7 DAYS KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE

7 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is one of the challenging route chopping it from the western side of the mountain.
Trekking to this rough takes you to the rough road with thick forest whereby you need to be escorted by an armed ranger.
Buffalos and elephants are highly seen on this route due to sharing the eco system with Amboseli National Park in Kenya. You get the best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro while trekking the mountain from the side.

 

1ST DAY: ARUSHA - LONDOROSSI GATE - MTI MKUBWA CAMP

What to do:

  • After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day.
  • You will drive two hours from Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate.
  • In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike.
  • At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA).
  • You can see the Colobus monkeys.
  • You will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa Campsite in the early evening.
  • Dinner and accommodation will be at Mti Mkubwa Basic Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

2ND DAY: ARUSHA - MARANGU GATE - MANDARA HUT

What to do:

  • 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.
  • At this campsite, you will have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East.
  • You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef.
  • Accommodation at Shira 2 Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

3RD DAY: SHIRA - LAVA TOWER - BARRANCO CAMP

What to do:

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape.
  • After 5 hours you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower.
  • Packed lunches are served at the Lava Tower.
  • After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower to the Barranco Campsite.
  • The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach.
  • Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting.
  • Accommodation at Barranco Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

4TH DAY: BARRANCO CAMP - KARANGA CAMP

What to do:

  • After an early morning breakfast, you will go to conquer the Great Barranco Wall.
  • 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 and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
  • Overnight at Karanga Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

5TH DAY: KARANGA CAMP - BARAFU HUT

What to do:

  • After breakfast, you will begin your ascent to Mweka Route.
  • As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut.
  • The word “Barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge.
  • 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 at 19.
  • Overnight at Barafu Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

6TH DAY: SUMMIT ATTEMPT BARAFU CAMP - UHURU PEAK - MWEKA

What to do:

  • Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits.
  • You will then begin your summit attempt.
  • During the ascent, you will reach Stella Point, 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.
  • Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro you can take 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 down to Mweka Hut.
  • Mweka Camp is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected.
  • You will have a dinner, wash, and rest at camp.
  • Overnight at Mweka Campsite.
  • Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch.
 

7TH DAY: MWEKA CAMP - MWEKA GATE

What to do:

  • Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing.
  • 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 receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates.
  • After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour.
  • You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

Inclusive:

All transfers, all trekking fees, all meals while on the Mountain, guides, porters, cook salaries, park fees, quality Mess tents with table and chairs, English speaking guide, sleeping bags, porters salary, 3 meals in a day, mineral drinking water.

Inclusive:

Tips, medical insurance cover, all trekking personal gears, alcohol, all things of personal nature, accommodation in Arusha.

For further information call Joseph: +255 754 037765

 
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