Kilimanjaro climb on Lemosho Route is a premium trek designed for 6 to 8 days. Climbing through different climate zones it starts on heaths and winds further across alpine meadows to ascend to the arctic zone near Uhuru Peak. The descent in turn, passes through a rainforest. All this makes this route the most scenic in Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90%, and 95% for 6, 7, and 8 days tours, respectively. The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 46 km (28.5 miles). Norbert Safaris recommends this trail for those ready to pay a bit extra for high-altitude drop-off by vehicle.
We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Time to be advised, meet and assist from Norbert Safaris & Adventures.
You will be welcomed with a cup of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served with some delicious snacks, with a glass of champagne at your disposal.
Our guide will help you with luggage in your comfortable safari vehicle and safely start to drive for 1 hour to your hotel in Moshi town.
You will be assisted to check in at the hotel for your dinner and overnight stay.
In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers and Chief Guide, who will also make sure you are ready to trek Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route for 8 days.
After Breakfast and briefing in the morning, your journey will start by car to Londorossi Gate approximately 3 Hours of driving. At the gate, your Guide will handle all the formalities after which you ascend will begin.
Your first stop will end at Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m).
After lunch, you will have a short acclimatization hike to Shira 1 (300 m) gain in Altitude, and descend back to Mti Mkubwa for Dinner and Overnight.
An early wake-up, breakfast, and a gradual trek upwards until 3,500 meters; at that point, for the first time you will be able to see stunning views of Shira Plateau and Kibo Volcano.
On the whole, the passage from Mti Mkubwa Camp to the second high-altitude Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) is rather easy and takes about 5-6 hours.
This will allow you to start the acclimatization process gradually, which is a mainstay of good trekking.
When you reach the camp, your team of specialists will cook you lunch and you will have the chance to rest in your tent or walk around the nearby area.
Departing from Shira 1 Camp and a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.
When you arrive at camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest, everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude.
After breakfast, you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m).
This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.
Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! The next day you will be climbing it, but don’t worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.
Early wakeup, breakfast, and the start of summiting Barranco wall. Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb, you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.
Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don’t worry!!!. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch.
After a couple of hours, you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude and then descend back down to the camp.
In the morning after breakfast, you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner.
It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.
Departure from Barafu Camp at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak. Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude.
Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions.
After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak – the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and the last point of the climb, Opportunity for Pictures and Celebrations.
Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue to Millennium Camp for Dinner and Overnight
The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest, when you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m).
After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook.
Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
Today is your departure date, You Checkout is at 11:00 Am and according to your departure time.
If possible you can combine it with other activities such as short Wildlife safaris, Zanzibar beach holidays or a day trip – Chemka Hot Spring, Materuni Waterfalls, or Lake Chala.