Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route is a very beautiful and unspoilt route and sightings of wild game in the forest section is possible. Lemosho route even 2 years ago was known as as a lesser used route, but the number of climbers on this route has increased rapidly. We now consider this a busy route. This is compounded when the route combines with the Machame route on the 3rd day of the hike.

For those seeking a longer and scenic route, Lemosho is a good choice. Typically this route is done as a 7 or 8 day trek. Lemosho route has the same excellent pro-acclimatization features of the Machame route, which it joins just before reaching Lava Tower.

Lemosho 6 Days Itinerary

Day 1 Londerossi Gate – Big Tree Camp

Depart from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi gate, which takes about 2-3 hours’ drive, to reach the gate where you will Sign in at the entrance gate thereafter drive to Lemosho starting point trailhead -Upon arrival starting point your lunch will be save before commencing your day hiking, through undisturbed forest which leads to Big Tree campsite dinner overnight.

Distance: 6 km, •Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2 Big Tree Camp – Shira 1 Camp

After your first breakfast on the mountain your day hike will begin again as the trail leading out of the forest into savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards.
As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams you will reach Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp at 3,555Mt.
The view of Kibo from across the plateau is real amazing from this point in a clear day, it is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream dinner overnight.
Distance: 18 km, Hiking Time 6-8 hours.
Habitat: Moorland

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp – Barranco Camp

: From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth. ” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 4 Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

After breakfast, depart from Barranco camp continue on a steep ridge passing via barranco wall, to Karanga valley campsite for lunch.
After lunch depart from Karanga camp to the junction which is connecting with Mweka trail.
Continue further ascend to Barafu campsite. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offer view of the summit from many different angles.
Late noon at the base camp, leisure rest, dinner overnight while preparing for the summit day commencing at mid night.
The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this direction easily in clear day.
Distance: 9km, •Hiking Time: 8-10 hours.
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5 Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Summit session (midnight at 12:00am) depart from base camp to Stella point along Rebmann Ratzel glaciers.
Direction lead northwesterly ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point 5747Mt, short rest rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way 1-hour ascent to the summit (Uhuru peak. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit (UHURU PEAK).

From summit descent continuing straight down Mweka campsite including short break at Barafu Base camp for lunch you may need a trekking poles for the loose gravel going down Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Late in the evening leisure dinner overnight at Mweka Camp with well-earned sleep after a long day.
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent, Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Day 6 Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

Your last breakfast will be save at 7:30Am Mweka campsite before descent downhill to Mweka gate at lower elevations 1,650Mt, it can be wet and muddy during rainy season.

Keep your trekking poles with you it may be usefully on your descent part. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

Once you reach Mweka gate and sign out our driver will meet you at Mweka gate drive to a hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
•Distance: 10 km, •Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
•Habitat: Rain Forest.
END OF TREKKING TOUR.

Lemosho 7 Days Itinerary

Day 1 Londerossi Gate – Big Tree Camp

Depart right after breakfast in Arusha or Moshi to Londorossi entrance Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities before the drive to Lemosho starting point trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, your lunch will be save before commencing the hiking to Big Tree campsite through rain-forest Dinner overnight.
Distance: 7Km
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
Habitat: Rain Forest.

Day 2 Big Tree Camp – Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast proceed with your hiking trail leading out of the forest and into savannah of tall grasses, heather Moorland, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you will reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau it is amazing like the name of our company.
Distance: 7Km
Time: 4-5Hrs
Habitat: Moorland

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp

Right after leisure breakfast before explore Shira plateau for a full day it is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.
You continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Distance: 10Km
Time: 3-4 Hrs

Day 4 Shira 2 – Barranco Camp

After breakfast depart for your daily activities from Shira Plateau, continue to the east up a ridge, via junction between Baranco camp and Lava Tower.
Continue, direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, proceed to the second junction which leading to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4600Mt continue downhill to Barranco campsite at an altitude of 3,950Mt dinner overnight.
Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization it will help your body get prepare for the summit day.
Distance: 11Km
Time: 5-6 Hrs

Habitat: Semi Desert

Day 5 Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

Right after breakfast, depart from Barranco campsite continue on a steep ridge passing via Barranco Wall, to Karanga Valley campsite hot lunch to save here on the arrival time.

After lunch proceed to the junction which connects with Mweka Trail Continue up to the Barafu Campsite here you have completed South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles in this area.
Earlier dinner will be save to allow enough time to rest, while you are preparing for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position in a blue Sky day evening without clear day it can be seen at a very late evening keep your eye out of the sleeping tent or Dinning tent from 18:30pm.
Distance: 5Km
Time: 2-3 Hrs
Habitat: Alpine Desert.

