8 Day Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro Climbing & Trekking

Embark on an unforgettable 8-Day Lemosho route expedition, one of the most remote and scenic routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This route takes you through beautiful forests, moorlands, and the Shira Plateau, providing stunning views of the Southern Ice fields and the three peaks of Kilimanjaro (Shira, Mawenzi, and the Kibo peak where the summit is).

Trekking Details

8 Days

Duration

70

Kilometres

-7 to 27 ºC

From peak to base

From $2,330

Per person

*Limited Time offer

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Pre & Post Accommodation

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8 Day Lemosho Route

Embark on an exhilarating 8-Day Lemosho route expedition, one of the most remote and scenic routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This route takes you through beautiful forests, moorlands, and the Shira Plateau, providing stunning views of the Southern Ice fields and the three peaks of Kilimanjaro (Shira, Mawenzi, and the Kibo peak where the summit is).

Arrival Day at Kilimanjaro International Airport:
Upon arrival, you’ll be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha. Meet your Kilimanjaro Guide, who will ensure you have all the required gear for the hike.

Day 1 of 8 – Mti Mkumbwa (Big Tree Camps) 2750m:
Drive to Londorossi Gate, complete registration, and start the trek through dense rainforest to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, situated at 2750m.

Day 2 of 8 – Shira One Camp (3500m):
Hike through forest trails to Shira One Camp at 3500m, passing through the Shira Plateau with panoramic views.

Day 3 of 8 – Shira Two Camp (3840m):
Continue the journey to Shira Two Camp, enjoying views of Shira Peak and the Shira Plateau. A great place for acclimatization.

Day 4 of 8 – Barranco Camp (3950m):
Hike through rocky paths to Lava Tower, descend to Barranco Camp, and experience a change in atmosphere. A highlight for many trekkers.

Day 5 of 8 – Baranko to Karanga Camp:
Scramble up the Great Barranco Wall, traverse scree and ridges to Karanga Camp. Acclimatization walk in the evening.

Day 6 of 8 – Barafu Base Camp (4600m):
Hike to Barafu Base Camp, located in the alpine desert. Early dinner and rest before the midnight hike to Uhuru Peak.

Day 7 of 8 – Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895m) and Mweka Camp:
Midnight hike to Uhuru Peak through Stella Point. Descend to Barafu Camp and further down to Mweka Camp at 3100m.

Day 8 of 8 – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Departure:
Descend through the forest to Mweka Gate, receive certificates, and drive back to Arusha. Departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Embark on this challenging yet rewarding Lemosho route, immersing yourself in diverse landscapes and conquering the summit of Africa’s highest peak.

What does this Lemosho Route cost?

 

Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Per person $2,630 $2,480 $2,330

 

Includes & Excludes

Included
Ground transport for all the above days
Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Kilimanjaro
All park fees
Rescue fees
Guides, porters and cooks salaries
Three meals a day

Excluded
All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages
Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)

Kilimanjaro Packing List

Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a “+” can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colours are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

Technical Clothing Other
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood Toiletries
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night Prescriptions
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun Sunscreen
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric Lip Balm
1+ Hiking Pants Insect Repellent, containing DEET
1 – Shorts (optional) Face Mask (REQUIRED)
1 – Bathing suit (optional) Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended Snacks (optional)
Headwear Headlamp or Flashlight
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
1 – Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask (optional) Binoculars (optional)
Footwear Electrical Outlet Adapter
1 – Hiking Boots or Shoes Paperwork
1 – Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional) Trip Receipt
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic Passport
Accessories Visa (available at JRO)
1 – Sunglasses Immunisation Papers
1 – Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional) Insurance Documents
1 – Daypack, small

 

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