7 Days Lemosho Climbing

Itinerary Summary

  • Duration in days: 7
  • Itinerary Category: Trekking,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations: Mt Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route
  • Major Attractions: Kilimanjaro Mountain, first free-standing mountain in Tanzania
  • Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Start point: Moshi
  • End point: Moshi
  • Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc
  • Additional information:  Our porters will escort and guide you all way along the Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

Itinerary Description by Day

Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp 

  • Transfer from Moshi to Londorossi gate for performing registration formalities
  • Get transferred by vehicle to the climbing starting point which is located 12 km further from the gate
  • Climb steadily through the rainforest where by animals like bufallos and elephants can be encountered on your way up the mountain
  • The path leads to  Mti Mkubwa camp whereby we will camp and have dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1

  • Trek out of the rainforest into the low alpine zone to reach Shira ridge
  • Have lunch enroute and proceed with climbing to arrive at Shira Camp in the late afternoon
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the camp

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 

  • Continue with your climb through the Shira plateau for a full day providing a chance for acclimatization
  • The trail leads to Shira 2 camp to take the rest of the day off resting and gaining energy
  • We will have dinner and overnight stay at the Shira Camp 2

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Today we start by ascending up a ridge towards Lava tower which provides an extra day for acclimatization
  • Break for a while at Lava Tower to rest and have lunch in the afternoon
  • Descend down and proceed with the trail to reach at Barranco Camp for an evening arrival
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the Barranco camp

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

  • Today we start a climb on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall leading to the Karanga Valley campsite
  • Leave out of Karanga and join the junction connecting with the Mweka trail
  • Continue with the climb to finally arrive at Barafu camp 
  • Have rest and take much water as possible in preparing for the final summit day ahead of us tomorrow
  • Retire to bed early by 19:00

Day 6: Ascend To Uhuru Peak

  • Wake up around 23:00 for adding more warm clothes and headlamps 
  • Leave the camp and start summiting by midnight into the glacial zone
  • The path leads to Stella point (5756 m) after a 6 hour walk to arrive at sunrise
  • Have time for photographs and a little rest while at the summit 
  • For climbers who have experienced AMS are advised to start descending, however for those interested can take a round trip along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
  • Proceed by descending down the mountain to arrive at Mweka Hut (3100 m)

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

  • After a hot breakfast, continue descending through the beautiful green forest to arrive at Mweka gate
  • Take time to show gratitude to the crew by tipping guides, cooks and porters
  • Get awarded with certificates whereby golden certificates are given to hikers who reached Uhuru peak and green certificates for Stella point hikers
  • Retreat back to Mweka village for a drive to Moshi town for resting or for a flight back home 

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Tour Includes

  • Overnight stays in mountain Camps
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Mountain Equipment, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tents, Porters, Guides, and Chef
  • Tents, Tables and Chairs, Food utensils, and so on.
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

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