7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

Overview

A 7-day Lemosho Route climb is perfect for trekkers on a budget. This popular Kilimanjaro route includes fewer amenities in camp and lower weight limits on luggage, while still offering the peace of mind you get by choosing Baraka trails.

KILIMANJARO ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Additional acclimatization day on Kilimanjaro
  • Challenging nighttime summit bid
  • Private toilet tents & nutritionist-planned meals
  • Perfect for group and charity treks
  • Baraka Trails’s most budget-friendly option
  • Personal porters available to all trekkers*
  • 7 days trekking, 9 days in Tanzania
*Personal porter hire available for an additional fee
*Extend your trip with a safari!

Visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater a 4-days safari, or a 7-days safari, or call us for custom safari options

ACCOMODATION: 

Overnight at Park View hotel-Moshi

Single accommodations: $90/night
Personal Porter: $100 for 7days

LEMOSHO ROUTE 7 DAYS
The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery
and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning
with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are
spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum
of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and
summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and
then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka
Gate.
DAY 1 LEMOSHO GLADES (2385M) TO BIG TREE CAMP (2780M)
Lemosho Glades
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
start climbing 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
DAY 2 BIG TREE CAMP (2780M) TO SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900M)
Shira 2 Camp
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: 9hours – 11hours
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 3 SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900M) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3960M)
Barranco Camp
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 hours
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 4 BARRANCO CAMP (3960M) TO KARANGA CAMP (3963M)
Karanga Camp
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
DAY 5 KARANGA CAMP (3963) TO BARAFU CAMP (4640M)
Karanga Camp
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
DAY 6 BARAFU CAMP (4640M) TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) & DOWN TO MWEKA
CAMP (3100M)
Barafu Camp
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We
will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance.
The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as
the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the
views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking
takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to
Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for
breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
 Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi
 Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 7 TREK MWEKA CAMP (3100M) TO MWEKA GATE (1630M)
Mweka Camp
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest 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 the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a
welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel in
Moshi.
 Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5mi
 Approx. time taken: 3 hours
 Hotel: Bed & Breakfast
DEPART TANZANIA MOSHI
This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to
beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to
take you to the airport at your time.
 Meals: Breakfast Included
LEMOSHO ROUTE PACKAGE INCLUDE
 Private pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
 Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
 18% VAT on tour fees & services
 4 Season big sleeping mountain tents
 Double layered Sleeping Mats
 Transportation to & from the mountain gate
 Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
 3 meals daily while on the mountain
 Filtered water throughout the trek
 Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park
Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
 Portable toilets and toilets tents.
 Hot Water For Wash
 Emergency evacuation by helicopter or Ambulance (INSURANCE to provided earlier)
NOT INCLUDED
 Flights
 Items of a personal nature (gears can be rented in Moshi)
 Laundry Services
 Pre & Post Trek Accommodation in Moshi
 Tips to mountain crew
 Doctors salaries

Dates & Prices

$1,900 solo climber

Not included in price:

  • International Flights/Visa
  • Tips to porters and guides (Customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals other than breakfast while in Moshi hotel
    Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Personal gear like Sleeping bags, hiking boots, head touch etc (Can be rented in Moshi)
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $15/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

Kilimanjaro price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi, one night prior to start date and the last day of trek, room sharing (twin bed) BED & BREAKFAST ONLY
  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Highly experienced, Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Quality 4 season camping equipment – Sleeping Tents/Mess tents, tables and chairs
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Private Toilet tent
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food, 3 times per day
  • Clean, purified drinking water, the first day of climb
  • Crisis management and safety proceduresPulse Oximeters/Oxygen tanks (Included in Mid-Tier service)
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Moshi Town guide, we are not suggest to walk alone, walking in group in town is more safe all the time
  • Town tour escort with guide

Can’t find a date that works for you? Call us to set up a private trek!

Some things do help like

  • Drink loads of water 1litter for 1000m
  • Go slow (pole pole)
  • Take a longer route and don’t go direct
  • Rest and stay warm (especially on summit morning)
  • Keep nourished everyday.
  • But mostly listen to your guides

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