Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 8 days 7 nights

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This route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. It offers a chance to visit Shira Plateau (Cathedral peak) and Shira Caldera. Lemosho Route crosses from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame Route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route as Machame Route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum days required for this route is 7 days, but eight days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. Like Machame,this is a scenically spectacular and varied route. Lemosho is highly recommended and it has an abundance of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, eland and lion which come over to forage during dry season from Longido game controlled area. Join any of our daily departure to enjoy this most scenic route for a lifetime adventure Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival day Tanzania, overnight Salinero Hotel Day 02: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m) Day 03: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m) Day 04: Shira One Camp (3,609 m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m) Day 05: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m) Day 06: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m) Day 07: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m) Day 08: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Mweka Camp (3100m) Day 09:Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m), Salinero Hotel Pricing includes:- - All park fees (entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees) - All equipment for the climb; Tents, chairs, tables, mess tent, cooking tent, mattresses for clients, forks, knives, plates, cooking gas, lamps (Everything to guarantee a good quality and successful climb) - Oxygen, pulse oximeter - All meals for clients and porters for all the duration of the climb - All wages for porters, guides, cooks at authority recommended wages - All transport costs for organization of the climb and preparation and any cost related to the climb/porters/food, etc. - Meeting with client 1 day prior to the climb for briefing. - All transfers from Hotels to park gates and from airport to hotel - Private chemical toilet - Two nights hotel accommodations at Salinero Hotel in Moshi (1 before + 1 after the climb) - 2 pairs of walking poles, 2 sleeping mattresses - Guides Pricing does not include:- - Tipping of guides, porters, cooks…
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Salinero Hotel - Kilimanjaro

Day 1-2
DAY 01: Arrival day, Pick up service from Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to Moshi at Salinero Hotel or any hotel of your option according to the availability The stay at Moshi Salinero Hotel/ bed and breakfast
2

Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2-3
DAY 02: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkumbwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) Hike time: 3hrs Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132 Estimation distance: 10 km Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft After a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Overnight Mti Mkubwa Campsite Full board
3

Shira Camp One

Day 3-4
DAY 03: Mti Mkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116 Estimation distance: 12 km Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft A few hours walk will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. Destination is the scenic Shira One Camp Overnight Shira One Campsite Full board
4

Shira Camp Two

Day 4
DAY 04: Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) Hike time: 5 - 6 hrs Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft Elevation distance: 5 km Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft. Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two. Shira two Full Board
5

Barranco Camp

Day 4-5
DAY 05: Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.) Hike time: 5 hrs Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft Estimated distance: 6 km Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft. The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principal of altitude adjustment. Overnight at Barranco Full Board
6

Karanga Camp

Day 5-6
DAY 06: Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) Hike time: 3.5 hrs Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall we continue around the southern circuit train until we reach another scenic location of Karanga Camp, full board
7

Barafu Camp

Day 6-7
DAY 07: Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft) Hike time: 3.5 hrs Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit. overnight Barfu Campsite Full Board
8

Millenium Camp

Day 7-8
DAY 08: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) Summit time: 7 hrs Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft Descent time: 5 hrs Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft This is a midnight ‘Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Millennium Camp for the sake of improved, full board
9

Salinero Hotel - Kilimanjaro

Day 8-9
DAY 09: Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft) Descent time: 4 hrs Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft Estimated distance: 10km/6.21 Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft Today is a short walk towards Mweka Gate and pickup. It is a short day with arrival at the Gate at about 12:00 noon. Checkout and return to Moshi. Overnight at Salinero Lodge Moshi B/B
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Hotel & Camping & Bed & Breakfast
9 days trip
Salinero Hotel - Kilimanjaro, Mti Mkubwa Camp & 7 more
Transportation
Car, Trekking
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