Climbers from the Lemosho route meet up with the climbers from the Machame route at the junction near the Lava Tower. The 8 days Lemosho route climbing is the best choice for people with enough time to spend on the mountain.
This tour starts & ends in Arusha, This tour starts & ends in Nairobi, This tour starts & ends in Moshi
Your flight should arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Your flight should arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Your flight should arrive at Arusha Airport (ARK), Your flight should arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Game drive transport is by open-sided, pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
Airport transfer is by open-sided, pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, Minivan or Taxi
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha You will meet your driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to your hotel in Arusha for lunch/dinner and relaxation after the long flight. Depending on your program, your mountain guide will meet you in the hotel for briefing and equipment checking. Accommodation: Lodge or Hotel
Arusha to Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa camp 2650m Your adventure starts from the rains forest, you can see Black and White Colobus Monkeys on your way to the camp. After 3 hours, we’ll arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp, your waiter will bring hot water for washing up, cups of tea/coffee, and popcorn to refresh yourself while waiting for your first dinner on Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 camp 3610 m After your first breakfast on the mountain, you will leave Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 camp 3610 AMSL. Ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you will reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp for your hot lunch, take a short walk around the camp after lunch and also enjoy playing cards until evening. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Leave Shira 1 to Shira 2 Camp 3850 m After your healthy breakfast, you leave Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp. This day you cross between moorland and heathland while enjoying the beautiful view of Shira plateau and if you are lucky you can see dik-dik and klipspringer on the way to the next camp. Hot lunch and dinner will be served at Shira 2 camp. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Shira 2 to Barranco Camp 3900 m The morning after your heavy breakfast, leave Shira 2 camp and hike slowly until we reach the junction connecting people from the Machame route a few minutes before arriving at the lava tower 4600 m camp where you can take your lunch. The Lava Tower is a volcanic rock that was formed by volcanic activity many years ago, this is an acclimatization point for people going to overnight at Barranco Camp. After lunch at the lava tower, descend to Barranco camp for dinner and overnight. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Barranco Valley camp to Karanga camp Wake up early in the morning after breakfast starts hiking the Barranco wall which is also known as breakfast. The Barranco wall is somehow a technical part of the whole trek where you experience hugging and kissing some rocks. After one hour, we reach the top of the Barranco wall where we take a short break before continuing with our journey to Karanga Camp for Lunch, dinner, and overnight. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Karanga Camp to Barafu camp 4673 m Wake up in the morning for breakfast and be prepared to leave the camp. Today the next camp is not far, the trail is also less steep. After arriving at Barafu Camp, check-in, and spend your time resting until dinner time. Today you will get your dinner earlier to give yourself enough time to rest. Your guides will meet for a summit briefing before you go to sleep. Carefully listen and follow the advice from your guides for a successful summit Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Barafu Camp (4550 m) to Uhuru peak (5895 m) to Mweka camp (3100 m) Around 1 am we start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in the warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route. Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely delighted when you have done it! Hiking Time: 8 hours to Uhuru peak. 7/8 hours descend to Mweka. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Camping
Mweka camp to Mweka gate to Arusha After the last breakfast on the mountain, you will descend about 3 to 4 hours through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, on arrival you will check out and your guide will collect your certificates and be ready to drive back to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and celebrations.
Activities: Descending Accommodation: Lodge or Hotel
Departure This tour ends after breakfast in the hotel, our driver will collect you from the hotel at the arranged time to take you to the airport. However, it is possible to extend your trip to Tanzania to visit Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater or you may decide to visit cultural Tourism programs near Arusha before your departure time to Airport.