The Lemosho route is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are inhabited by buffalo, elephant and other wildlife.
You Will Be Picked Up At The Kilimanjaro International Airport And Transferred To Your Hotel In Moshi Town; You Will Meet Your Guide Who Will Brief You On Your Upcoming Trek And Do An Equipment Check To Make Sure You Have All The Necessary Mountain Gear. The Missing Gear Can Be Rented On This Day.
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 Climb Steadily Through The Forests Of The Lemosho Glades To Reach Big Tree Camp Where You Will Be Spending The Night.
Today You Will Trek Across A Plateau Of Grassy Moorland And Heather Scattered With Volcanic Rock Formations. Our Destination For Today Is The Shira 1 Camp From Where There Are Often Views Of Kibo Peak Floating On The Clouds. We Gain A Reasonable Amount Of Altitude Today And Parts Of The Route Are Fairly Steep.
Today 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. Our Destination Today Is The Shira 2 Camp. In The Afternoon You Will Take An Acclimatization Walk Then Head Back To Camp For Dinner And Overnight.
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.
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.
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..
Wake Before Dawn To Start Your Summit Approach. You’ll Reach Uhuru Peak In The Early Afternoon, When Few Groups Are Around. A Short Descent Brings You To Crater Camp, Set In Soft Sands Near The Famed Furtwangler Glacier. Crater Camp Is Not A Route In It’s Own Right But A Challenging Extension Which In Principle Can Be Added To Any Route. It Involves Sleeping Overnight In The Bowl Of The Crater. An Amazing Experience Enjoyed By Only A Few Of The Most Adventurous Climbers.
In The Morning After Early Breakfast, We Begin Our Descent By Returning To Stella Point And Then Descending On Scree Slope Passing Barafu Camp For A Short Break Before Heading Down To Millennium Camp For A Long Well-Earned Rest.
Today You Walk Down Through The Rain Forest 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 Your Arranged Hotel In Moshi.Book Now
Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following: