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Kilimanjaro Climbing 8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary & Prices

  • 8 Days Lemosho Route itinerary & prices includes an extra day for acclimatization purpose when trekking Kilimanjaro on this route. The 8 Day Lemosho route package starts at Lemosho gate instead of Londorossi gate which was previous the starting point. Then the descending is through Mweka Route which is the only route on Kilimanjaro for descending from all Routes except Marangu route.

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    Lemosho route is the most scenic route of all on Kilimanjaro Mountain, passing through Shira Plateau, Lava Tower & the Great Barranco Wall which are among the best features when making your way to the roof of Africa (Uhuru Peak at 5,895 m/19,341 ft). Camping is the only accommodation option in this route & others except on Marangu Route which offer Hut accommodation with beds & mattresses.

    Our Kilimanjaro Dream Team of experienced guides & potters are always there to fulfill your dreams of reaching the summit of this African highest point. Therefore, before getting to your camps porters & your private chef will have already be there to set the camp, pitching your tents & prepare hot water to wash, coffee or tea with some bites before dinner & overnight. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    Kilimanjaro Trekking 8 Day Lemosho Route Package – Map

    Indicated below is the map for 8 Days Kilimanjaro Itinerary Lemosho route begins at Lemosho main gate all the way to Uhuru Peak & ascent through Mweka Route & exit via Mweka gate. All accommodation points are shown on the map starting from the first camp which is Mti Mkubwa (The Big Tree Camp), Shira one Camp, Moir Hut, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp & the base camp Barafu Camp then Mweka Camp after the Summit.

    8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary & Prices - Map

    How long is it Take for 8 Days Lemsoho Route Itinerary

    Lemosho Route trial which approaching Uhuru Peak the actual highest point on Kilimanjaro (at 5,895 m or 19341 ft) from West side measures a distance of about 70 kilometers (42 miles). Kilimanjaro trekking on Lemosho route can start from Arusha or Moshi with a driving time of about 3 to 4 hours to Londorossi gate where you will collect all your entry permit before heading to the starting point which is Lemosho gate.

    You will encounter several vegetation types during your trekking which will include the rain forest before entering into the dramatically point of Shira Plateau. You will then pass through various Ice fields before reaching the alpine desert. All these are among reasons that makes this route the most beautiful of all routes on Kilimanjaro Mountain. Apart from being the most beautiful & scenic route of all it is also experiencing less traffic than other routes, this makes your trekking much comfortable with no crowd.

    Lemosho Route 8 Days Itinerary Success Rate

    8 Day Lemosho Route is by far the most considered itinerary to have high success rates of about 90% compare to 7 Days Lemosho route Itinerary which has  85% success rate. This is because 8 Days itinerary give you one day of acclimatization & the trekking distance from one camp to another is less which gives trekkers enough time to rest & gather enough strength for the next day. Also our pole pole pace of one step at a time allows your body to slowly, slowly adapting to the changing altitude. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    How to Climb: Eight-Day Lemosho route Itinerary

    There is no special requirements  for climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain, only enough exercise to keep you fit before coming to Tanzania for your Kilimanjaro trekking is all that you need.

    Our pole pole pace of one step at a time is the reason on why all our clients reach the summit safely & sound. Slow pace allow the body to slowly cope with changing altitude

    3 liters of water a day is recommended to keep your hydrated all the time & avoid any symptoms of altitude sickness

    Carry some snacks which will boost your energy & stay strong

    Eight-Day Lemosho Route and 7 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary

    The complete trekking on Lemosho Route is usually 7 to 8 Days with a high success rate. We don’t much recommend 6 Days trekking as it will be a rushing trekking which will not give you time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this iconic route on Kilimanjaro Mountain. Also there will be a big chance of developing altitude sickness as your body will quickly try to adapt the changing altitude, this automatically lowers your success rate. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    Our recommendation is the 8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary which gives you enough time to enjoy the trekking with extra day for acclimatization which gives your body enough time to get used to the changing altitude hence increasing your success rate.

    The first 2 days of the eight days Machame route itinerary will be spent on traversing the rain forest & the Shira ridge which is mostly a flat treading from the West to the Eastern part of the Mountain. After this part the trial is calm & uncrowded all the way to the junction where the trial join Machame route near Lava Tower. From here the route crosses bellow the ice-field through Southern circuit trials that goes towards Uhuru Peak from Barafu Camp to the summit. Descending after summit Kilimanjaro Mt. by using this route is via Mweka route & down to Mweka Camp.

    8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary: Where to stay Along the Route? 

    Lemosho route offers camping accommodation where you will carry all your camping gears & food for 8 days. Accommodation will be in a public campsite where Back to Africa Safaris crews will pitch all your tents & set everything for you. There is public washroom facilities which is shared by all campers but in our package we normally include a portable Toilet.

    Your first night will be spent at Mti Mkubwa Camp (Big Tree Camp). Please note: For your entire trekking porters & your private chef will be the first one to get to your camp setting your camp, pitching your tent, preparing hot water to wash as well as tea or coffee with bites.

