8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

Lemosho route is the most dramatic and beautiful route up to Kilimanjaro. It is the most remote and getting popularity now days which traverse some of Kilimanjaro most striking and least traveled landscapes, including the base of Kibo Peak’s and dramatic south-facing glaciers. This route has added benefits of trekking across the Shira Plateau a World Heritage Site trekking 180 degrees around Kilimanjaro and also this route allowed plenty of time to acclimatize to the high altitude and this is the key to your safety, comfort, enjoyment and success while trekking mountain Kilimanjaro.Lemosho route can be climb for 6 days, 7 days and 8 days, we strongly recommend 8 days for more time of acclimatization and get use to the altitude before summit.

Day 1 to Mti Mkubwa camp 2650m: After breakfast in the morning we will drive approximately for 2-3 hours to the Londorosi gate where we will do registration and get entrance permit then we will drive again for 1 hour to Lemosho starting point where we will get off from the jeep and stop for picnic lunch. After lunch we will meet all our crew including rest of guides, cooks and porters and our hike will start through crossing rain forest for about 2-3 hours to cover the distance of 7 km to Mti Mkubwa camp. On our way we will see a lot of beautiful flowers like impatients kilimanjari and if you will be lucky you might see black and white Colobus monkeys and other forest wildlife.

Day 2 to Shira 1 camp 3610m: Today it will be one of our beautiful hike about 6-7 hours including lunch stop to cover distance of 7km and after two hours walk we will be in the moorland zone on the west side of the Shira plateaus where you will be able to see old lava flows and we will enjoying the sun and walking slowly more breaks for acclimatize until we arrive at our camp for overnight.

Day 3 to Moir hut 4200m: Today we will hike about 4-6 hours to cover the distance of 9km also we will cross the middle of Shira plateau a world heritage site to our picnic lunch at fishers point. After lunch we will walk for 1-2 hours hiking through moorland zone and arriving to our beautiful overnight camp located at the base of massive lava flow.

Day 4 to Baranco camp 3940m: Today we will keep walking in alpine desert for 9km about 6-8 hours, We will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rock, then steady uphill climb to Lava tower (150m high volcanic plug that juts out the side of the mountain) and stop for lunch around noon. From this point some people might start to feel mild headache due to altitude change. From lava tower we will descend about 2 hours through dust and rock trail to over night at Baranco camp.

Day 5 to Karanga camp 3995m: Today is short day for 4-6 hours to cover distance of 6km and we will start by scrambling up the great Baranco wall for about 1-2 hours. In this wall some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, Although is not challenging as rock climbing. At the top of the wall you can see Baranco valley and the campsite you spend a night before also you will walk up and down to Karanga valley which is the last water point to the mountain and on top of the ridge it will be our campsite where we will  have hot lunch and overnight.

Day 6 to Barafu camp 4673m: Today we will have another walking of 4km for 3-5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing upper alpine desert .We will go through a steep ridge until we reach a rocky section more scrambling for about an hour and half. Our next camp will be on large rocky with steep faces and we will have earlier dinner and sleep earlier because we have to wake up in the mid night for summit.

Day 7 to Summit to Uhuru (5895m) and descend to Mweka hut: We will wake up around 11:00pm have some tea and snacks dress up warm for the summit. We will start our summit around mid night by start with steep rocks for about 2-3 hours and then we will start crossing zigzag area and keep moving to crater rim and finally Stella point 5756m around 6am. At Stella point we will meet with other hikers from other route and join them heading to Uhuru peak and we will be able to see sun rise on our way or at the summit. Once we arrive at the summit we will stay for 10-15minutes for pictures and view then descend down via the same trail about 3 hours to Barafu camp for resting, brunch and descend to Mweka hut.

Day 8 Descend from Mweka hut to Mweka gate (1640m) and drive back to Moshi: Today after breakfast you will meet your Eastland adventures Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs afterward we will start descending down via rain forest about 3-4 hours to cover the distance of 10km, Also if you will be lucky we can see blue monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys and other wildlife. At Mweka gate we will sign out in Kilimanjaro national park log book and our guide will collect certificate for those manage successful summit then drive to your hotel in Moshi for hot shower and Kilimanjaro beer.