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8 Days Lemosho Route (Crater)

8 Days Lemosho Route (Crater)

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About Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route:

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.. Most of clients climb Kilimanjaro using lemosho route and their feedback to this route is excellent. We highly recommend the Lemosho route to our clients. The climb begins at Londorossi Gate at an altitude of 2360 metres, with an approach far to the west of the mountain. It then circles around Kilimanjaro to the south, passing through majestic rainforest where some of the region’s most unique wildlife can often be seen. The route continues up to the mountain’s third summit at Shira Ridge.

Lemosho 7 days is also recommended although is a bit tough. No technical climbing is required, but a good level of fitness is recommended.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Moshi Town

Tour Plan

1
ARRIVE IN TANZANIA
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
2
LEMOSHO GLADES (2385M) TO BIG TREE CAMP (2780M)
You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
  • Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
3
BIG TREE CAMP (2780M) TO SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900M)
Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2.. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views.
  • Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 9 – 10hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
4
SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900M) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3960M)
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
  • Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
5
BARRANCO CAMP (3960M) TO KARANGA CAMP (3963M)
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
  • Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
6
KARANGA CAMP (3963) TO BARAFU CAMP (4640M)
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
7
BARAFU CAMP (4640M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) TO CRATER CAMP (5,790M)
Wake before dawn to start your summit approach. You’ll reach Uhuru Peak in the early afternoon, when few groups are around. A short descent brings you to Crater Camp, set in soft sands near the famed Furtwangler Glacier. Crater camp is not a route in it’s own right but a challenging extension which in principle can be added to any route. It involves sleeping overnight in the bowl of the crater. An amazing experience enjoyed by only a few of the most adventurous climbers.
  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5-6 hours & 1-2hours to Crater.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
8
CRATER CAMP (5,790M) TO MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M)
In the morning after early breakfast, we begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope passing Barafu camp for a short break before heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
  • Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
9
MILLENNIUM CAMP (3790M) TO MWEKA GATE (1630M)
Today you walk down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to your arranged hotel in Moshi.
  • Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
10
DEPART TANZANIA
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

  • Meals: Breakfast Included 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Mountain Professionals guides.
  • Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to and from Moshi.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Moshi at fine hotels.
  • Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro Park Gate.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees.
  • All hut or camping fees for the climb.
  • African guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks.
  • All meals and utensils on the mountain.
  • Camping equipment includes tents, mattress, dome dining tent with table and chairs.
  • Government taxes.

The price does not include

  • Items of personal nature, individual travel costs, delays, taxis, etc.
  • Personal Tanzania entry visas.
  • Personal clothing or gear.
  • Alcoholic drinks and personal snacks.
  • Recommended Travel/Trip Cancellation Insurance.
  • Staff gratuities
TIPS FOR CREW

Important Tips Informations

Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip, and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience. Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether your guides and porters were professional and had your best interests in mind. If your guides and porter have not met your expectations, please inform us immediately after descending. If they press you for a tip during the trek, inform us as well, as this is against company policy. You can use US Dollars, Euros, TZ shillings, or a combination of these.

EACH CLIENT SHOULD EXPECT TO TIP BETWEEN US $250 – US $300 FOR THE ENTIRE CLIMB.

Depending on the number of clients but usually, you will have:  Chief Guide, Assistance Guide, Cooker, and Porters.
Additional Notes:
If you have booked your climb through an agent that gave you different information, please tip according to the agent’s information. To avoid confusion, on the first day of your climb, please confirm with your guide the correct total number of staff that you or your group have. Don’t pay tips tip any other persons.

Prices For 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route With Crater Overnight

  • 1 person $ 2900
  • 2-4 people $ 2600/person
  • 5-7 people $ 2350/person
  • 8-10 people $ 2250/person
  • 11 & above $ 2150/person
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