Ascent of Kilimanjaro by the Lemosho route

Duration : 10 days

Tanzania

Level : for all

from 1935 € / p. from 1 to 14 persons

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Description

The Lemosho route is the easiest way to climb the 5985 meters altitude of the famous 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 vegetation, less arid, a small number of climbers take this route. It is also the best path to see blue and colobus monkeys.

If you like to enjoy, take your time, this way is for you. Thanks to it, the Tanzanian "Pole Pole" will all make sense!

During the ascent, luggage is taken to the bivouacs by porters. It is possible to store some of your travel effects at the hotel in Arusha.

Altitude: we are equipped with a hyperbaric chamber during the ascent, but check that you do not have any contraindications for a stay at high altitude. Do not leave without consulting a doctor especially if your state of health requires regular treatment.

This trekking can be easily coupled with a few days safari and / or climbing Mount Meru if you wish to acclimatize to altitude.

Program

D1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha for the evening / dinner / night depending on your arrival time. In the evening, you will have a briefing to prepare you for the climb.

D2: Arusha (915m) - Londorossi Gate (1250m).
After breakfast, a briefing at your hotel will be given by your guide. Atwo hors and a half drive takes you to the Londorossi Park Gate. Then the rules of the park are explained, the porters prepared, and a 45 minutes transfer brings you to Lemosho Glades. This first day of walking 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 leave the forest now, the trail climbs regularly with wide viewpoints to reach the edge of the Shira plateau. 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 big 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).
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 roof of Africa at 5985m! 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 - Arusha Camp.
To end this week's walk, a gentle walk takes you through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificate.
3 to 5 hours of walking.

D10: Arusha - airport transfer.
At any time, depending on your return schedule, a driver will take you back to the airport.

The price includes

  • Return transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel
  • Return transfers from the hotel to the park gate
  • 2 nights hotel
  • Meals from D1 dinner to D9 lunch
  • Local supervision: cooks, drivers, porters and guide
  • Collective camping equipment (tents for 2 people + foam mattress + meal)
  • Hyperbaric chamber and oxygen tanks
  • Entrance and accomodation fees in Kilimanjaro Park (1095 US$)
Number of people 1 from 2 to 3 from 4 to 7 8 or more
Price per person 2865 US$ 2300 US$ 2030 US$ 1935 US$

The price does not include

  • Tanzanian visa (50 US$)
  • Flights tickets
  • Airport transfers if you can not get to Kilimanjaro JRO
  • Tips on site (140 US$)
  • Drinks during meals at the restaurant
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Optional insurance

Accommodation

  • Nights in undeveloped bivouac on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
  • All the necessary equipment is included (except sleeping bag): cutlery, comfortable foam mattress and igloo tents for 2 people.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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