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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Treks via Lemosho Route

Arusha Region, Tanzania

Wonderful Hiking treks Tanzania

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas 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. “Kili Holidays Tours” 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.

Highlights

  • Hiking through the Lemosho Route
  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park visit
  • Service of a professional mountain crew
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 activity days
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay in selected accommodation during your hiking tour. It will cover several places including Mti Mkubwa, Shira 1 Camp, Moir Hut, Lava Tower, Karanga Camp, Barafu Camp, and Uhuru Peak.

On arrival and after the climb, you will be accommodated at Tulia Hotels and Spa. Is a place of comfort, peace, and harmony combined with elegance and modern 24 hours in-room services. Surrounded by beautiful gardens of lovely flowers and cool weather of Arusha City, coupled with modern balconies for enjoying the city's view while staying in the hotel. Its beautiful view was designed to provide maximum comfortably and relaxing atmosphere to all guests, high-quality amenities inside every room, computer set, internet connection, telephone line, multi-channel television set are all provided at no extra charges.

Being in the rooms, you will never miss home, everything you need can be obtained within your room starting from refreshing beverages, mineral water, tea making facility, study table and chair, private toilet and bathrooms, with both cold and hot shower are waiting for your arrival. This place uses eco-friendly properties in trying to maintain the fragile balance of enjoyment and conservation for the future generation too.

Book in time with for your body and soul enjoyments. Book alone or in groups. They cater small and large dinner parties held at the hotel and to most places within the Arusha area. The buffet menu is customizable. The cool mountain climate makes Arusha and Tulia hotel the ideal place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The hotel is a modern and luxurious hotel in Arusha Tanzania, situated close to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) which is located about 50 kilometers away from the hotel and only two kilometers from the heart of the Arusha city center.

Program

Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Tulia hotel and Spa or similar in Arusha. The rest of the day will be at leisure and you may choose to relax at the hotel. Bed and Breakfast

Day 1: Arusha – Starting point Lemosho (2,385 meters) - Big Tree Camp (2,780 meters)

In the morning, you will be picked up at the Hotel and taken to the Londorossi Gate (2,250 meters). Here you will be registered by the national park authorities. Then you will drive an approximate 15 kilometers on a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek begins, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger during the first two days of your trek. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

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

Today’s long trek starts on a small trail that passes through the rainforest. As one climbs, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape changes into heath and moorland where plants like erica and lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge and after four to five hours of trekking, you will reach the Shira Camp 1. The landscape will change again and you will pass giant synecious that can grow to almost 9 meters in height. At Shira Camp 2, you will camp for the night and with a little luck, enjoy the wonderful view of the Kibo summit at sunset. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

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

Today you will climb approximately 700 meters, but you will spend the night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to acclimatize, as a height of over 4,600 meters will be reached before descending again. In doing so, you will be able to see how your body reacts to such an altitude. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,960 meters) – Karanga Camp (4,035 meters)

Today’s trekking leg has many ascents and descents and shortly after the start, you will tackle the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. Every now and then, you may need your hands to hold on as there are no climbing “paths”. After reaching the top of Barranco Wall, you will walk along the mountain ridge. From here you will have fantastic views of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as of the Kibo summit. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4,035 meters) – Barafu Camp (4,640 meters)

After breakfast you will walk along a trail that passes through an alpine desert area until you reach the destination of today – the Barafu Camp. In the afternoon you can relax and stretch your legs in preparation of the upcoming summit night. You will have dinner early in order to catch a few hours’ sleep, before you will be woken up at around midnight. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner included

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,640 meters) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) – Mweka Camp (3,080 meters)

After some hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins at around midnight. By torchlight you will start walking on the lava ash that is still frozen. After five to seven hours you will arrive at Stella Point (5,730 meters), the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro. Another one to two hours climb along the crater ridge will lead you to the summit of Uhuru Peak. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner inclusive

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,080 meters) – Mweka Gate (1,630 meters) – Arusha

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle two to three hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your driver will be waiting for you. He will take you back to Tulia Hotel and Spa and after a warm shower, the rest of the day is free to rest or to celebrate your achievement and this will mark the end of your adventure in Tanzania or you will plan to extend your holiday in Tanzania. Bed & Breakfast

Technical itinerary

Day 1

  • Start: Londorossi Gate (2,250 meters)
  • Finish: Big Tree Camp (2,780 meters)
  • Altitude: 530 meters up
  • Walking Time: 2 - 3 hours

Day 2

  • Start: Big Tree Camp (2,780 meters)
  • Finish: Shira Camp 2 (3,900 meters)
  • Altitude: 1,120 meters up
  • Walking Time: 7 - 8 hours

Day 3

  • Start: Shira Camp 2 (3,900 meters)
  • Finish: Barranco Camp (3,960 meters)
  • Altitude: 740 meters up, 680 meters down
  • Walking Time: 6 - 7 hours

Day 4

  • Start: Barranco Camp (3,960 meters)
  • Finish: Karanga Camp (4,035 meters)
  • Altitude: 75 meters up
  • Walking Time: 3 - 4 hours

Day 5

  • Start: Karanga Camp (4,035 meters)
  • Finish: Barafu Camp (4,640 meters)
  • Altitude: 605 meters up
  • Walking Time: 3 - 4 hours

Day 6

  • Start: Barafu Camp (4,640 meters)
  • Finish: Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) – Mweka Camp (3,080 meters)
  • Altitude: 1,255 meters up, 2,815 meters down
  • Walking Time: 10 - 14 hours

Day 7

  • Start: Mweka Camp (3,080 meters)
  • Finish: Mweka Gate (1,630 meters)
  • Altitude: 1,450 meters down
  • Walking Time: 2 - 3 hours

Location

The Lemosho route, Tanzania, is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is your preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate. Kiliholidays Tours & Safaris Ltd. specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of the clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

Food

You will be provided daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian options are available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The first day of arrival and last day after the treks. Dinner is not included on the price.

Spa treatments

Treatments is available at Tulia hotel

What's included

  • Professional mountain crew (Guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing)
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kilograms of personal baggage)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping / hut fees
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Transfer from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Mountaineering insurance
  • The first day of arrival and the last day after the treks. Dinner is not included in the price.

How to get there

Recommended Airports

We will pick up you upon arrival at the airport weither is Kiliimmaanjaro (JRO) or Arusha Airport. If you will land at Jomo Kenyatta Inter. Airport you will need to take a shuttle to Arusha at the extra cost of 20$ pp.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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