Lemosho Route 7 Days
Climb the Kilimanjaro through the Lemosho Route 7 Day Itinerary, most scenic Kilimanjaro best trekking newer longer route with 96% summit success rate, Ask Leken Adventure the Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates so you attempt the summit on the cloudless to make your final ascent unforgettable adventure enjoy a new moon on your summit.
Day One: Arusha to Londorossi Gate
After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate about a 3-hour drive. From here a forest track requiring a FWD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa, big tree campsite.
Day Two: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp
After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge past the Shira One camp and on to the Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.
Day Three: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp
From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day Four: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.
Day Five: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.
Day Six: Summit Day to Mweka Camp
After breakfast you will 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 you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit, From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!
From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.
Day Seven: Mweka Camp to 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. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear, keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy. From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A driver will be waiting to pick and transfer you back to the hotel in Arusha which will be the end of your lemosho route Kilimanjaro tour.
lemosho Route Trek Includes:
- 2 Nights’ accommodation;
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees;
- Rescue fees;
- All meals while on the Mountain;
- Arrival and Departure transfers;
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees;
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
lemosho Route Trek Excludes:
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival;
- Personal Expenses;
- Meals not listed above;
- Optional Tours;
- Tips and any items of personal nature;