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Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho 8 days

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Tour Overview

Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights -Lemosho Kilimanjaro Climbing is a premium route for Kilimanjaro climb and trek provided from 6 to 8 days. Climbing through different climate zones it starts on heaths and winds further across alpine meadows to ascend to the arctic zone near Uhuru Peak. The descent, in turn, passes through rainforest. All this makes this route the most scenic on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho offers the smoothest acclimatization and the highest success rates of 85%, 90% and 95% for 6, 7 and 8-day tours, respectively. The total distance covered on Lemosho Route is 70 km (42 miles)

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Airport transfers
Service of an English speaking mountain guide
(2 nights of accommodation in Moshi Bed and Breakfast)
Rescue fees (part of park fees)
Drinking water and full board meals on the mountain
All National Park fees,
Hot water for washing
Salary for crew as approved by KINAPA
Emergency first-aid kit
Crew Permits and VAT Fair and Sustainable
Kilimanjaro gate transfers
Sleeping Mattress
4 Season mountain tents
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Flights
Tips and gratuities
Gamow Bag
Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation

Tour Plan

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Moshi and driven to the Londorossi gate. At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your waiting lounge registering with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the look out for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! About halfway up the trail you will have a lunch break and you will reach the Forest Camp in the late afternoon or early evening. The porters and chef who move very fast up the mountain will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served followed by overnight. Begin Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho starts today. Elevation: 2,100m to 2,750 m Distance: 9 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Montane Forest Meals Full board

This is an acclimatization trek because you will gain over 650m by starting walking across a beautiful valley outside Shira caldera rim (3600m). After few hours you will reach into Shira caldera. A high altitude desert, Shira is the one among the three peaks which erupted in Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The peak ltaer collapsed and formed a crater which eventually became filled with the lava flow from Kibo peak. Its rim is eroded and blasted away by weather and volcanic action. Camp and overnight at 3500m elevation at the Shira one campsite. Elevation: 2,750m to 3,540m Distance: 13km Hiking time: 8 hours Habitat: Moorland and heather land Meals Full Board

This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. 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. Then we continue trekking to Shira two camp where we will stay for dinner and overnight place, Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth. Keep on Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho Elevation: 3,540m to 3,800m Distance: 7km Hiking time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Moorland and rocky. Meals Full Board

This is long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek East to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4,600m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend down to Barranco campsite for dinner and overnight. Elevation: 3,800m to 3,950m Distance: 13km Hiking time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals Full Board

Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4235m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Keep on Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho. Elevation: 3,950m to 4,235m Distance: 6 km Hiking time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals Full Board

Today the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is difficult because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of short distance but is steep which required a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit. Elevation: 4,235m to 4,600m Distance: 8 km Hiking time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals Full Board

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00AM. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend time for taking photo’s. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite. Summit attempt of Lemosho Route 8 Days, 7 nights Lemosho. Elevation: 4,600m to 5,895m to 3,100m Distance: 15km Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours Habitat: Desert and ice Meals Full Board

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations. Accommodation at Park View Inn Elevation: 3,100m to 1,640m Distance: 9km Descending time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Montane forest Meals Breakfast and Lunch

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Min Age 15