The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic visitors on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Burigi Chato Safari® specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate.
From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Burigi Chato Safaris® offers Lemosho as an eight day group climb or as a seven to eight day private climb. The seven day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.
On the Day 1 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking You will be picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and taken to the Lemosho Gate on the west side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process, you still begin our steady climb through the forests of the Lemosho Glades to reach Big Tree Camp where you will spend the night.
Distance Traveled: 7 km
Use Time: 4 hours
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Big Tree Camp
On the Day 2 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Today you will cover a lot of ground as you hike across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather dotted with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where we often get a glimpse of Kibo Peak floating in the clouds as we approach our destination, Shira 2. We gain reasonable altitude as we move towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are quite steep. If you continue towards Shira 2 you will have the chance to see the northern ice fields from the west side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb over the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we will enjoy a great panoramic view during 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking.
Distance travelled: 16.5 km
Time to be used: 9 - 11 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Lodging: Shira campsite
On the Day 3 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking Your trek begins with an ascent of sweeping panoramic views into the highland desert climate zone and onto the lava ridges beneath the Western Breach glaciers. You will reach the prominent top of the Lava Tower (4640m), our highlight for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, situated at the foot of the Great Barranco Valley (3960m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with sweeping views of the plains below.
Distance traveled: 10 km
Time to use: 7 hrs.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Barranco Camp
On the Day 4 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing day begins by descending into the beginning of the Great Barranco, a huge canyon. We then descend steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It's a climb over rocks, not technical but long and tiring. Below the Heim and Kersten glaciers we drive towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb from the Karanga valley to our overnight camp at Karanga camp at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will do an acclimatization hike to around 4200m in the afternoon before returning to the mountain for the night descend camp.
Distance Travelled: 5.5 km
Duration of Use: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Karanga Camp
On the Day 5 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking After a good night's sleep and breakfast we make our way to Barafu Camp at 4640m. The ascent takes us over desolate screes without any vegetation around us. It's a tough steep walk made difficult by the altitude. Upon arrival at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day. It's important to stay hydrated and warm. We will have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will get up between 23:00 and 12:00 to start the ascent to the summit of 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing
Distance covered: 3km
Time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Barafu Camp
On the Day 6 0f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking We start around midnight and hike steeply uphill to the summit glaciers. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height at close range. The view is spectacular. We should be at the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) when the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs in the crater surround us and the views of the rugged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour's walk during Kilimanjaro hiking brings us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then climb screes and trails back to Barafu Camp for breakfast before finally descending to Millennium Camp for a long, well-deserved rest.
Distance covered: 13.5 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Millenium Campsite
On the Day 70f 7 Days Kilimanjaro hiking A gentle hike takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate where we complete park formalities and receive certificates to display with pride! We are then collected from our vehicles and returned to the hotel in Moshi for a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) Breakfast Lunch before our big celebration
• Distance to Cover: 12.5km
• Time to use: 6.5 hrs
• Meal plan: Breakfast & 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.
N.B: After you send your booking we will get back to you with in 24 hours.
Airport pick up and drop off = 50usd
1 night accommodation before the climb Hostel = 30usd 3* Hotel = 50usd
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