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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail at the Shira Plateau and heading to the visually dramatic southern flanks via Lava Tower, Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp and then on to Barafu camp for the summit push. The exit is via Millennium Camp and through Mweka Gate.

The 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb is relatively new. It starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher, more challenging altitude. The 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb joins the Machame Route at Lava Tower and heads down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit (see map below). As with the Machame Route, Lemosho trekkers need to transverse the Barranco Wall and then summit from Barafu Camp. Most trekkers complete the Lemosho Route in eight days; however some tour operators offer seven day treks and six day hikes (not recommended) on the Lemosho. The 8-day variation is great for acclimatisation and of course increases the probability of success. The seven day route typically stops for a night at both Shira Camp 1 and Shira Camp 2. Eight day treks stop again at Karanga Camp for another acclimatization day.

The 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb trail begins north of Shira, also on the western side of the mountain. But unlike the Shira Route, where for the first day you walk on a wide 4 WD road, Lemosho is a narrow wilderness trail right from the beginning, passing through pristine and remote rainforest with good chances of seeing wildlife. It then crosses the Shira Plateau before joining the Machame Route near the Lava Tower. Luckily, despite its growing popularity (especially with second time Kilimanjaro climbers), Lemosho sees a very low number of people. It’s all relative. There is still a massive gap between Marangu Route and the theMachame Route, the two really crowded routes, and all the others.

Service Summary
 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Service Type
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mountt Kilimanjaro
Description
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail

Lemosho is also a fairly demanding route, due to both the nature of the terrain and the duration of the trail. On the plus side Lemosho offers the best chances of any route to acclimatize to the altitude and with that much better summit chances. The fact that you are likely to climb this route with a quality Kilimanjaro tour operator also means your success chances are much better than average. Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain, to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

Itineraries

Day 1

Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) – start point 2,360 meters to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters)

Distance: ~5.5km / 3.5 miles Trekking time: 3-4 hours The Lemosho Route departs from the far West side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Getting to Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) takes approximately 2 hours from Moshi and longer from Arusha. At the gate you will register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities before getting back into vehicles to be transported to the starting point which is a further 12km from Londorossi. During the wet season the track can be very inaccessible to vehicles and you may need to walk the last few miles to the starting point. Most tour operators provide lunch at this point before starting the short trek to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters). Spotting large wildlife like elephant and buffalo is possible on this stretch of the mountain and you will likely be accompanied by an armed guide in case one of the big five gets too close for comfort! Dinner will be served when you reach Mti Mkubwa Camp.

Day 2

Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters) to Shira Camp 1 (3,500 meters)

Distance: ~8km / 5 miles Trekking time: 5-6 hours Day two starts with a gradual hike through the final stretch of the rainforest zone and then gets steeper as you approach the low alpine moorland zone. The trek is relatively short and easy to Shira Camp 1, which is on the western edge of the Shira Plateau; just over 8km from your starting point.

Day 3

Shira Camp 1 (3,500 meters) to Moir Hut (4,200m)

Distance: ~14km / 8.5 miles Trekking time: 5-7 hours From Shira Camp 1 you will continue on your hike across and up the Shira plateau to Shira Camp 2 at 3,850 meters. Here you will join trekkers from the Machame Route whilst enjoying stunning views across the valley below and Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. The plateau is exposed so be prepared for strong winds with temperatures getting below zero in the early hours. You then continue up the Shira Caldera and onto an off-the-beaten path to Moir Hut. Today is long and finishes at high altitude. You may start feeling altitude sickness symptoms. Make sure you monitor yourself closely. Sleeping high on this night will pay dividends on your trek going forward.

Day 4

Moir Hut (4,200 meters) to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) and then Barranco Camp (3,900 meters)

Distance: ~12km / 7.5 miles Trekking time: 6-7 hours On day four you will continue trekking through a desert-like landscape as you approach Lava Tower and the Shark’s Tooth formation at 4,600 meters. You will have lunch at Lava Tower before joining the Southern Circuit trail (see map above) which descends to Barranco Camp 3,900 meters where you will spend the night at a very similar elevation as the night before. Climbing high and sleeping low is a good way to acclimatise the body to altitude.

