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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

The Lemosho path is measured as the most picturesque path on Kilimanjaro, yielding panoramic views on numerous sides of the mountain. As one of the fresher ways, Lemosho is an excellent optimal for your ascent. It is our favored way due to its perfect balance of low mobs, lovely scenery and a high summit success degree. Top Kilimanjaro® concentrates in managerial on the Lemosho way. Most of our customers ascent Kilimanjaro using this path and they steadily report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is decidedly recommended.
The way approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, opening with a long drive from Arusha to Londorossi Entrance. From there, the opening two days are spent hiking through the rain forest to Shira Point. The Lemosho way signs the entire Shira Highland from west to east in a lovely, comparatively flat climb. Troops are low until the path links the Machame way near Lava Tower. Then the path crosses beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a route identified as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Succession is made via the Mweka way.
Top Kilimanjaro® gives Lemosho as an eight-day group hike or as a seven to eight-day private hike. The seven-day distinction syndicated days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without hang around at Karanga. A nine-day difference that comprises an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private hike by distinct request.
8 DAY LEMOSHO ITINERARY
DAY 1
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
Elevation: 7,742 ft. to 9,498 ft.
Remoteness: 6 km/4 miles
Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
We depart Arusha for Londorossi Entrance, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete admission formalities. Then get-up-and-go to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon entrance at trailhead, we start climbing through uninterrupted forest which winds to the first camp place.
DAY 2
Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp
Elevation: 9,498 ft. to 11,500 ft.
Remoteness: 8 km/ 5miles
Climbing Time 5-6 hours
Habitat: Health
We continue on the track heading out of the rain woodland and into a grassland of tall swards, Heather and volcanic rock swathed with lichen whiskers. As we rise through the opulent rolling hills and cross some streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dipping moderately down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we clasp our first sight of Kibo across the upland.

DAY 3
Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut
Elevation: 11,500 ft. to 13,800 ft.
Remoteness: 11 km/ 7 miles
Mountaineering Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath
We discover the Shira Highland for a full day. It is a tender walk east on heath meadows on the way to Shira 2 Camp. Then we sidetrack from the focal path to Moir Hut, a little-used spot on the base of Lent Hills. A variability of walks is accessible on Lent Hills making this an outstanding adaptation chance. Shira Highland is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

DAY 4
Moir Hut to Lava Tower
Elevation: 13,800 ft. to 15,190 ft.
Remoteness: 7 km/4 miles
Climbing Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation: 15,190 ft. to 13,044 ft.
Remoteness: 3 km/2 miles
Climbing Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We start the day ascending up a ridge and then head southeast on the way to the Lava Tower – a 300 ft. tall volcanic rock creation. We incline down to Barranco Camp over the strange but lovely Senecio Forest to an elevation of 13,000 ft. Even though you start and finish the day at the similar elevation, the time spent at advanced altitude is very helpful for adaptation.
DAY 5
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation: 13,044 ft. to 13,106 ft.
Remoteness: 5 km/3 miles
Climbing Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We start the day by plunging into a gulley to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we hike the non-technical but sharp, approximately 900 ft. cliff. From the upper of the Barranco Wall, we cross a succession of hills and valleys until we incline gradually into Karanga Valley. One steeper hike up heads up to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day destined for adaptation.
DAY 6
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation: 13,106 ft. to 15,331 ft.
Remoteness: 4 km/2 miles
Climbing Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We leave Karanga and knock out the intersection which connects with the Mweka Track. We proceed up to the rocky slice to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers sights of the peak from many different positions. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the high-level meeting day. The two summits of Mawenzi and Kibo are accessible from this location.
DAY 7
Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Elevation: 15,331 ft. to 19,341 ft.
Remoteness: 5 km/3 miles
Climbing Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft. to 10,065 ft.
Remoteness: 12 km/7 miles
Climbing Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
Very early in the a.m. (around night time), we start our push to the summit. This is the most cerebrally and bodily challenging portion of the hike. The wind and cold at this advancement and time of day can be thrilling. We climb in the darkness for some hours while taking regular, but short, pauses. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be pleased with the most splendid sunrise you are ever expected to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Lastly, we arrive at Uhuru Summit- the uppermost point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
From the peak, we now make our ancestry continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp place, ending at Barafu for lunch. The track is very stony and can be quite tough on the knees; hiking poles are supportive. Mweka Camp is located in the higher forest and mist or rain can be anticipated in the late afternoon. Later in the nightfall, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-deserved siesta.
DAY 8
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Elevation: 10,065 ft. to 5,380 ft.
Remoteness: 10 km/6 miles
Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
On our final day, we continue the ancestry to Mweka Entrance and gather the summit certificates. At lower advancements, it can be rainy and muddy. From the entrance, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A car will meet us at Mweka Village to get-us-and-go back to the hotel in Arusha.

7/8 DAYS SHIRA ROUTE
The Shira Path is a little-used path that starts near Shira Ridge. It is approximately equal to the Lemosho path. In fact, Shira was the original way and Lemosho is the upgraded dissimilarity. Even though Shira is a speckled and beautiful way, it is less promising than its inheritor due to the comparatively high highness of Shira’s opening point, which is accessed rapidly by car. It is likely that hikers will experience some height connected symptoms on the first day while camping at 11,800 feet.
The way approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, opening with a long drive from Arusha to Shira Ridge. The vehicle sidesteps the rain forest region and the climbing trail starts on Shira Ridge. The Shira way signs the entire Shira Highland from west to east in a lovely, moderately flat hike. Then the way crosses beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a trail identified as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Ancestry is made through the Mweka way.
Top Kilimanjaro® gives Shira as a seven or eight-day private hike. The eight-day distinction adds a stay at Moir Hut on day three before moving to Barranco Camp on day four

Advantage

  • Extremely scenic route
  • Very low number of climbers during the first days
  • Plenty of time for acclimatization

Disadvantages

  • High cost
  • Higher difficulty level
  • Meets the Machame and Shira trail, hence possibly crowded on the later days