Day 6 Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Right mid night (midnight to 12:00Am), depart to the summit from base camp along Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers at your left side while accessing the summit.
Trail lead northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (5747Mt), a short rest before rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, (5,895Mt) you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro -continent of Africa. Faster hikers you may see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, descent continuing straight downhill Base Camp before completing your day at Mweka campsite, you will stop at the base camp Barafu for short rest and Lunch before departing.
Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon during rain season later in the evening, dinner overnight on the mountain including well-earned sleep.
Distance: 5Km
Time: 6-7 Hrs.
Habitat: Arctic.

Day 7 Mweka Camp – Mwaka Gate

Your last breakfast on the mountain will be save earlier in the morning depending on your schedule late afternoon in this day normal breakfast take a place at 7:30Am before your descent downhill to the Mweka Gate .
At lower elevations, it can be wet during rainy season keep your trekking poles will help Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
After arriving in the park gate the will be proceed signing out before the drive to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Lemosho 8 Days Itinerary

Day 1 Londerossi Gate – Big Tree Camp

Depart right after breakfast Moshi to Londorossi Gate, which takes about 2 hours, where you will complete entry formalities registration in the entrance gate.
Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, your lunch will be save at the starting point before commence your hiking through rain forest to the first camp site Big tree campsite dinner overnight.
Distance: 7Km
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
Habitat: Rain Forest.

Day 2 Big Tree Camp – Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast proceed continue with the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you to reach the Shira ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Distance: 7Km
Time: 4-5Hrs
Habitat: Moorland

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp

You will explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which approaches Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of lent hills. Variety of walks are available on lent making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.
Distance Habitat: Moorland
Time for this acclimatization 6Hrs in both ways.

Day 4 Shira 2 – Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau, depart after breakfast continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards Baranco and Lava Tower. As you continue hiking the direction changes to the southeast towards Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after, where you will reach the second junction leading to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4600Mt.
Proceed Downhill to Barranco Campsite at an altitude of 3950Mt although you end your day at the same elevation you started the day in the morning this day is very important for acclimatization and will help prepare for summit day.
Distance: 11Km
Time: 5-6 Hrs

Habitat: Semi Desert

Day 5 Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp

Right after breakfast hit Barranco wall known as breakfast for warm up scramble over the volcanic rock of the 4200Mt to of the Barranco wall.
Reaching the top of Barranco wall it offer you a fantastic views of the country side far in the horizon this is going to take you about 15-20 minutes short break before continue across the ridges valleys to Karanga Valley campsite where you will be save a hot lunch on the arrival time after lunch afternoon leisure dinner overnight.
Distance: 5Km
Time: 2-3 Hrs
Habitat: Alpine Desert.

Day 6 Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp

After breakfast depart from Karanga campsite to Barafu Campsite where these two route reach it junction which connects with Mweka Trail.
Continue few minutes further up to Base campsite where you will be save your lunch on the arrival you will have completed Southern Circuit of Mount Kilimanjaro which offer views of the summit from many different angles.
The rest of afternoon leisure while you are waiting for early dinner don’t forget to keep drink for your preparation of the summit day to begin at mid night.
The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible in the blue sky or clear day.
Distance: 5Km
Time: 2-3 Hrs
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 7 Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Right mid night with it is enough layers of clothing begin your summit session to Uhuru Peak
From base camp head in northwesterly direction ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim at (5745Mt).
This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point you will have a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see out of Africa.
Thereafter from Stella Point, proceed for one hour to complete your dream trip at Uhuru Peak where you will arrive between 45Miuntes -1hrs once you have reached the highest point of Africa Continent capture picture before descend.
After Summit session descent back to base camp where you will have a short rest your branch (Lunch) will be save in order to allow you continuing descent downhill to Mweka camp site dinner overnight. 3100Mt
Distance: 5Km
Time: 6-7 Hrs.
Habitat: Arctic after summit From Base camp it will take you back to Moorland begin of the rain forest.
Distance: 17 km; Hiking Time: 11-13 hours; Habitat: Arctic –Moorland and forest.

Day 8 Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

You last breakfast on the mountain will be served at 7:30am or a bit earlier. After breakfast, we descent downhill to the Mweka Gate, at lower elevations, it can be wet so it is best to have your rain gear close by.
At the exit gate you will sign out and drive to a hotel in Moshi or Arusha for overnight.
Distance: 10Km
Time: 3-4hrs.
Habitat: Rain Forest.

 


 

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