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SHORT BRIEF ABOUT THE LEMOSHO ROUTE FOR 7 DAYS

The Lemosho Route is the extremely scenic route compared to the other route in Kilimanjaro, with plenty of time for acclimatization that may lead to increase chance of reaching the Uhuru peak. (summit of mount Kilimanjaro 5895m.)
We recommend a that eight (8) days is preferable for better acclimatization provide the necessary stages for acclimatization, this may made you to be sure to reach UHURU PEAK 5895M (the top of the mountain)
The first two days of this route we will walking through rainforest with possibly reached by buffalo, elephant and other big game animals because this side of the mountain its bordered by Kenyan national park (Amboseli) so Animals used to climb up and down for the food, water and mineral. then we get into heath and moorland then to the huge Shira plateau possible to see Eland and Buffalo in here and Shira peak 4160m only for those taking 8days can go the for those with 7days there are no chance for them. On the third day we will be meet with our fellow climbers Machame route , and Shira route then join to Great Baranco camp that make huge Baranco camp to look like the Big City in Kilimanjaro and share some experience from the deference hikers from deference countries.

HIKING MOUNT KILIMANJARO SEVEN (7) DAYS THROUGH LEMOSHO ROUTE

On the time you arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be picked up with our driver and transferred to the hotel where you will have rest and relax or explore Moshi town and the surrounding areas on one of our day tour, visiting the local market known as market for everyone, Moshi city center and some little biking, end up to njoro forest, the choice is yours. If you’re in Moshi do not worry we will follow you ready for our itineraries or we will come to transfer you to our selected lodge ready for short briefing about our itineraries

FIRST DAY; MOSHI TOWN TO LEMOSHO GATE TO MTI MKUBWA

Starting elevation 900m Moshi Town
Ending elevation 1800m Londorosi Gate
Altitude gain 900m
Driving distance 85kms
Driving hours 2-3 Hours

In the morning after breakfast you will departure Moshi and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Lemosho gate, home to the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m. After we arrived at the Lemosho Gate you will make the registration, ready to get in Kilimanjaro.
Here it will take a little bit time before the team of Guides, Chefs and Porters, start trekking , because they have to sort out each and everything to be used to Kilimanjaro for hole days eight days Lemosho route. NB it will be also the good time to have your lunch out there before we switch back to starting point of our route. The average maximum time is 0ne hour-2 hours depend to the number of tourist , in that day and thereafter they will call you ready to go and starting to realize the climbers dream way up to stand at the highest point of Africa (UHURU PEAK 5895M.).

LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA CAMP

Starting elevation 1800m ss Lemosho starting point.
Ending elevation 2750m Mti mkubwa Camp
Altitude gain today 1200m
Trekking distance 6kms
Walking hours 3-4 hours
Overnight hut Mti mkubwa Camp
Elevation Zone Rainforest/MontaneForest
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

After registration and once the team is ready for the hiking, they will call you and take a jeep again drive back to the starting point of lemosho route crossing over the thick forest of pine plantations then after starting point get off from jeep , ready to start hiking as we departure from lemosho starting point soon we will start the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, Columbus monkeys and the appearance of flowers such as impatiens kilimanjari and impatiens pseudo viola introduce some bright colors to the scenery.
There is a possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a , muddy and slippery experience so gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts should be sufficient, but keep your rain gear and warmer clothing handy.
After get in Mti Mkubwa the team will prepare hot drinks such as coffee , tea , and chocolate drinks warm up your body and then waiting for the dinner.

SECOND DAY; MTI MKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA TWO CAMP

Starting elevation 2750m Mti mkubwa Camp
Ending elevation 3920m Shira One (1) Camp
Altitude gain today 870m
Trekking distance 17kms
Walking hours 8-10 hours
Overnight hut Shira Two (2)
Elevation Zone Heather and Moorland
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

After the breakfast the team will leave the rainforest behind from Mti Mkubwa camp and continue through the gentle heather and moorland zone up a steep rocky ridge mgongo wa Tembo is the Swahili word that means (the back of Elephant) to the Shira one (1) and shira Plateau where you will be able to see Kilimanjaro’s great western breach and its glaciers, today path is dusty, narrow and steep on the way possibly to find, the distinctive dark obsidian rock
The night at this bare camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing, try to add some more layers before you sleep to be sure that you fall nice sleep as well as a baby
At shira one and it will be the lunch break thereafter we will cross a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations, You will also pass the big Senecieo Kilimanjari that can grow more than 9 meters in high and other more strange plants like lobelia, gladiolas and wild protea kilimanjari,

