Lodge and have a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and your guide. Overnight at Meru View Lodge.

Accommodations : Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Meals Included : Dinner

Acclimatization Day

! Mount Meru Day trip

Acclimatize during a day at this private conservation area. Spot local wildlife and warm up for your climb A hike accompanied by an armed ranger.

Overnight:Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Trek Day 1

1 Arusha to Forest Camp

7,742 ft to 9,498 ft, 4 miles, approx. 3-4 hours
From Arusha, set out in vehicles for the long drive to the starting point of the Lemosho Trail, the Londorossi Gate. Approaching the mountain from the west, the Lemosho Route starts in the Afromontane Rainforest, which is the first of four ecological zones you encounter on Kilimanjaro. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set off at a leisurely pace while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. Lunch is taken on the trail and camp is reached mid-afternoon. Overnight at Forest Camp.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 2

2 Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp

9,498 ft to 11,500 ft, 5 miles, approx. 5-6 hours
From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through a podocarpus and juniper forest and then break out on to a zone of heather and lichen-draped volcanic rock and the Shira Plateau, which used to be Kilimanjaro’s third peak before it collapsed.  Lunch is taken on the trail and you arrive in camp mid-afternoon. The view of Kibo (the peak of Kilimanjaro) is breathtaking from this vantage point. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 3

3 Shira 1 to Moir Hut

11,500 ft to 13,800 ft, 7 miles, 5-7 hours
Crossing the Shira Plateau – one of the highest plateaus on Earth – is one of the most scenic parts of this trip during your 3-4 hour hike across moorland meadows to the lunch point. After lunch you ascend to Moir camp, arriving in the mid afternoon. If you have the energy, a hike in the late afternoon is possible in the surrounding Lent Hills, which makes this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Overnight at Moir Hut.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 4

4 Moir Hut Camp to Barranco Camp

13,800 ft to 15,223 ft (Lava Tower), down to 13,044 ft, 7km, 4-6 hours 
From Moir you traverse the slopes of Kibo. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. Lunch is normally taken close to a volcanic rock formation known as the Lava Tower. If you feel very strong there is an optional ascent of the 300-foot-tall Lava Tower before descending down to Barranco camp in the afternoon, passing through the strange yet beautiful ‘Garden of the Senecios’ (giant groundsel) which also features many giant lobelias.  The Barranco Valley is one of the prettiest areas of the entire trail. Overnight at Barranco Camp.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 5

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

13,044 ft to 13,123 ft, 3 miles, 4-5 hours
You now have a relatively short day to reach Karanga Camp, after conquering the intimidating Barranco Wall. Be prepared to use all four limbs as you traverse the wall to the top of the Karanga Valley. From here, follow a path that sojourns through many inclines and declines to Karanga Camp, arriving in the late afternoon.  Our selection of Karanga Camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatization. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering over 3000 feet above you. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 6

6 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

13,123 ft to 15,288 ft, 2 miles, 4-5 hours
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in this high camp, allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and, at times, strong winds rip over this camp, yet in the evenings splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before resting for the evening. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 7

7 Barafu to the Summit to Mweka Camp

15,288 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,467 ft, 3 miles ascent, 7 miles descent, 7-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent
Depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit, and this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure. Most likely by dawn, as the first rays of light start to appear across the Tanzanian landscape, you arrive near the rim at Stella Point, at an altitude of 18,652ft. Here, you are rewarded with the most glorious sunrise you are ever likely to see, appearing over Mawenzi Peak. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa! Take as many pictures as you can! After a short celebration at the summit, begin the ebullient trek down. Go slowly and enjoy the wonderful rainforest scenery as you head towards Mweka Camp, arriving before dusk. With every step the air has more and more oxygen so although your legs will be jelly your heart will be light. Overnight Mweka Camp

Accommodations :Kilimanjaro Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek Day 8

8 Mweka Camp to Arusha

12,467 ft to 5,380 ft, 6 miles, 3-4 hours
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and at around midday, after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower and a celebratory dinner!

Trek Day 9

9 Departure

Today you have a dayroom to pack, freshen up, and get ready for your flight home or your onward adventures in East Africa.

Accommodations

Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

NGARE SERO MOUNTAIN LODGE, ARUSHA Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, It offers 14 rooms, and has been providing personal service since 1974. Rooms have king-size beds or twin beds, and a bathroom with a tub for soaking after your trek. Also you can  book a massage to ease your aching limbs after your climb. The Lodge is located only 30 minutes away from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town center.

Mountain Camps

Camp in comfort in customized all-weather tents with upgraded zippers, flysheets, and closed-cell full-ground pads. Private toilet tents and solar-lit dining tents are provided daily. Hot meals are prepared from fresh ingredients by the camp’s chef. In the afternoons, hot drinks and snacks are provided.

Dates & Prices

$2980

Can’t find a date that works for you? Contact us to set up a private trek!


Included in this Trek :

Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
All Park fees Airport transfers Rescue fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Oximeter
Medical Kit
Emergency oxygen
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Accommodation in Arusha

Items not included:

Flights
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

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