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Lemosho Route

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The Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is the best ascent route but this offers the complete Kilimanjaro experience, more acclimatisation time, more culture, more spectacular scenery and even a night in Kibo caldera. Note: this itinerary ascends via Stella Point and NOT the Western Breach and is for that reason considered to be a safer route.

Lemosho Route Itinerary

 

DAY 1 
From our hotel we set out in vehicles to the starting point of our Kilimanjaro climb, the Lemosho trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon.

DAY 2
From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon.

DAY 3
After a relatively long hike and significant altitude gain, today is a short day and you arrive in Shira 2 camp in time for lunch. A good day for acclimatisation with the option of an afternoon walk with your guides.

DAY 4
The route to Lava Tower takes you out of the heath zone in to the alpine desert zone. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. A half day where lunch is taken in camp. In the afternoon, dependant on weather conditions, there is an option to scramble to the top of the nearby Lava Tower.

DAY 5
After 2 half days you now have a relatively long day to Karanga camp. The selection of Karanga camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatisation and in the late afternoon you arrive in camp. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000 meters (over 3000 feet) above you.

DAY 6
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi volcano are the norm.

DAY 7
Unlike other routes with a night time ascent, your hike selection affords you a day time ascent to Kibo crater. The going is slow but with constant encouragement from your climb team the rim of Kibo is reached before descending a little way into the caldera to Crater camp. The afternoon is spent relaxing and short walks can be taken with one of your guides.

DAY 8
After a night in the crater you now have the shortest final summit bid of any route. With such a short distance to the summit from the crater (around 1 hour) means that timing arrival with the sunrise is much easier and quite spectacular. The summit of Kilimanjaro is the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world. After your summit bid you then descend for a final night on the mountain at Mweka Camp passing back through the heath zone. Endemic Proteas, pollinated by Malachite Sunbirds are plentiful.

DAY 9
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a well deserved shower!

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8 Day Lemosho

# People in Group:

1

2-3

4-6

7-19

20+

Price per Person:

$2000

$1950

$1900

$1850

$1800

Prices include:

  • Lodging before and after the trek
  • Transport to and from National Park Gate
  • Camping fees or lodge accommodation
  • All meals
  • Camping equipment, not including sleeping bag
  • National Park gate fees
  • Park commission
  • Government tax

Not included:

  • Tips for guides and cook
  • Bottled water and drinks
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha

Tips for your guide and cook:

  • $15-20/day for driver/guide and $10/day for cook (basic camping) for the whole safari group.
  • All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy.
  • For the Lemosho and Rongai routes, add $150 per group of 6 for transport
  • For extra days on the mountain add $250 per person
  • Tips should be dependent on whether they were professional and had your best interests in mind.
  • If your guides and porters have not met your expectations, please inform us at our office immediately, and don’t feel obligated to give a tip.If they press you for a tip during your trek, inform us as well, as this is against company policy.

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