Tanzania Mountain Trekking

8 Days Lemosho Route Trekking

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Embark on an exhilarating 8-day trek along the Lemosho Route, a scenic trail leading to the majestic summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This carefully crafted itinerary ensures proper acclimatization, allowing trekkers to gradually ascend through diverse landscapes, including lush rainforests, alpine deserts, and rugged terrain. The journey culminates with a summit attempt, offering breathtaking vistas from Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

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Tour Itinerary

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
  • This itinerary is designed to provide a challenging yet safe and acclimatization-friendly ascent to Kilimanjaro’s summit via the Lemosho Route.

  • Trekking durations and paces can be adjusted based on individual preferences, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport

    Your adventure begins with a warm welcome at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You'll be transferred to your accommodation in either Moshi or Arusha, where you'll meet your trekking team. A comprehensive briefing and gear check will ensure you're fully prepared for the climb ahead. Take this day to rest, acclimate to the surroundings, and mentally prepare for the incredible journey that awaits.

  • Day 2: Lemosho Gate (2,385m) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m)

    The trek commences at the Lemosho Gate, the starting point for the Lemosho Route. The trail guides you through lush rainforests, a vibrant array of flora, and the possibility of encountering unique wildlife. The day's trek culminates at Mti Mkubwa Camp, where you'll set up camp amidst the sights and sounds of the forest, readying yourself for the ascent ahead.

  • Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3,505m)

    The trek continues, leading you through the captivating rainforest and into the expansive Shira Plateau. The scenery transforms into a more open heathland, granting panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Arriving at Shira 1 Camp, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas, a prelude to the high-altitude adventure that lies ahead.

  • Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3,505m) to Shira 2 Camp (3,810m)

    Traverse the rugged terrain of the Shira Plateau, showcasing the unique geological formations of Kilimanjaro. The journey takes you to Shira 2 Camp, situated in the alpine desert zone. Here, the stark beauty of Kilimanjaro's volcanic landscape is on full display, setting the stage for the days ahead

  • Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3,810m) to Barranco Camp (3,960m) via Lava Tower (4,630m)

    Today's trek involves ascending to Lava Tower, an impressive volcanic formation, before descending to Barranco Camp. The ascent to Lava Tower aids in acclimatization, preparing you for the higher altitudes. The descent to Barranco Camp offers a thrilling climb down the famous Barranco Wall, a highlight of the journey.

  • Day 6: Barranco Camp (3,960m) to Karanga Camp (4,035m)

    The trail takes you through the Karanga Valley, presenting a challenging yet rewarding journey amidst Kilimanjaro's diverse ecosystems. Karanga Camp is perched on a ridge, providing spectacular views of the mountain's southern face. The gradual ascent prepares you for the final push to the summit.

  • Day 7: Karanga Camp (4,035m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m)

    The day's trek involves ascending to Barafu Camp, your final stop before the summit attempt. The landscape transitions into an alpine desert, marked by its arid and rocky terrain. Rest and prepare for the midnight ascent, a challenging but exhilarating climb to Kilimanjaro's highest point.

  • Day 8: Barafu Camp (4,640m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)

    In the early hours, begin the final ascent towards the summit, aiming to reach Uhuru Peak at sunrise. The journey through the darkness and the rewarding sight of the sun illuminating the mountaintop make this a truly unforgettable experience. After basking in your achievement at Uhuru Peak, descend to Mweka Camp, descending through various landscapes and bidding farewell to Kilimanjaro's summit.

  • Day 9: Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m)

    The descent continues through the lush rainforest, revealing a sense of accomplishment and a deep connection to the mountain. Arrive at Mweka Gate, where a certificate awaits, recognizing your successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. A transfer to your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha provides a well-deserved rest, allowing you to reflect on this remarkable journey.

  • Day 10: Departure

    With memories of your epic Kilimanjaro adventure, bid farewell to the remarkable landscapes of Tanzania. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure, marking the end of an awe-inspiring trek and the beginning of new adventures.

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