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Lemosho Route (6-9 days)


Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterward, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight to nine days is ideal.

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views, and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho becomes highly recommended. 

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Chief's Tours is happy to offer you the chance to get to the roof of Africa via Lemosho route from 6 to 9-day tours. 

Please kindly find detailed programs and price of each option in the following links and CHIEF'S TOURS GALLERY

- Lemosho Route 6 days 5 nights: https://bit.ly/2w8Q90W 

- Lemosho Route 7 days 6 nights: https://goo.gl/65xGBF 

- Lemosho Route 8 days 7 nightshttps://goo.gl/Nu54WZ 

- Lemosho Route 9 days 8 nights: This option is for those who wish to extend the hiking based on physical and mental conditions. 

Below is a sample of Lemosho Route climbing 8 days 7 nights. 

 

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS – ITINERARY & PRICE

Itinerary

DAY 1: LONDOROSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA (BIG TREE CAMP)

For the first day, we will leave your hotel early in the morning and drive to Londorosi Gate for registration. We will then drive to Lemosho Glades (2389m) where you will start the memorable trek through the unspoiled rainforest to Mtimkubwa (Big Tree Camp) (2785m) where we will have dinner and stay overnight in nature.

  • Elevation: 2389m/7838ft to 2785m/9137ft

  • Distance: 4.8km/3mile

  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

  • Meals: Lunch - Dinner

DAY 2: MTIMKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA ONE

Today the trek will take a gain of an altitude of approximately 719m. Lunch will be served in an exciting valley just outside the Shira crater at 3004m. After lunch, we’ll go across the rim into the Shira Caldera which filled from lava from Kibo. We will camp and have dinner at Shira One camp (3504m).

  • Elevation: 2785m/9137ft to 3504m11,496ft

  • Distance: 7.9km/5mile

  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

DAY 3: SHIRA ONE CAMP TO SHIRA HUT

Today we will have a long walk toward Eastern side across Shira Plateau. This will bring you to Shira Two camp via Shira Cathedral peak at 3862m. Shira Two camp is at a height of 3895m where we stay overnight.

  • Elevation: 3504m/11496ft to 3895m/12779ft via Cathedral Peak 3862m/12671ft

  • Distance: 6.9km/4.3mile (10.11km/6.3mile via the Cathedral Peak) 

  • Walking time: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

DAY 4: SHIRA HUT TO BARRANCO HUT VIA LAVA TOWER

Today consists of two different routes: you will cross a ridge at 4600m over the Lava Tower which offers invaluable altitude acclimatization. From here we will have a further 5-6-hour trek as we drop down through the Barranco Valley to the camp beside Barranco Wall at 3986m where we will stay overnight.  

  • Elevation: 3895m/12779ft to 3986m/13077ft

  • Distance: 10.1km/6.3mile to Barranco Hut and 6.7km/4mile to Lava Tower

  • Hiking time: 8-10 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

DAY 5: BARRANCO HUT TO KARANGA UPPER CAMP

After an early breakfast, we will start by climbing up the legendary Barranco Wall which gives us an altitude gain of 300m. We continue our trek for 5-6 hours, crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga Upper camp (4034m) where we will have our lunch. In the afternoon we will have an optional altitude acclimatizing trek up the scree slopes.

  • Elevation: 3986m/13077ft to 4034m/13235ft

  • Distance: 5.3km/3.3mile

  • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 6: KARANGA UPPER VALLEY TO BARANFU HUTS

After breakfast, we will have a 2-4 hour trekking to an altitude of 4600m. At the camp, we can either take an afternoon rest or acclimatization until midnight when our trek to the summit will commence.

  • Elevation: 4034m/13235ft to 4662m/15295ft

  • Distance: 3.1km/1.9mile

  • Hiking Time: 2-4 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 7: BARAFU HUTS TO UHURU PEAKS – DESCEND TO MWEKA HUT/MILLENIUM CAMP

At midnight, we will start the ascent up to the crater rim through the scree slopes to Stella Point, then to the top of Africa, Uhuru Peak. Stella Point is located at 5745m around the crater rim. After enjoying the unforgettable views on Kilimanjaro’s summit, we will trek downwards via Stella Point and the scree slopes back to Barafu camp for some hours resting before heading to Millennium camp or Mwaka Hut. It is the hardest day for the trekkers. We will camp and have dinner at Millennium camp/Mweka Hut

  • Elevation: 4662m/15295ft to 5895m/19341ft then down to 3827m/12556ft or 3106m/10191ft

  • Ascent Distance: 4.86km/3mile - Descend distance: 11.5km/7.1mile

  • Hiking time: 13-15 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 8: MWEKA HUT TO MWEKA GATE

We leave the camp early in the morning and trek downwards to Mweka Gate via Mweka camp. The path from Millennium camp takes us through where heather grows for about an hour. The muddy path continues until we enter a heavy rainforest that takes us to the gate where we have picnic lunch, get certificates and celebrate your memorable journey before heading back to town where you will have dinner and stay overnight.

  • Elevation: 3106m/10190ft to 1633/5358ft

  • Distance: 9.1km/5.6mile

  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

PRICE OF 2018 

To meet a significant number of climbers’ demand, we are happy to provide you with a wide range of Kilimanjaro tours divided into 03 types: Budget – Standard – LuxuryBelow is the price of Standard offers. For Budget and Luxury options, kindly contact us. Asante sana! 

Route

1 person

2 people

3 people

4-5 people

6-8 people

9+ people

Marangu Route 5 days

$ 1350

$1250

$ 1180

$1150

$ 1140

$ 1120

Marangu Route 6 days

$ 1510

$ 1450

$ 1400

$ 1380

$ 1340

$ 1350

Marangu Route 7 days

$ 1680

$ 1630

$ 1600

$ 1570

$ 1550

$ 1530

Rongai Route 6 days

$ 1690

$ 1650

$ 1620

$ 1590

$ 1580

$ 1570

Rongai Route 7 days

$ 1800

$ 1780

$ 1750

$ 1730

$ 1720

$ 1700

Rongai Route 8 days

$ 1920

$ 1890

$ 1860

$ 1830

$ 1820

$ 1800

Umbwe Route 6 days

$ 1800

$ 1770

$ 1740

$ 1710

$ 1700

$ 1670

Umbwe Route 7 days

$ 1850

$ 1830

$ 1800

$ 1770

$ 1750

$ 1740

Umbwe Route 8 days

$ 2000

$ 1970

$ 1940

$ 1910

$ 1900

$ 1880

Shira Route 6 days

$ 1690

$ 1670

$ 1630

$ 1600

$ 1590

$ 1570

Shira Route 7 days

$ 1800

$ 1770

$ 1730

$ 1700

$ 1690

$ 1680

Shira Route 8 days

$ 1920

$ 1890

$ 1860

$ 1830

$ 1820

$ 1800

Machame Route 6 days

$ 1690

$ 1670

$ 1630

$ 1600

$ 1590

$ 1570

Machame Route 7 days

$ 1780

$ 1750

$ 1720

$ 1690

$ 1680

$ 1660

Machame Route 8 days

$ 1920

$ 1890

$ 1860

$ 1830

$ 1820

$ 1800

Lemosho Route 6 days

$ 1690

$ 1660

$ 1630

$ 1600

$ 1590

$ 1570

Lemosho Route 7 days

$ 1800

$ 1770

$ 1740

$ 1710

$ 1700

$ 1670

Lemosho Route 8 days

$ 1920

$ 1890

$ 1860

$ 1830

$ 1820

$ 1800

Lemosho Route 9 days

$ 2100

$ 2070

$ 2040

$ 2100

$ 2000

$ 1980

Northern Circuit Route 7 days

$ 1690

$ 1660

$ 1630

$ 1600

$ 1580

$ 1570

Northern Circuit Route 8 days

$ 1920

$ 1890

$ 1860

$ 1830

$ 1820

$ 1800

Northern Circuit Route 9 days

$ 2100

$ 2070

$ 2040

$ 2010

$ 2000

$ 1940

 

Inclusion 

Exclusion 

  • 2-night accommodation in Moshi town: before the first and the final hiking day
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • High-quality 4-season camping equipment
  • Experienced and professional mountain guides
  • All park fees and rescue fees
  • All large-portioned, nutritious food and purified drinking water on the mountain
  • Guides, porters and cook salaries
  • Pulse Oximeter for daily health check
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Beds (for luxury tours) 
  • International Flights & Visa & Insurance
  • Tips to porters and guides (customary and much appreciated)
  • Meals while in Moshi town
  • Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
  • Optional Tours (for example, short safaris after your climb or Moshi day tour, etc.)
  • Oxygen tanks (included in luxury tours - can be rented in budget and standard tour)
  • Portable toilets (included in standard & luxury tours - can be rented in budget tours)


Thank you for considering us. We look forward to guiding you to the holy mountain Kilimanjaro!

Contact: +255 732 973893 / +255 7555 49872 / + 255 686 952 599 (Call/WhatsApp)

Email: info@chiefstours.com | Website: https://chiefstours.com/

 

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