Kilimanjaro Lemosho acclimatization

Mt Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route

10 days

Up to
8 climbers

About this tour

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain at 5,895 meters in Africa. It has three volcanic cones, which are Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The top of place is Kibo summit, which is called Uhuru peak. Uhuru means freedom, so Mt. Kilimanjaro is the symbol of the independence. You will be able to enjoy not only climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro but also hiking in the Park.

Service details

Includes

  • Guide, assistant guide, 4 porters and a cook
  • Park fees, rescue fees, and camp fees
  • Tents and dining tables
  • 3 meals
  • Transport from the kilimanjaro airport to the hotel and back
  • Transport from the hotel to the machame gate and back
  • Hotel accommodation - 1 night before and 1 night after the tour (breakfast included)
  • Sleeping mats
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of guides and porters

Does not include

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Tips to the guides, porters and cook
  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional tours (short safari after your climb etc

Itinerary
We will pick you up at the Kilimanjaro Airport, or Moshi Bus Station if you're coming by bus. This tour package includes 2 nights at a relaxing hotel before and after the climb - we will take you to "Kili Cottages" where you can have a peaceful night sleep before your exciting journey.

Day 1 - ARRIVAL

The group arrives at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Our manager will visit you in the evening, bringing a printed, signed and sealed agreement. He will give you a brief trekking orientation and check your equipment.

Day 2 - LONDOROSSI

After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi national Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of game, including buffalo; we camp at Lemosho Forest camp (8,700 ft). [2-3 hours walking]

Day 3 - SHIRA ONE

We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One (11,000 ft). [6-7 hours walking]

Day 4 - MOIR HUT

In the morning we follow the main trail up to Lava Tower (14,900 ft), and for those feeling strong there is a possibility to climb up to the ruined hut at Arrow Glacier (15,700 ft). We then continue from Lava Tower to reach our campsite at Moir Hut (13,800 ft). [5-7 hours walking]

Day 5 - BUFFALO CAMP

We climb out of the Moir Valley and take a short detour to reach the summit of Lent Hills (15,400 ft). After admiring the views we return to the trail and head eastwards around the northern circuit trail. Here the trail passes through a field of rock slabs that clink as they are walked on. The final section of today’s walk undulates until reaching the location of Buffalo Camp (13,600 ft). At the camp there is a huge feeling of space as the Kenyan plains stretch out far below to the north. [4-7 hours walking]

Day 6 - THIRD CAVE CAMP

From Buffalo Camp we climb up to the top of ‘Buffalo Ridge’ and cross numerous ribs and gullies. The trail continues eastwards through a landscape that has increasingly sparse vegetation to eventually reach Third Cave Camp (12,800 ft). [5-7 hours walking]

Day 7 - SCHOOL HUT

There is a steady ascent to reach the saddle, a lunar landscape between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. From here we continue upwards and reach School Hut (15,500 ft) in the early afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon is spent resting and preparing for the summit day. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 8 - MILLENNIUM CAMP

We start the final and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic screen to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (18,600 ft). We rest here for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. We retrace our steps along the crater rim to Stella Point and then descend down through Barafu Camp to reach Millennium Camp 12,500 ft) [11-15 hours walking]

Day 9 - MWEKA

A sustained descent on a well constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka (5,400 ft); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, where we are transferred to our

Day 10 - DEPARTURE

Leisure day at Kili cottages ready for a flight back home


Our meeting point

Kilimanjaro Airport - please let us know what time you will arrive. We will pick you up with our van. (Included in the price)


Necessary gear
  • Baselayer top
  • Baselayer bottom
  • Midlayer top
  • Trekking pants
  • Light rainwear
  • Softshell jacket & pants
  • Hardshell jackett & pants
  • Trekking shoes
  • Heavy trekking boots
  • Mountaineering boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Plastic boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Backpack (30-40L)
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Light gloves
  • Heavy gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Watch
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Avalanche equipment set
  • Sleeping bag (bellow -25℃)

Cancellation policy

Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.

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