Kilimanjaro 8 Days Tours
Kilimanjaro Trekking Tours in Tanzania 8 Days Lemosho Route, this route is considered as a scenic route on the mountain with 86% of summit success rate, Best time to climb Kilimanjaro is from Feb – March and from May to Dec, Book affordable Tanzania Tour Packages with Leken Adventure.
8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route Prices
Day 1: Arrival Day
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport our guide will pick and transfer to Peace Hotel in Arusha for overnight
Day 2: Arusha to Londorossi Gate
Drive from Peace Hotel in Arusha for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trail head. Upon arrival at trail head, we eat lunch, then commence our hike through dense rain forest to the first camp site.
Day 3: Shira One Camp
We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a Savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira one camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Day 4: Shira Two Camp
After a breakfast we proceed to Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which approaches Shira two camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.
Day 5: Barranco Hut
From the Shira Plateau, we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we walk, our direction changes to the southeast towards Lava Tower. Shortly after, we come to the second junction which brings us near Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000 ft. We now continue down to Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,044 ft. Although we end the day at the same elevation as we started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help prepare for summit day.
Day 6: Karanga Hut
A first challenge is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top, we have a well earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.
Day 7: Barafu Hut
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy an early dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this site.
Day 8: Mweka Camp
Early in the morning (midnight), we put on many layers of clothing and begin our climb to the summit. We head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, we have just one more hour before reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
Day 9: Arusha
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to Peace Hotel in Arusha to end your Kilimanjaro Tour Package.
Day 10: Departure Day
Depart to Kilimanjaro International Airport flight back home depends on your flights schedule
Kilimanjaro Package Includes:
Airport pickup and drop off
All land transfers from Arusha to Lemosho gate – return.
3 meals per day while trekking: Vegetarian/non-vegetarian.
8 days Kilimanjaro trek – Lemosho route
6 nights’ accommodation in tents while trekking.
2 nights’ hotel accommodation bed & breakfast in Peace Hotel before and after the climb,
All park entrance fees, and government levies.
English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
Porters, Cook and guides.
First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
Camping Equipment including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table,
Kilimanjaro Package Included:
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, sleeping bag, mountain gear, etc.
-Visa and Travel Insurance.
– Tips to mountain crew (highly recommended)