    Your 2nd night is at Shira one, third night Moir hut, 4th night will be spent at Barranco Camp, then 5th night at Karanga Camp & the 6th night will be at Barafu Camp which is the base camp. After summit you will have your last night the 7th night on Kilimanjaro at Mweka Camp. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    Your accommodation after summit can be in Arusha or Moshi that will depend on what is included on your package price. It is recommended to have at least one night in Arusha or Moshi before & after your Kilimanjaro trekking Tours. Your Kilimanjaro trekking package can be combined with our Short Tanzania Safaris or Zanzibar beach holidays or both upon request at affordable cost.

    What is the Cost for 8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary?

    Lemosho Route 8 Days trip prices is mostly depending on several factors: – being the number of person trekking together (group size) as there are some cost that will be shared like transport, crew service etc. The cost will also determined by what is included & excluded in the package price ie. Accommodation in Arusha before & after the trekking, arrival & departure transfers etc.

    We can accommodate any special dietary need on the mountain if you let us know in advance!

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     8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary – Full-Moon Trekking Package

    Climbing Kilimanjaro on Full-moon is very much possible if you can contact our Kilimanjaro trekking expert in advance & get your free quotes. Please give as trekking dates & other information for your full-moon Climbs. Thank you!

    Day-to-Day breakdown: 8 Days Lemosho Route Trekking Package

    Day 1. Arusha – Londorossi gate at 2,360 m/7,742 ft – Overnight: Mti Mkubwa Camp at 2,895 m/9,498 ft – Trekking Time: 2-3 hours – Distance: 6 Km/4 miles

    Day 2. Mti Mkubwa Camp at 2,895m/9,498 ft – Overnight: Shira one Camp at 3,505 m/11,500 ft – Trekking Time: 5-6 hours – Distance: 8 km/5 miles

    Day 3. Shira one Camp at 3,505 m/11,500 ft – Overnight: Moir Hut at 4,200 m/13,800 ft – Trekking Time: 5-7 hours – Distance: 11 km/7 miles 

    Day 4. Moir Hut at 4,200m/13.800 ft – Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15190 ft – Trekking Time: 4-5 hours – Distance: 7 km/4 miles – Overnight: Barranco Camp at 3,976 m/13.044 ft – Trekking Time: 2-3 hours – Distance: 3 km/2 miles

    Day 5. Barranco Camp at 3,976 m/13,044 ft – Overnight:  Karanga Camp at 3,995/13,106 ft – Trekking Time: 4-5 hours – Distance: 5 km/ 3 miles

    Day 6. Karanga Camp at 3,995/13,106 ft – Overnight: Barafu Camp at 4,673 m/15,331 ft – Trekking Time: 4-5 hours – Distance: 4 km/2 miles

    Day 7. Barafu Camp at 4,673 m/15,331 ft – Uhuru Peak at 5,895 m/19,341 ft – Trekking Time: 7-8 hours – Distance: 5 km/3 miles – Overnight: Mweka Camp at 3,068 m/10,065 ft – Trekking Time: 4-6 hours – Distance: 12 km/7 miles

    Day 8. Mweka Camp at 3,068 m/10,065 ft – Mweka Gate at 1,640 m/5,380 ft – Trekking Time: 3-4 hours – Distance: 10 km/6 miles.

    Difficulty: High   Scenery: Excellent   Traffic: Medium  Rating: ****   Min. Days:  Rec. Days: 8

    8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary & Prices - rain forest

  • Detailed Itinerary: 8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary & Prices

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    Day 0:

    Arrival Day

    On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport meet our representative & drive to Planet Lodge in Arusha. Later our Kilimanjaro manager & your guide will meet you at the lodge for detailed Kilimanjaro briefing & gear checking before leaving you to enjoy lodge’s facilities & a good weather of Arusha city before dinner & overnight.

    • Dinner & Breakfast Included
    • Overnight at Planet Lodge close to Arusha city

    Day 1:

    Arusha (14,00 m)  – Londorossi Gate 2,360 m/7,742 ft – Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp) 2,895 m/9,498 ft

    Hiking time: 2 – 3 hours

     Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers

    Habitat: Montane forest

    After breakfast at your lodge, meet our Kilimanjaro Dream Team of Professional & well experienced guides, porters & a private chef. Then start your way to Londorossi gate. It is a 2 hours driving along local farms of potatoes, cassava, bananas, coffee etc. all the way to Londorossi Park Gate (2,360 m).  On the way to Londorossi Gate you will have a brief stop at Boma town for any last minute shopping including buying mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest road. At Londorossi gate you will get a valid permit & other document needed for your trekking before driving to Lemosho gate which is the starting point.

