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8 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Londorossi Gate - Mti Mkubwa Camp - Shira 1 Camp - Shira 2 Camp - Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp - Summit - Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate

8 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

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Day 1 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa CampVisiting: Moshi to Kilimanjaro After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

 

8 Days
5+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Departure Time
    You, with our experienced safari guides will depart from Arusha at 07:30 AM with picnic lunch to Londorossi Gate
  • Return Time
    Approximately 1:00 PM of the 8th day so that you can catch your flight to get back home.
  • Dress Code
    It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning game drives. Light, quick-drying, practical clothes are advisable for this safari trip.
  • Included
    8 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
    Porters- a minimum of 2 per client.
    6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame.
    Transfer to / from the Mountain
    All meals and accommodations during safari. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    Transfers to and from the Airport.
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
    Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
    Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
    Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, beverages, etc.
    All tipping or gratuities (Highly recommended)
    Optional Serengeti Balloon safari $520pp
    Optional Maasai Village visit ($50 per vehicle)
    International flights from home and back
    Bottle of water per day.
    Game drives as per the Itinerary.
    Departure Taxes
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Day 1
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp Visiting: Moshi to Kilimanjaro After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite. Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft Distance: 6km/4mi Hiking Time: 2-3 hours Habitat: Montane Forest Meals: LD Budget Lodging: Mti Mkubwa Camp
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Day 2
Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau. Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3500m/11,500ft Distance: 8km/5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Shira 1 Camp
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Day 3
Hike Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day. Elevation: 3500m/11,500ft to 3850m/12,600ft Distance: 8km/5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Shira 2 Camp
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Day 4
Hike Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft Distance: 8km/5mi Walking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
5
Day 5
Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft Distance: 5km/3mi Hiking Time: 34 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Karanga Valley Camp
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Day 6
Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft Distance: 4km/2mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
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Day 7
Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp Visiting: Kilimanjaro Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain. Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3090m/10,150ft Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Meals: BLD Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
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Day 8
Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to MoshiVisiting: Kilimanjaro to Moshi. After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Distance: 10km/6mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Forest

TOUR LOCATION

Londorossi Gate - Mti Mkubwa Camp - Shira 1 Camp - Shira 2 Camp - Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp - Summit - Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate

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