What is this?
• 8 Days Lemosho Route
• includes some steep passage
Where you stay?
• first night in a beautiful lodge with breathtaking views of the Mount Meru (additional night for better acclimatization on request)
• during the ascent in tents
• All camping gear (except sleeping bag and ISO mat) will be provided
When is this tour possible?
• in the dry months of December to February and again between June and October
• In November, daily rainfall and cloudy views are common
• Not recommended during the April and May rainy season
For whom especially suitable?
• for all climbers and outdoor enthusiasts
• also possible for families traveling with children (minimum age 12 years, recommended age 14 years and older)
From where to where?
• starting at Kilimanjaro airport and ending with a transfer after the descent
• additional night after the descent
• Can easily be combined with a short safari or beach holiday This private safari can be adapted to your wishes at any time.
8 Days / 7 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lesmosho Route
Londorossi Gate (2250 m) – Forest Camp (2,750 m), walking time about 5 hours.
After a early breakfast you will transported to the Londorossi Gate. The driving time will take approximately 2 hours. Shortly after the gate of the dense mountain rain forest, the broad way is to start soon narrower and more humid, the increase hampered by wet roots begins. Lonely leads the stage right up to the so-called Forest Camp. .
Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira Camp One (3500 m) Walking time about 5 hours.
the first part of the stage leads back through the green rain forest, the trees are covered with colorful lichens. A little later, the vegetation changes rapidly – the forest is achieved lights and soon the moor and heather zone. Again and again provide good distant views of Mt Meru and Kibo, the summit massive of Kilimanjaro. The terrain is rocky and dry, and in the early afternoon the vast plateau of the Shira plateau is reached.
Shira Camp One (3500 m) – Shira Plateau, also Shira Camp Two (3880 m) Walking time about 6 hours.
Length of the barely visible trail leads across moorland of Shira Plateau, later starts a dry high desert where only grow isolated large Senecias. In clear weather, the full extent of the rugged Shira massive can be seen – in the course of the day, however, the vision becomes cloudy mostly a by rising from the rain forest moisture.
Shira Plateau (3880 m) – Barranco plateau (3980 m) Walking time 5.5-7 hours.
The accent through the dark, almost vegetation-free gravel desert of lava rock. With a bit of luck here the Kili shows for the first time up close! The path leads up to just below the Lava Tower (up to about 4450 m) and then down into the Barranco Valley. Here is an additional rest and acclimatization recommended!
Barranco plateau (3980 m) – Karanga Camp (4033 m), walking time about 3 – 4 hours.
The accent from the Barranco Valley, past the mighty Western Breach wall to the Karanga Camp. Where we spent the last tent night before the summit. When weather luck magnificent sunset views overlooking to Mt. Meru.
Karanga plateau (4033 m) – Barafu Camp (4673 m), walking time about 3 hours.
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Barafu Camp (4673 m) – Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka Camp (3068 m).
Hiking time Barafu Camp – crater rim: 5.5-7 hours Crater Rim – Uhuru Peak: 1.5 hours Uhuru Peak – Barafu Camp: 2.5-3 hours Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp: 3-4 hours
between midnight and two clock of departure for the strenuous climb over steep screed and snowfields done (sometimes are here crampons or Grödel necessary) and rock steps to the crater rim (5680 m). At sunrise the crater rim is reached – it offers a fantastic panoramic view in the Maasai Steppe and Mt Meru! 200 m are set back from here, past the remains of the glacier stages it goes in serpentine up to 5895 m high Uhuru Peak and after a rise time of about 8 hours is the highest point in Africa reached! Descent: Only on the normal route up to Stella Point, from here down to Barafu Camp (4600 m) and on to the Mweka Camp.
Mweka camp (3068 m) – Mweka Gate (1800m) Hiking time approx. 5 hours
The path leads to a mostly wet, slippery path through the dense cloud forest steeply downhill to Mweka Gate. Transport back to your hotel or lodge.
For different climbing days, the itinerary will be modified.
All Price in US$ Dollar per Person.
• all transfers
• 01 x HB in Meru area prior your climb
• 7 days private Lemosho Route climb
• Full board during climb including drinking water
• Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guides, cook and porters
• Mountain Hut’s accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag)
• camping equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs, tables, camping toilet, toilet tent
• service of a professional cook,
• All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
• ‘flying doctor’ insurance
Not included Items
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
• Airport departure tax
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival)
• sleeping bag (rental fee 15 USD)
• any nights after the climb