MOUNT KILIMANJARO via Lemosho Route

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The Lemosho Route is known to be the longest route and popular due to the fact that it is a beautiful route to ascend this mountain. You will see some of the most extraordinary scenery  with well-preserved forests, sweeping moorland, heather forests and high desert. Lemosho Route allows for easy walking and provides plenty of opportunity for altitude adjustment

The route approaches the summit from the west via the Londorossi Gate and one of the most remote quarters of the region.

DAY START ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
FINISH ALTITUDE
(m)
ALTITUDE
(ft)
TIME DISTANCE DISTANCE
1
2
3

4

5
6

7
Londorossi Gate
Mti Mkubwa
Shira 1 Camp
Shira 2 Camp
Moir Hut
Lava Tower
Barranco Camp
Karanga Camp
Barafu Camp
Uhuru Peak
Mweka Camp
2,360
2,895
3,505
3,810
1,200
4,630
3,976
3,995
4,673
5,895
3,068
7,742
9,498
11,500
12,500
13,800
15,190
13,044
13,106
15,331
19,341
10,065
Mti Mkubwa
Shira 1 Camp
Shira 2 Camp
Moir Hut
Lava Tower
Barranco Camp
Karanga Camp
Barafu Camp
Uhuru Peak
Mweka Camp
Mweke Gate
2,895
3,505
3,810
1,200
4,630
3,976
3,995
4,673
5,895
3,068
1,640
9,498
11,500
12,500
13,800
15,190
13,044
13,106
15,331
19,341
10,065
5,380
 
3-4
5-6
3-4
2-3
2-3
2-3
4-5
4-5
7-8
4-6
3-4
6
8
10
4
4
3
5
4
5
12
10
4
5
6
2
2
2
3
2
3
7
6
        Total       70 42

 

8 Day Lemosho Itinerary


DAY 1: Overnight AMEG LODGE (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 2: After breakfast, we head out on a 5 hour drive to the Londorossi Park Gate at 2,200m. After completing park formalities, we drive for a further 11km to the Lemosho Glades. From here, we trek about 3 hours to the camp site. overnight MTI MKUBWA CAMP

DAY 3: After breaking camp, we begin the hike up towards Shira Camp 1. located near a stream. We head through moorland shrub taking in view of Mt Meru in the distance. Overnight SHIRA 1 CAMP

DAY 4: Today we head out on a relatively easy day across the plateau that leads to Shira Camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. Overnight SHIRA 2 CAMP

DAY 5: After breakfast, you will quickly leave the moorland scrub behind and enter into a moonscape of semi-alpine desert, while you hike constantly upwards toward Lava Tower. At around 4,200m, you may start to feel the effects of altitude with shortness of breath and irritability, assuming it had not taken effect earlier on the climb.  After Lava Tower , your route will head down by almost 680m to the Baranco camp. This is the day where you will follow the principle of climb high and sleep low. Overnight BARANCO CAMP

DAY 6: Extra day for acclimatization. You will Stay overnight at KARANGA VALLEY (3,950m) - (OPTIONAL- Extra Charge applicable)

DAY 7: The path climbs up steeply out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the turning North to reach BARAFU CAMP (15,500ft./4,600m.). Camp overnight.

DAY 8: A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Then continue to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft./5,896m). The highest Point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Barafu and on down to MWEKA CAMP (10,300ft/3,100m). Camp overnight.

DAY 9: The day spent in descending down to Mweka Park Gate from where you will be transferred to/for overnight AMEG LODGE (Bed & breakfast)

DAY 10: Breakfast.  End of your tour

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