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KILIMANJARO HIKING - LEMOSHO ROUTE ITINERARY

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The Lemosho Route The Lemosho Route is the longest of the major routes for climbing Kilimanjaro, and as it’s an 8 day hike it makes it most expensive also because of the remoteness of the trailhead. You will get to see plenty of game animals on the first of the hike. Due to the amount of days involved you acclimatize better and therefore you stand a better chance of reaching the summit are that much greater. This route is defiantly one of the most scenic routes. The first couple days of Lemosho start well west of the other routes, but on day 4 it merges with Machame and becomes the same from there on out and just as most Machame groups descend on the separate Mweka Route, Lemosho groups typically do as well.

PRE DEPARTURE: (ARRIVAL)
Moshi is at 815m
2670ft above sea level.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and great then transfer to your hotel in Moshi, briefing about your hiking trip by our guide.
TRANSFER: AIRPORT TO HOTEL
MEAL PLAN: BB
ACCOMMODATION: STANDARD HOTEL

Day 1: Londrossi Park Gate To Mti Mkubwa Camp
2250m to 2790m
7380ft to 9160ft
Distance: 2.5 miles / 4 km’s
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
After breakfast and briefing drive to Londrossi Park Game (2250m / 7380ft, 2.5hours)
From hear the road is not pleasant jeep is required it will leads to Lemosho Glages (2390m / 7830ft, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (Big tree) Campsite.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp To Shira 1 Camp
2750m to 3500m
9160ft to 11,500ft
Distance: 5.5 miles / 8.9 km’s
Hiking Hours: 6hours
After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains Shira Ridges at about 3600m / 11,810ft and drops gently down to Shira Plateau. And camp at Shira 1 Camp. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp Site. Continue upto 12,600ft Shira 2 camp on the moorland meadows by stream. A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp To Shira 2 Camp
3500m to 3850m
9,160ft to 12,600ft
Distance: 0.2 miles
Hiking Hours: 2hours
After breakfast, we continue upto 12,600ft Shira 2 camp on the moorland meadows by stream. A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp To Barranco Hut
3840m to 3860m
12,600ft to 12,700ft
Hiking Hours: 5-6 hours
From the shira plateau, we continue to the east, passing junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you continue, direction changes to the South East towards the lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” Shortly after the tower, you will come to the second junction which brings you up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4876m / 15,997ft. You shall now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3860m 12,664ft. Here you shall rest, enjoy dinner, overnight. Although you shall end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for a great day-summit day.

Day 5: Barranco Hut To Karanga Hut
3860m to 4200m
12,700ft to 13,800ft
About 3-4 hours
After breakfast, you shall leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco wall, to the Karanga Valley (4200m / 13,780ft) compsite

Day 6: Karanga Hut To Barafu Hut
4200m to 4600m
13,800ft to 15,100ft
About 3-4 hours
After breakfast, you leave the Karanga Valley and pass the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. You shall continue to the Barafu Hut, which is located at an altitude of 4600meters (15,092ft). You completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here you shall make camp, rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are be seen from this position.

Day 7: Barafu To summit and Millennium Camp
4600m to 5895m
(And down to 3100m)
15,100ft to 19,300ft
(And down to 10,200ft)
About 7-8hours up
4-5 hours down
Early morning you shall continue on your way to the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5985meters (19,636ft). This part of the climb takes about 4 hours. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of hiking day. You will need to take clothing for both extremes with you. At Uhuru peak, you would 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, you shall now make your descent continuing straight down to the Millennium Camp site at 3300m. Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 8: To Mweka Gate to Moshi
3100m to 1680m
10,200ft to 5500ft
About 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. One shall need Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will nice to wear. (Keep rain great and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will ready at Mweka Village to drive you back to the Hotel in Moshi. Dinner and overnight.
MEAL PLAN: BB
ACCOMODATION: STANDARD HOTEL
Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It’s time for celebration

Departure Day: After breakfast check out from the Hotel then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. TRANSFER: HOTEL TO AIRPORT
PRICE: PER PERSON SHARING IN GIVEN PAX IN US $

RATE PER PERSON FOR GIVEN PAX IN USD $
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
6 pax +
1 pax
1,900.00
1,850.00
1,850.00
1,850.00
1,800.00
1,750.00
N/A

Price includes:
All park entry fees, All camping/hut fees, Guide and porters fees, Transport to and from the mountain gates, Meals 3 times daily, cook and all kitchen facilities Prices does not include items
International Flights, Hard and soft drinks and Tips, and all mountain Gears. (We can arrange to hire this)
Note:
We recommend that you leave your valuables and your tip money in a safe deposit box at the hotel in Moshi