Lemosho Route Itinerary: A Comprehensive Guide

Lemosho Route Itinerary: A Comprehensive Guide

Overview of Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is considered one of the most scenic and least crowded routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a longer route, typically taking seven to eight days to complete, allowing for better acclimatization and increasing the chances of reaching the summit successfully. The route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, offering breathtaking views across the Shira Plateau and Lava Tower.

Sunset Africa Safari offers a well-planned and organized Lemosho Route itinerary that ensures the safety and comfort of climbers throughout their journey. With experienced guides and a dedicated support team, climbers can focus on enjoying the stunning surroundings and achieving their goal of reaching the summit of Africa’s highest peak.

Detailed Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Upon arrival in Moshi, climbers will be transferred to their hotel to rest and prepare for the trek. A pre-climb briefing will be conducted to go over the itinerary and answer any questions.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2,200m) to Big Tree Camp (2,780m)

Climbers will drive to the Londorossi Gate before beginning their trek through the lush rainforest. The day’s hike will end at Big Tree Camp, where climbers will spend the night.

Day 3: Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3,500m)

The trail will gradually ascend through the rainforest and Heath zone, eventually reaching the Moorland zone. Climbers will camp at Shira 1 Camp for the night.

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp (3,900m)

Today’s trek will take climbers through the Shira Plateau, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Camp will be set up at Shira 2 Camp for the night.

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp (3,960m) via Lava Tower (4,640m)

Climbers will ascend to Lava Tower for acclimatization before descending to Barranco Camp for the night. The descent will help climbers adjust to the altitude changes.

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4,035m)

The day’s hike will involve crossing the Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding section of the route. Climbers will then continue to Karanga Camp for the night.

Day 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,673m)

The trail will lead climbers to Barafu Camp, the final base camp before the summit push. Climbers will rest and prepare for the early morning summit attempt.

Day 8: Summit Attempt – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Mweka Camp (3,100m)

Climbers will begin their summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, reaching Uhuru Peak in time for sunrise. After celebrating their accomplishment, climbers will descend to Mweka Camp for the night.

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,650m)

The final day of the trek will involve a descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where climbers will receive their summit certificates before being transferred back to Moshi.

For booking inquiries and more information on the Lemosho Route itinerary with Sunset Africa Safari, please contact info@sunsetafricasafari.com. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and conquer Mount Kilimanjaro with a trusted and experienced team by your side.

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