10 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb.It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.
Hiking Lemosho Route Details
Day 1.Moshi – Mti Mkubwa Campsite
After breakfast at the hotel a brief explanation will be given by your Guide followed by a drive to Londorossi Park Gate,after park rules and regulations the trail commencing. Takes you to the beginning of the forest where the vehicle endsLemosho Glades and Walk along the forest trails to starting point keep climbing further to mti mkubwa camp site.
Day 2.Shira One Campsite
After breakfast at the camp site hiking continues through the forest and Walk along the forest trails to shira one campsite thereafter dinner and overnight at shira one camp
Day 3.Shira Two Campsite
Today you will have very moderate walk across the plateau which leads you to Shira Camp two on moorland meadows by a stream, although variety walks are available on the plateau just to make this an excellent acclimatization day.
Day 4.Moir Hut (Acclimatization)
After breakfast we hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Moir camp, tucked away at the end of a huge gorge, at the foot of a giant lava flow, a hot lunch at Fisher Camp can be arranged if you discuss with you guide, which is only a couple hours from Moir hut campsite.
Day 5.Lava Tower (Acclimatization)
After breakfast, we start climbing slowly toward Lava Tower tower as our aim is to have as much as acclimatization so you will be climbing gradually to reach lava tower campsite at 14,950-ft/4,556-m, for dinner and overnight.
Day 6.Barranco (Acclimatization)
After breakfast proceed climbing up wards on a rocky path which leads east towards lava tower impressive views of Breach wall precipices, shortly further beyond the trek’s descends to Barranco campsite (3950m, 4-5 hrs).
Day 7. Karanga Camp(Acclimatization)
Scramble easily to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over screes and ridges to the Karanga Valley campsite (4000m. 3hrs), beneath the icefalls of the Southern Glaciers.
Day 8. Barafu Campsite
This morning you will hike east over intervening ridges and valley to join the Mweka Route, which will be your descent route. Turn left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through a sparse landscape the last water point on this route is Karanga Valley as there is no water at Barafu Camp. Even though Barafu is the Swahili word for ice. The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents of kicking foot on rocks. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. After an early dinner, go to bed for a few hours of valued sleep.
Day 9.Uhuru Peak (Summit) Mweka Camp
You will be up around 11:30 PM and after some hot tea and biscuits you will drag your feet off into the dark 6 hours climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point 5,685 m/18,650 fts you stop for a very short rest and a chance to see a supremely cheerful sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of Marangu Route but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and exhaustion.
Depending on the time of year and current storms you may stumble upon snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak, on the summit you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-deserved but short rest collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and sooner or later into the forest to Mweka Camp 3,100 m/10,170 ft. This camp is in the upper forest, so you can anticipate mist or rain in the late afternoon, Dinner and washing water will be prepared and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beers.
Day 10.Mweka Gate
After a well-deserved breakfast it is a short scenic 3-hours hike back to the park gate, please note no tips is given on the way until all your gears and the rest of the crew have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate, At Mweka Gate you will sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers normally receive their summit certificates and can be followed by a bottle of champen. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From Mweka Gate you will get in a car back to moshi for further celebration and total relaxation.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDE
All park entrance, and administrative fees
All meals 3 time a day whilst on the Mount
3litre water on a daily basis
Transport to and from the Kilimanjaro park gate
Whilst on mountain is camping accommodation
Tour Price Excludes:
International airfares and departure taxes
All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver guide
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Visa and International flight tickets fees.