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1- 15 DECEMBER 2023

Remote Lemosho Route

To the Roof of Africa


Day-1: Kilimanjaro International Airport arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day-2: Lemosho Glades (2200m) to Mkubwa Camp (2750m) 

  •  Elevation: 2200 metres to 2750 metres 
  • Distance: 6 kilometres 
  • Trekking duration: 3 hours to 4 hours 
  • Environment: Montane forest  

This morning we stop briefly in Moshi and then drive about 5 hours to Londorossi Park Gate at 2200m . After completing park formalities for Lemosho Route, we drive for another 11km to Lemosho Glades at 2000m. From here, we trek about 3 hours to Mkubwa 

Day-3: Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1 (3500m)             

  • Elevation: 2750 metres up to 3500 metres 
  • Distance: 8 kilometres 
  • Trek time: 
  • 5 to 6 hours Environment: Moorland             

After breaking camp, we hike to Shira Camp 1 located near a stream. We hike through moorland shrub taking in views of Mt Meru and this afternoon we have the chance to film incredible sunsets.  

Day-4: Shira Camp 1(3500m) to Shira Camp 2 (3840m)                 

  • Elevation: 3500 metres to 3840m metres 
  • Distance: 6 kilometres 
  • Trek duration: 2 to 3 hours 
  • Environment: Moorland 

The route is a relatively easy trek across the plateau that leads to Shira Camp 2 on moorland meadow. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this excellent for acclimatisation to the  change in altitude. Shira is one of the three volcanoes on the Kilimanjaro massif. 

Day-5: Shira (3840m)- Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco (3950m)  

  • Elevation: 3840 metres up to 4630 metres then down to 3950 metres 
  • Distance: 10 km 
  • Hiking Time: 6 hours - 8 hours 
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, you hike though the moorland scrub and enter into a moonscape of semi-alpine desert, while you hike constantly upwards toward Lava Tower. As you approach an altitude of 4200m, you may start to feel a shortness of breath as the effects of altitude take hold. After Lava Tower, you trek into a beautiful valley to Barranco camp where you spend the night at a lower altitude than Lava Tower. Today follows the golden principle of climb high and sleep low on Lemosho Route.                                

Day-6: Karanga Camp 4029m to Barafu (4550m)            

  •  Elevation: 4030m up to 4550 metres 
  • Distance: 13 kilometres 
  • Trek time: About 7 hours             

Early morning at around 07h00, we climb the Barranco Wall  to bring you out to a great spot with incredible views over Moshi and the clouds below. The route then descends down through the Karanga Valley and eventually come out at Karanga Valley Camp. Barafu Hut is another 2 hours trek higher up towards Kibo Crater.    

Day-7: Barafu (4550m)- Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)  

  • Elevation: 4600 metres to 3100 metres 
  • Highest point: 5895 metres (Uhuru Peak) 
  • Distance: 30 kilometres (7 kilometres ascent, 13 kilometres descent) 
  • Trek duration: 13 to 16 hours (6 - 8 hours ascent, 7 - 8 hours descent) 
  • Environment: Stone scree / ice-capped summit 

Rising before midnight, you start your climb into the night in a North westerly direction. The route will take you towards Stella Point (5685) on the crater rim. It can take anything from 5 - 6 hours and is physically challenging. After a short rest at Stella Point the trek to Kilimanjaro summit is another altitude gain of 200m, taking anywhere from 1-2 hours. After reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, you hike down to Barafu and then down to Mweka Camp 

 Day-8: Mweka camp (3100m)- Mweka Gate (1980m) 

 This morning is a short 3-hour scenic hike to Mweka. Climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates for your Lemosho Route on Kilimanjaro.

Day-9: Depart  

Today you are transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.   

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Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.

Price per person sharing from $2200 per person sharing

$130 transfer per group Lemosho gate trail transfer (aprox 4 hours) 
Extra cost per contingency day if required for testing for your final destination: $42 per person  per day sharing or $84 per single         

Return Kilimanjaro airport transfers
Mweka transfers to Hotel
Three meals a day while on trek except for last day of trek
All park entry fees
All porter, guide and cook fees
Kilimanjaro emergency rescue fees
Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Park permit for 6 days
Camping fees for the Lemosho Route
Tents on Mt Kilimanjaro
Dining tent, chairs, utensils etc.
Sleeping mattresses for Mt Kilimanjaro
Two night's bed and breakfast at Moshi Springlands Hotel twin share.    
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Bottled water
Meals other than those indicated
Visa's and vaccinations
International flights
Costs for giving up the expedition (no refunds applicable)
Costs incurred for returning to the hotel earlier than expected (From $70 per night)     

Tour must be paid in full at time of booking 
Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing and excludes single supplements where they may apply. 
Price applies to tours 1 - 15 December  2023, subject to availability  E&OE

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