8 Days / 7 Nights - Lemosho Route - Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Daily Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day in either Arusha or Moshi

On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your chosen hotel in Arusha or Moshi. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide who will brief you fully on the Lemosho Route and check your equipment. Dinner is included.

Day 2
Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp (Mti Mkuba)

• Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
• Distance: 6 kms
• Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rain forest

After breakfast you are driven from your hotel to the edge of the National Park Forest. From here we walk through the undisturbed forest to the Mti Mkubwa campsite for dinner and overnight camping. With luck you will be able to see colobus monkeys and signs of elephants.

The Lemosho Trail starts at the Londorossi
Gate and heads first to Mti Mkubwa at 9,137 feet
The Mti Mkubwa campsite
(also known as Big Tree Camp)
   
Day 3
Forest Camp (Mti Mkuba) to Shira Camp 1

• Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
• Distance: 8 kms
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Moorland.

Take your time to walk through the forest which boasts plentiful game and bird life. You will pass through the mountain forest and hagenia zones. Dinner and overnight camping is at Shira campsite.

Day 4
Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2

• Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
• Distance: 14 kms
• Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast we hike up Lava Tower. The is in the alpine zone. The only plant life being the hardiest of grasses and lichen. Here you will have a spectacular view of our final ascent route up to the western breach.

Day 5
Shira 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

• Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
• Distance: 7 kms
• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: Semi desert

With the western breach ascent route in view, we spend a few hours climbing to the base of the route where we make your camp near Arrow Glacier. There is an afternoon hike further up the route before relaxing back down at camp. This extra hike will help you acclimatize and improve your performance tomorrow.

Day 6
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

• Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
• Distance: 5 kms
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Alpine desert

Wind your way up the western breach. It’s a non - technical climbing route and it will take us about six hours to reach the crater rim. We explore the inner crater and ash pit before pitching camp on the crater floor.

A view from the Lemosho route near the top of the
Barranco wall at 13,600 feet or 4,150 meters amsl
A view out from Barranco Camp.
The town of Moshi is below hidden beneath the clouds.
   

Day 7
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

• Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
• Distance: 4 kms
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Alpine desert

Summit day: You start your ascent to the summit early enough in the morning to reach the summit by 10 a.m. You descend via Barafu Huts and onwards down to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight camping.

Day 8
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

• Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
• Distance: 5 kms ascent / 12 kms descent
• Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 3-4 hours descent
• Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate.

Day 9
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: (3100m) to (1980m)

• Distance: 10 kms descent

• Hiking Time: 3 hours descent

• Habitat: Forest

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short three hour scenic hike back to the park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will be served a delicious hot lunch. You now drive back to Moshi or Arusha for a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!

It takes about 3 to 4 hours to make the descent to the road. After your lunch you bid goodbye to your porters and are transferred to your hotel for a well earned hot shower. You spend the night here.

Day 10: Arusha or Moshi
Breakfast

Departure day. If you would like to book additional nights please inform us as early as possible. We will arrange for you to be transferred to the airport or you may join a Kili Base Adventure safari and continue your holiday with us and visit the world famous game parks of Tanzania.

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