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8 day lemosho route

8 Day Lemosho Route

8 Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro best trekking route and Lemosho is best route for people with no experience in trekking the mountains. Like Rongai route the Lemosho offer a chance to see wild animals as you hike up the first and second day. The route follow the track to Shira camp where Lemosho route meets the Machame route allowing the short hike to the next camp before the summit attempt, Kilimanjaro climbing 8 day Lemosho route has an important thing because summiting day will begins on the midnight while other hikers on this trip who will be climbing for 7 day on Lemosho are still asleep leaving them disadvantaged going into the toughest day on the mountain, by having a short day beforehand, climbers can have enough time to rest and increase the summit reaching success when booking 8 day Lemosho.

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8 Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro best trekking route and Lemosho is best route for people with no experience in trekking the mountains. Like Rongai route the Lemosho offer a chance to see wild animals as you hike up the first and second day. The route follow the track to Shira camp where Lemosho route meets the Machame route allowing the short hike to the next camp before the summit attempt, Kilimanjaro climbing 8 day Lemosho route has an important thing because summiting day will begins on the midnight while other hikers on this trip who will be climbing for 7 day on Lemosho are still asleep leaving them disadvantaged going into the toughest day on the mountain, by having a short day beforehand, climbers can have enough time to rest and increase the summit reaching success when booking 8 day Lemosho.

8 Day Lemosho route plus 2 night’s hotel.

8 Day Lemosho route. 8 Day Lemosho route.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport.

You will be met on arrival usually at Kilimanjaro Airport if you arrive by international flight or in Arusha if you arrive by internal flight or shuttles bus from Nairobi or likewise. You will be escorted to waiting vehicle by our transferring driver who will then drive you to Moshi for the rest of the day your treks will start the next day morning. Depending on your arrival time our mountain guide will meet you at the hotel or airport for briefing on the next Kilimanjaro trek.
Accommodation: Keys hotel/Sal Salinero hotel Moshi
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Hike Londorossi Gate 2,250 meter to Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,800 meter.

After breakfast at the hotel you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate 2,250 meter, an approximate 2½ hour drive from Moshi or Arusha. Here you will be registered by the national park authorities and porters will weigh the luggage. Then you will drive an approximate 15 km on a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek will start. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoilt natural forest to the Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,800 meter. This camp is about 2½ hours away and it’s your destination for this first day. The Lemosho route is also home to wild animals, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger during the first 2 days of your trek.
Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,780 meter to Shira 1 Camp 3,500 meter.

As you walk along the thin trail through the rainforest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with Lobelia and Eric plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira Camp 1 in about 3-4 hours. Looking over the Shira Plateau from your camp you will be able to see the unmistakable snow-capped summit of Kibo. A hearty evening meal and a last glimpse at the starry sky will bring the day to a close.
Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Hike Shira 1 Camp 3,500 meter to Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter.

Today you will cross Shira Ridge with its rocky ground, low grasses and shrubs. As the terrain is much flatter than the day before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive Giant Lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach Shira Camp 2, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Hike Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter to Lava Tower 4,640 meter to Barranco Camp 3,960m.

After breakfast you will start your ascent to Lava Tower through a boulder-strewn terrain. In the distance you will see Kibo encouraging you to continue uphill. Reaching Lava Tower at an altitude of 4,640m, you will rest and allow your body to get used to the higher altitude, after which you continue downwards to Barranco Camp. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your body react to changes in Altitude. Along the way the scenery changes once more and soon you are surrounded by giant Senecias and smaller Lobelia plants. After 6 – 7 hours you will reach the beautiful and green Barranco Camp, which offers great views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. After dinner you will settle in for the night.
Accommodation: Barranco Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Hike Barranco Camp 3,960 meter to Karanga Camp 4,035 meter.

The famous Barranco wall, which is probably the steepest part of the entire route, awaits you after breakfast. Although no technical climbing is necessary, some spots do require you to use your hands for a better grip and to pull yourself up. Your guide will be close by to help you if necessary. After you have pulled yourself around the Kissing Rock you will make your way along the mountain ridge and through the Karanga Valley. You will also pass the last water spot as you finally reach Karanga Camp after 3 – 4 hours. After a well-deserved meal, it is off to bed.
Accommodation: Karanga Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Hike Karanga Camp 4,035 meter to Barafu Camp 4,640 meter.

Today you will make your way to Barafu Camp at around 4,640m, which you will reach in about 3 to 4 hour. The landscape is very dry and the ground cracks like glass under your boots. As you make your way through the afro-alpine dessert to the rocky Barafu Camp, a sense of excitement sweeps over you as your final stretch is but a few hours away. The Barafu Camp with its rocky scenery allows for a stunning view of Mawenzi Peak and the summit path ahead. After an early dinner and last minute preparation for tomorrow, you will go to bed.
Accommodation: Barafu Camp. 8 day lemosho route.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Hike Barafu Camp 4,640 meter to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meter to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter.

At around midnight you will be awoken with some hot tea and biscuits in order to get you ready for today’s ascents. You will ascend in a north-westerly direction through heavy scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about 5 – 7 hours. At Stella Point you may rest if necessary before taking on another 1-2 hour stretch along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak – the highlight of your trip. A breath-taking view awaits you as you stand on the highest mountain in Africa. After taking as much pictures as your camera will allow, you will leave behind the glistening glaciers and snowy peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp. Here you will have time to catch your breath before heading further down to Mweka Gate (3,080m), an approximate 3 hour walk. A scrumptious dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep awaits you. 8 day lemosho route.
Accommodation: Mweka Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Hike Mweka Camp 3,080 meter to Mweka Gate 1,630 meter to Moshi.

The final hike of your wonderful 8 day Lemosho route trekking begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a moderate 2 hours’ walk through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where you will meet a transferring driver. At the gate you will sign out and obtain your Kilimanjaro certificate then you will drive back to Moshi where you will have a long and warm shower after a tiring mountain. The rest of the day is free to rest while enjoying a glass of wine, relax at the pool or celebrate your achievement.
Accommodation: Keys Hotel/Sal Salinero hotel.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 8 day lemosho route.

Day 10: Departure.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport or shuttle bus stand for your next destination.
Accommodation: None. 
Meal plan: Breakfast. 8 day lemosho route.

Add-ons (Extension).

In addition to your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure you can add few days for safari in Tanzania famous national parks. Our most popular Itinerary is 5 days tour to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. This safari itinerary can be offered in both, camping and lodging. You can also add few nights in Zanzibar after Kilimanjaro trekking or after safari so you have a combination of Kilimanjaro trekking, safari and Zanzibar.

Tour inclusions.

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers. 8 day lemosho route.
  • 2 night’s hotel in Moshi one before and one after trekking.
  • Kilimanjaro entry fees.
  • Camping (hut) fees.
  • Rescue fees.
  • Transfer to and from the mountain.
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes.
  • Salaries for Kilimanjaro support staff. 8 day lemosho route.
  • All meals on the mountain.
  • Sleeping Tents or hut camping.
  • Sleeping mattresses. 8 day lemosho route.
  • Cooking and eating utensils. 8 day lemosho route.
  • Oximeter. 8 day lemosho route.

Tour exclusions.

  • Tips for guides and support staff. 8 day lemosho route.
  • Sleeping bag and personal items.
  • Private portable toilet and privacy tent. 8 day lemosho route.
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.). 8 day lemosho route.
  • Extra activities. 8 day lemosho route.
  • Extra nights ($240 per person per day). 8 day lemosho route.

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