KILI TREKS LEMOSHO ROUTE
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- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:8 Day(s)
- Camping and Stargazing Tours
- Mountaineering Tours
- Trekking and Hiking Tours
- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Altezza LodgeFrom: To:
8:00 AM 8:30 AM
Machame GateFrom: To:
11:00 AM 11:45 AM
- Age Range 13 - 70 (Years Old)
Highlights Day 1 Start: Lemosho Gate (2385 m) Finish: Big Tree Camp (2780 m) Altitude: ↑ 395 m Walking Time: 2-3h Beautiful passage through thick mountain forest on a small trail with a moderate climb. Day 2 Start: Big Tree Camp (2780 m) Finish: Shira Camp 1 (3500 m ) Altitude: ↑ 720 m Walking Time: 4-5h Continuously rising and falling terrain above the rainforest with wonderful views of the Shira Ridge and the Kibo Summit. Day 3 Start: Shira Camp 1 (3500 m) Finish: Shira Camp 2 (3900 m) Altitude: ↑ 400 m Walking Time: 3-4h Short trek with moderate rising through heat and moorland zone. Great views by crossing Shira Ridge. Day 4 Start: Shira Camp 2 (3900 m) Finish: Barranco Camp (3960 m) Altitude: ↑ 740 m ↓ 680 m Walking Time: 6-7h A long trek through the heath and moorland zone with impressive vegetation on the way to the Lava Tower. Day 5 Start: Barranco Camp (3960 m) Finish: Karanga Camp (4035 m) Altitude: ↑ 100 m ↓ 25 m Walking Time: 3-4h Steep climb over the Barranco Wall with a rewarding view of Kibo’s southern glacier, continuously up and down. Day 6 Start: Karanga Camp (4035 m) Finish: Barafu Camp (4640 m) Altitude: ↑ 615 m Walking Time: 3-4h Small path through rocky alpine desert, not technically demanding. Day 7 Start: Barafu Camp (4640 m) Finish: Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka Camp (3080 m) Altitude: ↓ 1255 m ↓ 2815 m Walking Time: 10-14h Very steep, long and possibly cold climb to Stella Point. Fantastic panorama at the crater ridge and at the summit. Descent relatively steep and long. Altitude might influence the climb. Day 8 Start: Mweka Camp (3080 m) Finish: Mweka Gate (1630 m) Altitude: ↓ 1450 m Walking Time: 2-3h Easy and relatively short descent with a good path through lush rainforest.
If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.
Day 1: Hotel to Mti Mkubwa Camp After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite. Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft Distance: 6km/4mi Hiking Time: 2-3 hours Habitat: Montane Forest Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau. Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3500m/11,500ft Distance: 8km/5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day. Elevation: 3500m/11,500ft to 3850m/12,600ft Distance: 8km/5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft Distance: 8km/5mi Walking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft Distance: 5km/3mi Climbing Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft Distance: 4km/2mi Climbing Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain. Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3090m/10,150ft Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Foot On Kili Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes). Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Distance: 10km/6mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Forest Meals: Breakfast
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Drop off before and after treks
English Speaking guide and other languages that you requested for the extra fees
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Before and after treks
International and domestic flights
Hotel (available as an optional addon)
Transfers (available as an optional addon)
Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
Tips and gratuities
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)
- Extra Services
We take all precotion to against COVID-19, by using Mask, handsintizer and avoiding social distancing.
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
Booking will remain active until clients will be able to travel again.
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure
Good To Know
-If you have upgraded your room you have to add an extra cost depending of the hotel of your choice
-Private Toilet can be provided with the extra cost
- Note that at the gate there is a scanning Machine so don't carry drugs like weed and Alcohol
-If you requeste a personal Porter you have to pay an extra amount for that
- Once We pick you at the Airport will check all of your gear for trekking if you miss some gears there is a rental shop in Moshi where you can get whatever you need.
- Oxygen Cylinder will be provided for your safety.
Communicate with Mussa Bashiri Mushi
- 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
- 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.