Ascent of Kilimanjaro by the Lemosho route
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I'd like to take you on a tour of the Lemosho route, the easiest way to climb the 5895-meter-high Kilimanjaro.
Thanks to its lower elevation and less steep slopes, the Lemosho route gives climbers a high success rate.
Despite its many points of view, a very pleasant and less arid vegetation, a small number of hikers take this route. It is also the best path to see blue and colobus monkeys.
If you like to enjoy, to take your time, this way is for you. Thanks to it, the Tanzanian "Pole Pole" (slowly, slowly) will all make sense!
Luggage is carried to the bivouacs by porters throughout the ascent, so you carry only a small backpack with water and a few clothes for the day. It is also possible to store the rest of your luggage at the hotel in Arusha.
Concerning altitude, we are equipped with a hyperbaric chamber during the ascent. However, it is advisable to check with a doctor before departure that you have no contraindications to a stay
To optimize your acclimatization, you can climb Mount Meru before hiking ob Kilimanjaro.
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You can also read this article, which provides a lot of information on climbing Kilimanjaro.
D1: Arrival in Arusha.
You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.
In the evening, you'll receive a briefing to prepare you for the climb and check your equipment.
D2: Arusha - Londorossi gate (1250m) - Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m).
After breakfast, we go for a two hours and a half drive to the Londorossi gate. Then the rules of the park are explained, the porters prepared, and a 45 minutes transfer brings us to Lemosho Glades.
This first day of hiking is along the forest trails to the camp of Mti Mkubwa.
3 to 4 hours of walking.
D3: Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) - Shira camp 1 (3600m).
You now leave the forest, and the trail climbs regularly with large viewpoints to reach the edge of the Shira plateau. This is a full day of trekking with a slow and steady pace to Shira camp.
6 to 7 hours of walking.
D4: Shira 1 camp (3600m) - Shira Hut camp (3500m).
Today, you follow an easy path to the top of Shira cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira hut.
As this camp is quite exposed, it can be much colder than the previous night, with temperatures well below zero degrees.
3 to 5 hours of walking.
D5: Shira Hut camp (3500m) - Barranco valley (3900m).
Today, you make a gentle ascent punctuated by panoramic views. You cross the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing under the lava tower and the final section of the western gap and after the hot lunch at the bottom of Lava Tower (4600m). You go down to the bottom of the large Barranco valley (3900m).
5 to 7 hours of walking.
D6: Barranco camp (3900m) - Karanga camp (4100m).
A steep climb along the east wall takes you just below the Heim glacier, where you can have spectacular views on Kilimanjaro. You then take a steep trail along the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from the southeast slopes of Kibo. The trail continues in the alpine desert of the Karanga valley. You end with a steep climb to Karanga camp.
4 to 5 hours of walking.
D7: Karanga camp (4100m) - Barafu camp (4626m).
Today you walk on the Traverse Road that takes the Barafu Ridge. You walk very slowly to the final camp before your last day of climbing to the summit.
The rest of the day is spent relaxing for the final that will be done at night.
3 to 4 hours of walking.
D8: Barafu camp (4626m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka camp (3100m).
You wake up before midnight for a quick breakfast before climbing to the summit.
You start with a steep climb on volcanic scree with well calibrated zigzags. The slow but steady pace takes you to the edge of the crater to the main peak. You are on the top of Africa at 5985 meters high! After a few minutes to appreciate your success we go down to Barafu. The descent is incredibly fast. You stop at Barafu camp for refreshment and continue down to reach Mweka camp.
13 to 15 hours of walking.
D9: Mweka camp - Arusha.
To end this week's walk, a gentle walk takes you through the rainforest to the Mweka gate. Successful hikers receive their summit certificate. After lunch, you return to your hotel in Arusha.
3 to 5 hours of walking.
D10: Arusha - transport to airport.
At any time, depending on your return schedule, a driver will take you back to the airport.
The price includes
- Local supervision: cooks, drivers, porters and guide.
- Return transfers from Kilimanjaro international airport to your hotel in Arusha.
- Return transfers from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate.
- 2 nights hotel before and after the trekking.
- Meals from D1 dinner to D9 lunch.
- Collective camping equipment (tents for 2 people + foam mattress + meal).
- Hyperbaric chamber and oxygen tanks.
- Entrance and accomodation fees in Kilimanjaro Nation Park.
|Number of participants||1||from 2 to 3||from 4 to 7||8 or more|
|Price per person||3457 $||2423 $||2250 $||2170 $|
The price does not include
- Tanzanian visa.
- Return flights to Arusha.
- Airport transfers if you can not get to Kilimanjaro JRO.
- Tips on site (groups of 1 to 4: $300 per person, groups of 5 or more: $250 per person).
- Drinks during meals at the restaurant.
- Personal expenses and equipment.
- Optional insurance.
- Bank charges for international tranfers.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
- Nights in bivouac on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
- Mobile toilet, installed on the camp at your arrival and reserved for your group.
- All the necessary equipment is included (except sleeping bag): cutlery, comfortable foam mattress and igloo tents for 2 people.