Private 7-Day Kilimanjaro Trek via Lemosho Route from Moshi

Until the Northern Circuit opened recently, the Lemosho Route was widely considered to be the overall best route to climb Kilimanjaro. It combines all the best feature of the Machame route in terms of success rate but, by starting further round to the West, it takes you up and over the spectacular Shira Plateau, while at the same time avoids the crowds on the early part of the Machame route. Over 7 days, you have a fantastic journey and a great chance of summiting successfully.

The Lemosho route is considered one of the most scenic trails on the Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on almost all sides of the mountain. Being one of the newer routes, Lemosho is definitely an excellent choice for your climb.

per adult from

$3,146

AUD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
    • Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
    • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid) & Basic first aid kit
    • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their Wages
    • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
    • Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
    • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp Two
    • Entry/Admission - Lava Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
    • Entry/Admission - Barafu Camp
    What's excluded :
    • visas & Flights
    • Travel & Health Insurances (Yellow Fever Vaccination is compulsory if traveling to Tanzania)
    • Gratuities
    • Personal hiking/trekking gear–you opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi
    • Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
    • Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
    • Meals & drinks not specified and snacks

  • Day 1: Moshi to – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)

    Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 3 hours
    Habitat: Montane forest

    After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive two hours from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the lookout for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m)

    Stop At: Shira Camp Two, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 6.5 hours
    Habitat: Moorland

    After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rainforest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira Two camp

    Day 3: Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

    Stop At: Lava Tower, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 7 hours
    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometres
    Habitat: Semi-desert

    Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi-desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.

    After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Barranco camp

    Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)

    Stop At: Karanga Camp, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 4-5 hours
    Distance: Approximately 5 kilometres
    Habitat: Alpine desert

    This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight At Karanga Camp

    Day 5: Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600)

    Stop At: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 2-3 hours
    Distance: Approximately 4 kilometres
    Habitat: Alpine desert
    After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so hikers need to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp

    Day 6: Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

    Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
    Distance: Approximately 7 kilometres ascent and 23 kilometres descent
    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

    At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the camp.
    Duration: 14 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka Camp

    Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) to Moshi/Arusha

    Stop At: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
    Hiking time: 3 hours
    Distance: Approximately 15 kilometres
    Habitat: Forest

    Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometres). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi or Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha
  • Departure Point :
    Moshi Urban, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our Airport Pick-up Team always have a paper with your name on it; kindly observe right after coming out to spot her/him/themAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    • Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Tanzania Ports Authority, Custom Road, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    3/30/2020 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:04:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by PINNACLE ADVENTURES & SAFARIS LTD.

Activity ID: V-253782P8

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