Climb the free standing mountain on the Earth

Featuring captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and low traffic of climbers, Lemosho is our personal first favorite for reaching the roof of Africa.

After a 4-hour long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate you will find yourself on the western slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, from there the route will take you to the world-famous Shira Plateau. That's where you'll commence your adventure through all climate zones - from alpine meadows to eternal ice. The climb is smooth and gradual, featuring the best success rate of all routes on Kilimanjaro.

Six, seven and eight-day programs are available, so you'll choose reckoning on the number of your time at your disposal. Longer programs are always recommended over the shorter ones for better acclimatization.

6 and 7-day Lemosho programs start from a high-altitude drop-off: you’ll be transferred to the elevation of three,500 m/ 11,500 f by an off-road vehicle and begin the hike from there. this is often meant to maximise acclimatization transition - the upper you begin, the better your adaptation are.

LEMOSHO ROUTE 6 DAYS of Trek = 8 days

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll be greeted and transferred to the Meru View dwell Usa River, near Arusha. the remainder of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure. you’ll choose to visit the town of Arusha (taxi required) or spend the day lounging round the lodge pool. within the early evening, you may attend an appointment to arrange you for your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 Arusha – Londorossi gate (2,250 m) – redwood Camp (2,780 m)

After breakfast you’ll be picked up at the lodge and brought to the Londorossi Gate at the peak of two,250 m. After the required registration has been completed, a bumpy drive will take you into the dense rainforest, from where your adventure commences. The moderately steep track makes its way through an unspoilt natural forest to the massive Tree Camp (2,780 m). you’ll be in the midst of an armed ranger for the primary 2 days of your trek as wild game are often found within the area. you may spend the night in tents at redwood Camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Big Tree Camp (2,780 m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m)

You have a protracted trek ahead today on atiny low trail, passing through the rainforest. As you ascend, the forest gradually thins out and also the landscape becomes drier and barer. On the moorland you may find lobelia and ericas dotting the landscape. you’ll pass Shira ridge before reaching Shira Camp 1 after 4 to five hours. Here you may have your lunch break and rest your limbs, enjoying the views of Mt Meru and therefore the valley within the distance. you may trek for about another 3 hours, ascending 250 m. Walking on solidified lava, you may pass giant senecios, almost 9 meters tall, before finally reaching your destination of the day, the Shira Camp 2. you may enjoy a night meal and with a bit little bit of luck you may be ready to see the summit basking within the orange glow of the sunset.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Shira Camp 2 (3,900 m) – Lava Tower (4,640 m) – Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Today’s stretch will allow your body to acclimatise to the ever-increasing altitude. Your destination for the day is that the Barranco Camp, only slightly over the previous night’s stay, but it’ll be reached through a detour to Lava Tower at 4,640 m tall. The ascent begins with a protracted trek above the Shira Plateau within the direction of the Lava Tower. The landscape slowly changes to alpine desert and therefore the vegetation becomes less and fewer. Passing through the lobelia and senecio filled Barranco Valley, you may reach your camp after 6 – 7 hours of walking. Your camp for the evening is that the Barranco Camp, said to be one in all the foremost beautiful camps on the mountain.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,960 m) – Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Many ascents and descents are on the agenda for today. you may start the journey tackling the steepest a part of the whole route – the Barranco Wall. As you climb you would possibly have to use your hands, but your guides will always be within sight to supply assistance. At the highest of the Barranco wall you may walk along the mountain ridge, which offers spectacular views of the southern glacier of Kibo likewise because the summit itself. Around lunch time you’ll hit Karanga Camp, where a well-deserved rest is that the order of the day.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Karanga Camp (4,035 m) – Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

After breakfast you may continue through the alpine desert until you’ve got reached the Barafu Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,640 m. The journey takes about 3 to 4 hours supplying you with enough time to relax and steel oneself against the summit night ahead. An early dinner are followed by an early bedtime, before being awoken at around midnight.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Barafu Camp (4,640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

After a light-weight snack and a few hot tea, you’ll be able to start the dark ascent to Uhuru Peak at around midnight. you’ll walk on frozen lava ash, using your headlamp to light the way. After 5 to 7 hours you’ll make the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro, Stella Point. you’ll continue along the crater ridge which can lead you to the “Roof of Africa”, the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The landscape shimmers and shines within the light of the rising sun before you. in the end the mandatory photos are taken, you may return to a smiling crew at Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch and well-deserved break, you’ll make your thanks to Mweka Camp, where you may camp for the night.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Mweka Camp (3,080 m) – Mweka Gate (1,630 m) – Arusha

Your amazing adventure involves an end with a conventional farewell ceremony by your mountain crew before a mild descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Your driver are going to be looking forward to you and he will take you back to the Hotel, where you’ll enjoy a shower and celebrate your.