8 Days Lemosho Route Mt.Kilimanjaro Climb

From Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport

Visiting: Kilimanjaro Region


Tour Operator: Kilisa Tours & Safaris

Physical rating: Challenging

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Group size: 1 - 15

Age range: 10-99

Tour operated in: English ,French ,German


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Tour Overview

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.

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icon Day 1 : Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Forest camp (2750m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

• Distance: 6 km • Hiking Time:3-4 hours • Habitat: Rain Forest After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You wil drive from Moshi town to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

icon Day 2 : Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 5.5 hours • Habitat: Moorland • Distance: 8 km We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

icon Day 3 : Shira 1 (3540m) – Shira 2 (3840m)- Moir Hut (4114

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 5-7 hours • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers • Habitat: moorland • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

icon Day 4 : Moir Hut (4114)- Lava Tower (4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 7 hours • Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers • Habitat: Semi Desert From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

icon Day 5 : Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (4235m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 4-5 hours • Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers • Habitat: Alpine desert This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.

icon Day 6 : Karanga camp (4235) – Barafu Hut (4600)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 3-4 hours • Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers • Habitat: Alpine desert After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

icon Day 7 : summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka • Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

icon Day 8 : Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Location: Kilimanjaro Region

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

• Hiking time: 3 hours • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers • Habitat: Forest Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations and excitement at your Hotel Parkview inn .http://www.pvim.com/

What's Included

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    Meals – Full Board

    During the tour days

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    Entrance Fees

    • Park entry fees, • Camping fees • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees • 18% VAT on tour fees & services

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    Accommodation

    2 nights of accommodation in Moshi before and after trek

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    • Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. • Private transport to Kilimanjaro International Airport after trek to catch flight back home

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    • 4 Season mountain tents • Double layered Sleeping Mats • Hot water for washing • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) • Government taxes • Por

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    Drinks with Meals

    - 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain - Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek

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    Fully Guided

    Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    The only domestic transport included is Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free wifi at the hotel

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain • Guides: $20/day/guide • Cook: $15/day • Porter: $10/day/porter

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    -Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb -Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 100 for the entire trek to be shared in a group -Laundry (Available at hotel) -Personal items and toiletries

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    International Travel

    No Internal or International flights included

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    The only domestic transport included is Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

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    Country Entry Visas

    No country entry visas included

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8 day Lemosho Route
My friends and I decided to climb Kilimanjaro rather spontaneously and therefore had a rather monumental task in trying to decide which company to choose! That said, choosing Kilisa Tours ....more My friends and I decided to climb Kilimanjaro rather spontaneously and therefore had a rather monumental task in trying to decide which company to choose! That said, choosing Kilisa Tours was the best decision we could have made and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to make their Kili climb an even more memorable experience.

Their communication was flawless and Naick, the owner, was timely in his response to all of our questions and concerns.

The team were absolutely incredible and we were even told by other climbers along the way that they wished they were a part of our group! All the meals were delicious and thought that goes into ensuring each day goes off without a hitch is admirable.

All of this for such reasonable prices too, being half that of what some of the larger companies charge.

I would honestly recommend Kilisa Tours to anyone who wishes to successfully climb Kilimanjaro and have an incredible experience doing it.

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Ben Clark

17-Jan-2019

Master plan, Amazing......!
I was able to email and book the complete itinerary from Ireland with excellent communication from Naick. Having never been to Tanzania before I didn't quite know which is which Upon ....more I was able to email and book the complete itinerary from Ireland with excellent communication from Naick.

Having never been to Tanzania before I didn't quite know which is which Upon arrival at the airport we were greeted by the generous man by the name of Nickson.

He honestly couldn't be more welcoming and friendly.

He leaded us to the transport.

His English was very easy to understand, His driving skills were excellent and we had a great time with him in the car not only upon the arrival but also the departure day Since this was our first to in Tanzania-Kilimanjaro, I cannot write this review without mentioning the Best guide of all time Bakari and Bryson Not only are they great at their jobs but they are super friendly and insanely polite.

Plus, we didn't have one complaint about the food.

The food was amazing and for that I would especially point out Kulwa [chef].

In short the whole crew was more than helpful yet made sure we were always ok with everything and anything we needed and they were nice and attentive to us the whole time and few of the crew actually became friends during our course of Kilimanjaro Along with Ramadhan, He was like the master of all song I can say! He kept the party alive for us during the time we were at the mountain!! It was fun singing and dancing with the crew I promise he could win Kilimanjaro Idol,  I’m not saying climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain was easy.

Cause honestly it was difficult at some point and challenging but I’m saying with the right choice of the company as Kilisa Tours that got great crew makes the whole experience worthy and somehow easy After the summit we had five days left with to Tanzania and due to the top notch service we had at the mountain we decided to also go on a 3- days safari to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro and a day trip a chemka hot spring after.

Nothing went wrong the whole experience was Incredible Our only real complaint the entire time was that had to leave get back home to get back to our jobs.

LOL! will be ungrateful if I didn’t give the special thanks to our guide, porters and cooker from Kilisa Tours without you this couldn’t be done.

Thank you very much our friends.

It was a trip of a lifetime and We were definitely not disappointed, All thanks to Kilisa and I would highly recommend it to you ; ....less
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Perry

17-Oct-2019

If in doubt: Choose Kilisa!
We had a hard time deciding with which company to climb the Kilimanjaro. Loads of different tour operators available. Due to the really good reviews on Trip Advisors we decided ....more We had a hard time deciding with which company to climb the Kilimanjaro.

Loads of different tour operators available.

Due to the really good reviews on Trip Advisors we decided to go with Kilisa.

We never regretted this choice! 1.

Our guides were very well trained, and I'm sure they are the main reason we made it to the top 2.

The food, tents and crew all were really nice! We didn't expect to eat so much healthy, fresh food on the mountain! Also we sang and danced with the crew almost everyday, which we loved! It gave us a lot of energy to complete our journey.

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The owner, Naick, responds to all your emails and questions really quickly.

Which was really comforting when planning the trip.

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The price is great for the experience and service they give you! ; ....less
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Liz van Erp

15-Aug-2019

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