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7 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

7 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

7 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
From $1,790.00
1 Person

Embark on an exclusive journey to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro with our private 7-day Lemosho Route expedition.

Our comprehensive adventure tour package encompasses shared twin room accommodations. However, if you require single-bed accommodation, kindly notify us at least 2 weeks before the tour commences, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the adventure.

Throughout the climb, camaraderie is fostered as you share tents with 1-2 fellow climbers, depending on the group size. Should you desire individual tent accommodations for added privacy, we are more than happy to accommodate your request. Simply reach out to us, and we'll make the necessary arrangements to enhance your experience on the mountain.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our dedicated team will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your accommodation. Here, you'll have the opportunity to meet with your experienced mountain guide for a comprehensive briefing ahead of your hike. This briefing allows you to address any final inquiries and ensures that you're fully prepared for the journey ahead. Our guide will conduct a thorough gear check to confirm that you have all the necessary equipment for a successful ascent. Should you require any additional gear, worry not, as rental options are available to supplement your preparations. With your arrangements in order, the remainder of the day is yours to relax and acclimate to the stunning surroundings, immersing yourself in the anticipation of the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2: Lemosho Gate (2385 m) to Big Tree Camp (2780 m)

Your day begins with a pick-up from your hotel around 09:30 am, embarking on a journey to the Lemosho gate situated on the western foothills of Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, the registration process marks the commencement of your climb. With excitement in the air, you'll set forth steadily, navigating through the verdant forests of the Lemosho glades. Each step brings you closer to your destination as you ascend towards Big Tree Camp, where serenity awaits under the canopy of towering giants. Here, amidst the tranquil surroundings, you'll spend the night replenishing your spirit in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead.

Distance covered: 7 km/4.3 mi 

Approximate time taken: 4 hours

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today's journey leads you across the expansive Shira Plateau, promising a day filled with remarkable landscapes and exhilarating vistas. Trekking through a terrain adorned with grassy moorland and scattered volcanic rock formations, you'll be mesmerized by the unique beauty that surrounds you. As you depart from Big Tree Camp, Shira 1 Camp beckons, offering glimpses of the majestic Kibo Peak amidst the drifting clouds.

Ascending steadily, you'll traverse terrain that varies in steepness, gaining altitude as you progress towards Shira 2 Camp. Along the way, treat yourself to panoramic views of the Northern Ice fields from the western flank of the mountain, presenting an unconventional perspective of Kibo.

The gradual ascent across the moorland of the Shira Plateau not only offers breathtaking panoramas but also aids in acclimatization, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey. With each step, immerse yourself in the grandeur of your surroundings, forging unforgettable memories amidst the pristine wilderness.

Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi 

Approximate time taken: 9 – 11 hours

Day4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Embark on today's trek with an invigorating ascent, offering sweeping panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. As you traverse the Shira Plateau, you'll transition into the climatic zone of the upland desert, venturing onto the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. Your journey culminates at the remarkable pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640m), a prominent landmark and the high point of the day's adventure. Here, amidst the rugged terrain, take respite and relish in a well-deserved lunch, soaking in the awe-inspiring surroundings.

In the afternoon, a thrilling descent awaits as you navigate a steep decline towards your camp for the night. Nestled at the base of the majestic Great Barranco Valley (3960m), your camp offers sanctuary amidst towering cliffs, with expansive views of the plains below serving as a backdrop to your evening. Embrace the tranquility of the wilderness and savor the sense of accomplishment that accompanies each step of your journey.

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi

 Approximate time taken: 7 hours

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Awakening amidst the serene setting of Barranco Camp, your day unfolds with a descent into the vast expanse of the Great Barranco, a magnificent ravine that sets the stage for today's adventure. Stepping boldly, you'll ascend steeply, scaling the imposing Great Barranco Wall, a formidable natural barrier that separates us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. Though not technical, the climb over the rocky terrain is arduous, demanding both physical and mental resilience.

Traversing beneath the towering Heim and Kersten glaciers, the path leads onward towards the Karanga valley. Here, amidst the rugged landscape, you'll undertake a steep ascent towards your evening retreat at Karanga Camp, perched at an elevation of 3963m. For those seeking to push their limits and acclimate further, an optional mid-afternoon trek beckons, offering the opportunity to ascend to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

As the day unfolds, embrace the challenges and triumphs of the journey, finding solace in the camaraderie of fellow adventurers amidst the breathtaking beauty of Kilimanjaro.

Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi Approximate time taken: 5 hours

Day 6: Karanga Camp (3963m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

As the sun rises on another day of adventure, fueled by a hearty breakfast and refreshed from a restful night, we embark on the ascent to Barafu Camp at 4640m. The journey unfolds across desolate scree slopes, where the stark landscape offers little respite from the elements. With no vegetation to shelter us, the path ahead presents a formidable challenge, made even more demanding by the altitude. As we ascend, each step becomes a testament to our determination and resilience, forging ahead despite the thin air and steep terrain.

