7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 16 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
  • Time: All of the day
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Date

16 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021

Time

All of the day

Cost

$2,000

7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

GROUP JOINING - 7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

ARRIVAL DATE: 15/1/2021

STARTING DATE: 16/1/2021

END DATE: 22/1/2021

ROUTE: 7-DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

PRICE PER PERSON: $2000

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.Sirikwa Travel specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

 

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.

Representative of Sirikwa Travel will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and escort you to tonight’s accommodations in Moshi. As local Tanzania’s our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.

DAY 1: LEMOSHO GLADES (2385m) TO BIG TREE CAMP (2780m).
Lemosho Glades;
Distance covered: 7km/4.3m
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals: breakfast, lunch & Dinner included

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climbed steadily through the forest of the Lemosho glades to reach Big tree camp where you will be spending the night.

 

DAY 2: BIG TREE CAMP (2780m) TO SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900m).
Shira 2 camp;
Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi
Approx. time taken: 9 - 11 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views.

 

DAY 3: SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900m) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3960m).
Barranco Camp;
Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hours           
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

 

DAY 4: BARRANCO CAMP (3900m) TO KARANGA CAMP (3963m).
Karanga Camp;
Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours           
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

 

DAY 5: KARANGA CAMP (3963m) TO BARAFU CAMP (4640m).
Karanga Camp;
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

 

DAY 6: BARAFU CAMP (4640m), UHURU PEAK (5895m) AND DOWN TO MWEKA CAMP (3100m).
Barafu Camp;
Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi
Approx. time taken: 13 – 15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

 

DAY 7: TREK MWEKA CAMP (3100m) TO MWEKA GATE (1630m)
Mweka Camp;
Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5 miles
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel.

Overnight: Salinero Hotel

https://www.salsalinerohotel.com

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

DEPARTURE

You will be picked up from the hotel and be transferred to the airport to catch up your flight back home.

Note: On this day, you can opt to proceed with the Safari / to do a town tour in Moshi.

Tour Package Includes:
  • Portable toilet tent.
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodations in Moshi, a day before trek and a day after trek.
  • Transportation to and from your selected route.
  • Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to airport/Bus station after climb.
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent.
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs.
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides.
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees.
  • Government Climbing Taxes.
  • Climbing permits.
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain.
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries.
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters.
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage:
  • Safety Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Pulse Ox meter
  • Hot drinks at every meal.
  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day.
  • Emergency rescue fees.
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide.

 

 Tour Package Excludes:
  • Personal items and toiletries.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Assistant Guide $15/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $10/day/porter
  • Nonalcoholic drinks and Alcoholic drinks.
  • Laundry services International airfares and departure taxes.
  • All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
  • Visa and International flight tickets fees.

 

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.   

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Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro

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