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6 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $1840 - $2040
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: January - February, May - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Kilimanjaro
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
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.
Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, you will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation at Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/ from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa. Day 1 Moshi – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) • Hiking time: 3 hours • Habitat: Montane forest • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive two hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the lookout for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared! Day 2 Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m) • Hiking time: 6.5 hours • Habitat: Moorland • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rainforest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp. Day 3 Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m) • Hiking time: 7 hours • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers • Habitat: Semi desert • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath. Following lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting. Day 4 Barranco Camp (3950m) – Barafu Camp (4550m) • Hiking time: 7 hours • Distance: Approximately 13 kilometers • Habitat: Alpine desert • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley and intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00! Day 5: Summit Attempt Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m) • Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka • Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp. Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) • Hiking time: 3 hours • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers • Habitat: Forest • Meals: Breakfast Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi at Hotel for long overdue showers and more celebrations. STANDARD PACKAGE PRICE 1-2 PEOPLE $2040 PER PERSON 3-4 PEOPLE $1990 PER PERSON 5-8 PEOPLE $1940 PER PERSON 9-12 PEOPLE $1890 PER PERSON 12 & ABOVE $1840 PER PERSON iNCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE: • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi. • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate • Park entry fees, • Camping fees • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees • 18% VAT on tour fees & services • 4 Season mountain tents • Double layered Sleeping Mats • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek • Hot water for washing • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) • Government taxes • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter • Emergency first-aid kit EXCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE: – Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb. – Travel insurance – Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek. – Flights – Laundry (Available at hotel) – Personal items and toiletries – Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.phpg on Kilimanjaro from mber): • Guides: $20/day/guide • Cook: $15/day • Porter: $10/day/porter

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