The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic route up Kilimanjaro during Kilimanjaro hiking, offering panoramic views of different sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is an excellent choice for your ascent. It is our favorite route for the ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Burigi Chato Safari® specializes in guiding the Lemosho route. Most of our clients do Kilimanjaro hiking via this route and consistently report that they loved it.
Lemosho is therefore highly recommended. The route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, starting with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there we trek through the rainforest to Shira Ridge for the first two days. The Lemosho Trail traverses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame trail near Lava Tower.
Next, the route continues under Kilimanjaro's southern ice field on a trail known as the Southern Circuit before reaching the summit of Barafu. Descent is via the Mweka route. The seven-day variant combines days five and six, from Barranco camp to Barafu camp without staying overnight in Karanga. A nine-day Kilimanjaro climbing variation, including an overnight at Crater Camp, is available as a private climb by special request of Kilimanjaro climbing.
You will be picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and taken to the Lemosho Gate on the west side of Kilimanjaro. After checking in, still start our steady 8 Days Kilimanjaro hiking through the forests of Lemosho Glades to reach Big Tree Camp where you will spend the night.
Distance covered: 7 km
Use Time: 4 hours
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Big Tree Camp
On the Day 2 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Today, you'll walk across a plateau of heather and grassy moorland dotted with volcanic rock formations, covering a lot of ground. We'll trek through Shira 1 Camp, where we'll often see Kibo Peak aglow in the clouds as we approach Shira 2, our final destination. As we approach Shira 1, we gain some altitude, and there are steep sections of the route. From the western side of the mountain, you can see the Northern Ice fields and some unusual views of Kibo as you travel toward Shira 2. Our steady ascent across the Shira Plateau's moors will aid in acclimatization, and we'll also get great views.
Coverage Area: Time required to use: 16.5 km 9 to 11 hours
Food: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Shira Campground for an overnight
On the Day 3 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Today you will have exceptionally moderate stroll across the level which drives you to Shira Camp two on moorland knolls by a stream. Nevertheless, the plateau offers a variety of walks to make this a great day for acclimatization.
Coverage Area: Time to use: 10 km 7 hours
food: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Overnight at Camp Shira
On the Day 4 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing You will have breakfast and walk east up a steep path above the vegetation towards the looming mass of Kilimanjaro. After several hours of walking, you will now walk through a rocky landscape to reach the important landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630m/15,190ft. This large remnant of Kilimanjaro's earlier volcanic activity is several hundred meters high and the trail passes just below. Sure-footed players can climb to the top of the tower for extra points. After a lunch break near Lava Tower, descend below the lower cliffs of Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950m/12,960ft for 2 hours. There are plenty of photo opportunities on this walk, especially if the walls are decorated with ice. Barranco Camp is located in a valley below the Breccia and the Great Walls of Barranco, which should give you an unforgettable sunset while waiting for dinner. Watch for any signs of altitude sickness on this day during the Kilimanjaro climbing.
Traveled distance: 5.5 km
Operating time: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
An overnight stay: Barranco camp
On the Day 5 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro hiking After a restful night's sleep and breakfast, we began our trek to the 4640m-high Barafu camp. We will ascend through barren scree slopes without any vegetation surrounding us. The altitude makes it a more difficult, steep walk. As we get ready for a long day and night ahead, we eat and rest after arriving at camp. It's important to stay warm and hydrated. We have a very early dinner and then try to get some sleep because we have to get up between 11 and 12 for the ascent to the top during Kilimanjaro hiking.
Coverage Area: Time to use: 3 km 3 hours
Meals: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner:
Karanga camping ground for a night
On the Day 6 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing You will begin your descent this morning by hiking east over valleys, ridges, and other obstacles to join the Mweka Route. You will receive a hot lunch at the Barafu Hut if you turn left in the direction of the mountain and continue hiking up the ridge through a sparse landscape for an additional hour. Karanga Valley is the final water source on this Kilimanjaro climbing route because Barafu Cam does not have water.
despite the fact that the Swahili word for ice is Barafu. Barafu Camp is close to the mountain's peak, and far above it are the famous snows of Kilimanjaro. Because your tent will be set up on a windswept, narrow, stony ridge, you should familiarize yourself with the area before it gets dark to avoid getting hurt. Make preparations for your summit climb, including warm clothing and plenty of fluid intake. Sleep in for a few valuable hours after an early dinner.
Coverage Area: Time to use: 13.4 km 12- to 15-Hour
Meals: Bed and breakfast, lunch, and dinner:
On the Day 7 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro hiking After a cup of hot tea and some biscuits, you'll wake up around 11:30 p.m. and drift off into the night. The most difficult section of the route for most climbers is a six-hour northwest climb up heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim. At Stella Point, which is 5,685 meters/18,650 feet up, you stop for a brief rest and get a chance to see a brilliant sunrise. At Stella Point, you join the top of the Marangu Route; however, don't stay too long because it will be very hard to start again due to the cold and exhaustion.
On your final hike of your 8 Days Kilimanjaro hiking along the rim to Uhuru Peak, you may encounter snow, depending on the season and current storms. You will be able to take pleasure in your achievement while you are at the summit, and you will know that you have created a day that you will cherish for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour plummet from the highest point back to Barafu Camp, you will have a merited however brief reprieve gather your stuff, and climb down a stone and scree way into the moorland and eventually into the woodland to Mweka Camp 3,100 m/10,170 ft This camp is in the upper timberland, so you can expect fog or downpour in the late evening., Dinner and water for washing will be prepared, and the camp office will sell soda, chocolate, beer, and water.
Coverage Area: Time to use: 12.5 km 6.5 hrs
Dinners: Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch
Spend the night at Mweka Campsite
On the Day 8 of 8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing After a well-deserved breakfast, it's a short 3-hour scenic hike back to the park gate. Note that tipping is not given along the way until all of your gear and crew have safely reached the gate. , but remember to tip your staff at the door. At Mweka Gate you will sign your name and add details to a register. This is where successful climbers usually receive their summit certificate and can then treat themselves to a bottle of champagne. Climbers who reach Stella Point receive green certificates and those who reach Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From Mweka Gate continue to Mweka village 3 km where you will be served a delicious hot lunch after which you will be driven back to Moshi after finishing your8 Days Kilimanjaro climbing .
Distance travelled: 12.5 km
Use time: 6.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
During the climb you will spleep in Tents
This is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, it grants good veiws on various sides
of the mountain. It is a good choice for most climbers due to low crowds, beautiful scenery &
a high summit success rate.
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