7 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Trekking Route Itinerary, the No 1 best Kilimanjaro Climb route for option for mountaineers, the Lomosho Route is very scenic and it offers a variety of wildlife. Book full moon dates Kilimanjaro Climb Package.
Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb Tour Itinerary in Tanzania
Day 1: Drive to Londorossi Gate to Big Tree Camp
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. The last section of the road is of poor quality and difficult to drive after rain, sometimes we start walking a kilometer or two below the road head. We often have our lunch at the road head before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. We camp at Lemosho Big Tree Camp.
Day 2: Trek Tilimabjaro Big Tree Camp to Shira One
In your trek via lemosho a second day will start after a breakfast, passing the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in; we camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One.
Day 3: Trek Kilimanjaro Shira One to Barranco Camp
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below near our campsite at Barranco valley.
Day 4: Trek Kilimanjaro Barranco Camp to Karanga Hut
Trek today will be a steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m), the last water point on the way to the summit.
Day 5: Trek Kilimanjaro Karanga Hut to Barafu Camp
Day five on the Kilimanjaro start by passing on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Day 6: Trek Kilimanjaro Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp
Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route your day six start just after drinking a cap of hot tea, your ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final Mweka forest camp.
Day 7: Trek Kilimanjaro Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
A final day on your trek on the Lemosho route you will have a gentle descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to Mweka National Park gate, drive back to Peace hotel in Arusha.
Kilimanjaro Package Included:
All nights’ accommodation in tents.
Two Hotel accommodations
All park fees and rescue fees
Professional, experienced, mountain& safari guides
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Kilimanjaro Package Excludes:
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
Airport transfers pickup and drop off $100 per group.
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.
Personal Trekking Gears.
Tips and any items of personal nature.