Lemosho Route 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing
Day 1: Arusha / Moshi – Londorosi Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp
Altitude: 2,100m to 2,950m Hike time: 3hrs
After morning breakfast drive to Londorosi Gate located western part of Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival conduct registration and other arrangements with climbing guides and porters then start climbing. Lemosho route is less used with rich vegetation of rainforest to compare to other routes.
After 3 to 4 hours of walking then arrive to Mti Mkubwa camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa – Shira Camp
Altitude: 2,950 to 3,720m Hike time: 5-6hrs
After morning breakfast continue hiking across rainforest then moorland zone gaining altitude of 2,000 meters feet. Enjoy lunch at Shira crater then continue hiking Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau which is one of volcanic cones of Kilimanjaro that filled with lava when flows from Kibo peak. After 5 to 6 hours of walking then you arrive to Shira Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Shira Camp – Shira Two Camp
Altitude: 3,720m to 3,840m Hike time: 5-6 hrs
After morning breakfast proceed with hiking across Shira Plateau then Shira Cathedral before reaching to Shira Two camp for dinner and overnight. The total elevation gaining for the day is 700 meters feet which is important for slow acclimatization.
Day 4: Shira Two Camp – Barranco Hut
Altitude: 3,840m to 3,900m Hike time: 6 - 7 hrs
After morning breakfast proceed hiking across Lava Tower then descend to Barranco Valley to reach the Barranco Hut the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Baranco Hut – Karanga Valley
Altitude: 3,900m to 4,050m Hike time: 3.5 hrs
After morning breakfast start climbing the Barranco wall the volcanic peak standing almost 950 meters ft to reach Karanga valley for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Karanga Valley – Barafu Camp
Altitude: 4,050m to 4,600m Hike time: 3-5 hrs
After morning breakfast proceed hiking to reach Barafu Camp the last Camp to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Upon arrive get enough time to rest while waiting for midnight summit to Uhuru peak.
Day 7: Barafu Camp – Summit Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
Altitude: 4,600m to 5895m (summit) then down to 3,000m; Hiking time: 6-8 hrs
Around midnight wake up and start the last hiking adventure to reach uhuru peak. This is more challenging part of the mountain reaching the crater rim at sunrise after several hours of hiking. Proceed trekking to Uhuru Peak before start descending to Barafu camp for morning breakfast. After enjoying breakfast at the camp and little rest descend down via Mweka route to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight taking around 5 hours of walking.
Day 8: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha / Moshi
Altitude: 3,000m to 1,850m; Hiking time: 3-4 hrs
After breakfast continue descending down to reach Mweka Gate ready for transfer to Arusha / Moshi.
End of Trek
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Empakai Crater
- Olmoti Crater
- Arusha National Park
- Manyara National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Selous Game Reserve
- Ruaha National Park
- Mahale National Park
- Katavi National Park
- Gombe National Park
- Mikumi National Park
- Saadani National Park
- Zanzibar Island