8-Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Day 1: Moshi to Londorosi gate to big tree campsite: Elevation: 1,200m – 1,950m – 2,850m, distance: 9km, hiking Time 3-4 hrs, habitat Montane Forest.

  • MyTrip2Tanzania will pick you up from your hotel  and drive to Londorosi gate for registration. From this point you will start the trek across undisturbed Montane Forest decorated with Black and White Colobus Monkey to the camp where dinner and overnight will take place.

Day 2: Big tree campsite to Shira one campsite: Elevation: 2850m – 3500m, distance 13km, hiking time 8 hrs, habitat Moorland and heather land.

  • This is an acclimatisation trek because you will gain over 650m by starting walking across a beautiful valley outside Shira caldera rim (3600m). After few hours you will reach into Shira caldera. A high-altitude desert, Shira is the one among the three peaks which erupted in Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The peak later collapsed and formed a crater which eventually became filled with the lava flow from Kibo peak. Its rim is eroded and blasted away by weather and volcanic action. Camp and overnight at 3500m elevation at the Shira one campsite.

Day 3: Shira one campsite – Shira two campsite: Elevation 3500m – 3800m, distance 7km, hiking time 5-6 hrs, habitat Moorland and rocky.

  • This day you will trek to east across Shira plateau visiting (Cathedral peak 3850m) for acclimatization. Reaching at this peak you will find spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Kibo Peak. We then continue trekking to Shira two camp where we will stay for dinner and overnight place.

Day 4: Shira two campsite – Barranco campsite: Elevation 3800m – 3950m, distance 13km, hiking time 7-8 hrs, habitat Moorland

  • This is long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend to Barranco campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Barranco campsite – Karanga campsite: Elevation 3950m – 3900m, distance 6km, hiking time 4-5 hrs, habitat Moorland

  • Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Karanga campsite – Barafu campsite: Elevation: 3900m – 4620m, distance 8km, hiking time 3-4 hrs, habitat Alpine Desert

  • Today the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is difficult because of altitude. The walk takes few hours because of short distance but is steep which required a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit.

Day 7: Barafu hut campsite – Uhuru peak – Mweka hut campsite: Elevation 4620m – 5895m – 3100m, distance 15km, hiking time 10–12 hrs, habitat Desert and ice.

  • Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00AM. switchback up steep scree or possibly snow and reach Stella Point. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend time for taking photos. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.

Day 8: Mweka hut campsite – Mweka gate: Elevation 3100m – 1700m, distance 9km, Time 3-4hrs, habitat Montane Forest

  • Today is your last day on the mount Kilimanjaro . After breakfast, you will descend to Mweka park gate walking across Montane Forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. At the gate you will sign out and board the vehicle, ready for the transfer back to your hotel for your certificate presentation celebration.

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