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Lemosho Route | Kilimanjaro Climb

  • 6 Days, 5 Nights Climb
  • + 2 Nights Hotel Stay in Moshi Town
  • Code: 6DLRKC
  • Start From: $1,860

Climb Highlights

Lemosho Route is the less traveled, most spectacular, longest, successful and rewarding route to hike Mt Kilimanjaro. Lemosho route can be climbed in 6, 7 and 8 -day itineraries. So your choice depends on the amount of time at your disposal. Longer itineraries are always recommended over the shorter ones for better acclimatization. 

Mountain diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional cooks. A typical diet on mountain includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian, gluten-free & halal options are available at no extra cost. All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).

Comfortable tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro, on sharing basis. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex fellow climber.

Before and after your kilimanjaro climb, you will stay at Lindrin Lodge/ Bristol Cottage or similar with caring staff, hot water, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool.

Why Choose Lemosho Route?

  • The longest, successful & rewarding route.
  • The less traveled & most spectacular route.
  • More acclimatization hiking options.
  • Single travelers can join this group climb.
  • This climb can be customized on request.
  • Best price that won't break the bank.
  • 80% of hiker makes to the summit.
  • Most scenic & beautiful unspoilt vegetation.
  • Reduce the effects of altitude sickness.
  • Starts any day, if availability permits.
  • Joining group keeps climb costs down.
  • Signature camping & amazing meals .

Additional Info

Location

Duration

Min Age

Min Pax

Landing

Pick Up

Drop Off

Tanzania

8 days

7+

2

KIA

KIA

KIA

Climb Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrive at KIA and transfer to Moshi Town

After you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be met by Maasai Wanderlust representative and be transferred Lindrin Lodge/ Bristol Cottage or similar in Moshi Town. In the evening there will be a briefing with our chief guide, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

  • -Bed & Breakfast Hotel accommodation. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.
  • -Overnight at Bristol Cottages/Lindrin Lodge or similar.
  • 2

    Day 2: Londorosi Gate –Drop Off- Shira 2 Camp (2,100m- 3500m-3,850m)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Londorosi Gate on the western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, drive in a 4WD through the forest track to Lemosho Glades (reaching 3,500 meters). From here start trekking to your first high-altitude camp Shira 2 featuring a moderate gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

    At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:-

  • √Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine.
  • √Drink over 4 liters of water daily (little by little, frequently).
  • √Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • √Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.
  • -Altitude Attained: 1,750m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Moorland.
  • -Hours trekking: 5-6 Hours.
  • -Distance: 11 km.
  • -Difficulty: Low.
  • -Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
  • -Dinner and Overnight at Shira 2 Camp.
  • 3

    Day 3: Shira 2 Camp – Lava Tower - Barranco Camp (3,850m - 4,600m - 3960m)

    Today, you will significantly acclimatize slowly as the attitude affect you goes up the mountain. You continue hiking to the east across the sparsely and desert like vegetation Shira plateau past the Shira Cathedral.You pass the highest vegetation of the giant lobelia and senecia plants. Hike through the rocky landscape before you reach the Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be. Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

  • NOTE: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.
  • -Altitude Attained: 730m.
  • -Altitude Loss: 670m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Moorland.
  • -Hours trekking: 6-8 Hours.
  • -Distance: 12 km.
  • -Difficulty: Medium.
  • -Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • -Dinner and Overnight at Barranco Camp.
  • 4

    Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Valley Camp (3960m- 4030m)

    Early in the morning, start your first challenge of the day evading the base of Kibo peak by hiking toward the eastern side of the valley and cross the stream up a steep ridge to the Great Barranco wall (formed more than 100,000 years ago when a huge landslide came down from the summit creating the steep sided Barranco Valley and the western breach of the Kibo Crater). Even though huge and steep as it looks, turn out to be easier than an obstacle. The views of Heim glacier below and Kibo’s glacier rising overhead uncover magnificent beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

    Acclimatization hike:

  • Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m).
  • Hiking distance: 2.5 km.
  • Hiking time: 1–2 hours.
  • Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.
  • -Altitude Attained: 370m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Moorland.
  • -Hours trekking: 4-5 Hours.
  • -Distance: 5 km.
  • -Difficulty: Medium.
  • -Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • -Dinner and Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp.
  • 5

    Day 5: Karanga Valley Camp- Barafu Camp (4030m- 4640m)

    After breakfast, head to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m) and make a rewarding steep hike out east over the ridge and valley through the sparse, rocky and steep slopes landscape to Barafu Camp (14,910ft). Barafu (ice) Camp is proximate to the summit of Kibo where there is exceedingly cold weather, quite thin air and you may run short of breath as the amount oxygen is almost half compared to that on above sea level. Have your hot lunch and after regaining your strength complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner.

