Lemosho Route 7 Days: A Comprehensive Guide

Lemosho Route 7 Days: A Comprehensive Guide

Overview of the Lemosho Route 7 Days Trek

The Lemosho Route is considered one of the most scenic and least crowded routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This seven-day trek through the lush rainforest, moorland, and alpine desert offers climbers a variety of landscapes and stunning views of the surrounding area. The route is also known for its high success rate in reaching the summit, making it a popular choice for those looking to conquer Africa’s highest peak.

Organized by Sunset Africa Safari, the Lemosho Route 7 Days trek provides climbers with experienced guides, comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals throughout the journey. With a maximum group size of 12 climbers, the tour offers a personalized and intimate experience for those looking to challenge themselves on this iconic mountain.

Detailed Itinerary and Tips for Success

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon arrival in Tanzania, climbers will be greeted by a representative from Sunset Africa Safari and transferred to their hotel in Moshi for a pre-climb briefing and gear check. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow climbers and ask any last-minute questions before the trek begins.

Day 2: Lemosho Gate to Big Tree Camp (2,780m)

After breakfast, climbers will be driven to the Londorossi Gate, where they will complete the necessary registration formalities before beginning the trek. The first day involves a gentle hike through the rainforest to Big Tree Camp, where climbers will spend the night under the stars.

Day 3: Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3,505m)

The trek continues through the rainforest, gradually ascending to the heath and moorland zone. Climbers will pass the Shira Cathedral and Shira Plateau before reaching Shira 1 Camp for the night.

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut (4,200m)

Today’s hike takes climbers through the alpine desert, with stunning views of the Western Breach and the Kibo Crater. The terrain becomes more rugged as climbers approach Moir Hut, where they will spend the night acclimatizing to the high altitude.

Day 5: Moir Hut to Lava Tower (4,630m) to Barranco Camp (3,960m)

Climbers will ascend to Lava Tower for lunch, providing a great opportunity for acclimatization before descending to Barranco Camp for the night. The Barranco Wall presents a challenging yet rewarding climb with breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600m)

The trek continues through the Karanga Valley, with a steep ascent to Barafu Camp, the base camp for the summit attempt. Climbers will rest and prepare for the final push to the summit in the early hours of the morning.

Day 7: Summit Attempt – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)

The final day begins with a midnight start to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in time for sunrise. Climbers will trek through the snow and ice to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After celebrating their achievement, climbers will descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.

For those looking to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route in seven days, Sunset Africa Safari offers a comprehensive and unforgettable experience. To book your trek or inquire about availability, please contact info@sunsetafricasafari.com.

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