Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Active, Moshi to Moshi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain, to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
  • 8-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route with local guides, cooks and porters
  • Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at the stunning scenery from africa's highest mountain
  • Camp along the trail
  • Summit to uhuru peak at sunrise.

Itinerary

Day 1 Moshi Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite. Included Activities: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp. Included Activities: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
Day 4 Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing. Included Activities: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Day 5 Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp. Included Activities: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Day 6 Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. Included Activities: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Day 7 Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent. Included Activities: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Day 8 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D) This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever. Included Activities: Barafu Camp to Stella Point Stella Point to Summit Summit to Mweka Camp
Day 9 Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L) Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Mweka Gate to Mweka Village Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 10 Moshi (1B) Depart at any time.
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