8 Days Lemosho Climb
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13. April 2024 21 ℃
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14. April 2024 21 ℃

8 Days Lemosho Route Hike

At one with nature

Day of Arrival

 

As you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, our Wildgem Guide will be eagerly anticipating your arrival at the airport holding a sign with your name on it, ready to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome. From there, a seamless and comfortable transfer service will whisk you away to our enchanting Springlands Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be served a delicious meal. Later on, our experienced Mountain coordinators will give you a pre-trekking briefing, an exciting opportunity to learn about the wonders that await you on your upcoming expedition. Enjoy the relaxing environment of Springland Hotel with a swimming pool, a beautiful garden with a bar and a restaurant.




Day 1

PINK FLAMINGO HOTEL-LONDROSSI PARK GATE-MTI MKUBWA CAMP


Altitude: 2,200 m - 2,780 m


Hiking distance: 7km


Hiking time: 5 hours time


On the first day, after breakfast and receiving instructions from your guide at the Pink Flamingo Hotel, you will be transported to Londrossi Park Gate (2250m, 1.5 hours). While on route to Londorossi Gate, there will be a chance to encounter various animals such as giraffes and zebras. After registration at Londrossi Park Gate the trekking starts by walking along beautiful forest trails to a Mti Mkubwa campsite, (2750m, 3 hours). At the Mti Mkubwa campsite, the porters will handle all the arrangements, including setting up tents, while our chef prepares lunch for you. Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to relax and rest until dinner time. Later in the evening, after dinner, our experienced guide will provide you with a briefing about the upcoming day trekking.


Day 2


MTI MKUBWA CAMP | SHIRA CAMP 1

Altitude: 2,780 m – 3,500 m

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours


On the second day, you will rise early for breakfast and begin the brief hike
from Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 camp. This usually takes no more than 5 hours. The
west face of Kibo volcano (usually referred to as Kilimanjaro) looms above the
campsite. This hike traverses the lower moorland where large shrubs and
wildflowers dominate the landscape. Upon reaching the Shira 1 campsite, our
dedicated porters will take care of all the arrangements, such as pitching tents,
while our chef prepares your lunch. After enjoying your meal, you
will have a chance to unwind and rest until dinnertime. In the evening, following dinner, our experienced guide will brief you about the trekking plans for the next day.
 


Day 3


SHIRA CAMP 1 | SHIRA CAMP 2


Altitude: 3,500m – 3,840m


Hiking distance: 5 km


Hiking time: 5-6 hours


On the third day, you will wake up early for breakfast and begin the brief hike from Shira 1 to Shira 2 camp. This usually takes no more than 5-6 hours. The trek is relatively easy, allowing you to relish breathtaking views of Africa. Upon reaching the Shira 2 campsite, our dedicated porters will take care of all the arrangements, such as pitching tents, while our chef prepares your lunch. After enjoying your meal, you will have a chance to unwind and rest until dinnertime. In the evening, following dinner, our experienced guide will brief you about the trekking plans for the next day.


Day 4


SHIRA CAMP 2 | LAVA TOWER | BARRANCO CAMP

Altitude: 3,840 m – 3,960 m

Hiking distance: 11 km

Hiking time: 7-8 hours

Start the day with an early wake-up call and enjoy a  hot breakfast to fuel
up for the
trek . The route might include climbing the renowned lava tower
area and then descending to the Barranco campsite. The day trekking turns east
into a semi-desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach
an altitude of 4630m after about 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated areabefore ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). The most challengingday so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climberswill start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch,your descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and afterreaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefitof this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours andoffers excellent opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the WesternBreach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach andGreat Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while youwait for the preparation of your dinner and overnight at Barranco camp. 

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Day 5
 
BARRANCO CAMP | KARANGA CAMP


Altitude: 3,960 m – 4,035 m


Hiking distance: 5 km


Hiking time: 5 hours


Start the day early with a wake-up call and have a nourishing breakfast to prepare for the trek . The trek may involve ascending the famous Barranco Wall, a steep but exhilarating section of the route. After conquering the Barranco Wall, you will descend into the beautiful Karanga Valley, a scenic area with lush vegetation and stunning landscapes. Reach the Karanga campsite, upon arrival, the porters will set up tents and take care of the campsite arrangements, while our chef prepares your lunch. After enjoying your meal, you will get an opportunity for an acclimatization hike towards Barafu Camp, ascending 200 meters in altitude, followed by a descent back to the campsite. In the evening, a hot meal will be prepared by the camp chef . After dinner, your experienced guide will provide a briefing for the next day trekking, discussing the route, challenges, and any important information.


Day 6


KARANGA CAMP | BARAFU CAMP


Altitude: 4,035 m – 4,640 m

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 5 hours


Start the day early with a wake-up call and have a hearty breakfast to fuel your
body for the day trek. Set off on the trek towards Barafu campsite. The trail may
involve a mix of terrains, including rocky sections and gradual slopes. You will enjoy
the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and the stunning beauty of Kilimanjaro high-altitude terrain. As you ascend towards the Barafu campsite, you will continue the process of acclimatization to the increasing altitude. Take your time and listen to your body to avoid altitude-related issues. Upon reaching the Barafu campsite, our dedicated porters will take care of all the arrangements, such as pitching tents, while our chef prepares your lunch. After enjoying your meal, you will have a chance to rest until dinnertime. In the evening after dinner, your experienced guide will conduct a summit briefing, providing essential information about the upcoming summit attempt. The guide will discuss the route, challenges, safety measures, and necessary preparations. After dinner, try to get as much rest as possible, as you will be starting the summit ascent in the late evening. 


 

Day 7


BARAFU CAMP | SUMMIT | MWEKA CAMP


Altitude: 4,640 m - 5, 895 m - 3,090 m


Hiking distance: 17 km


Hiking time: 15+ hours

You will rise around 11:30 pm, and after some tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella Point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak.The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your achievement and a day to remember for the rest of your life.The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.  

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Day 8


MWEKA CAMP | MWEKA PARK GATE | PINK FLAMINGO  HOTEL


Altitude: 3,090 m - 1,650 m


Hiking distance: 10 km


Hiking time: 4-5 hours


After breakfast in Mweka camp, you will be descending to Mweka gate, then transported back to Springlands Hotel and you will be served a delicious hot lunch and a long overdue hot shower. At the end of the trip, expressing your gratitude through tips is suggested, which are greatly valued. Special envelopes are available at Pink Flamingo Hotel, provided to clients for placing their tips .



Kilimanjaro Climb Includes:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees

• 2 Way transfers from and to the Kilimanjaro airport after the climb

• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb, with dinner and breakfast included

• Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
• Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack
• Flying Doctor Service


Kilimanjaro Climb Excludes:

• Flights and airport taxes

• Items of a personal nature

• Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cooks

• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if traveling to Tanzania recommended)

• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania

• Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets

• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks




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