7 Days Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro offers six established routes for climbers: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, and Umbwe. The southern approaches, namely Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe, while the western approaches consist of Lemosho and Shira. The Rongai route comes from the northern region near Kenya. Except for Marangu, all routes descend via Mweka.
Among these options, the Lemosho route stands out as a lesser-known path to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. This route begins on the western side of the mountain, offering a picturesque ascent to the stunning Shira Plateau. Notably, it is considered one of the best routes for acclimatization.
What sets the Lemosho route apart is the possibility of having an armed ranger accompany groups on the first day. This measure is taken due to the presence of wildlife, including buffalo, elephants, and other animals in the forests surrounding the Lemosho Glades.
While the minimum duration for completing the Lemosho route is six days, we highly recommend opting for a seven-day hiking experience. The additional seventh day allows your body to adjust to the altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.
Furthermore, it provides valuable time for rest and preparation before embarking on the summit attempt.
- Dar 0: Arrival in Tanzania – drive to Moshi + Pre-trek Briefing
- Day 1: Trekking Londorossi Gate 2,250 meter to Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,780 meter.
- Day 2: Trekking Mti Mkubwa camp 2,780 meter to Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter
- Day 3: Trekking Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter to Lava Tower 4,640 meter Barranco Camp 3,960 meter.
- Day 4: Trekking Barranco Camp 3,960 meter to Karanga Camp 4,035 meter.
- Day 5: Trekking Karanga Camp 4,035 meter to Barafu Camp 4,640 meter.
- Day 6: Trekking Barafu Camp 4,640 meter to Uhuru Peak 5,895 meter to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter.
- Day 7: Trekking Mweka Camp 3,080 meter to Mweka Gate 1,630 meter to Moshi.
- Day 8: Departure from Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport.
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