Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking 7 Days Lemosho Route
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- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 29 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:7 Day(s)
- Camping and Stargazing Tours
- Expedition Tours
- Mountaineering Tours
- Nature Tours
- Photography Tours
- Trekking and Hiking Tours
- Travel StyleBudget
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- For Art Lovers
- Uhuru Peak
Kilimanjaro International AirportFrom: To:
12:00 AM 12:00 AM
Qwine Hotel in Moshi or SimilarFrom: To:
10:00 AM 10:00 AM
- Age Range 12 - 100 (Years Old)
As a newer route, it is more remote and arguably more beautiful, but a bit longer and slightly more expensive. It starts on the Western side of the mountain at the Londorossi Gate which is a further drive from town and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira route.
After beautiful forests and moorlands, it crosses the Shira Plateau on day 3 to connect with the Machame Route at Lava Tower and down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit. You may be lucky enough to see buffalo, elephants and other games. Because this route can be done over a longer period of time for acclimatization, it has a high success rate on the summit.
Duration: 7 – 8 days
Kilimanjaro trekking is via different routes, Lemosho Route is one of them that takes 7 days, hiking Kilimanjaro Mt. in Africa has drawn the attention of many Mountain enthusiasts in the world. Climbing on this route is mostly for experienced and more adventurous climbers as it demands more physic. After the climb, it is possible to add short days of Tanzania safari or Zanzibar beach holidays or both. Pole pole pace of one step at a time is our song & have never failed us to get you to the summit.
Elevation: 2389m/7838ft to 2785m/9137ft Altitude gained: 396m Departing from Moshi a 45-minute drive will take you through welcoming mountainside villages to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.
Elevation: 2785m/9137ft to 3895m/12,779ft Altitude gained: 1110m After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, we leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. Temperatures begin to drop.
Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft Altitude gained: 91m Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend overnight at Barranco Camp.
Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,253ft Altitude gained: 48m After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.
Elevation: 4034m/13,253ft to 4662m/15,295ft Altitude gained: 628m We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.
Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft Altitude gained: 1233m Descent to 3090m/10,150ft Altitude lost: 2789m Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way. Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa! After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Mweka Camp.
Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft Altitude lost: 1473m After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
|Moshi||2||Hotel||Qwine Hotel or Similar||3 Star||Private|
|Mount Kilimanjaro||6||Camping||Mount Kilimanjaro Campsites||Unrated||Private|
Professional and well experienced English speaking Mountain Guide
Except for the 2 nights in Hotel
- Private Vehicle
-All Park Fees and taxes
-Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
-Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
-Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food all 3 meals a day
-All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
-Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
-Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid)
-Basic first aid kit
-Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their wages as per the standard set
-Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattresses)
-Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
- Extra Services
-Visas, Flights and airport taxes
-Items of a personal nature
-Health requirements (Yellow Fever vaccination is compulsory if travelling to Tanzania)
-Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
-Personal hiking/trekking gear (you may opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi)
-Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
-Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
-Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
Extra additional services:
-A refreshing Day trip after a trek
-Extra hotel night in Moshi, check-in 2 PM, check out 10 AM,
-Zanzibar Island Visit & Tours
-Face masks are required for travellers in public areas
-Face masks are required for guides in public areas
-Face masks provided for travellers
-Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
-Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
-Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
-Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
-Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized
-Guides required to regularly wash hands
-Regular temperature checks for staff
-Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
-Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
-Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 29 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
Any cancellation of a reservation must be in writing, either by e-mail or fax, and shall only be effective upon its receipt and acknowledgement. The following cancellation fees will be made for cancellations: More than 29 days prior to trip commencement 20% of the tour price 15 to 10 days prior to trip commencement 30% of tour price No show to 5 days prior to trip commencement (or no show) 50% of the total tour price No refunds are given for the following: Lost travel time or substitution of facilities Itineraries amended after departure Presence of circumstances beyond the company's control which requires alternative arrangements be made to ensure the safety or further participation and enjoyment of your tour, Lack of your appearance for any accommodation, service, activity, or tour segment without prior notice (see above) Premature contract termination
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 1 day(s) prior departure
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