trekking adventure is amazing African mountain climbing experience. Lemosho
route is nature trail on Kilimanjaro with beautiful scenery.
number of days required for the trek through Lemosho is 7 days, but when you
choose 8 days is better.
So 8 days is preferable for
better acclimatization and summit success, also Lemosho route has less tourist
traffic and private climb.
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Now check below itinerary day to day plan.
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa (8,692 ft.)
Hike time: 3hrs, Elevation Change +
Estimation distance: 10 km Final
Elevation 2650 m
The Londorossi Park Gate is located
on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate, you pick up our game ranger
who will accompany the group, as you might encounter elephants and buffaloes
during the trek. You drive to the trailhead at Lemosho Glades and start our
trek through the rain forest. The vegetation is so untouched that it grows
right across the narrow track. The flora and fauna are richer here than on the
other more popular routes through the rain forest. Our trek today will be along
a little used track known as Chamber's Route. In about 3-4 hours, you reach our
camp in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree).
Mti Mkubwa to Shira One Camp (11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 - 6 hrs, Elevation
change + 950 m
Estimation distance: 12 km Final
Elevation 3,610 m
After breakfast, we start the climb
cross the remaining rain forest toward the giant moorland zone. Day 2 is a full
day trek with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft. We stop for a great lunch stop at
one, a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 10,000 ft.
After lunch, we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau
that is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is
filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. The crater rim has been decimated by
weather and volcanic action. You will get your first close views of Kibo - the
dramatic summit of Kilimanjaro.
Shira One Camp to Shira Two Camp (12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 to 6 hrs Elevation
change: + 240 m
Elevation distance: 5 km Final
After breakfast, you continue hike
east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral toward Shira Two camp.
You only gain 700 feet in elevation - this allows us to acclimatize slowly to
the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular.
DAY 04 :
Shira Two Camp to Barranco Hut (12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs, Elevation change:
Estimated distance: 6 km Final
elevation: 3950 m
This is the last of the "easy
days". It is about a 7-hour superb hike. You pass the Lava Tower, around
the southern flank of Kibo, and slowly descend into the spectacular Barranco
Valley, interspersed with giant lobelia and senecia plants. After arriving,
everyone stands in awe at the foot of Kibo Peak, looming high above, on our
left. The camp is only 465 feet higher than where we were last night, but
during the day, you will have climbed to just over 14,000 feet. This is one of
our most valuable days for acclimatization.
Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley (13,743 ft.)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation
change: +240 m (787 ft)
Estimated distance: 4km, Maximum
elevation: 4190 m
Final elevation: 4000 m
On the eastern side of the valley,
across the stream is the Barranco Wall - a 950 ft. barrier of volcanic rock.
Although it is tall and looks steep, it is very easy to climb. This is our
first challenge of the day. The views from the wall are magnificent. The rest
of the day is spent skirting the base of Kibo peak over our left shoulder. You
descend down into the Karanga Valley, where you rest up for the night before
the tough climb up to Barafu hut.
Barafu Camp Acclimatization (15,088 ft.)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation
changes: +410 m (1,345 ft)
Estimated distance: 4km, Final
elevation: 4600 m
You will be making a steep hike out
of the valley. The air starts getting quite thin, and you will be running short
of breath. It is a tough, but rewarding uphill to the rocky, craggy slopes at
the camp. Barafu means, ice in Swahili, and it is extremely cold at this
altitude. Go to bed early because we will be waking you at midnight for the
final leg to Uhuru Peak.
07: SUMMIT DAY(Barafu to Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft.) To Mweka Camp (9,550 ft.)
Summit time: 7 hrs, Elevation
change: +1300 m
Estimated distance: 5km, Final
elevation: 5896 m
Descent time: 5 hrs, Elevation
Estimated distance: 12km, Final
elevation: 3100 m
You start climbing around midnight,
on the steepest and most demanding part of the mountain. The moon, if out, will
provide enough light, and we will reach the crater rim by sunrise, after a 7
hour hike, and welcome a new dawn. From the crater rim, rugged Mawenzi Peak is
a thrilling sight, with the Kibo saddle still in darkness beneath you, and the
crater's ice-walls looming ahead. You now continue to Uhuru Peak (1-2 hrs.)
This is the highest point in Africa, and the world's highest solitary peak
(19,340 ft). It is the best view in Africa! The descent is invigorating. It is
a good idea to have a little rest once in a while as you continue down back to
Barafu camp (4 hours), and then down the Mweka route to Mweka camp (5 hours).
This is where we spend our last night on the mountain.
Mweka Camp to a Hotel in Moshi.
Descent time: 4 hrs, Elevation
Estimated distance: 10km, Final
elevation: 1828 m
The next morning you have about 3
hour hike out. Our vehicle will drive you back to Arusha. Stay overnight at the
Outpost Lodge on B/B basis.
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