    At the entrance gate, guides and porters distribute the supplies and share their permit with Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) staff. You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the lookout for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2,895 m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared! (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp) at (2,895 m/9,498 ft

    Day 2: 

    Big Tree Camp (2,895 m/9,498 ft ) – Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m/11,500 ft)

     Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours

     Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers

    Habitat: Heather & Moorland

    After breakfast leave the camp & after short distance leave the denser forest & enter the heathland, the land scape starts to become more baren & is marked by lobelia plants. The route takes you up to the Mountain ridge that leads to Shira Plateau. Here you will be rewarded with great views of Kibo peak & Mount Meru by far. You will then cross some streams &descent over Shira Ridge at & to Shira Camp 1 at 3,505 m. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary)

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp at (3,505 m/11,500 ft)

    Day 3: 

    Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m/11,500 ft) – (Moir Hut (4,200 m/13,800 ft )

     Hiking time:  to 5- 7 hours

     Distance: Approximately 11 kilometers

    Habitat: Moorland

    After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your ascent out of the rain forest and into the heather moorland zone. You will cross many streams and walk over a Shira Plateau one of the gorgeous & highest plateau in the world. this is one of the most scenic part of your trekking, hike across moorland meadows before break for lunch. After lunch & some rest start your way to Moir Hut at (4,200 m), reach the camp at mid afternoon. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will already prepared drinking and washing water for you. If not exhausted a late afternoon acclimatization hike to the nearby Lent Hills is possible, back to the camp you will enjoy evening snacks then dinner before dinner & overnight. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Moir Hut  at (4,200 m/13,800 ft )

    Day 4: 

    Moir Hut  (4,200 m/13,800 ft ) – Lava Tower (4,630 m/15190 ft) – Barranco camp (3,976 m/13.044 ft)

    Acclimatization Day

    Hiking time: 6-8 hours

    Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers

    Habitat: Semi-desert

    After an early morning breakfast, leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4,630 m). Packed lunch will be served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.

    After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4,630 m) to the Barranco Campsite (3,976 m). The 6,800,m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Washing water, coffee or tea with bites will be served as hikers view the sun setting, then dinner & overnight.

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Barranco Camp at (3,976 m/13.044 ft)

    Day 5: 

    Barranco Camp (3,976 m/13.044 ft) – Karanga Camp (3,995/13,106 ft)

     Hiking time: 4-5 hours

    Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers

    Habitat: Alpine desert

    After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is an ideal hiking day for acclimatization.

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Karanga Camp at (3,995/13,106 ft) 

    Day 6: 

    Karanga Camp (3,995/13,106 ft) – Barafu Camp (4,673 m/15,331 ft)

     Hiking time: 2-3 hours

    Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers

    Habitat: Alpine desert

    Following breakfast, you will leave Karanga Camp (3,959 m). The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4,673 m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Barafu Camp) at (4,6 73 m)

    Day 7: 

    Barafu camp (4,673 m/15,331 ft) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,341 ft) – Mweka (3,068 m/10,065 ft)

    Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka

    Distance: Approximately 7 kilometer ascent and 23 kilometer descent

    Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

    Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5,685 m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

    At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Camp (3,068 m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3,o68 m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

    • All Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Mweka Camp) at (3,o68 m)

    Day 8:

    Mweka camp (3,068 m/10,065 ft) – Mweka Gate (1,640 m/5,380 ft) – Arusha (1,400 m)

    Hiking time: 3 hours

    Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers

    Habitat: Montane forest

    Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is at this point on the Mountain where 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 (5,685 m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates. You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha & to Planet Lodge for long overdue showers and more celebrations before dinner & overnight. (8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary).

    • Dinner & Breakfast Included
    • Accommodation: Planet Lodge in Arusha

    Day 9:

    Departure Day

    If your time in Africa ends today, then transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) for your departure. If you would like to book with us a safari or few days to dissolve into the pristine sandy beaches and tropical waters of Zanzibar, we will be there to help you comfortably transition from your climb into your next Tanzania adventure.

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  •  Prices Including VAT 

    When 2 Person sharing is US$ 2,518 per person

    When 4 Person sharing is US$ 2,483 per person

    When 6 Person sharing is US$ 2,482 per person

    Single room supplement 2 nights at Planet lodge US$70

    Single tent supplement for the whole trip US$50

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  • The Price Includes:- 

    • Private Kilimanjaro trekking 8 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary for 1 to 6 Person
    • Arrival & departure transfers
    • Return transfers to & from the Mountain
    • 2 Night accommodation at Planet lodge in Arusha on Half board HB
    • Quality water proof four-season mountain sleeping tents (best for Kilimanjaro trekking)
    • Service of a professional, well experienced Mountain guides, Chef & potters
    • All entry fees & camping fees
    • Portable Toilet
    • Rescue fees
    • All meals while on the Mountain Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (please let us know if you have any special dietary requirement)
    • Quality Mess tent with table & chairs
    • Guides, potters & cook transport, salaries & entry fees
    • Portion of fresh, healthy nutrition food
    • Clean purified drinking water during trekking
    • Crisis management & safety procedures
    • Fair & ethical treatment of porters
    • Tanzanian government value added tax VAT etc.

    The price excludes:-

    • All flights
    • Tanzania Visa
    • Gratitude/tips for Mountain crew (please tip separately)
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Travel insurance etc.

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