8 Days Lemosho Route Trek

Lemosho path is amongst the fresher ways on Mount Kilimanjaro, well-thought-out by several to be the best-looking route up the western opening of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. The route is amongst of the few ways where an armed ranger may escort the group because there are still animals in the woodland around the Lemosho Openings. The minimum figure of days necessary for this path is six days, despite the fact that eight days is perfect.

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Day 1: Londorossi Park Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp

Altitude (meters): 2,250m to 2,821m
Distance: 6kms
Trekking Time: 3-4hrs
Get transferred to Londorossi Park Entrance where registration formalities will be taking place before we move on to the Lemosho trailhead. After lunch, start your hike along the woodland traces to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite. This day our overnight will be here at Mti Mkubwa Camp.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp – Shira 1 Camp

Altitude (meters): 2,821m to 3500m
Distance: 8kms
Trekking Time: 5-6hrs
We wake-up early morning and hike sharply out of the montane woodland region and into the heath region. The walk is hard as we will be ascent through the Shira Ridge (3600m) before sliding mildly to the Shira Plateau where we will have our night at the at Shira 1 camp. On a strong day, the sight of Kibo crossways the plateau is wonderful.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp

Altitude (meters): 3500m to 3840m
Distance: 10kms
Trekking Time: 3-4hrs
Gradually trek crossways the plateau to the Shira 2 camp on moor meadows by a watercourse. This is a faultless adaptation day that lets you to have the day treks to further discover the Shira plateau. Gaze to the west at sunset and you may clasp a sight of the twin outbreaks from the craters of Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active volcano 100 kilometers away.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp

Altitude (meters): 3840m to 4630m to 3950m
Distance: 10kms
Trekking Time: 6-8hrs
Having energetic delicious breakfast, walk east on the Shira plateau for some hours before arriving at the intersection for the Machame way. Then we move on through the infertile scenery for some more thirty minutes before ending for lunch. Soon after having lunch, we will proceed east towards the Lava Tower, the uppermost point of the day (4630m). Incline for 2 hours beneath the lower faces of the Western Opening and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp. There are several senecio and lobelia plants which are just about the camp site which make this campsite exceptional.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Altitude: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
After having scrumptious early morning breakfast, it is now time to master the Great Barranco Wall! Though it may seem hinting at first peep, climbers say that this Class 2 trek is typically much at ease than they expected. At the peak of the Wall, we will have a sight of Heim Glacier and will be above the hazes. The track then goes up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is a perfect climbing day for adaptation.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Altitude: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
Having eaten breakfast, we will move from Karanga Camp (3959m). The way crosses with the Mweka Way, which is the path used to derive on the final two days. As we proceed climbing for an hour, we will arrive at Barafu Hut. This is the final water point for the porters since there is no nearby water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili language means “ice” and this camp is situated on a stony, open ridge. Tents will be open to wind and pillars so it is significant for climbers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. Today the climbers will have an early dinner so that they can rest before the midnight wake up as we will be attempting the summit. Our guide will brief you in detail on how to get ready for summit night.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Altitude: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitation: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Altitude: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
This night our guide will wake up you about 23:30 for tea and snacks. After that will start your roof of Africa summit attempt. The way leads northwest and you will climb through the stone screen. For the duration of the slope, several climbers’ sense that this is the most mentally and physically puzzling part of the hike. In around 6 hours, you will arrive Stella Point (5685m), situated on the crater edge. After experience the superb sunrise, you will proceed arising for around 2 hours on a snow-covered path to Uhuru Summit (5895m). Conquering the roof of Africa the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime achievement! You will be capable to have a short time on the peak taking pictures and drinking tea before the decline to Barafu.
Getting at the camp, you will relax and have a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will proceed downhill to Mweka Hut (3100m).

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Altitude: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km
Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
Having a well-earned breakfast, you and our staff will have a big gala full of dancing and singing. It is right at this place of the mountain that you will be tipping your guide, assistant guides, chef(s), as well as porters. After celebrating, you will slope for 3-hours back to Mweka Entrance.

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