THIRD DAY; SHIRA TWO CAMP TO BARANCO CAMP

Starting elevation 3950m Shira Two Camp
Acclimatization point 4600m Lava Tower Camp
Ending elevation 3920m Baranco Camp
Altitude gain today 980m
Trekking distance 10kms
Walking hours 6-7 hours
Overnight hut Baranco Camp
Elevation Zone Moorland and semi-desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

From the Shira Two camp the team will continue east up a steep and rocky trail to Lava Tower Camp 4600m today’s trek is longer, and tough for some of the tourist, The Lava Tower is the big stone left after glaciation to take place many years ago, It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms acute mountain sickness such as breathlessness, irritability and headaches.
But good enough after lunch at Lava Tower you will descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camp 3920m and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear,
Barranco Camp is the camp where you will be rewarded with beautiful landscape where offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs, I can say is the most beautiful camp all over Kilimanjaro , is the huge camp junction about four route, Machame route , Lemosho route , Shira route and Umbwe route joining together to the same route all the way to the summit ,
It will look like great city in Kilimanjaro in the high season , after your climbing I am sure will never forget summit if you make it and Barraco wall

FOURTH DAY; BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA HUT

Starting elevation 3920m Baranco Camp
Acclimatization point 4280m Top of Barranco Camp
Ending elevation 4010m Karanga Camp
Altitude gain today 270 m
Trekking distance 5 km
Walking hours 4-5 hours
Overnight hut Karanga Camp
Elevation Zone Moorland and Alpine Desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Today our walk is short being only 5km, and have the enjoyable afternoon views . At the beginning, we encounter the hardest part of today stage at Barranco wall evolves a bit of rock climbing , it looks scared but it is easy as you approach it , because its offer many zig-zaga that makes it easy (also commonly referred to as the ‘Breakfast Wall’ as you right there after your breakfast!)
From the top of the Barranco wall we will be above the clouds., you will be rewarded with best views of the Heim glaciers Kerstin glaciers and beautiful landscape, the rest of today’s walk from the top of Barranco wall becomes a bit easier because its evolves many uphill and down hills , Walking along the ridge you can experience the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching at the Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization, that will increase your chance to conger the highest point of Africa UHURU PEAK 5895M

FIVETH DAY; KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

Starting elevation 4010m Karanga Camp
Ending elevation 4600m Barafu Camp
Altitude gain today 590m
Trekking distance 4kms
Walking hours 3-4 hours
Overnight hut Barafu Camp
Elevation Zone alpine-desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER IS INCLUDED

Today walking is also short being only 4km, great day is almost there, some tourist start to scare about their health because is too close to the destination , the air become dry due to the high altitude and may lead to your heavy breathing , do not worry and stay positive the leader of the team aware to this so they will slow down the speed if they do not, please let them slowdown the speed Barafu camp is located on an exposed ridge which is rough and rocky with the beautifully landscape. After arrived at the Barafu camp have a lunch and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night walking, at Barafu hut an early dinner will be served to you thereafter we will go to sleep as the attempt for summit will begin the same night from mid-night to UHURU PEAK 5895M.

SIXTH DAY; BARAFU TO STELLA POINT TO UHURU BACK TO BARAFU CAMP

Starting elevation 4600m Barafu Camp
Via Stella elevation 5720m Stella point
Ending elevation 5895m UHURU PEAK
Altitude gain today 1295m
Trekking distance 5-7kms
Walking hours 6-8 hours
Elevation Zone desert zone ice-capped summit

From Barafu hut to Stella point is the most mentally and physically challenging part of your trek to Kilimanjaro but hopefully with the great sense of achievement of reaching your goal and you will realize that this is Kilimanjaro time make the most of it, Starting from 12.00am midnight departure time, We will start with the long and tough climb from Barafu at 4600m to Stella Point at 5720m, making your trek more difficult, after you made to the Stella point the hardest part is done. The Stella point is the top of the ridge but it is not the highest point of the mountain, the highest point of the mountain is UHURU PEAK 5895M (in Kiswahili UHURU means freedom)The name UHURU PEAK found after Tanzanian independence in 1961
From Stella point you will realize that it is easy to reach UHURU PEAK from there , it will take just maximum of 45min to 1 hour to accomplish the dream and say wow!!, I made to Kilimanjaro!, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the peak of Africa! Well done. point to remember it will not be safe to stay at the top of kilimanjaro (UHURU POINT) for the long time because some time acute mountain sickness can attack tourist after they made to the top recomended time 10min to 15min will be enough to enjoy the views and taking the pictures remember you will enjoying the views and keep taking the pictures as long as you walking down with the teamwork, we wish you a goodluck guys(WHY NOT YOU THIS TIME AT 5895M ,WITH US)
After UHURU PEAK, we will switch back hiking down to Barafu hut/camp on the same way, where it will take the maximum of 2hrs-3hrs hours downhill thereafter we will break and have the short sleep for an hour depend on your fitness, then wakeup for the lunch before starting to start walking down to Mweka Hut