Day 5

Barranco Camp (3,900 meters) to Karanga Camp (3,960m)

Distance: ~7km / 4 miles Trekking time: 4 hours On day five you will be presented with the relatively steep Barranco ‘Breakfast’ climb, a 257 meter scramble up the Barranco Wall. Be prepared to use all four limbs as you traverse the wall to the top of the Karanga Valley. From here you will follow a path that sojourns through many inclines and declines to Karanga Camp (3,960 meters). For those on an eight day hike, this will be your camp for the night. Seven day trekkers will stop here for a brief lunch before continuing on through the barren desert landscape that leads to the Mweka trail and up to Barafu Camp (4,680 meters).

Day 6

Karanga Camp (3,960m) to Barafu Camp (4,680m)

Distance: ~6km / 4 miles Trekking time: 3 hours Day day is a relatively short and easy trek. Starting at Karanga Camp, the trail quickly joins the Mweka route and heads up to base camp, Barafu at 4,680m. We recommend you use the easy day to enjoy the scenery, rest the muscles, and prepare your mind for the summit push.

Day 7

Barafu Camp (4,680 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then Mweka Camp (3,100 meters)

4.5km / 3 miles ascent and then 11km / 7 mile descent 6-8 hours to the summit and then 5-8 hours to Mweka Day seven starts at midnight with hot tea, biscuits and a long and zigzagging hike up the heavy scree that covers the steep slopes of Kibo. The going is slow and very tough. You will need to dig deep and ensure you maintain a consistent pace to push yourself up to the crater rim. After about 4-6 hours hiking you will reach Stella Point (5,739 meters) where you will have a chance to rest and watch dawn break across the Tanzanian landscape. It is a good idea to have some hot tea or hot chocolate at this point as you will need to muster the energy to continue for another 1-2 hours around and up the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters). Remember to keep your momentum moving forward, one step at a time. Over 60% of climbers stop at Stella Point but most can make it to the summit if they are able to find the metal strength to push through. Obviously if you are experiencing severe AMS symptoms you should descend immediately. Your time at Uhuru Peak will be brief. Take as many pictures as you can, savour your accomplishment and then start heading back to Stella Point. Many trekkers slide down the scree slopes of Kibo to Barafu Camp, where you will have a chance to rest before continuing on to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters). In total you will be trekking between 12-16 hours on day 5 so it is really important that you pace yourself and remain hydrated.

Day 8

Mweka Camp (3,100 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)

Distance: ~9km / 5.5 miles Trekking time: 3-5 hours The final day on the mountain is a short one, but nonetheless tiring as your body will be exhausted and your knees will likely be sore from the previous day’s descent. Go slowly and enjoy the wonderful rainforest scenery as you head towards Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to sign-out with the authorities and will also receive your certificate, either for Stella Point or for Uhuru Peak.

Meet and greet service, Assistance at the airport on arrival, Mountain guide and porters, Emergency evacuation insurance, Transfer as specified, All park fees, Camping fees/Hut fees and rescue fees, All pre and post climb accommodation as mentioned from the itinerary, 2 nights Accommodation in town, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on the mountain,

Service Summary
 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Service Type
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mountt Kilimanjaro
Description
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail

International flight, Visas, Airport tax– but it can be paid direct by client(s), Driver guide, Tips, Climbing gears – if required it can be hired locally, Sleeping bags, Walking sticks, Drinks, Personal travel and Baggage insurance, Telephone bills, Laundry and any items of personal nature.

Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: US$ 250 per group for hyperbaric chamber, US$ 210 per group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and US$ 140 per group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.

Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets, a portable toilet is available for an extra US$ 110 per person or US$ 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

Additional Remarks about your travel to Tanzania:

We may have to re–route the itinerary or accommodation in similar hotels or lodges in case we don’t availability.

Price for domestic fights, airport taxes and park /entry fees can change without prior notice. Our guests should be aware that this will be beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passenger travel information:

Passenger should bring only soft sided bags on safari while duffle bags and bigger backpacks are suitable for the Kilimanjaro climbing as well as for Mount Meru climb.

All passengers must have identification card or international passport with them for internal flights.
Luggage for internal flights is strictly limited 15 kilograms per person including hand luggage. Any excess baggage will be changed by the airline company during check–in.
All passengers landing in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Service Summary
 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Service Type
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mountt Kilimanjaro
Description
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail

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Service Summary
 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Service Type
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mountt Kilimanjaro
Description
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.

A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.

A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.

Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.

A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.

A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.

A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.

Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.

English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.

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Service Summary
 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Service Type
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Arusha,Tanzania,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Mountt Kilimanjaro
Description
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route gives more time to acclimatise and wonderful views enroute. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Lemosho Route Climb has a beautiful approach through the forest from the west before joining the Machame trail

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