7 Day Mount Kilimanjaro climb Lemosho Route is regarded as one of the prettiest route on Kilimanjaro. We start trekking within the thick, fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers and shrubs of the heath ecosystem. Approaching from the west, we cross one among most beautiful areas on Kilimanjaro, the vast Shira Plateau, before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. The Lemosho route is for those with previous backpacking experience.
Normally March, April and should are the months with long rains and will be avoided.November is typically short rains but it’s rarely rains all the times so Climbing is feasible.The best Months for climbing Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.
July are often colder and November to December are often wet.January to February is that the warmest months, almost beyond clouds each evening and morning.The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the general success rates for all climbers who plan to reach the highest.
7 Days Lemosho Route Mount Kilimanjaro climb
Lemosho route is considered one among the prettiest route on Kilimanjaro. we start trekking within the thick, fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers and shrubs of the heath ecosystem. Approaching from the west, we cross one among most beautiful areas on Kilimanjaro, the vast Shira Plateau, before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. The Lemosho route is for those with previous backpacking experience.
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania – Today you will be meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and then transferred to the hotel in Arusha. The drive from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha is approx one hour. Meals – Dinner at Mvuli hotel in Arusha. https://www.mvulihotels.co.tz/ bed and breakfast included included
Day 2: 7 Days Lemosho Route – Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking.
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to succeed in the Lemosho road head. The last section of the road is of poor quality and difficult to drive after rain, sometimes we start walking a kilometer or two below the road head. we frequently have our lunch at the roadhead before beginning to walk. it’s a simple day of walking up a little path through beautiful and plush forest. We camp at Lemosho Big Tree Camp.
Day 3: 7 Days Lemosho Route – Shira One” (3,550 m); 5-6 hours walking.
We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to succeed in the rim of the Shira Plateau. there’s a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp within the center of the plateau at “Shira One.
Day 4: 7 Days Lemosho Route – Great Barranco valley (3,900 m); 7-8 hours walking
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to steer on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m) we descend to rock bottom of the good Barranco valley sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below near our campsite at Barranco valley.
Day 5: 7 Days Lemosho Route – Karanga campsite (4,000 m); 4-5 hours walking
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there’s only a brief distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m), the last water point on the thanks to the summit.
Day 6:7 Days Lemosho Route – Barafu campsite (4,600 m); 3-4 hours walking
We follow a simple path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to succeed in the Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch. there’s a brief acclimatization walk to the plateau at rock bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m). the rest of the day is spent resting in preparation for the ultimate ascent before a really early night.
Day 7: 7 Days Lemosho Route -Mweka forest camp (3100 m); 13-15 hours walking
We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. in order that we will be abreast of the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow also steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. we’ll rest there for a brief time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. those that are still feeling strong can make the 2 hour trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing on the brink of the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that also occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we still descend to succeed in our final Mweka forest camp.
Day8: 7 Days Lemosho Route – Mweka forest camp to Mweka Gate (1,650 m);
3-4 hours walking
A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to Mweka National Park gate.
|No. of Pax in one group||7 Pax||6 Pax||5 Pax||4 Pax||3 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax|
Available Discounts Available discounts for Lemosho – 7 days
|Children between 5 years and 15 years old||USD 1090 per person|
|Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania||USD 945 per person|
|East African Citizens||USD 880 per person|
- 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha at Mvuli hotel or peace hotel
- Private professional mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Government taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Summit Oxygen
- Walking Poles
- Seeping tent
- Mess tent
- Table and chairs
- Sleeping form mattress
- Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor
- Tips for guides and support staff
- Sleeping bag and personal items
- Private portable toilet and privacy tent
- Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)