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Extended Kilimanjaro Climb via the Lemosho route

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Join one of our experienced, certified guides for an unforgettable climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro along the Lemosho Route in Tanzania, Africa.

10 Days

Sep - Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Spend 8-days climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro along the Lemosho Route.

* Sleep under the stars at various camp sites throughout the trip.

* Marvel at the exquisite views during the climb and from the summit.

Description

At 5,895 meters, Kilimanjaro is a truly massive peak. Furthermore, where it is positioned, amidst forest and flatlands in Tanzania, it looks even more incredible. This is why it has become such a hugely popular climbing destination. And, on this 10-day Kilimanjaro climbing expedition, we will spend 8 days in the mountain by way of the Lemosho Route. 

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route to the top of Kilimanjaro. New and incredibly scenic, this route will absolutely take your breath away. It is also quite a remote route still. As a result, you won’t have to worry about the crowds that come with the older, more established routes. Hence making your experience even more magical.

The trip will start and end in Moshi, where we will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. In between, you will enjoy 8 climbing days and admire the beautiful surroundings leading up to the mountain, including the Shira Plateau, and so much more. As we climb, you will get to marvel at the truly spectacular views.

During the evenings, we will be sleeping in various campsites, where you can gaze up at the stars that will seem nearer to you than ever before.

While not a technically difficult route, climbing along the Lemosho Route is nonetheless physically taxing. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro is an experience you will never forget. To join us during this adventure, please send a request.

We also offer a shorter version of this ascent along the Lemosho Route, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

Price details

The price for 8 to 10 people is 2200 USD per person, and the price for 11 or more people is 2000 USD per person.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

2 nights of accommodation in Moshi in FULL BOARD (FB). (WERUWRU RIVER LODGE OR PARK VIEW HOTEL)

Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

Park entry fees,

Camping fees

Crater fee (if any)

Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

18% VAT on tour fees & services

4 Season mountain tents

Double layered Sleeping Mats 4 inches (10cm) thick

Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

3 meals daily while on the mountain

Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek

Hot water for washing

Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Government taxes

Portable oxygen tanks

Ox meter

Emergency first-aid kit

Stethoscope

Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent

Mountain climbing certificates

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Drinks at your hotel before and after the climb.

Travel insurance

Flights

Laundry (Available at the hotel)

Personal items and toiletries

Tips for guides, porters and cook


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi.

You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 8AM and transferred to the Lemosho gate, on the western side of Kilimanjaro.

After registering, you will still start climbing steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi

  • Approx. time taken: 4 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

You will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations.

From Shira 1 Camp, we can often catch sight of Kibo Peak surrounded by clouds. On route, we will gain a reasonable amount of altitude and face fairly steep stretches.

  • Distance: 8.5km / 5.3mi

  • Trekking time: 7 hrs

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

View the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual sights of Kibo.

Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we will enjoy great panoramic views.

Our destination is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi

  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

You will begin your trek with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon, we will make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located at the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

  • Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi

  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From there, we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to  Karanga camp, set at 3963m. Those with enough energy left can also go on a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance: 5.5km / 3.4mi

  • Trekking time: 5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we will set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude.

When we arrive at camp, we will eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead.

It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We will have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi

Approx. time taken: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

  • Distance: 13.4km / 8.3mi

  • Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower.

  • Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 10: Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.

  • Meals: Breakfast Included
 

About the guide

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Top Climbers

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Tour Operator

My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.

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What people are saying about Top Climbers

Isabelle

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Thank you so much it was amazing, the climbing, the kilimanjaro and also Top Climbers was perfect. I recommend your organisation and the Kilimanjaro of course! Best regards Isabelle


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