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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route, 9 days

Join a certified mountain guide for this once-in-a-lifetime 9-day trekking expedition to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Taking the Lemosho route, climb through forests, moorlands and over volcanic scree to conquer one of the world's Seven Summits.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery on and around Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Conquer one of the world's Seven Summits.

  • Take in the sunrise from the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Description

Rising up to 5,895 meters in elevation, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the only one of the Seven Summits that does not require any technical mountaineering skills.

Of the numerous ways to summit this behemoth, one of the best ways is to make the 9-day hiking trek up the famed Lemosho trail.

Beginning with an approach through some native forest and elevated moorland, the scenery from top to bottom is sublime. As we trek through the national park and approach the foot of the mountain we will have the chance to see some of Africa’s most iconic landscapes.

After ascending up onto the volcanic slopes of the massif, we will continue climbing steeply up scree, getting the chance to stay in various valleys and enjoy iconic views of the mountain from all sides.

Among the many highlights of the trip will come toward the end, on summit day. After getting a pre-dawn start, we will hike up to the top of Kilimanjaro in time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi Peak.

Afterwards, if you are up for it, we can hike along the rim of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic crater, before beginning our descent. We’ll spend the last 2.5 days of the trip hiking down the mountain, out of the park and returning to the airport.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 9-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something a bit longer, then we think you may also enjoy our 15-day expedition to climb the two tallest mountains in Africa: Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya!

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Meeting point

Arusha Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the airport before transferring to the bed and breakfast in which we will spend the night.

Day 2: Atusha to Mti Mkubwa Camp

In the morning, we will make the drive to Mount Kilimanjaro and register ourselves at the park gate. From here, we will drive to the trailhead and hike for 2 to 3 hours until we reach the Mti Mkubwa Camp, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira One Campsite

We will spend the day hiking through the Giant Heather moorland zone and climb up to the rim of the Shira Plateau, where we will camp at Shira One campsite. Expect to hike for about 6 to 7 hours this day.

Day 4: Shira One to Shira Two camp

This day will be an easier one, allowing us to acclimatize a bit. We will hike for about 4 to 5 hours along the Shira Plateau until we reach Shira Camp 2.

Day 5: Shira Two to Barranco Campsite

We will start the day by climbing out of the moorland plateau and up onto the lava ridges beneath the Western Breach. We will follow these ridges until we reach the Barranco Valley into which we will descend and camp for the night. Expect to hike for 7 to 9 hours.

Day 6: Barranco Campsite to Barafu Hut

We will spend the day hiking steadily up a wide scree trail, enjoying panoramic views as we go, until we reach Barafu Hut. We will then go on an acclimatization hike down into a nearby valley before returning and turning in early. We will hike about 3 to 5 hours this day.

Day 7: Summit day

Waking up at 1 am, we will start a steep climb up loose volcanic scree until we reach Stella Point., which takes 5 to 6 hours. After a short rest, we will continue on to Uhuru Peak, at the top of Kilimanjaro. After taking in the view, we will descent back down to Mwek campsite. Overall, expect to walk for 11 to 15 hours.

Day 8 to 9: Departure

We will spend the next two days hiking out to Mweka National Park Gate, before returning to Arusha the following day.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Hiking boots


About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2042 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Clean, drinkable water during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

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Please note this price is for the low season.


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