8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route – 6 Day Trekking + 2 Day Accommodation

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Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport / Other Pickup Destination, where you will meet a Majali guide, and be transferred to the accommodation included in your package. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers,  who will also make sure you are prepared to trek Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route for 6 days by checking your gear and giving you a brief breakdown of the trip.

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Day 2:HIGH ALTITUDE DROP OFF TO SHIRA 2

A guide and support crew will arrive  in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing. Then you will travel by vehicle for  3-4 hours to the western entrance of Kilimanjaro National Park, known as Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After another few hours of formalities with the park rangers at the gate and you will be on the trail. Then you will drive for another hour to reach the drop off location. The group will stop for a light snack then start the 5-6 hour hike towards Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents up and cook  for you. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

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.

Trekking from Shira Gate to Shira Camp 2:

Change in Elevation: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m) — Shira 2 ( 3,900 m)

Hiking distance: 11 km

Hiking time: 5-6  hour

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Day 3: TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO TO THE LAVA TOWER TO BARRANCO CAMP

Departing from Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) after breakfast you will start your way to the key point of the route, the Lava Tower (4,630 m). Once we reach the Lava Tower we will stay here for 2 hours and enjoy lunch for proper acclimatization.  After lunch we will pass by the Arrow Glacier (4876m)

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, and get to rest and enjoy a warm dinner.

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

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 6-9 hours

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Day 4: TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall. The climb is on a steep ridge, hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. 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 (4,035 m) , which features numerous ascents and descents during the route. After reaching the camp you will enjoy a warm lunch. Then, after a couple of hours you will begin a short 1 hour acclimatization hike and return to camp where you will enjoy a hot dinner.

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) — Chosen Point (4,200 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1 hour

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Day 5: TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

After Breakfast, you will begin the trek 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. We will begin by going through the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. After we reach the Barafu Hut, we will have completed the southern circuit. 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 and be prepared for the climb to the summit. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m)) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Hiking distance: 4 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 hour

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Day 6: ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK & DESCENT TO MWEKA HUT

Very Early wakeup ( midnight – 2am), We depart from Barafu Camp ( 4,640 m) and begin the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. Then we will continue our accent toward Stella Point (5,669 m). This is the most challenging portion of the climb to the high altitude. At Stella Point we will enjoy a short rest and you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see ( unless you are a fast hiker, then you enjoy an amazing sunrise from Uhuru Peak) ( weather permitting). From Stella Point you may encounter snow along your 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). . After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak – the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and the last point of the climb on the Lemosho Route, you will have reached the highest point in all of Africa — CONGRATULATIONS!

From the Summit, we will begin our descent to Mweka Hut. We will stop at Barafu Camp to rest, and enjoy a warm lunch. You will want to wear gaiters and bring a trekking pole for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is  located in the upper forest and mist or rain is to be expected. Later in the evening we will enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well earned sleep.

 

Change in Elevation:  Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m)

          Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Mweka Hut(3,048 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

Hiking time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

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Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi

When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). From the gate it is an hour drive to Mweka village. After your descent the whole group will gather at the hotel where we will present you with your commemorative certificates.

Change in Elevation: Mweka Camp (3,048 m)  — Moshi ( 1,524 m )

Hiking distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

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Day 8:Checkout & Departure Flight

Checkout is at 11am.  From there a Majali guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight.

 

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