    Acclimatization hike:

  • Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800m).
  • Hiking distance: 2 km.
  • Hiking time: 1–2 hours.
  • NOTE: It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.
  • -Altitude Attained: 510m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Alpine desert.
  • -Hours trekking: 4-5 Hours.
  • -Distance: 6 km.
  • -Difficulty: Medium.
  • -Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • -Dinner and Overnight at Barafu Camp.
  • 6

    Day 6: Barafu Camp- Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp (4640m- 5895m- 3,820m)

    Wake up around midnight and have breakfast before you start hiking up into the night on the steepest and demanding part of the Kilimanjaro. If you are lucky enough, the moonlight will light your steps up on the northwest through the most challenging heavy loose scree and boulders trails all the way to Stella point. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. At Stella point, you will have a short rest and welcome a new dawn with amazing and stunning sunrise. Then continue to Uhuru Summit, the highest point in Africa and the world’s highest freestanding peak where you create memories of lifetime. Take time to celebrate with your fellow trekkers, and snap once-in-a-lifetime photos before descending to Barafu camp. At the camp, pack your belongings then descend to Mweka through empty rocky landscapes, moorland and lush forest. At the camp, you will celebrate the successful summit by grabbing some soft drinks or couple of beers and spend your last precious sleep on the cool mountain weather.

  • NOTE: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.
  • -Altitude Attained: 1,255m.
  • -Altitude Lose: 2,075m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Arctic.
  • -Hours trekking: 8-12 Hours.
  • -Distance: 15 km.
  • -Difficulty: High.
  • -Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • -Dinner and Overnight at Millennium Camp.
  • 7

    Day 7: Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate (3,820m- 1,640m) -Moshi Town

    Wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,640 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates. After tipping and saying welfare to your mountain crew, you will be transferred back to Moshi Town.

  • -Altitude Attained: 1,255m.
  • -Altitude Lose: 2,075m.
  • -Vegetation Zone: Rainforest.
  • -Hours trekking: 4-5 Hours.
  • -Distance: 12 km.
  • -Difficulty: Low.
  • -Bed & Breakfast Hotel accommodation. Check-out starts at 11:00 PM.
  • -Overnight at Bristol Cottages/Lindrin Lodge or similar.
  • 8

    Day 8: Departure

    Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport or prolong your stay in Tanzania for Safari or luxury and relaxation holiday in Zanzibar Island.

    Please Note

  • 2 Nights before and after climb are in a cozy room equipped with all the necessary things including Wi-Fi. A large variety of food for meat lovers and vegetarians will not leave you indifferent. All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer). Single occupancy is available upon request and extra chargers apply. Contact us for more information.
  • Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.
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    Included

  • √ Professional & licensed guides (10+ years of successful climbing experience).
  • √ Services of dedicated mountain crew (assistant guides, cooks, porters.) 
  • √ Pick-up & Drop Off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • √ Transfer to park entrance gate and back to the hotel in Arusha city.
  • √ Accommodation on sharing basis before & after climb (double room, breakfast included).
  • √ Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • √ Equipments (comfortable sleeping & dining tent, camping table and chairs).
  • √ All park fees (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee & VAT.
  • √ Three meals on the mountain as specified in the day-by-day Itinerary.
  • √ Boiled & purified water on the mountain.
  • √ First Aid kit.
  • Excluded

  • ∆ International flights tickets (from/to home)
  • ∆ Visa fee.
  • ∆ Personal items or souvenirs.
  • ∆ Personal gear climbing rentals.
  • ∆ Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after the climb).
  • ∆ Mountaineering insurance.
  • ∆ Tips for the mountain crew (100–150 USD per person).
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