“7 days for better acclimatization on the less traveled Lemosho Route.”
Duration: 7 days
Tour Type: Private Safari
Departure Dates: At your discrection!
International Airfare: Not included *contact for discounts
Max people: 18
January – December
Per person adult: 2 travelers $2,813; 4 travelers $2,750; 6 travelers $2,438 Children: 75% of adult rate
Single supplement: $400
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KILIMANJARO – LEMOSHO ROUTE 7 days
Starting at Lemosho on the Western side and traversing across the most spectacular parts of the mountain including the Shira plateau, Lava Tower, Arrow Glacier and then up the Western Breach on to the Kibo caldera floor. The ascent to the summit is a relatively short steep hike up the Kibo rim. Descent is via the Mweka route.
KILIMANJARO – FOREST
From Arusha we set out in vehicles to the starting point of the Lemosho trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on the trail and camp is reached midafternoon. Overnight Forest Camp (full board).
KILIMANJARO – SHIRA 1
From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on the trail and you arrive in camp midafternoon. Overnight Shira 1 Camp (full board).
KILIMANJARO – SHIRA 2
After a relatively long hike and significant altitude gain, today is a short day and you arrive in Shira 2 camp in time for lunch. Today is a good day for acclimatization with the option of an afternoon walk with your guides. Overnight Shira 2 Camp (full board).
KILIMANJARO – BARANCO VALLEY
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m).
Shira Hut to Barranco valley (3,900 m): 5-7 hours walking.
KILIMANJARO – BARAFU
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo and the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. We continue with steep climb up to Karanga Camp for lunch, afterwards we will take the Traverse Route that takes us 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.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 5-7 hours walking.
KILIMANJARO – SUMMIT / MILLENIUM
There is a very early ascent up the breach at 1am. It takes around 4 hours to reach the crater rim and then time for a quick refuel and then the final push to the summit arriving around dawn. The hike then heads down via Stella Point to Barafu camp. Here there is a short rest before continuing to Millennium camp for the evening. Overnight Millennium Camp (full board).
After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around midday after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel to freshen up and thereafter to your other destination or airport for flight home.
Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
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