Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Mount Kilimanjaro Tours / Adventure Holidays / Trekking Holidays / Tours / Expeditions
Country: Tanzania
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. 

This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Moshi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro to the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

Day 3 Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
Climb into the moorland, over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau Shira 1 Camp.

Day 4 Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Traverse the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.

Day 5 Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

Day 6 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
We tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

Day 7 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Trek through alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.

Day 8 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Hut.

Day 9 Descent - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi
Descend the slopes to Mweka Gate and receive a summit certificate. Continue to Mweka village, then Moshi.

Day 10
Depart Moshi

 

What's Included

  • Guided climb up Mt Kilimanjaro with local guides and porters. Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent. Unlike some operators, we include the cost of your trekking permit in your tour price to help you work out the total cost of your trip.
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).
  • Private minibus, trekking by foot.
  • Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: £1149 (available to book in different currencies)
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Start/Finish: Moshi to Moshi
  • Trip Code: DTKM

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