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The Lemosho Route:
The Lemosho Route has officially the highest success rate and is the best overall route to climb Kilimanjaro. It offers a higher chance of summiting Kilimanjaro over 7 due to excellent acclimatization and an easier summit night. The Lemosho route approaching from the West is also re-knowned as the route with the best views and spectacular vistas.
This adventure starts off with easy hiking as you gain altitude, spread over 5 days 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.
To give you the best chance of summiting, we will operate with expert local suppliers to guarantee full control of every aspect of the climb. Led by local mountaineer Ryan Mex, together with our highly skilled professional guides and we ascertain all components for a successful climb.
3-Day Lodge Safari:
Kilimanjaro Airport – JRO
30th July – 12th August 2024
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – meet hose and transfer to accommodation in Moshi.
We depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time:3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
Distance: 14 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest,
enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
Distance: 9 km
Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (18,600 ft), 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 may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
You will be picked up from Arusha by 7:30am, after breakfast and transferred to the National Park for a day game drive. Lunch will be served in the park at the picnic site. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite/lodge.
After early morning breakfast from your campsite, you will transfer into the crater descending gate. By 8:30am,you will be down the crater and game drive will proceed until mid day where you will be transferred to the picnic site for lunch. After lunch, there will be a game drive while ascending the crater. Dinner and overnight campsite/lodge.
You will be picked up from your campsite after breakfast and transferred to the National Park for a day game drive. Lunch will be served in the park at the picnic site. You will be dropped off in the evening at Arusha/Moshi.
To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex. You need to be in good physical shape to climb Kili.
June to September is the best time to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro. These months are sunny most of the time which ensures mild climate and guaranteed views.
Yes, ofcourse. As long as you are in Moshi or Kilimanjaro airport on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organise transfers accordingly.
Every climber is required to make a travel insurance package which covers mountain climbing up to 6000m. This is an absolute must for any mountain expedition.
Each expedition sleeps under the stars in 2-men tents every night on the mountain. The trip includes fully catered camping and sleeping equipment (Sleeping Bags + Tents) for the expedition. Tents are pitched by our team of climbing crew and porters, and disassembled also by the same team.
Full board meals are prepared for us by the climbing crew. Safe drinking water is provided for everyone.
As per WHO suggestions, it is recomanded to have shots of yellow fever, Hep A & Hep B, rabies and typhoid.
As we climb higher and higher, yes it gets very cold. The climb takes us from tropical climates to alpine climates, with varying temperatures between +25C and -10C. Refer to our recommanded Climbing and Equipment Gear list.
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