7 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Safari

7 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Safari

Visit Tanzania and take part in hiking the Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route on this 7 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Safari. Contact us to book this safari.

DAY  ARRIVAL

Touch down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where your own personal driver will be waiting to greet you. Let your driver whisk you away to your chosen hotel in the bright and bustling city of Arusha – gateway to Tanzania. Book Now

Arusha is the beating heart of the wild – the last port of civilization before heading out into dense jungles and rich savannah plains. The markets of Arusha burst with color, and throng with locals picking up their weekly wares. The numerous cafes sell dark and deliriously good coffee from the plantations, and close by the infamous National Park lures visitors in to explore her evocative Maasai culture and exotic flora and fauna.

In the evening you will enjoy a quick briefing which will be conducted by professional Bush 2 City Mountain Guide about your trekking, and to ensure if you are ready for climbing.

ACCOMMODATION: Plante Lodge Arusha

DAY 2

LONDOROSI GATE & STARTING POINT TO SHIRA 1 CAMP

After breakfast and a briefing guide and mountain crew will arrived at your hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3-4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park`s Western entrance: Londorossi Park Gate 2,200 m. After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500 meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time.

The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 1 features a moderate gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

For this will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended for you to read the following instructions from this point on:

  • Do not consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
  • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Lemosho Glades (3,500 m) – Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Shira 1 Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 3

SHIRA 1 CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

Today is your full day exploration of the Shira plateau by trekking from Shira 1 Camp (3505) towards the second high altitude camp Shira 2 (3900 m) as is the best place to see Mount Meru depending on the weather. The trek is not that much difficult and you will be able to see view of Africa and the unique flora and fauna of Kilimanjaro and surrounding area.

You will arrive for lunch and after 2 hours rest you will complete acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 200 meter gain in altitude.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:

Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)

Hiking distance: 7 km

Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Acclimatization hike:

Change in Elevation:Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,110 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Shira 2 Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 4

SHIRA 2 TO THE LAVA TOWER TO BARRRANCO CAMP

A long trek from Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). This route has a lot of ascents and descents at over 4600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be. Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness!

Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 6–8 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Barranco Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 5

BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups, After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don’t worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered Hot lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. Their help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation:
 Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Karanga Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 6

KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation
: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Barafu Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 7

BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU (SUMMIT) TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

At the night you will Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) and start summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Simply the climb is relatively simple; though, the most challenging part is the high altitude where each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if you wish. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Note: Don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
Hiking distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 8–12 hours

ACCOMMODATION: Millennium Camp Mt. Kilimanjaro

DAY 8

MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

When you wake up at the camp you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a breakfast, you will start descending to the park’s exit: Mweka gate (1,650 m). Here the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, you will be presented with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hour

ACCOMMODATION: Planet Lodge Arusha

DAY 9

DEPARTURES

After getting some rest and refreshment at the hotel, your driver guide will take you to the airport ready for your flight back home.

NOTE: Hotel checks out is at 11:00 AM.  In case you need a late check-out because of your evening flight there is a procedural and option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee

ACCOMMODATION: NONE

End of the 7 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Safari.