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9 Days
Availability : 2019 - 2020
Arusha
Arusha
Min Age : 10

9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route is considered as the new, longer and scenic route on the Kilimanjaro. Using 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route will maximize the possibility to make to the main peak, Uhuru Peak when you take 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route Itinerary, Lemosho Route believed to have 96% summit success rate – We strongly recommend the Lemosho Route 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route if making it to the summit is all what you are looking for, let us show you how it works.

The Lemosho Route is one of the lesser used routes on Kilimanjaro and provides beautiful views of both sides of the mountain. The route provides plenty of time for acclimatization and is one of our favorites! Kilimanjaro Trekking Tours in Tanzania 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route, this route is considered as a scenic route on the mountain with 86% of summit success rate, Best time to climb Kilimanjaro is from Feb – March and from May to Dec. Climbing Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route is a premium class trekking.

Passing through different climate zones – starting from the heath and moorland, overtaking across alpine meadow and finally at arctic zone near Uhuru Peak – it is considered to be the most panoramic route on Kilimanjaro. The descent from the top passes through rainforests. Moreover, due to good high-altitude acclimatization that you get, the chances to reach Uhuru Peak (5895 m) are the highest even for the beginners.

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9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is one of the best options for climbing Kilimanjaro. The route provides plenty of time for acclimatization and takes in the entire scenery of the mountain as it practically traverses it from west to east. The access via the western route requires a bit longer drive to the trail head but is well worth it as you get to drive through some wild country and may even be lucky enough to spot buffalo or an elephant.

During the first few days of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route, you will ascend the western flank of the mountain a side of mountain few visitors reach as you ascend through the lowland jungles to the Shira Plateau. fter reaching Shira Camp 2 on the third day the remainder of the trek follows the traditional Machame Route and the number of trekkers on the trail increases.

The fourth day of 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route is quite helpful for acclimatization as you ascend to the Lava Tower (15,000 feet / 4600m) before descending to the campsite in Barranco Valley. Another day of trekking brings you to the high camp at Barafu, which lies on a barren volcanic plain. Climbers spend the afternoon resting here before making a midnight summit push. It’s a 6 hour slog to the crater rim and another hour of traversing across the rim of the crater to reach Uhuru Peak the final summit and highest point in Africa.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation at destination

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
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Kilimanjaro Adventure Premium 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route Itinerary, Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the west, crossing the caldera of Shira volcano and exploring the rock formations of the plateau, before traversing beneath the Southern icefields of Kibo. We make our final ascent by the Barafu route. There are often stunning views of Kibo in the sharp light of morning and early evening.

The Nine day itinerary gives the absolute maximum possible acclimatization and also gives us an unusual view of the montane forest on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho is a little-used approach route and there is time to enjoy the unspoilt wilderness, and the breathtaking scenery, on Shira Plateau before the convergence with other routes in the later stages of the trip. This is Our Premium Package; Kilimanjaro trekking trip begins and ends at Moshi.

  • Meet and greet service at the airport on arrival
  • Mountain guide and porters, Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Transfer as specified, All park fees
  • Camping fees/Hut fees and rescue fees
  • All pre and post climb accommodation as mentioned from the itinerary
  • 2 nights Accommodation in town, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on the mountain
  • Parking List
9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

Day 1Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport

Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport, Meet and assist at the airport and Transfer to Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa to overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis. We will gather in the evening for a pre–climbing briefing and climbing equipment check. We will also confirm that you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance as well.

Day 2Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Arusha - Mti Mkubwa Camp

Morning transfer to the west of Mount Kilimanjaro, after completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park Gate, we will drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho Route road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of wildlife including African Buffalo.

Stay overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (8,700 ft). It takes about 2–3 hours walking.

Day 3Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Mti Mkubwa Camp - Shira One Campsite

After breakfast, we soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of Giant Heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There tangible sense of the wilderness especially if afternoon mists come in.

You will camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One Campsite (11,000ft). It takes about 6–7 hours walking.

Day 4 Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Shira One Campsite - Shira Two Camp

After breakfast, proceed with an easy day to help acclimatization and to explore the volcanic rock formations of Shira Plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp of Shira Hut (12,600 ft). This campsite has stunning views close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of the Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mount floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable. It takes about 4 –5hours walking.

Day 5Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Shira Two Camp - Barranco Campsite

After breakfast, you will start with a morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower (14,900 ft), we descent the bottom of the Barranco Valley to campsite at Barranco Camp (12,790 ft), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far bellow.
It takes about 7–9 hours walking.

Day 6Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Barranco Campsite - Barafu Hut

After breakfast, we follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southern valley. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. It takes about 3–5 hours walking.

Day 7Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Barafu Hut - Summit – Mweka Campsite

Wake up and then start our ascent by tonight around 1:00am so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well–graded zig–zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest at Uhuru Peak for a short time in order to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi Peak. For those who are still feeling strong can make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu Camp is surprisingly fast and after some refreshment, we continue to descent to reach our final campsite, Mweka Camp (12,500 ft).

It takes about 11 – 15 hours walking.

Day 8Mweka Gate and the Drive Back to Arusha

After breakfast, proceed with a sustained descend on a well constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to Mweka National Park Gate (5,400 ft) and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka Village where you will be transferred to Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa to overnight at on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 9Of the 9 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route: Departure Transfer

After breakfast Aardvark Expeditions Team can organize a private departure transfer to Arusha Airport or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or flying to Zanzibar Island.

Trek price includes:
-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
-Leshomo Route trek as per the itinerary
-Full board accommodation in tents/huts whilst on the trek.
-Two porters are assigned to each climber. Camp crew is responsible for camp arrangements
-2 nights hotel accommodations in Arusha before and after the trek and in huts on the mountain as per the itinerary
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s
-All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary
-Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Return Shutle transfers

Trek price Excludes:
-Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks and climbing gears
-Medical evacuation, USD 30 per person value
-International flights and taxes
-Visas
-Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

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