BARAFU CAMP TO MWEKA CAMP

Starting elevation 4600m Barafu Camp
Ending elevation 3100M Mweka Camp
Altitude Lost today 1500m
Trekking distance 7kms
Walking hours 3-4 hours
Overnight hut Mweka Camp
Elevation Zone moorland and alpine-desert zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND WATER

After a rest and lunch at the Barafu hut, we continue back down to the Mweka Hut. Today’s walk takes us back down through the alpine desert, heath and moorland zones until we again enter the Rain forest zone via Millennium Camp (3770m).
This will be our final stop on the trek to Kilimanjaro. We should arrive there at about 4pm – and you have been walking for around 16 hours, less breaks! Exhausting, that starting from mid-night. But if you made it to the top, you’ll think it was worth train you ever made in your lifetime, and shout up you will never ever again some used to say that! “Please to Climb Kilimanjaro Is Not Difficult Train To be scared , It Is All About Your Mindset , If You’re Ready To Climb It Please Stay Positive”

SEVENTH DAY; MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE TO MOSHI TOWN

Starting elevation 3100M Mweka Camp
Ending elevation 1820M Mweka Gate
Altitude Lost today 1280m
Trekking distance 8kms
Walking hours 2-3 hours
Overnight hut Moshi Town
Elevation Zone Rain forest zone
MEALS; BREACKFAST, AND WATER IS INCLUDED

The Great day has come yet, six days without shower, today everyone think about the hot showers
Today the walking will take you again through the lush rainforest, where deference species of Monkey and the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjari flower grows, the air is totally fresh , On arrived at the gate , you will be required to sign-out , for all successful climbers, they will be able to receive the certificate of completion from the National, Climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and Climbers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, Driver with vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for hot shower and celebration! Departure to the airport or safari tour.


SERVICES OFFER BY KILIMANJARO BUSH ADVENTURES

SERVICES WE OFFER FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

Airport pickup on arrive and return on departure time .
Two nights to our selected hotels, mean full one before climbing and one after climbing.
All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi town.
Professional, experienced, mountain guides, cookers and porters
Guides, Porters, Cooker salaries are included.
waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis).
Sleeping Mattress.
Emergency Oxygen Cylinder (if necessary and Not in mount Meru).
All three meals fresh, healthy, nutritious food (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
and purified drinking water while on the Mountain.
Mess tents with table and outdoor chairs.
VAT (18% charged by the Government) and All government fees.

SERVICES WE ARE NOT OFFER FOR KILIMANJARO CLIMBING

Tanzania Visa.
Hotels and Transfers (available as an optional add on).
Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting in here Tanzania too; don't stress if you forget some of trekking equipments).
Tips and gratuities( This is traditionally for all Mt Kilimanjaro climber after finish their treks Guides, Cookers and Porters will expect this and the end of the trip).
Portable flush toilet with the toilet tent as add on please here we will need you to pay extra 150$ per toilet. Travel insurance.
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
Meals not listed in the itinerary.
Liquors, beers and bottled beverages.

Related Hiking Tour Services With KiliBush Adventures!

Hi! Due to the kilibush-adventures experience , we recommend to all tourist who are not sure to with their fitness to pick-up our plan with an extra day , this is the special day for acclimatization in order to get used to the new high altitude before climbing to the actual top point 5859m UHURU PEAK , the extra day is helpful for those who are not experience to the high mountain and has the great impact , that lead to increase the chance for the climbers to reach the actual top without much hassle, but never mind if your fit enough please pick any plan you wish be free to call us to assist you to plan your trip to Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is often taken as an easy walking to the high elevation because you do not need special equipment, but this does not mean that everyone will be guarantee 100% to reach the top of the mountain. Every year before pandemic was approximately more than 20000 people start the climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro only 80% gets the actual summit Uhuru Peak 5895m.

20% do not make it because of different reasons, it may be because their health condition is not good enough, or they are attacked with altitude sickness such as headach, vomiting, nausea,these symptoms continuous as you keep hiking if does not leave you, finally attacked by serious acute moutain sickness that are pulmonary edema that affect lungs or cerebral edema that affect brain/ loss of consciousness and feeling tiredness to exhausting, in most cases, will be noticed by any professional guide,keep drinking and slowdown the speed, Please you are free to asked our guide for his/her professionalism in order to be sure you book with a professional and competent teamwork. Note That; light headach, vomiting, nausea,these symptoms continuous as you keep hiking are normal to most of mountain climbers good news it will leave you as your body adapt to the new altitude.

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