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Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route - 9 Days / 8 Nights
 

Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to you to Key's Annex hotel or Buffalo hotel for overnight staying.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate (2000 m) to Mti Mkubwa (2650 m)

  • Hike time: 4 hrs
  • Elevation change: +650m
  • Final elevation: 2650m

In the morning after breakfast you will meet your mountain guide for briefing about the mountain climbing and thereafter transferred to Marangu gate for park formalities before been transferred to Lemosho gate for starting climbing. A three hour drive from Moshi, around the mountain, brings you to the Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate, you pick up a game ranger who will protect you from elephants and buffalo during the trek. After a short drive to the trail head at Lemosho Glades you will start your trek through the pristine rain forest. Today you will hike to Mti Mkubwa, which means 'Big Tree; in Kiswahili. In the evening dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa (2650 m) to Shira One (3610 m)

  • Hike time: 5 hrs
  • Elevation change: +950m
  • Final elevation: 3610m

After a good breakfast, you start the climb through the remaining rain forest toward the giant Erica moorland zone. You will enjoy a great lunch stop in a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater. Today you will get your first close views of the summit. Dinner and overnight at Shira one campsite.

Day 4: Shira One (3610 m) to Shira Two (3850 m)

  • Hike time: 6 hrs
  • Elevation change: +240m
  • Final elevation: 3850m

After an early breakfast, you hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral toward Shira Two camp. We only gain 240m in elevation which allows you to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are spectacular. Dinner and overnight at Shira Two Camp.

Day 5: Shira Two (3610 m) to Lava Tower (4650 m)

  • Hike time :6 hrs
  • Elevation change: +700m
  • Final elevation: 4650m

You will head up to Lava Tower, traversing the southern flank of Kibo. This is one of the most valuable days for acclimatization. If you prefer we can substitute Lava Tower for Barranco Camp, but this makes the walk a few hours longer.

Day 6: Lava Tower (4650 m) to Karanga Valley (4000 m)

  • Hike time: 7 hrs
  • Elevation change: -650m
  • Final elevation: 4000m

After leaving Lava Tower, you descend into the stunning Barranco Valley which is adorned with giant lobelia and senecia plants. There are good views of Kibo peak from here. After the Barranco Wall, we descend down into the Karanga Valley, where we rest for the night before the hard climb to Barafu Hut

Day 7: Karanga Valley (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4600 m)

  • Hike time: 4 hrs
  • Elevation change: +600m
  • Final elevation: 4600m

This is a tough, steep, climb uphill to the rocky, craggy slopes at the camp. 'Barafu' means, 'Ice' in Swahili and it is extremely cold at this altitude. You will get a half day rest before you begin the final summit ascent at midnight.

Day 8: Barafu to Uhuru Peak (Summit) to Mweka Camp Barafu Camp (4,600m) to the Summit (5896 m) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m)

  • Summit time: 7 hrs
  • Elevation change: +1300m
  • Final elevation: 5896m
  • Descent time: 5 hrs
  • Elevation change: -2800m
  • Final elevation: 3100m, 10,170 ft

This is a 17 hour day, commencing at midnight and hiking until the next afternoon. You will begin your summit ascent around midnight, and will arrive at the Kilimanjaro summit before sunrise. After the sunrise, you will head back down the mountain, stopping at Barafu Camp to rest, and heading to Mweka Camp, just a few hours from the gate.

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Moshi

  • Descent time: 4 hrs
  • Elevation change: -1250m
  • Estimated distance: 10km
  • Final elevation: 1828m

In the morning you will hike for about 3 hours through lush forest to the gate. After a welcome lunch, you will get your climb certificate and say goodbye to your crew and porters. We will then take you back to your hotel in Moshi. In the evening you will have a transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Price: US $ 1750 per person


Tour price includes:
- Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
- Lemosho route trek as itinerary depicts
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
- Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodations at Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi for 2 nights and huts on the mountain as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook
- All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary
- Treated water on the trek

Excluded:
- Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears
- Medical evacuation, US$ 30 per person value
- International flights and taxes
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List
. Leather or thermal boots
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
. Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
. Fleece jacket
. Fleece pants
. Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
. Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
. Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
. Gaiters
. Fleece balaclava
. Thermal balaclava
. Thermal top
. Thermal long johns
. Thermal socks
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. Day pack
. Head torch
. Thermal flask

Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)
. Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
. Hiking boots or cross trainers
. Day pack
. Short pants
. Tracksuit pants
. T-shirts
. Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
. Woolen socks
. Fleece beanie
. Water bottle

Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment
. Duffel bag
. Walking stick (adjustable)
. Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
. Sleeping mat

Kilimanjaro Helpful hints
.
Drink at least three to four litres of water a day.
. Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
. Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
. Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
. Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
. All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
. High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
. Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
. Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
. New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
. Use a sleeping mat when camping.
. Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
. Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
. Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
. Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
. Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator. ;

 
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