6 Days / Nights
The Lemosho Route is a beautiful and relatively untouched trail that approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the western side. Known for its breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes, the Lemosho Route offers a longer and more gradual ascent, allowing for better acclimatization and higher chances of reaching the summit.
The Lemosho Route offers an incredible adventure, allowing you to experience the diverse landscapes of Mount Kilimanjaro while gradually acclimatizing to the altitude. It is a longer and more challenging
Upon your arrival in Moshi, Tanzania, you will be greeted by Our representatives. They will provide you with a briefing about the climb and conduct an equipment check to ensure you have all the necessary gear. You will spend the night in a hotel in Moshi, where you can rest and prepare for the adventure ahead.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred from Moshi to the Lemosho Gate, which serves as the starting point of the trek. At an elevation of approximately 2,360 meters (7,740 feet), you will begin your journey through the lush rainforest. This section of the trail offers beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Your first day's trek will take you to the Big Tree Camp, situated at around 2,780 meters (9,120 feet). The distance covered will be approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 miles), and it typically takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the camp. You will spend the night in a tent at the Big Tree Camp.
As you wake up to the sounds of nature, you will continue your ascent through the rainforest. Gradually gaining altitude, the trail will lead you to the Shira 1 Camp. Today's trek offers a transition from the rainforest to the heath and moorland zone, providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The Shira 1 Camp is located at an elevation of approximately 3,505 meters (11,500 feet). The distance covered on this day will vary, but it is typically around 10 to 12 kilometers (6.2 to 7.5 miles), taking approximately 5 to 7 hours of hiking. You will spend the night in a tent at the Shira 1 Camp.
After breakfast, you will leave the Shira 1 Camp and continue your trek towards the Barranco Camp. The trail will take you through the alpine desert zone, where the vegetation becomes sparser, and the landscape opens up. Along the way, you will pass through the Lava Tower at an elevation of approximately 4,600 meters (15,100 feet), which offers stunning panoramic views. You will then descend to the Barranco Camp, situated at around 3,950 meters (12,960 feet). The distance covered on this day is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), and it usually takes around 6 to 8 hours to reach the camp. The Barranco Camp is known for its scenic location and serves as an excellent spot for acclimatization. You will spend the night in a tent at the Barranco Camp.
On this day, you will embark on a challenging trek from the Barranco Camp to the Karanga Camp. The route involves traversing the Barranco Wall, which requires some scrambling and careful maneuvering. As you make your way up the wall, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. After reaching the top of the Barranco Wall, the trail continues through the alpine desert, gradually ascending to the Karanga Camp. This campsite is located at an elevation of approximately 4,035 meters (13,200 feet). The distance covered today is around 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), and it usually takes about 4 to 5 hours of hiking. You will spend the night in a tent at the Karanga Camp.
After breakfast, you will leave the Karanga Camp and proceed towards the Barafu Camp, which is the final campsite before the summit push. The trail becomes steeper and rockier as you ascend to the Barafu Camp, located at an elevation of approximately 4,640 meters (15,220 feet). Upon reaching the camp, you will have some time to rest, hydrate, and prepare for the challenging summit night ahead. The distance covered on this day is approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles), and it typically takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the Barafu Camp. You will spend the night in a tent at the Barafu Camp.
Today is the most challenging and rewarding day of the trek as you aim to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. You will wake up in the middle of the night and begin your ascent under the starry sky. The trek to the summit is steep and demanding, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the peak is unparalleled. After witnessing the sunrise from Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), and then you will start your descent back to the Barafu Camp.
On this final day of the trek, you will descend from the Mweka Camp to the Mweka Gate. The trail takes you through the lush rainforest, offering a refreshing change of scenery. Upon reaching the Mweka Gate, you will be greeted by our trekking crew and receive your summit certificates. From there, you will be transferred back to Moshi, where you can celebrate your achievement and rest after the challenging climb.
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