As the day progresses, it's crucial to stay hydrated and maintain warmth, ensuring our bodies are primed for the challenges that lie ahead. Upon reaching Barafu Camp, we settle in for an early dinner, replenishing our energy stores for the monumental task awaiting us. Rest becomes paramount as we prepare for the grueling summit push, with plans to commence our ascent between 11pm and 12am under the veil of darkness.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi Approximate time taken: 3 hours

Upon arriving at camp, we nourish ourselves with a meal

Day 7: Summit Day - Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & descent to Millennium Camp (3790m)

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as we embark on the ultimate ascent to Kilimanjaro's peak. Our journey begins in the dead of night, shrouded in darkness, as we set out towards the summit glaciers. Ascending steep scree slopes for 4 to 5 hours, we conquer remarkable heights in a relatively short distance, amidst an otherworldly landscape.

As the first light of dawn breaks, we reach Stella Point (5739m) on the crater rim. Here, the sun's gentle rays unveil a panorama of awe-inspiring beauty – towering ice cliffs encircle the crater, while the jagged silhouette of Mawenzi peak looms in the distance, painting a scene of unrivaled grandeur.

Continuing our ascent for another hour, we stand triumphant at the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Words cannot capture the overwhelming sense of achievement as we gaze upon the vast expanse below, knowing that we have conquered the roof of Africa.

Our descent begins by retracing our steps to Stella Point, then navigating down the scree slopes and trails to Barafu Camp. Here, amidst the welcoming embrace of the morning, we replenish ourselves with a hearty breakfast before commencing our descent towards Millennium Camp.

As we descend, the air grows thicker, and our bodies rejoice in the decreasing altitude. Finally, after a day of unparalleled adventure, we arrive at Millennium Camp, where a well-deserved rest awaits us, a testament to our courage, perseverance, and the indomitable spirit of human endeavor.

Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi 

Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Day 8: Descending from Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

As the sun rises over Kilimanjaro's majestic slopes, we embark on the final leg of our journey, descending from Millennium Camp amidst the lush embrace of the rainforest. The trail leads us gently downwards, offering a serene contrast to the exhilarating heights we've conquered.

Traversing through the verdant foliage, we are serenaded by the symphony of bird songs and the rustle of leaves, a soothing accompaniment to our descent. Each step brings us closer to Mweka Gate, where the journey began, and where our adventure now draws to a close.

Upon reaching Mweka Gate, we complete the necessary park formalities, a testament to our unforgettable journey to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m). Here, amidst the echoes of our triumph, we are presented with certificates, tangible reminders of our remarkable achievement, to be cherished and displayed with pride.

With hearts full of memories and spirits lifted by our accomplishment, we are greeted by awaiting vehicles, ready to transport us back to the comfort of our hotel in Moshi. Here, amidst the warm embrace of civilization, you can indulge in a well-deserved hot shower, a luxurious reward for your resilience and determination.

Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

 Approx. time taken: 6 hours

Day 9: Departure from Tanzania

As our unforgettable journey comes to a close, we dedicate this day to reflection and relaxation before bidding farewell to the enchanting land of Tanzania. With no fixed itinerary, the day unfolds as a canvas for personal indulgence and exploration.

For those with lingering wanderlust, Moshi town beckons with its bustling markets and vibrant streets, offering an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture. Savor the rich aroma of freshly brewed Kilimanjaro coffee, a quintessential Tanzanian experience that awakens the senses and nourishes the soul.

Alternatively, take this time to peruse the quaint shops and stalls, adorned with an array of souvenirs and treasures, each offering a glimpse into the diverse tapestry of Tanzanian craftsmanship and tradition.

As the day draws to a close, we gather our memories and mementos, preparing for the journey homeward. Depending on flight times, there may be moments to savor one last Tanzanian delicacy or bid fond farewells to newfound friends.

For those with a thirst for further adventure, Tanzania's boundless offerings await, from thrilling safaris to idyllic escapes on the shores of Zanzibar. The possibilities are as endless as the African horizon, beckoning you to explore and discover.

As we depart Tanzania, let us carry with us the spirit of Kilimanjaro, the warmth of its people, and the timeless beauty of its landscapes, forever etched in our hearts.

Meals: Breakfast Included


Group Size | Price per person

1 person | USD 2090/person

 2-3 people | USD 2020/person

 4-5 people | USD 1950/person 

6-7 people | USD 1890/person 

8-9 people | USD 1830/person 

10-12 people | USD 1790/person

Price includes

 • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. 

• 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.

 • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate 

• Park entry fees, 

• Camping fees 

• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees 

• 18% VAT on tour fees & services 

•Mountain tents

 • Sleeping Mats Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

 • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain 

• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek 

• Hot water for washing 

• Fair wages for the mountain crew 

• Government taxes 

• Emergency first-aid kit

Price excludes

 – Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.

 – Travel insurance

 – Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 80 for the entire trek.

 – Flights 

– Laundry (Available at hotel) 

– Personal items and toiletries

 – Tips for guides, porters and cook


 Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): 

• Main Guide: $20/day/guide 

• Assistant Guide: $15/day/guide

 • Cook: $12/day 

• Porter: $8/day/porter

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