Discover Kilimanjaro: 9-Day Lemosho Route
Embark on an extraordinary adventure with the 9-Day Lemosho Route Exploration: Kilimanjaro’s Panoramic Trek. This route offers an extended and picturesque journey, commencing from the western side to ensure optimal acclimatization for a successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Lemosho Route is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic vistas, diverse landscapes, and rich wildlife. Beginning at the Londorossi Gate, it winds through lush rainforests, expansive moorlands, and high-altitude deserts. As you ascend, be enthralled by the ever-changing scenery, including glaciers, magnificent valleys, and the iconic Uhuru Peak.
Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Commence your journey at Londorossi Gate, where experienced guides and porters await. Embark on a trek through the enchanting rainforest, home to unique flora and fauna. Your day culminates at Mti Mkubwa Camp, where you can unwind amidst the vibrant natural surroundings.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira I Camp
Bid farewell to the rainforest and venture into a new world as you ascend to the Shira Plateau. Marvel at the vistas of Shira Cathedral and Shira Needle. Your day concludes at Shira I Camp, nestled at 11,480 feet, offering you a glimpse of the high-altitude desert’s beauty.
Day 3: Shira I Camp to Moir Camp
Today’s trek takes you across the desolate Shira Plateau, leading towards the Lent Hills. Here, you’ll encounter striking rock formations and breathtaking panoramic views. Moir Camp, situated at the base of the Lent Hills, provides a tranquil overnight stop.
Day 4: Moir Camp to Barranco Camp
Leave Moir Camp behind and traverse the Lunar Desert as you ascend to the Lava Tower, which stands impressively at 15,190 feet. Descend to Barranco Camp, where you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring sights like the towering Barranco Wall and the expansive Karanga Valley.
Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Embark on the ascent of the majestic Barranco Wall, an exhilarating experience offering stunning vistas. Descend into the lush Karanga Valley, adorned with vibrant flora. Karanga Camp welcomes you for a peaceful night’s rest.
Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Continue your journey to Barafu Camp, situated at an elevation of 14,930 feet. This transitional camp readies you for the final summit push and allows your body to acclimatize to the altitude. As night falls, take the opportunity to rest and mentally prepare for the epic summit attempt.
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
The most challenging yet rewarding day has arrived. Commence the summit attempt guided by the soft glow of headlamps. As you ascend to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa, savor the breathtaking sunrise over the African continent. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
The final day leads you through the lush rainforest, where captivating wildlife awaits. Upon reaching Mweka Gate, celebrate your remarkable achievement with a certificate and bid a fond farewell to your dedicated team.
Day 9: Departure from Tanzania
Bid adieu to Tanzania and return home, carrying with you cherished memories and the enchantment of Kilimanjaro and the Lemosho Route.
End of Trekking
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Park fees and permits
- Professional mountain guides and porters
- Meals during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.