CLIMBING KILIMANJARO CLIMB: LEMOSHO ROUTE6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS
The Lemosho Route is an unspoilt, remote, little-used and beautiful
way up to the Shira Plateau. It can either be used to gain the Western
Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend
Duration: 6 days
Persons: Min 2.
Game Parks: Mt Kilimanjaro National Park
Activities: Mountain Climbing, Hiking
1: 6 Days Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 2-hour drive
from Moshi (910 m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100 m). The guides and porters
prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will
receive a lunch pack and you can also buy mineral water in the village.
From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades
(2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes). You will have a lunch break a about half
way and then walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree campsite,
2750 m, 3 hours) Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you)
will have your tent set upon on your arrival. In the evening the porters
will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner,
before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already
drop to freezing point at this campsite.
2: 6 Days Climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
You rise early at Mti Mkubwa camp and, after breakfast, you climb
an hour or so to the top of the forest and then the trail gradually steepens
and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed.
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2-camp on moorland meadows
next to a stream (3840 m). By now you will be able to see, in an easterly
direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. The porters
will boil drinking and washing water, before serving dinner. The night
at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with
temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
3: 6 Days Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape
surrounding Lava Tower where you reach an altitude of 4600 m after about
a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated are before ascending the
rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4600 m). Definitely the toughest day so
far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some
climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and
headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 650m to the Barranco
camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600 m at Lava Tower,
the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent
to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to
take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall.
The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall,
which should provide you with a memorable sunsetwhite you wait for your
4: 6 Days Trek Mount
Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before
dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345 m up
and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment,
ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include
the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you
have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise
to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 1900hrs
and try to get some precious rest and sleep. Overnight at Barafu camp.
5: 6 Days Climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
You will rise around 2330, and after some tea you shuffle off
into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend
through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour
walks to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the
most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685 m) you will stop
for a short rest and then proceed to summit. The time you will spend on
the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for
too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold
and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest
of your live. The walk back to Barafu from the summit, takes about 3 hours.
Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of
your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100 m). Overnight at Mweka
6: 6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route
After an early breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike
back to the Park gate. It is strongly recommended not to pay your porters
any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely. From
the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally
a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will and drive back
to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations! Overnight
in Moshi hotel.
US $ 760 Per Person
Park Fees for the6 nihgts 7 Days is 690 USD per person payble at
the Gate with Visa/Master Card
Park Fees can also be paid in cash at the Bank in Arusha Prior to climbing
price is inclusive of:-
- 2 transfers
from Moshi to Lemosho gate – return.
- 3 meals
per day while trekking: Vegetarian/non-vegetarian.
- 6 days
Kilimanjaro trek – Lemosho route.
- 5 nights
accommodation in tents while trekking.
- 2 nights
hotel accommodation bed & breakfast in Moshi before and after the
speaking mountain guide and assistant.
– minimum of 3 per client.
Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs
does not Include
it possible for climbers to achieve their dreams they are commited to!
Food of a superior quality and variety offered for the duration of
your climb - we ensure we give well cooked and fresh foods- if you have
special diet kindly advise.
Management of your climb and Safari
overall climb will be managed by a well respected safety and accident
investigation consultant for the Tanzania- and Kilimanjaro National
Parks, with many years of leadership and climbing experience .
paid to your guides and porters as recommended TANAPA
guides extensively trained out door leadership school
proof sleeping tents, waterproof sleeping mat, camp table and camping
chairs see recommended gear list